Douglas Fraser (Alumni) - University of Western Ontario
|Award Type:||Career Development Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. Michael Rieder|
|Project Title:||Cerebral Edema in Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Cellular mechanisms and potential therapeutic intervention.|
Dr. Fraser received his BSc at the University of Calgary in 1990. He then pursued his MD/PhD in Dr. Brian MacVicar's laboratory in the Neuroscience Research Group in Calgary. He received Pre-doctoral studentships from the MRC, the AHFMR and the Savoy Foundation, and Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards from the MRC (ranked 3 rd out of 614 applicants), AHFMR, NSERC and Epilepsy. He subsequently trained in Paediatrics and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Queen's University and further clinical fellowship training at the University of Ottawa in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Fraser is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He became an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Clinical Neurological Sciences at UWO in 2003. Dr. Fraser's research is focused on determining the cellular mechanisms underlying disorders such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and cerebral edema. His work has been published in several high impact journals such as Neuron, The Journal of Neuroscience, Annals of Neurology, and Neurology. He has received prestigious international research awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Fraser has been an invited speaker at eight international meetings and has presented invited seminars at over twenty centres. In addition to Dr. Fraser's faculty appointment, he is a Clinician Scientist at the Children's Health Research Institute (University of Western Ontario) Child Health and Well-Being Program and serves as the Director for the Translational Research Centre.