Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
Eastern Health Authority
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Bradley Furlong, B.Sc. (hons), Ph.D. candidate
Brad is a CSORN research coordinator for Newfoundland and Labrador. He has a B.Sc. (hons) in behavioural neuroscience from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently a Ph.D. student studying clinical epidemiology at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine. He has a particular interest in musculoskeletal research and patient education, and his current thesis work focuses on evaluating and developing patient education materials for people with non-specific low back pain.
Canada East Spine Centre
Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery Divisions Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick
Eden Richardson, BA, GCertHRM
Eden Richardson has worked for the last 6 years for the Canadian Spine Society nationally as the Data Quality Coordinator for CSORN because of her fantastic work with CSORN registry. Eden also works for the Canada East Spine Centre in Saint John, New Brunswick as a Research Manager for the past 7 years. Canada East Spine Centre is the 3rd largest site for CSORN of the 20 participating sites in Canada which was founded by Dr. Edward Abraham and Dr. Neil Manson.
Eden has hosted national training sessions for research coordinators and surgeons on data quality for CSORN. Eden is also the primary national trainer for CSORN. She trains all new coordinators starting with CSORN at their local sites. She is also the main contact for any data inquiries that sites may have. She has also been instrumental for changing processes and procedures to improve the data quality of CSORN nationally.
Eden also runs CSORN and all the sub-studies for CSORN at Canada East Spine Centre which includes sub-studies on adult deformity, pediatrics, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Eden also coordinates most of the clinical and non-clinical trials at Canada East Spine Centre.
Eden completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus with a double major in Political Science and English and graduated with First Division. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Eden will also be starting her Masters in Business Administration-General Management in July 2022. She is also currently completing her Certified Clinical Research Professional designation which she will have completed by December 2021.
Toronto Ontario Centres
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital
Tuo (Cindy) Zhang, Hon. B.Sc
Research coordinator at St. Michael’s hospital
The Ottawa Hospital
Civic Campus, Ottawa, Ontario
Julia Brillinger, MPH, B.Sc.
Julia Brillinger is a clinical research assistant at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Julia coordinates studies for the spine clinical practice unit. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Queen’s University.
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery Divisions, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Quebec City, Sherbrooke Centres
Central Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Hopital de L’enfant-Jesus, Quebec City, Quebec
Hopital de General Montreal
Francis Colagiacomo, BA
Project Manager Scoliosis and Spine Program McGill
William Kubik, BSc, CCRP
Hello! My name is William Kubik and I am the Clinical Research Coordinator at the Montreal General Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
I am a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) with 3 years of experience in pre-clinical studies conducted at Charles River Laboratories. I subsequently had the opportunity to work in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Montreal General Hospital as a Clinical Research Clerk. I was later promoted to the position of Clinical Research Coordinator which I kept for 4 years. On this post, I learned about clinical studies involving the spine.
Following my time at the Montreal General Hospital, I decided to pursue an opportunity in a pharmaceutical company as a Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) where I travelled regularly to various sites to monitor clinical trials. I was in this position for 2 years until the COVID-19 pandemic and travelling to these sites was halted.
During the pandemic, a new opportunity became available at the Montreal General Hospital, in the spine research sub-specialty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as Clinical Research Coordinator which I accepted and it is my present position.
Foothills Medical Centre
Victoria Smith, BSc, MSc, PhD
Vicki joined the Spine Program in July 2020 with the goal of combining her passion for research with her experience in the clinical side of medicine. Since joining the program, she has developed a specific interest in adult spinal deformity outcomes.
Tara Whittaker, RN, BN, CCRC
Tara is the Research Manager for the University of Calgary Spine Program and has been with the program since 2002. She began collecting outcomes for CSORN in 2017 with a focus on quality control.
University of Alberta Hospital
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Rabail Siddiqui, MPH
Rabail has a background in public health research, with an interest in Orthopaedic Surgery. She is currently completing a Master of Health Science in Translational Research at the University of Toronto, and hopes to work with the orthopaedic group in Thunder Bay to bring new innovations to patients in Northwestern Ontario.
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
Allan Aludino, Manager
Allan Aludino is the manager of the Vancouver Spine Research Program and has worked with the Spine Surgeons/Investigators of the Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute since 2001. Allan supports all projects including those related to spine oncology, degenerative spine conditions and spinal cord injury.
Lani Reichl, Research Coordinator
Lani Reichl is a research coordinator with the Vancouver Spine Research Program. Her responsibilities range from protocol development, to recruiting participants for a variety of studies, as well as data management.
Amanda Bigiolli, Research Assistant
Amanda Bigiolli is a research assistant with the Vancouver Spine Research Program (VSRP). Her main responsibility is to coordinate the VSRP’s participation in the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN) Study.
Victoria Hospital-London Health Sciences Centre
Jennifer Urquhart, PhD, CCRP
Jennifer Urquhart is a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at the London Health Sciences Centre and the Lawson Health Research Institute. Urquhart completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Western University, and has over 10 years of experience in patient registries and pharma-sponsored clinical trials in an acute academic hospital setting. She is author and co-author on numerous peer-reviewed publications, and has extensive experience in study design, data management, descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, and visualization of personal health data.
Sault Area Hospital
Sault Area Hospital
Dr. Adrienne Kelly, MD, FRCSC, CIME
I am a community-based general orthopaedic and adult spine surgeon and assistant professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. I completed medical school at Western in London, ON, orthopaedic residency in Halifax, NS and my adult spine fellowship in Vancouver, BC. I practiced in Michigan for 3 years before returning to my home town of Sault Ste. Marie, ON in 2015. I am a team physician with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. My research involvement includes the Sault Ste. Marie Academic Medical Association and CSORN. Executive positions include member at large of the Canadian Spine Society and treasurer of the Algoma West Academy of Medicine.
Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital
Deborah Parfett, BSN
I have worked in research for twelve years covering a variety of different care areas; cardiology, ICU care, GI diseases and now neurology. Research is my passion and I am happy to be a part of the CSORN team.