Dr. Ralf Paschke

Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Chair Provincial Endocrine Tumour Team
Departments of Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Thyroid Foundation of Canada

2021 Research Award

The Thyroid Foundation of Canada (TFC) is very excited to announce the winner of the 2021 TFC Research Award. Congratulations to Dr. Ralf Paschke for his research on the Classification of Thyroid Tumours. Dr.  Paschke is a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Calgary and specializes in thyroid cancer research. The aim of the proposed project is to improve diagnostic strategies for thyroid cancer tumours while limiting unnecessary diagnostic surgeries for patients. We look forward to learning more about Dr. Paschke’s advancements to thyroid cancer research.

The annual TFC research award will provide researchers with an opportunity to be granted with a $50,000 award per year for 2 years. This grant is provided by TFC and is administered with support from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM). More details regarding the TFC Research Award can be found on the CSEM website (link below). Together, we hope to support and promote more interest in thyroid-related research across Canada.

Award details: https://www.endo-metab.ca/awards-and-grants/thyroid-foundation

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