Research fellow Dr. Annie C. Lajoie (Supervisor: Dr. Marta Kaminska, RECRU Member and Meakins Associate Member) has been awarded the American Thoracic Society’s ASPIRE Fellowship for the 2020 cycle. Awardee benefits include access to shared resources and collaborations, mentorship committee, an annual stipend for education or research, online webinar programming, and in-person meetings at ATS 2021.
About Annie Lajoie, MD
Annie earned her MD from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) in 2014, where she then completed her Internal Medicine residency and her Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine training. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow in clinical research in sleep medicine at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and is simultaneously completing a master’s degree (MSc.). in clinical epidemiology at Laval University.
Annie’s current research focuses on the cognitive consequences of obstructive sleep apnea, especially in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, and the impact of treatment. Her long-term research interests also include investigating the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment on pulmonary hemodynamics, aligning with her previous research work in pulmonary vascular diseases. After the completion of her fellowship, she will join the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, where an academic position as a sleep-specialized pulmonologist and researcher awaits her.