Program Director

Jim Dickinson MB BS, PhD, CCFP, FRACGP

Dr. Dickinson arrived in Calgary in November 2002, after five years in Hong Kong. Previously he held various academic Family Medicine positions in Australia. He has taken over some of Mike Tarrant's work, including his teaching practice at University of Calgary Medical Clinic at Sheldon M. Chumir Centre.

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Research Assistant

Yvonne Efegoma MB BS

Yvonne Efegoma is a graduate of the School of Medicine, University of Benin, Nigeria. She also completed her residency training in Public Health and Community Medicine in Nigeria. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary.


Research Assistant

Samiha Mohsen, Honors BSS

Samiha is a graduate from Grand Canyon University with a honors bachelor of Science in biology. She swam in division one swimming and is currently a member of the Egyptian swimming national team in addition to the University of Calgary Varsity team. In the future, she hopes to channel her passion for research in the medical field by completing a Master degree in Epidemiology as well as working for the TARRANT program.


Research Assistant

Sara Orenstein, BSc

Sara is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Population and Public Health, focusing on informed choice and shared-decision making tools for Breast Cancer screening in her thesis project.


Administrative Assistant

Zoltan Kovacs, BA

Zoltan is a graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a Management & Society minor. He has been with the University of Calgary for almost 14 years and held roles as a Research Associate and Administrative Assistant.