ICORDian wins prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Jordan Squair wins Killam Doctoral Scholarship


Jordan Squair presents a poster at UBC’s Clinician Investigator Research Day

A big congratulations to Jordan Squair, an MD/PhD student supervised by ICORD PIs Dr. Andrei Krassioukov and Dr. Christopher West. He just won the Killam Doctoral Scholarship! Jordan is working on new methods to improve the control of the heart and blood vessels following SCI. Using pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies, Jordan aims to protect the nerve cell’s outer coating, myelin, and restore the brain’s control of the heart and blood vessels. Improving this control is expected to reduce the severity of such cardiovascular conditions as autonomic dysreflexia and orthostatic hypotension. This research is providing new insights into our understanding of heart and blood vessel function after SCI, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of Canadians living with SCI.

“The UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. It was Mrs. Killam’s desire that those selected to receive scholarships “be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person. . . Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character.'”