RESEARCH TEAM:

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Research Coordinator

Sara is from Halifax, NS and earned her Bachelor of Science with Combined Honours from Dalhousie University in Biochemistry and Chemistry. Sara then completed her Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University. She has been working as Dr. Wong's Research Coordinator for over three years. Sara is responsible for all aspects of study management, including recruitment, writing protocols, data collection, analysis, and publications. Sara enjoys playing and competing in ultimate frisbee, cooking, and traveling. She also enjoys taking her dog, Boris, for walks at the Halifax Commons.



 

SARA SPARAVALO

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Research Assistant

Lauren is originally from Hillsborough, New Brunswick. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honours) at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and her Masters of Applied Science in Biology at Saint Mary’s University. Lauren joined Dr. Wong’s team in May 2019 and works as a Research Assistant and Fellowship Coordinator. Lauren is responsible for patient recruitment, data collection, and data management. She facilitates learning opportunities for learners such as residents and fellows. When she’s not at work, Lauren enjoys reading, exercising and watching football & rugby.

LAUREN JONAH

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JIE MA

Research Assistant

Jie is from Korla, China and graduated from Dalhousie University with Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Science. She then completed her Master’s degree at Dalhousie University and joined Dr. Wong’s research team as a Research Assistant in 2019. Jie assists with research ethics applications, and data management and collection. She is also responsible for data analysis and publication submissions. Jie likes hiking, road tripping, doing hot yoga, playing fitness games, and spending time with her cat Lucky!

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BEN HEWINS

Research Assistant

Ben is from Kentville, NS and is the newest member of the team at Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine. His role involves data management, design, clinic/office aide, surgical broadcasting, and writing. Ben recently completed his BSc (Honours) in Biology at Acadia University. Ben began as a summer research intern and has now been with the team for one year. He intends to pursue medicine following his position in research. He enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with friends.

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NEHA KATOTE

Summer Student

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Research Assistant

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RESEARCH TEAM 

Neha is from Halifax, NS. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science in the Medical Sciences program at Dalhousie University. She hopes to pursue a career in Medicine. Outside of work and school, she enjoys playing first violin in the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra and going to the gym.

Sarah is from Ajax, Ontario and recently joined the team at Dalhousie Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine in March 2021. Sarah graduated from the University of Waterloo with Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Biomechanics. Her role involves managing and collecting participant data, assisting in the office and clinic, data analysis, and surgical broadcasting. Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys exploring the dog parks with her dog, Stanley, golfing, playing tennis and going to the gym.