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308, 2022

Sally Mack shares her passion and motivation for participating in Alberta`s Tomorrow Project

August 3rd, 2022|News|

Sally`s fascination with research and a personal connection to the study has kept her contributing to Alberta`s largest research study for a decade. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Sally Mack has lived in Calgary for more than 30 years, and a participant of ATP since 2012. A medical representative by trade, she recalls the time when ATP was recruiting [...]

607, 2022

“The work we are doing using ATP data could alter health outcomes and improve quality of life for cancer survivors for generations to come.”

July 6th, 2022|News|

"The work we are doing using ATP data could alter health outcomes and improve quality of life for cancer survivors for generations to come." ATP data user Dr. Karen Kopciuk speaks to the value ATP brings to the cancer and chronic disease research landscape. Dr. Karen Kopciuk Dr. Karen Kopciuk, a Calgary-based research scientist and statistician, has been a long-time [...]

303, 2022

A sample named Fred

March 3rd, 2022|News|

Want to know more about what happens to a sample after ATP collects it? Fred, an extroverted sample, shares his account firsthand. Hello.  My name is Fred, your roving cryovial here reporting from Alberta Tomorrow’s Project (ATP) biobank to tell you what happens to us frozen samples when we are delivered to our home in Calgary. First, a little [...]

2212, 2021

It is more than just a job, we really care and viscerally feel the value of ATP and how precious a project it is

December 22nd, 2021|News|

“It is more than just a job, we really care and viscerally feel the value of ATP and how precious a project it is” Former Communications Advisor with ATP shares her journey of helping ATP’s platform grow into what it is today. Sharon Basaraba has worked as a storyteller in healthcare and medical news for 20 years. Her passion [...]

1712, 2021

ATP shares initial findings from its COVID-19 Antibody study and COVID-19 survey

December 17th, 2021|News|

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project is celebrating 20 years since it first launched in 2001, and as a part of that, we are pleased to share initial findings from our COVID-19 Antibody (CAT) study and COVID-19 survey. The findings below reflect data collected and analyzed from when the study first began to the four-month follow-up appointment. We are seeing more than 96 per cent retention rate in this study, and we are thankful for our dedicated participants for helping us better understand the COVID-19 virus and how it influences the health

1412, 2021

You have that sense you’re setting up a legacy, that you’re a part of a movement and that your participation will hold value for the future.

December 14th, 2021|News|

Sandyne McCutcheon has been a participant with Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) for 15 years. She became aware of the study through a recruitment drive in St. Albert, Alberta. Sandyne’s initial interest in the study was piqued because of the fact it was following people over time to gain evidence, and she knew it was the right thing to do for that reason. “You knew this was going to be for the greater good, to be a part of something that’s larger than yourself,” reflects Sandyne. “We won’t likely know the direct impact or results of how we’ve