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Dr. Mo Abdollel

Career highlights

Awarded Grants

Development of a Breast Density Analysis Prototype. Sept. 2013
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National Research Council - IRAP project number : 815225, $259,422

Densitas Inc. - Product Development and Research, Phase II. Feb. 2013
M. Abdolell
National Research Council - IRAP project number : 802793, $24,205

Densitas Inc. - Youth Employment Program. May. 2012
M. Abdolell
National Research Council - IRAP project number : 789627, $30,000

Densitas - Improving Early Breast Cancer Detection. Dec. 2011
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Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund, $40,000

Fully Automated Mammographic Density Measurement Algorithm Development & Commercialization Project. March 2011
M. Abdolell
Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund, $10,825

Appointments

Associate Professor July 2011 – present
Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Division of Medical Education/Informatics
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Teaching

Graduate thesis supervision
Ricardo Rendon, MSc.: Community Health and Epidemiology 2009 – 2012
Co-supervisor: Dr. Susan Kirkland, Dalhousie University 


Khalid Tearo, MHI.: Health Informatics 2011 – 2013
Co-supervisor: Dr. Grace Paterson, Dalhousie University

Thesis Committee Membership
Sheri Roach, MN.: Nursing 2011 – 2012
Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Steenbeek, Dalhousie University

Carol-Anne Davis, Masters of Radiation Therapy: RT 2011 - 2013
Supervisor: Dr. D. Wilke, Dalhousie University

Jenna Hurry, MBE.: Biomedical Engineering 2011 – 2012
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Dunbar and Dr. Daniel Boyd, Dalhousie University

Courses developed

Online Modular Research Methods Course 2006 – present
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dalhousie University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Supervisor: Specialty Practice in Research, School of Health Sciences 
 QEII/Dalhousie University 2009, 2010

Instructor: PHM122H1, Introduction to Statistics and Epidemiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, 
 University of Toronto Fall 1999

Graduate
Lecturer: Directed Reading Course, Industrial Engineering
(Coordinator Peter Van Berkel) 2013
• Delivered lectures and laboratory exercise on
1) predictive modeling, 2) Statistical Learning, 3) Classification and Regression Trees, 4) Ensemble Methods


Instructor: CHL 5207/8Y, Laboratory in Statistical Design, Graduate Department of Public
Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 2002 – 2005
• Co-instructor of graduate course for M.Sc. & Ph.D. students in Biostatistics & Epidemiology programs. Shared responsibility for scheduling guest speakers, presenting lectures, as well as grading of term papers and oral presen-tations. 


Post graduate medical education
Online Modular Research Methods Course 2006 – present

Publications

Andrews JM, Abdolell M, Norman RW. Canadian urology resident scholarly performance. Can Urol Assoc J. 3013 May-Jun; 7(5-6):E402-6. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.1348.

Abdolell, M., Tsuruda, K., Schaller, G., & Caines, J. Statistical Evaluation of a Fully Automated Mammographic Breast Density Al-gorithm. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2013 May 8. [Epub]

Organ, M., Jewett, M., Almatar, A., Ajzenberg, H., Abdolell, M., Mason, R., & Rendon, R. (2013). External Validation and Creation of a New Classification Tree for the Prediction of Benign Versus Malignant Disease in Patients with Small Renal Masses. The Journal of Urology, 189(4), e492.

Organ, M., Jewett, M., Almatar, A., Ajzenberg, H., Abdolell, M., & Rendon, R. (2013). Utility of Renal Nephrometry and Padua Scoring for the Prediction of Benign Versus Malignant Disease in Patients with Small Renal Masses. The Journal of Urology, 189(4), e597.

Massaro PA, Abdolell M, Norman RW. Assessing the Accuracy of Endoscopic Estimates of Lesion Size in Urology Using In Vitro Models of the Urinary Tract. J Endourol. 2013 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstracts/Procedings

D. Rayson, M. Abdolell, JI. Payne, T. Foley, T. Younis, PJ. Barnes, RF. MacIntosh, JS. Caines. Interval and non-compliant breast cancers diagnosed in women aged 50-69 in a Canadian breast cancer screening program: clinical-pathologic correlations. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I. Vol.25, No. 185 (June 20 Supplement), 2007:21060.

T. Wygnanski-Jaffe*, J. Shin, E. Perruzza, M. Abdolell, LG. Jackson, AV. Levin. Ophthalmologic findings in Cornelia de Lange syn-drome: 120 cases. JAAPOS 2004; Vol.8(1):88

A. Vincent*, BA. Weiser, M. Cupryn, RM. Stein, M. Abdolell, A. Levin. Characterisation of Corneal Abnormalities in a Paediatric Population with Down Syndrome, and in their First Degree Relatives was presented at RANZCO; November 13th - 17th at the 36th Annual Scientific Congress: Melbourne.

N. Lodha*, CA. Westall, M. Brent, M. Abdolell, E. H´eon. A modified protocol for the assessment of visual function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinal Degenerations, d. J.G.H.a.R.E.A. Matthew M. LaVail. 2002, New York, New York 10013: Kluwer Ac-ademic / Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring Street. Pages 49 - 57.

LL. Dupuis*, L. Sung, T. Taylor, M. Abdolell*, U. Allen, J. Doyle, A. Taddio. Tobramycin pharmacokinetics in febrile neutropenic children undergoing stem cel l transplantation: once vs three times daily administration.Pharmacotherapy 2003;23:1353-4.

Invited Presentations

M. Abdolell*, K. Tsuruda. Will Knowledge of Breast Density be as commonplace as Knowledge of Blood Pressure? Atlantic Radi-ology Conference. Halifax, October 20, 2013.

M. Abdolell*, G. Doyle, JI. Payne, J. Caines, T. Foley, R. Duggan. The Breast Imaging Electronic Medical Record and Surveillance System: An Open Source Interprovincial Collaboration. 1st Annual Canadian Cancer Research Conference. Toronto, November 2011. (presentation/panel)

M. Abdolell*, JI. Payne. Teaching Statistics in Academic Medical Research Institutions. Panel on Online Teaching of Statistics, SSC 2011 Meeting. Wolfville, NS. June 15-17, 2011.

M. Abdolell*, JI. Payne, JS. Caines. Automated reporting: using open source software to develop a sustainable real-time reporting infrastructure. Data Technical Subcommittee of the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Initiative, Public Health Agency of Canada. Vancouver, British Columbia. Oct. 2009.

M. Abdolell*, JI. Payne. Automated reporting: using open source software to develop a sustainable real-time reporting infrastruc-ture. Quality Determinants Working Group of the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Initiative, Public Health Agency of Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sept. 2009.

Contributed

M. Abdolell, K.M. Tsuruda, S.E. Iles, C.B. Lightfoot, J.I. Payne, J. Caines. Fully automated breast density measures and breast can-cer risk: a case-control validation study. European Congress of Radiology March 10, 2014. Vienna. (accepted scientific presen-tation)
M. Abdolell, K.M. Tsuruda, J.I. Payne, G. Schaller, S.E. Iles, C.B. Lightfoot, J. Caines. Agreeing to disagree: assessing inter-rater variation in breast density measurement. European Congress of Radiology March 10, 2014. Vienna. (accepted e-poster)

M. Abdolell, K.M. Tsuruda, J.I. Payne, S.E. Iles, C.B. Lightfoot, J. Caines. Breast density from full-field digital mammograms and breast cancer risk: a case-control study. European Congress of Radiology March 10, 2014. Vienna. (accepted e-poster)

Abdolell M, Tsuruda K, Schaller G, Payne J, Iles S*, Lightfoot C, Roberts M, Caines J. Radiologists’ Agreement on Mammographic Density from Full-Field Digital Mammographic Images and Validation of a Fully Automated Algorithm that Generates Reliably Reproducible Breast Density Measures. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Meeting, Montreal, April 25-28, 2013.

Abdolell M, Doyle G, Payne JI, Foley T, Caines JS, Duggan RD*, Barrington G. BIEMR: An Open Source Software Surveillance System Built on an EMR Framework. Poster Presentation at the International Cancer Screening Network Meeting, Sydney, Australia, October 23-25, 2012.

Abdolell M, Doyle G, Payne JI, Foley T, Caines JS, Duggan RD*, Barrington G. BIEMR: the Breast Imaging EMR. Oral Presentation at the International Cancer Screening Network Meeting, Sydney, Australia, October 23-25, 2012.