Young Alumni Award 2019 - Grace Tang

Leading research and mentoring Waterloo students

Grace Tang

Grace Tang is a recent Health Studies graduate (BSc 2015) who has continued her education by completing a Master’s of Science degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. Her master’s research focused on identifying the association of metformin, a common medication for diabetes, with the breast cancer incidence and mortality. She is currently a doctoral student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto with a research focus on pediatric oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is also employed at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Hematology-Oncology Clinical Research Group where she manages and supports various projects ranging from quality improvement initiatives to clinical trials.

Over the course of her academic career, Grace has been recognized for her achievements, receiving prestigious awards such as the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology and the Ashbaugh Graduate Scholarship from McMaster University. She has also received the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Outstanding Achievement award.

Grace remains engaged and connected with University of Waterloo through her mentorship of Waterloo co-op students. In this capacity, she is a valued resource and guide to current Applied Health Sciences students.

Grace combines dedication, compassion, ambition, and drive in her academic and professional research. She is passionate about advancing health research to provide better patient care and practices. In recognition of her research in oncology and mentorship to Waterloo students, Grace is the recipient of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences 2019 Young Alumni Award.