>CCREI Faculty and Founding Partners

Oren Cheifetz , BSc PT, PhD

Oren CheifetzOren is a Physiotherapist who is a Canadian Physiotherapy Association Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncology. He practiced with inpatients on a hematology-oncology unit. He is an Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University. Oren is Past Chair of the Oncology Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He has published in The Journal of Psycho-Oncology, Physiotherapy Canada, The Journal of Medical Accupunture, and other publications. Oren's PhD research focussed on cancer and exercise.

Jan Park Dorsay, RN(EC), MN, CON(C), RMFT

Jan Park DorsayJan is a Nurse Practitioner, and practices with inpatients and outpatients in an oncology rehabilitation program. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University. Jan is a Certified Oncology Nurse, and Clinical Fellow, Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a past member of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Research and Health Care Advisory Committee (Ontario Division). Jan has published in The Journal of Psycho-Oncology, Spinal Cord, The Journal of Neurology and other publications. Jan is the Hamilton, Ontario recipient of the 2013 Women of Distinction award for Health and Active Living.

Oren Cheifetz and Jan Park Dorsay have worked with clinicians, cancer survivors, researchers, exercise specialists and program development specialists to design, implement and evaluate cancer rehabilitation programs in hospital and community settings. They have taught, and presented their work across Canada. Oren was the Principal Investigator, and both are founding team members of the CanWell Program, an evidence based, community exercise and education program for cancer survivors. The CanWell Program was the recipient of the Cancer Care Ontario 2010 Innovation Award.

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