Zorzela Liliane M 201501 PhD.pdf


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Acknowledgments  
 
First   of   all   I   would   like   to   thank   my   parents,   Ivo   and   Laureci,   without   them   this   work   would   not  
be  possible.  
 
I  would  like  to  thank  my  thesis  steering  committee  members,  Lisa  Hartling,  Ari  Joffe  and  Yoon  
Loke  for  their  expertise,  guidance  and  treasured  support  during  all  these  years.    
 
I  would  like  to  thank  the  PRISMA  Harms  Group,  Sunita  Vohra,  David  Moher,  Doug  Altman,  John  
P.  Ioannidis,  Lina  Santaguida,  Yoon  Loke,  Jan  Vandenbroucke  and  Su  Golder  for  their  expertise  
and  guidance  on  the  development  of  the  PRISMA  Harms.  I  also  would  like  to  thank  all  the  25  
PRISMA   Harms   meeting   participants   that   came   to   Banff-­‐   Alberta   to   discuss   and   help   in   the  
development  of  the  PRISMA  Harms.    
 
I  would  like  to  thank  Katherine  Pohlman,  Yali  Liu  and  Salima  Punja  for  their  persistence  and  help  
during  the  systematic  review’s  development.    
 
I  would  like  to  thank  my  daughter,  Isabel,  for  her  good  behavior  in  utero  and  during  her  first  
months  of  life,  allowing  me  to  complete  this  work.    
 
Mainly,   I   would   like   to   thank   my   supervisor,   Dr.   Sunita   Vohra,   for   her   patience,   teaching   and  
support,  but  foremost  for  transforming  me  into  a  research  believer.  I  learned  how  research  can  
be  exciting  and  fulfilling  when  done  with  ethics  and  passion.          
 

 

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