Rising Talents Network


Catharine Bowman

Alberta Lymphedema Association



CATHARINE is a C a - nadian researcher, healthcare advocate and Vice-President of the Alberta Lymphedema Association. In 2007, Catharine’s mother was diagnosed with cancer-related lymphedema. At fourteen, Catharine set out to create the first pharmacological treatment for her mother’s incurable disease and has since led a national research effort exploring lymphedema from pharmacological, psychosocial, and surgical perspectives. In 2019, Catharine was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine and one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for her work in the healthcare sector. Catharine is currently studying medicine at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.