Research Day 2012

Research Day 2012 poster

The 25th annual UOHI Research Day was held on May 7th, 2012.

Congratulations to all winners:

Investigator of the Year Awards

Basic Science Investigator of the Year

  • Yves Marcel, PhD

Clinical Science Investigator of the Year

  • Dr. Derek So

Basic Science Category

Best Basic Science Oral Presentation:

  • Timothy Shutt (Supervisor: Ross Milne, PhD)
    The intracellular redox state is a core determinant of mitochondrial fusion

Basic Science Honourable Mentions:

  • Nicholas Latham (Supervisor: Dr. Darryl Davis)
    A direct comparison of cardiac and blood stem cells reveals unique paracrine signatures with an equivalent capacity for myocardial repair
  • Tara Seibert (Supervisor: Dr. Edward O’Brien)
    Hematopoietic Over-Expression of Heat Shock Protein 27 is Atheroprotective and Extracellular Heat Shock Protein 27 Signals Through NF-kB to Favorably Modulate Macrophage Inflammation

Best Basic Science Poster Presentation:

  • Branka Vulesevic (Supervisors: Erik Suuronen, PhD and Ross Milne, PhD)
    Over-expression of glyoxalase-1 in the bone marrow reverses defective neovascularization in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice

Clinical Science Category - Doris and Howard Polk Awards

Best Clinical Science Oral Presentation:

  • Dr. Jason D. Roberts (Supervisor: Dr. Derek So)
    Point-of-Care Genetic Testing for Personalization of Anti-Platelet Therapy: A First Description in Clinical Medicine

Clinical Science Honourable Mentions:

  • Dr. Benjamin Hibbert (Supervisor: Dr. Michel Le May)
    Bivalirudin for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Outcome Assessment in the Ottawa STEMI Registry
  • Dr. Louise Sun (Supervisor: Dr. Bernard McDonald)
    Postoperative Tracheostomy as an Independent Predictor of Sternal Wound Infection: a Retrospective Study

Best Clinical Science Poster Presentation:

  • Dr. Girish Dwivedi (Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Chow)
    Prognostic Value of Coronary Calcification Detected by Cardiac Computed Tomography in Patients with Renal Dysfunction

Allied and Population Health Category

Best Allied and Population Health Oral Presentations:

  • Eftyhia Helis (Supervisor: Dr. George Fodor)
    A comparison of cardiovascular risk between Chinese and South Asian Canadians, and residents in China and India: a pilot investigation.

Allied and Population Health Honourable Mentions:

  • Kerri-Anne Mullen (Supervisor: Robert Reid, PhD)
    Randomized trial of an interactive, voice response-mediated follow-up system for smoking cessation in smokers with coronary heart disease

Best Allied and Population Health Poster Presentation:

  • Dana Riley (Supervisor: Robert Reid, PhD)
    A Social Ecological Approach to Understanding Physical Activity: A mixed methods exploration of the individual, family and neighbourhood characteristics that influence physical activity among Family Heart Health: Randomized, Controlled Trial participants

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