Research Day 2014

The UOHI’s 27th Annual Research Day was held on May 9, 2014.

Congratulations to all prize winners!

UOHI Investigator of the Year Awards

Basic Science Investigator of the Year:

  • Alexandre Stewart, PhD

Clinical Science Investigator of the Year:

  • David Birnie, MD

Robert Roberts Award of Research Excellence

  • Peter Liu, MD

Coralie Lalonde Innovation Award

  • Nick Blackburn, PhD Student (Supervisor: Erik Suuronen, PhD, UOHI)
    Toxic Metabolites in Heart Failure

Basic Science Awards

Servier Award for Best Basic Science Oral Presentation :

  • Kasia Drozd, MSc Student (Supervisors: Lisa Mielniczuk, MD & Jean DaSilva, PhD, UOHI)
    The Effects of a Novel Endothelin Receptor Antagonist, Macitentan, on Right Ventricular Energetics and Function in a Sugen5416/Hypoxia Rat Model of Severe Pulmonary Artery Hypertension

Honourable Mention - Basic Science Oral Presentation:

  • Charis Putinski, PhD Student (Supervisor: Lynn Megeney, PhD, OHRI)
    Caspase-dependent Pathways Governing Cardiac Hypertrophy

Award for Best Basic Science Poster:

  • Samantha Sarkar, MSc Student (Supervisor: Thomas Lagace, PhD, UOHI)
    Association of Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) with PCSK9, and its Role in Regulating LDL-Cholesterol Levels

Honourable Mention - Basic Science Poster:

  • Anastasia Pimenova, Undergraduate Student (Supervisor: Patrick Burgon, PhD, UOHI)
    Expression Mapping of the Gene Encoding the Muscle A-Type Lamin Interacting Protein (MLIP) Reveals Three Germ-Line Specific Promoters that Regulate MLIP’s Expression

Clinical Science / Bio-behavioural & Population Health Awards

Polk Award for Best Clinical Science / Bio-behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation:

  • Kerri-Anne Mullen, PhD Student (Supervisor: Doug Manuel, PhD, OHRI)
    Health, Healthcare, and Economic Impacts of a Hospital-based Smoking Cessation Intervention

Honourable Mention - Clinical Science / Bio-behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation:

  • Laura Mesana, MSc Student (Supervisor: Marc Ruel, MD, UOHI)
    Evolution of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Aortic Valve Replacement Patients: A Longitudinal Study of 639 Patients

AstraZeneca Award for Best Clinical Science / Bio-behavioural & Population Health Poster:

  • Stephanie Prince Ware, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Bob Reid, PhD, UOHI)
    A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Interventions in Reducing Sedentary Time in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials

Honourable Mention - Clinical Science / Bio-behavioural & Population Health Poster:

  • Tarek Malas, MD, Cardiac Surgery Resident (Supervisor: Khanh Lam, MD, UOHI)
    The Use of Visualization in Surgical Simulation Training to Evaluate Performance of Vascular Anastomosis on a Bench Model

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