Research Day 2015

28th Annual Research Day Graphic

The UOHI’s 28th Annual Research Day was held on May 5, 2015.

Congratulations to all prize winners!
Robert Roberts Award of Research Excellence

UOHI Investigator of the Year

Cardiovascular Research Trainees of the Year

  • Naif Almontashiri, PhD (Supervisor: Alexandre Stewart, PhD)
  • Stephanie Prince Ware, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Bob Reid, PhD)
  • Benjamin Hibbert, MD, PhD, Interventional Cardiology Fellow (Supervisor: Derek So, MD)

Coralie Lalonde Innovation Award

  • Sanoji Wijenayake, PhD Student (Supervisor: Kenneth B. Storey, PhD, Carleton University)
    Hibernating to Survive Freezing! The Story of How a Small Mammal (13-line Ground Squirrel) Tackles the Big Problem of Starvation and Freezing

Basic Science Awards
Servier Award for Best Basic Science Oral Presentation:

  • Jamie Whitcomb, PhD Student (Supervisor: Mona Nemer, PhD, University of Ottawa)
    Hsp70, a Novel GATA4 Interacting Partner Necessary for Cardiomyocyte Survival

Honourable Mention - Basic Science Oral Presentation:

  • Ketul Chaudhary, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Duncan Stewart, MD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
    Genetic and Sex Related Differences in Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Induced by SU5416 in a Hyper-Responsive Sub-Strain of Sprague Dawley Rats

Award for Best Basic Science Poster:

  • Adrian Filip Ocneanu, PhD Student (Supervisor: Ran Klein, PhD, The Ottawa Hospital/UOHI)
    Reproducible Tracer Injection Profile Improves the Test-Retest Repeatability of Myocardial Blood Flow Quantification with 82Rb PET

Honourable Mention - Basic Science Poster:

  • Kenny Schlosser, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Duncan Stewart, MD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
    Discordant Regulation of microRNA between Multiple Experimental Models and Human Pulmonary Hypertension

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

  • Trevor Simard, MD, Cardiology Resident (Supervisor: Derek So, MD, UOHI)
    Impact of Centre Experience on Patient Radiation Exposure during Transradial Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Intervention: A Patient-level, International, Collaborative, Multi-centre Analysis

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

  • Hadi Toeg, MD, Cardiac Surgery Resident (Supervisor: Munir Boodhwani, MD, UOHI)
    Modeling Aortic Valve Insufficiency and Aortic Valve Repair: Applications from Bench to the Operating Room

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

  • Juan Russo, MD, Cardiology Resident (Supervisor: Michel Le May, MD, UOHI)
    Culprit-vessel Only versus Staged PCI during Index Admission for ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients with Multivessel Disease: Insights from the University of Ottawa STEMI Registry

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

  • Joshua Wenner, MD, Cardiology Resident (Supervisor: Calum Redpath, MD, UOHI)
    Peri-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) Complicating Non-Cardiac Surgery: A Case-Control Pilot Study

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