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Celebrating our achievements

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Congratulations to the following scholarship winners:

  • Ashley Schormans, PhD Candidate - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
  • Sarah Caughlin, PhD Candidate - Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Doctoral, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Sonya Van Nuland, PhD Candidate - Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship
  • Lauren Allen, PhD Candidate - Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Alex Levit, PhD Candidate - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Tim Han, PhD Candidate - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Aaron Regis, PhD Candidate - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Krystal Beh, MSc Candidate - Canadian Institute of Health Research CGS-M
  • Ornela Kljakic, MSc Candidate - Canadian Institute of Health Research CGS-M
  • Andrea Louttit, MSc Candidate - Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada CGS-M, Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to the following Travel Award winners:

  • Julia Abitbol - PhD Candidate
  • Krystal Beh - MSc Candidate
  • Pinki Nandi – Postdoctoral Fellow

Jessica Esseltine, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, and John Kelly, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, recently had their study “A Germline Variant in PANX1 has Reduced Channel Function and is Associated with Multisystem Dysfunction” published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. It was also featured as the publication’s article of the week.

At the recent Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, the following Clinical Anatomy trainees took two first place prizes and one second place prize for their poster presentations:

  • Kate Dillon – First Place
  • Victoria Roach – First Place for PhD/Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Maddie Norris – Second Place

Department of Biochemistry

Congratulations to Amy Burke, PhD Candidate, on recently winning the Junior Investigator Award for Women for 2016 at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) meeting in Nashville. This award, sponsored by the ATVB council of the American Heart Association, is to recognize excellent research being conducted by women. Amy was selected as the winner out of 22 who were nominated. The recipient needed to have a top rated abstract (rated out of 665 abstracts submitted), and the award was based on her presentation to two panels of judges (rated out of five finalists). The title of her presentation was “Naringenin Supplementation of a Low Fat Diet Enhances the Reversal of Metabolic Dysfunction, Promotes Atherosclerosis Regression and Improves Lesion Pathology in Ldlr-/- Mice”.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Congratulations to Ciara Pendrith, MSc Candidate, for her paper recently published in Current Oncology entitled, "Costs of Cervical Cancer Treatment: Population-Based Estimates from Ontario".