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Celebrating our achievements

Biochemistry

Congratulations to Jacqueline Dron, MSc Candidate, and Amy Burke, PhD Candidate, for receiving awards at the recent Canadian Lipoprotein Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dron received a Presentation Award for her research entitled, “Elucidating the Genetic Determinants of Extreme High-Density Lipoprotein Phenotypes using Next-Generation Sequencing”. Burke also received a Presentation Award for her research entitled, “Naringenin Supplementation Enhances Plaque Regression and Improves Lesion Pathology in Ldlr-/- Mice with Established Atherosclerosis”.

Developmental Biology

Congratulations to Ian Tobias, PhD Candidate, and Nicole Edwards, PhD Candidate, for each receiving a two-year NSERC PGS-D scholarship. Well done!

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Congratulations to Dr. Sharifa Nasreen, PhD Candidate, on having her paper "Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers in High Burden Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" accepted and published in PLOS One.

Congratulations to Mostafa Shokoohi, PhD Candidate, on having his paper "HIV Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Young People in Iran: Findings of a National Population-Based Survey in 2013" accepted and published in PLOS One.

Congratulations to Alvin Li, PhD Candidate, on having his paper "Registration for Deceased Organ and Tissue Donation Among Ontario Immigrants: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study" accepted and published in CMAJ Open.

Family Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Lee-Poy on having his paper entitled, “Asking Patients about their Religious and Spiritual Beliefs” published in Canadian Family Physician.

Medical Biophysics

Congratulations to Tomi Nano, PhD-MClSc (CAMPEP) Candidate, for receiving a first-place poster award for “Improved Image Quality in X-Ray Images with the Apodized-Aperture Pixel (AAP) Design”. Nano is supervised by Ian Cunningham, PhD.

Ajay Rajaram, MSc Candidate, recently had his first paper published as first author. The paper is entitled, “Joint Blood Flow is More Sensitive to Inflammatory Arthritis than Oxyhemoglobin, Deoxyhemoglobin”.

Congratulations to recently graduated Donna Murrell, PhD'16, for her role in the chapter “Small Animal Radiotherapy and Imaging” in the book Advanced in Medical Physics.

Neuroscience

Congratulations to the following thesis completions:

Maryam Ghahremani, PhD Candidate, was recently published in Cerebral CORTEX for her study entitled, “Frontoparietal Functional Connectivity in the Common Marmoset”.

Congratulations to Sherain Harricharan, MSc Candidate, who was recently published in Brain and Behavior for her study entitled, “fMRI Functional Connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray in PTSD and its Dissociative Subtype”.

Christopher Norris, PhD Candidate, was recently published in Neuropsychopharmacology for his study entitled, “Cannabidiol Modulates Fear Memory Formation Through Interactions with Serotonergic Transmission in the Mesolimbic System”.

Congratulations to Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate, who was recently published in PubMed for her study entitled, “Opposing effects of perceptual versus working memory load on emotional distraction”.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Milica Krstic, PhD Candidate, recently had a paper entitled “The Transcriptional Regulator TBX3 Promotes Progression from Non-Invasive to Invasive Breast Cancer” published in BMC Cancer.