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2015 Awards Recipients

Collip Medal Award

Dr. Hilary Brown, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Supervisor: M. Karen Campbell, PhD
Title of thesis: Neonatal and Developmental Outcomes of Late preterm and Early Term Birth

Established in 1959, the award is presented annually to the most outstanding PhD student graduating from one of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s programs. The award commemorates the contributions of Dr. J. B. Collip, one of the School’s former Deans.

Cobban Student Award in Heart and Stroke Research

Elena Tutunea-Fatan, Physiology and Pharmacology
Supervisors: Stephen Ferguson, PhD, and Robert Gros, PhD

Established by Audrey and Delmar Cobban and matched by Robarts Research Institute, this award recognizes doctoral research in the area of heart and stroke disease. Value: $1,500.

Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship for Teaching and Research in Medical Sciences

Danielle Brewer, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Supervisors: Adrian Owen, PhD, and Timothy Wilson, PhD

This fellowship is available to full-time doctoral students, and it recognizes and rewards excellence in teaching and research. This fellowship was established by a bequest from Margaret Macklin Frewen. Value: $4,250.

Drs. Madge and Charles Macklin Fellowship for Publication in Medical Sciences

Sarah Svenningsen, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Grace Parraga, PhD

The fellowship is available to full-time doctoral students who have published their doctoral research as first author in a peer reviewed journal. This fellowship was established through a legacy donation from Margaret Macklin Frewen. Value: $4,250.

Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2 Doctoral Awards)

Tamara Tavares, Neuroscience
Supervisors: Dr. Elizabeth Finger and Derek Mitchell, PhD

Nole Hiebert, Physiology and Pharmacology
Supervisors: Penny MacDonald, PhD, and Adrian Owen, PhD

This scholarship is given to a doctoral student who is specializing in the neuroscience of mental health disorders, and is generously made available by Mr. Robert McKinnon. Value: $15,000.

Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Masters or Doctoral)

Aaron Regis, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Supervisors: Shawn Whitehead, PhD, and Dr. Vladimir Hachinski

This scholarship is given to a doctoral or masters student who is specializing in mental health research, and is generously made available by Mr. Robert McKinnon and friends. Value: $1,000.

Nellie Farthing Fellowship in Medical Sciences (3 Awards)

Sarah Mattonen, Medical Biophysics
Supervisors: Aaron Ward, PhD, and Dr. David Palma

Mike Ellis, Biochemistry
Supervisor: David Haniford, PhD

Tyler Beveridge, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Supervisors: Brian Allman, PhD, and Dr. Nicholas Power

Established in 1960 through a generous legacy donation from Nellie Farthing, the Fellowship recognizes excellence in research to a full-time doctoral student in Medical Sciences. Value: $3,000.

Norman E. Nixon Marie Rämö Nixon Award

Yiwen Xu, Medical Biophysics
Supervisors: Aaron Ward, PhD, and Dr. Geoffrey Pickering

Awarded to a full-time graduate student in a Masters or PhD program at Western who is working with a Robarts Research Institute Scientist. This award was established by a generous donation from Mrs. Marie Nixon. Value: $1,500.

Morris Kroll Memorial Scholarship

Adrienne Borrie, Physiology & Pharmacology
Supervisor: Dr. Richard Kim

This scholarship was created to give recognition to a full-time graduate student in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for excellence in the field of cancer research as part of his/her graduate program, and was made available by Mr. Franklin Shostack and Dr. Zane Cohen (former Western students) in memory of Morris Kroll. Value: 1 at $500, awarded every second year.