Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry logo Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

2016 Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Graduate Awards recipients

We are pleased to announce the 11 recipients of several Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Graduate Awards. Congratulations to all recipients.

Collip Medal Award

Sarah Svenningsen, PhD, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Grace Parraga, PhD
Title of thesis: Pulmonary Imaging to Better Understand Asthma

Established in 1959, the award is presented annually to the most outstanding PhD trainee graduating from one of Schulich 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

Ramina Adam, Neuroscience
Supervisor: Stefan Everling, 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

Sonya Van Nuland, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Supervisor: Kem A. Rogers, PhD

This fellowship is available to full-time doctoral trainees, 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

Tara Condos, Biochemistry
Supervisor: Gary S. Shaw, 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: $4,500

Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Two Doctoral Awards)

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

Andrew Nicholson, Neuroscience
Supervisor: Dr. Ruth Lanius

This scholarship is given to doctoral students who are 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)

Amy Schranz, Medical Biophysics
Supervisors: Robert Bartha, PhD

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 (Three Awards)

Kathryn Manning, Medical Biophysics
Supervisor: Ravi Menon, PhD

Cason King, Microbiology and Immunology
Supervisor: Joe Mymryk, PhD

Man-Ger (Margaret) Sun, Physiology and Pharmacology
Supervisor: Frank Beier, PhD

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

Chao Gu, Psychology
Supervisor: Brian D. Corneil, PhD

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