Congratulations to the 2014 student research awards recipients

Monday, March 31, 2014

Congratulations to the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry 2014 student research awards recipients. These award programs in medicine and dentistry aim to foster research excellence and encourage students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans.

Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) Award Recipients

The SRTP enables first and second year medical students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years.  

Yousif Atwan,
Supervisor: Dr. James Howard, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jasmyne Carnivale
Supervisor: Dr. Jacob McGee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ernest Chan
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Links, Department of Psychiatry

Jeremy Chitpin
Supervisor:  Dr. Lorelei Lingard, Department of Medicine and Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI)

Nicholas Cormier
Supervisor: Dr. Anthony Nichols, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Justin Cottrell
Supervisors: Dr. Carole Creuzenet (Primary supervisor), Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine, and Paul Adams (Co-supervisor), Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Mark Dawidek
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Wilson, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Omer Dost
Supervisor: Dr. Inas Makar, Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Paediatrics

Keegan Guidolin
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Lock, Department of Oncology

Kristin Hinton
Supervisor: Dr. Louise Moist, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Olgun Isleam
Supervisor: Dr. David Spence, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Department of Medicine

Rochelle Johnstone
Supervisor: Dr. Danielle MacNeil, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Radha Joseph
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Diachun, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Michael Summin Kim
Supervisor: Dr. Peter B. Stathopulos, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

Ryan Kope
Supervisors: Dr. Louis Ferreira (Primary supervisor) and Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel (Co-supervisor), Department of Surgery

Alexander Levit
Supervisor: Dr. Shawn Whitehead, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Jacob Matusivec
Supervisors: Dr. Maria Drangova (Primary supervisor) and Dr. Ravi Menon (Co-supervisor), Robarts Research Institute and Department of Medical Biophysics

Dayna Noltie
Supervisor: Dr. Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Craig Olmstead
Supervisor: Dr. Charles Mckenzie, Department of Medical Biophysics

Nicole Perrier
Supervisor: Dr. Chris Watling, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Yuan Qi
Supervisor: Dr. Ava John-Baptiste, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

Arthur Shuster
Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Hamilton (Primary supervisor), Dentistry, Division of Oral Biology, and Dr. Thomas Forbes (Co-supervisor), Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery

Wan (Wendy) Wang
Supervisor: Dr. Cindy Hutnik, Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Pathology

Wei Wang
Supervisor:  Dr. David Keast, Department of Family Medicine

Yongjung (George) Wang
Supervisor: Dr. Brian G. Feagan, Department of Medicine

Pei Jun Zhao
Supervisor: Dr. Robert A. Hegele, Robarts Research Institute – Vascular Biology Research Group

*all Medicine Class of 2017

Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Award Recipients

The SROP provides funding for undergraduate students to undertake a research project under the supervision of a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 in and, in most cases, are 18 months in duration.

Babak Aberumand, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Janet Pope, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Konstantinos (Dino) Alexopoulos, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Craig James Railton, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Saad Ansari, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Leigh Sowerby, Department of Otolaryngology

Paul Atkins, Meds 2016 (Global Research Opportunities in Health (GROH) award recipient)
Supervisor: Dr. David Spence, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Allyson Cowie, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Naveen Poonai, Department of Paediatrics

Dan Gillett, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Junaid Yousuf, Department of Oncology

Matt Guttman, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Schlachta (Primary supervisor), Department of Surgery and Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos (Co-supervisor), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hussein Hirjee, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Akshya Vasudev, Department of Psychiatry

Haris Jafri, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr.  Alp Sener, Department of Surgery and Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Sanja Knezevic, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Jerry Tan, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Jason Ko, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr.  Jorge Mazza (Primary supervisor) and Dr. David Huang (Co-supervisor), Department of Medicine

Nicholas Lant, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Adrian Owen, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Abdullah Nasser, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Swati Kulkarni, Department of Oncology

Camilla Stepniak, Meds 2016
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Fung, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Omar Zghal, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Khalid Hirmiz, Department of Oncology

Nanxi Zha Beng, Meds 2017
Supervisor: Dr. Grace Parraga, Department of Medical Biophysics

Schulich-UWindsor Opportunities for Research Excellence Program (SWORP) Award Recipients

SWORP provides funding for Windsor Program medical undergraduate students to undertake a research project under the supervision of a University of Windsor faculty member. Each award is $5,000 and, in most cases, 18 months in duration.

Sabrina Botsford, Meds 2017
Relevance of the Tuberin/Cyclin B1 interaction in regulating cell size
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Porter, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor

Matthew Galati, Meds 2016
Exploring the effect of exercise on ADHD symptoms in children
Supervisors:
Dr. Maher M. El-Masri, Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Windsor
Dr. Sharon Burey, Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University (co-supervisor)

Christopher Langley, Meds 2017
Review of Emergency Room Visits for Hematology Patients in the Windsor-Essex County Region
Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Hamm, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Windsor, and Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Danielle Mackenzie, Meds 2017
Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of the GOALS program in the promotion of physical activity among girls in Windsor-Essex County
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Woodruff, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor

Kristin Mayrand, Meds 2017
Effects of isometric resistance exercise on ambulatory blood pressure in hypertension
Supervisor: Dr. Cheri McGowan, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor

Jasmin Nari, Meds 2017
Characterization of endosomal subtypes for determination of functional regulation of MTMR2 in vesicular trafficking and neuromuscular disease
Supervisor: Dr. Panayiotis (Otis) Vacratsis, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor

Shihan Rajasingham. Meds 2017
The effect of exercise intensity on memory consolidation in men and women
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Milne, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor

Summer Student Research Program in Dentistry Award Recipients

The Summer Student Research Program supports select first, second and third year dentistry students over a 12-week period, giving them an opportunity to work under faculty supervisors and participate in a variety of research projects.

Jennifer Archibald, DDS 2017
Supervisor: Dr. G. Hunter

Christopher Chan, DDS 2016
Supervisor: Dr. A. Rizkalla

Mohammad Garshasb, DDS 2016
Supervisor: Dr. J. Santos

Joel Keshwah, DDS 2015
Supervisor: Dr. D. Hamilton

Vida Lam, DDS 2017
Supervisor: Dr. H. Goldberg

Carol Lui, DDS 2016
Supervisor: Dr. L. Kalman

Greg Luvison, DDS 2017
Supervisor: Dr. A. Rizkalla

Bilal Paracha, DDS 2016
Supervisor: Dr. L. Kalman

Michael Tiedemann, DDS 2017
Supervisor: Dr. D. Hamilton

Kimberly Williams, DDS 2017
Supervisor: Dr. A. Leask





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