Congratulations to the 2016 Student Research Training Program (SRTP) award recipients

Four Schulich Medicine students have been recognized for their involvement in advancing health research through the Student Research Training Program (SRTP).

Dr. L DeWitt Wilcox Award
Roshan Navaratnam, Medicine Class of 2018
"Role of kidney injury molecule (KIM-1) in delayed graft function after kidney transplantation"
Supervisor: Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam

This award is given to a student who has demonstrated initiative, drive, awareness of research and the ability to persevere in completing an SRTP project. This is the highest award given by SRTP and is intended to recognize the student's outstanding performance in research by permitting the student to present this research at the National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Cindy Hutnik Award
Steven Wong, Medicine Class of 2018
"Comprehensive Multi-Model Imaging to assess End-Organ Damage in the Hemodialysis Patient"
Supervisor: Dr. Chris McIntyre

Awarded for demonstrated excellence in SRTP and showing promise in research.

Horace and Clarice Wankel Memorial Award for Cardiovascular Research
Dominic LeBlanc, Medicine Class of 2018
"Is patient satisfaction improved by showing patients their imaging findings prior to undergoing vascular surgery?"
Supervisor: Dr. Luc Dubois

Awarded to a student demonstrating special interest in some area of research in cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Glen S. Wither Award  
Jake Armstrong, Medicine Class of 2018
"Dupuytren’s Disease: toward an in vitro model of fibrosis"
Supervisor: David O'Gorman, PhD

Awarded for outstanding participation in SRTP.

The goal of the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) is to encourage medical students to pursue their interests in medical research. SRTP enables first and second year medical students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years.

For more information, visit the Research Office website.