Award: New Vanier Scholars explore cardiovascular health, cancer and behavioural neuroscience

Three Schulich Medicine & Dentistry trainees are among the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Congratulations to Jason Lee, PhD Candidate, Cory Lefebvre, MD/PhD Candidate, and Roger Hudson, PhD Candidate.

Valued at $150,000 over three years, the Scholarship is awarded to doctoral students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and scholarly excellence in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health sciences.

Roger Hudson, PhD Candidate
Supervised by Steven Laviolette, PhD
"Examining the Roles of Hippocampal Cannabinoid Signaling on Emotional Memory Processing"


Jason Lee, PhD Candidate
Supervised by Dr. Geoff Pickering
"Sirtuin 6 and Inflammatory Vascular Diseases"


Cory Lefebvre, MD/PhD Candidate
Supervised by Alison Allan, PhD
"Kinome Profiling of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells to Reveal Predictors of Response to Targeted Therapy"

Alumnus Dr. Nathan Stall, MD’12, a trainee with the University of Toronto’s Eliott-Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program, was also named a 2018 Vanier Scholar for his research proposal, “Caregiving for dementia: determining the population-level physical and mental health consequences using administrative data.”