Award: PhD candidates receive CIHR recognition at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum

A group of graduate trainees represented the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the 2020 Canadian Student Health Research Forum, winning four Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Silver Awards and three CIHR Honourable Mentions between them.

The forum, which ran virtually from August 24 to 28, offered high-achieving trainees from across Canada a chance to connect, celebrate their achievements and compete in a judged poster exhibition.

Each year, the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, invites students from the School to attend.

Student representatives also took part in a number of additional virtual events, including the CIHR Career Development Workshop and the Gairdner Symposium, which featured presentations and small group mentorship sessions by prominent health researchers Roel Nusse, PhD, Dr. Davor Solter, Lynne E. Maquat, PhD and Dr. Susan E. Quaggin.

Congratulations to the participants and reward recipients:

  • Jeremy Lant, Biochemistry - CIHR Silver Award
  • Saumik Biswas, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine - CIHR Silver Award
  • Kaela Scott, Neuroscience - CIHR Silver Award
  • Tian Duo Wang, Molecular Imaging - CIHR Silver Award
  • Yodit Tesfagiorgis, Microbiology & Immunology - CIHR Honorable Mention
  • Shelby Oke, Physiology & Pharmacology - CIHR Honourable Mention
  • Mohamed Gatie, Collaborative program, Developmental Biology - CIHR Honourable Mention
  • Jordan Broberg, Medical Biophysics
  • Jordan DeKraker, Neuroscience
  • Jenna Kitz, Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Julieta Lazarte, MD/PhD (Biochemistry)
  • Holy Philpott, Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research