Celebrating your recent achievements

Congratulations to all faculty, staff and trainees on your recent accomplishments and successes.

Jordan Edwards and Klajdi Puka, PhD Candidates with the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, were awarded inaugural research fellowships from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. The doctoral students were selected on the strength of their ongoing research about mood and anxiety disorders in migrant populations and the long-term mental health implications of childhood-onset epilepsy.

Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, was awarded the J.A.F. Stevenson Award from the Canadian Physiological Society. The award recognizes an outstanding young Canadian physiologist and is named after James A.F. Stevenson, former renowned physiologist from Western University.

Dr. Matthew Cecchini, PGY5, Anatomical Pathology, received the Dr. P.C. Raju & Jyoti Shah Resident Research Prize, recognizing the Pathology resident with the best published, first-authored original or research article.

Saumik Biswas, PhD Candidate, received the Dr. P.C. Raju & Jyoti Shah Graduate Education Prize, recognizing the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine graduate student with the best published, first-authored original or research article.

Janice Gomes, PhD Candidate, received the Cameron Wallace Graduate Student Award in Pathology, recognizing her high achievement in research, course work and social involvement.

Congratulations to the award winners at London Health Research Day (LHRD) 2019. View the complete list on the LHRD website.

Congratulations to the trainees who received awards at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's 2019 Research Day:

Chair's Award for the Best Presentation by a Resident

Dr. Paul Plantinga, PGY4, Anatomical Pathology
Urine Cytology-Histology Correlation Before and After Implementation of The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology

Dr. M. Daria Haust Award for the Best Basic Science Presentation

Vy Ngo, PhD Candidate
Oxidative Stress-Induced Aggregation of Keap1 Impairs Keap1-Dependent Nrf2 Regulation

Best Clinical Science Poster Presentation Award

Dr. Christopher Tran, PGY3, Anatomical Pathology
Evaluation of Two HER2 Antibodies and a Concurrent Scoring Method in the Evaluation of Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

Best Basic Science Poster Presentation Award

Sonja DiGregorio, PhD Candidate
RGNEF Protein Misfolding and Toxicity in ALS

Best Basic/Clinical Science Collaborative Poster Presentation

Jina Kum, PhD Candidate
Glucose Modulates Transforming Growth Factor-β Signalling in Bone Marrow-derived Progenitor Cells to Enhance Adipogenic Differentiation

Best Poster Presentation by a Pathologists’ Assistant Graduate Student

Sophie Heinlein, MClSc-Pathologists’ Assistant Candidate
The Impact of Intraoperative Consultation on Patient Management at London Health Sciences Centre

Casey Dion, MClSc-Pathologists’ Assistant Candidate
Comparison of Surgical Pathology Quality Assurance Measures at Five Ontario Hospitals

Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholar

Lauren Solomon, PhD
Estrogen Effects on Th2 Cell Phenotype: Key to Severe Asthma in Women?

Best Undergraduate Basic Science Poster Presentation

Ryan Gillies, Year 4, BMSc Student
In-utero Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol Exposure Alters Pancreatic Development in Female Offspring and Impairs Glucose Tolerance in Adulthood