Margaret Moffat Research Day on Tuesday

Monday, March 28, 2011

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Margaret Moffat Research Day at the Great Hall, Tuesday, March 29th from 9 to 11 am or 1 to 3 pm (two sessions this year, group A and group B). This annual event highlights the research of graduate students from departments within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; the Neurosciences, Developmental Biology, and Biomedical Engineering Programs; and undergraduate medicine and dentistry students. The 2011 event will feature research posters from 175 students from throughout Schulich.

The research day is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Margaret (Marni) P. Moffat , a member of the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology from 1985 until her death in 1994. She was a talented investigator in her chosen field of cardiovascular biology, particularly with respect to cellular mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in the ischemic and reperfused heart. She received funding from both the Medical Research Council and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. She also held a Career Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She also served on scientific review committees of both agencies.

In addition to her strong research program, Dr. Moffat actively supported graduate students and promoted their interests wherever she could. She served as Graduate Chair in the department from 1989-1992, recognizing and supporting their achievements and providing support when needed. She was always willing to listen to graduate students and is remembered with much respect and affection. In memory of her many contributions to research and to academic life, and her commitment to graduate students, this Graduate Research Day at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is dedicated to Dr. Moffat. Her work lives on.