Recipient institutions

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
10-year annual National Prize for Mental Health Research
Year 3: Awarded to Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, Sunnybrook, University of Toronto
$100,000
Carleton University
Mach-Gaensslen Foundation Scholarship in Health Sciences Endowment Fund
Year 3 of 3-year pledge of $100,000
Health sciences program for students in cardiology, oncology, psychiatry
$33,333
Carleton University
Endowment of graduate prize in neuroscience: $5,000 annually
$62,500
Memorial University of Newfoundland $25,000
Université Laval $25,000
Université de Montréal $25,000
McGill University $25,000
University of Ottawa $25,000
Queen’s University $25,000
University of Toronto $25,000
McMaster University $20,000
University of Western Ontario $25,000
University of Saskatchewan $20,000
University of Alberta deferred
University of Calgary $25,000
University of British Columbia $25,000

Student recipients

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Student Title of research project Facility advisor(s)
Zachary Anstey Pathalogical examination of the thickness of melanoma diagnosis in Newfoundland and Labrador Dr. Wayne Gulliver
Jordan Bartlett The identification of protein interactions involving transcriptional repressor MIERI and chromatin modulator PYGO2 in breast cancer pathogenesis Dr. Laura Gillespie
Daniel Evans Functionally deleterious germline GALNT12 variants in population-based cohort of incident colorectal cancer cases Dr. Michael Woods
Andrew Fenwick Diagnostic yield of CT urography in the evaluation of patients with hematuria – a retrospective analysis Dr. Eric Sala
Liban Mohamed

Assessing the clinical effectiveness of partnering with parents intervention targeting pediatric patients with psychiatric disorders

Dr. Weldon Bonnell

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Université Laval

Student Title of research project Facility advisor
Étienne Bourdages-Pageau Lobectomy surgery complications Dr. Marie Arsenault
Raphaelle Brière Caracteristiques clinico-pathologiques et pronostiques des patients avec adenocarcinomes pulmonaires multiples synchrones Dr. Philippe Joubert
Florence Levesque Suivi des recidives du cancer du skin au CMS Dr. Julie Lemieux
Nicolas Melancon Dimosphisme sexuel dans la réponse hypertrophique du coeur a une surcharge chez le rat Dr. Jacques Couet
Olivier Pothier-Piccinin Videos didactiques en chirugle cardiaque Dr. Francois Dagenais
Emile Voisine Histoire naturelle de l’insuffisance mitrale chez les patients subissant un remplacement valvulaire aortique pour stenose aortique sevère Dr. Marie Arsenault

Fayçal Zine-Eddine

Maximize the overexpression of somatostatin receptor to improve the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors by peptide receptor radionuclide therapy

Dr. Jean-Mathieu Beauregard

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Université de Montréal

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Jean Issa Analysis of smoothelin expression in the heart of mice Dr. Gregor Andelfinger
Alexandre Jolicoeur Plasticity of the neurochemical phenotype of dopamine neurons during development Dr. Louis-Eric Trudeau
Gabriel Page Identification des CPA qui supportent la proliferation homeostatique des lymphocytes T Dr. Martin Guimond
Pascale Sabeh Ameliorer le devenir neurologique des nourrissons avec cardiophathies congenitales Dr. Ala Birca

Aurelie Sonea

Le losarten previent l’influence nefaste de l’hyperoxie neonatale sur la structure cardiaque, le système renine-angiotensine et les defenses antioxydantes chez le rat

Dr. Anne Monique Nuyt

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McGill University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Rayhaan Bassawon PDPN expression by glioblastoma multiforme and a potential tumor-platelet interaction` Dr. Janusz Rak
Lia Bertrand Sleep, anxiety and rward sensitivity as predictors of suicidality in bipolar disorder Dr. Outi Mantere
Karine Gou Use of actograms in measurement of rest: activity rhythm in bipolar disorder and eating disorder Dr. Kai-Florian Storch
Yubaihe Shen Isolation of atherosclerotic plaque macrophages with laser-capture microdissection for gene expression analysis Dr. Stella Styliani Daskalopoulou
Duncan Sibthorpe Rest: activity rhythm and eating behaviour Dr. Outi Mantere
Allister Smith Markers of survival in resected lung adenocarcinoma Dr. Anne Gonzalez
Aidan Steinmetz-Wood The relationship between the eccentricity of bicuspid aortic valve openings and ascending aortic dilation Dr. Judith Therrien
Hossein Taheri Systematic review and meta analysis of plaque regression with hypolipidemic agents

Dr. Mark Eisenberg

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University of Ottawa

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Ryan Gotfrit Preoperative determination of isocitrate dehydrogenase mutation in gliomas using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion weighted and perfusion weighted imaging Dr. Thanh Binh Nguyen
Michael Gulak EBUS vs. mediastinoscopy for mediastinal staging of NSCLC patients: a retrospectie study Dr. Donna Maziak
Garvin Leung Scoping review of preclinical design and reporting in oncolytic virus therapy Dr. Dean Fergusson
William Phillips A comparison of clinical factors with coronary calcium to identify cancer patients at risk of cardiovascular disease Dr. Gary Small

Matthew Tsang

Novel mechanisms of genomic instability in cutaneous T-cell lymphomas

Dr. Ivan Litvinov

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Queen’s University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Saam Azargive Analgesic drug safety and pain optimization through pharmacogenetic testing Dr. Hance Clarke
Stephanie Chan Maternal cardiovascular health – improving post-partum follow up Dr. Graeme Smith
Elisabeth Merner Identifying risk factors that affect resilience in First Nations youth from Northern Ontario Dr. Khalid-Khan
Helene Morakis A retrospective chart review of management of asymptomatic hypertension in the emergency department Dr. Robert Brison

Sherwin Wong

Anti-Coagulation in high-risk patients after anterior myocardial infarction

Dr. Raveen Pal

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University of Toronto

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Jaime Cazes Assessing physiological fluctuations in white matter and cerebral blood flow with relation to polygenic risk scores in adolescents with bipolar disorder Dr. Benjamin Goldstein
Janis Chang Identifying genetic and clinical predictors for disorders of normal development Dr. Anne Bassett
Sophia Duong Maternal-placental serotonin metabolism in pregnancy as a risk factor for child psychopathy Dr. Robert Levitan
Eric Huang The interplay of germline and somatic events in predicting relapse of localized prostate cancer Dr. Paul Boutros
Sophia Liu Lifestyle behaviours in Canadian cancer survivors Dr. Geoffrey Liu
Sohee Park Identifying predictors of adaptive functioning in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders Dr. Meng Chuan Lai
Stefan Perara Evaluation of an integrated medical-psychiatry program – new paradigm of practice Dr. Terry Maniate
Shima Shakory The association between inflammation (neuro and peripheral) and schizophrenia Dr. Romina Mizrahi

Annie Zhu

Challenges in integrated mental health care research: understanding primary care providers’ participation in the PARTNERS study

Dr. Nadiya Sunderji

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McMaster University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Jasneet Kaur Dhaliwal Desvenlafaxine succinate in major depressive disorder in midlife men and women Dr. Benicio Frey
Sheiry(Gagandeep) Dhillon By the parent for the parent – a novel approach to empower parents of children exposed to substances in pregnancy Dr. Tim O’Shea
Nikhita Singhal Exploring polysubstance use in patients with opioid use disorder receiving treatment: a prospective cohort study Dr. Zainab Samaan
Kevin Um

Pretreatment for electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

Dr. Jeff Healey

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University of Western Ontario

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Adam Beswick Profiles of emergency department use among youth with first episode psychosis Dr. Kelly Anderson
Claire Browne Cyclic peptides targeting RHAMM as cancer therapeutics Dr. Len Luyt
Chloe Gui Optimizing image guidance techniques for the resection of brain tumours Dr. Joseph Megyesi
Victor Pope Analysis of outcomes in esophageal cancer patients treated within vs outside a clinical trial Dr. Richard Malthaner
Michelle Quaye Building family capacity to support the recovery of people with serious mental illness in low-income settings: adapting, implementing and evaluating creates psychosocial rehabilitation toolkit for use by family caregivers Dr. Ariene MacDougall

Daniel Schep

Characterization of stem cells in colon cancer

Dr. Samuel Asfaha

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University of Saskatchewan

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Caitlyn Davidson Tracing the journey of hospital patients who later die of suicide Dr. Lloyd Balbuena
Nuo Li The relationship between attachment, treatment compliance, treatment outcome, depression and anxiety in patients with obstructive sleep apnea Dr. Camelia Adams
Jasmine McGuin A 10-year retrospective review of fetal ECHO vs. postnatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease in Saskatchewan Dr. Timothy Bradley
Emmanuel Oduntan Learning to Forgive: long term impacts of foregiveness training on recidivism Dr. Mansfield Mela

Spencer Zwarcyh

Social and emotional experience of adolescents with bone anchored hearing aids

Dr. Nael Shoman

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University of Calgary

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Sarah Ames Referral barriers and knowledge translation in rural Guyana Dr. Debra Isaac
Kristen Barton Development of a parallel patient and surgeon focussed questionnaire in surgical decision making for metastatic disease management Dr. Michael Monument
Lindsay Burrowes The Reservoir Wave Approach to Pulmonary Hypertension Dr. John V. Tyberg
Bryan J. Heard Oncology and Orthopaedics Dr. Michael Monument
Isabelle Vallerand The association between acne and major depressive disorder – a population based cohort study Dr. Scott Patten

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University of British Columbia

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Tsz Man Phoebe Cheng A qualitative study comparing cut matrix fentanyl patches with intact patches for pain relief in cancer patients Dr. Philippa Hawley
Rouzbeh Ghandiry-Tavi Association between objectively measured physical activity and heart function in children with congenital heart disease Dr. Kevin Harris
Wayne Leung Iron deficiency and sensitivity to psychotropic medications in children and adolescents. Literature review and qualitative interviews Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu
Kevin Nguyen Implantable cardioverter defribrillator lead location and all-cause mortality Dr. Matthew Bennett
Hirmand Nouraei Assessment of optimal heart rate correction for QT interval from cardiac electrophysiology studies Dr. Nathaliel Hawkins
Caleb Roda Antipsychotics and the immune system Dr. Clare Beasley
Chris Shamatutu Effects of exercise interventions on cardiovascular health of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury Dr. Ross Davidson
Jordan Stewart Accelerated diagnostic protocol for rapid rule out of acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department Dr. Sophia Wong
Derek van Pei Development of novel systems to model and prevent glioma invasion in 3D Dr. Christian Naus

Fan Yang

Globlastoma multiforme (a high grade tumor) Internet information: an evaluation of the usage of Internet resources by patients with gioblastoma multiforme and the quality of information available on the Internet

Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew

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