Recipient institutions

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Dr Lynn Megeney) $115,000
Dalhousie University $30,000
Université Laval $30,000
McGill University $21,875
Queen’s University $15,000
University of Saskatchewan $25,000
University of Western Ontario $30,000

Student recipients

Dalhousie University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Ronak Kapadia Schizophrenia
Debbie Li The European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation (EuroSCORE) is not appropriate for withholding surgical treatment in high-risk patients
Aisling Porter Oxygen to palliate breathlessness in patients with advanced cancer


Université Laval

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Goulet-McCarthy Léa Légumineuses et santé cardio-vasculaire Sylvie Dodin
Gaudreault-Tremblay Marie-Michèle Rôle et biologie des gènes de pusion MLL dans les lecémies humaines Frédéric Barabé
Côté Julie Prédire et prévenir les événements cardiaques et cérébraux aigus avec l’imagerie par résonance magnétique Éric Larose
Amireault Carl Déterminer l’incidence de métastases du cuir chevelu chez les femmes avec cancer du sein qui utilisent l’hypothermie du cuir chevelu pour réduire la perte du cheveux Julie Lemieux
Boulanger-Gobeil Cindy Évaluation de l’utilité de l’angioplastie coronarienne percutanée chez des patiens souffrant d’angor stable et suivant un programme de conditionnement physique: Projet Pilote ESCAPE (Exercice Seul ou Combiné à l’Angioplastie coronarienne Percutanée dans le traitement de patients souffrant d’angor stable) Jean-Pierre Déry
Fournier Francis Potentialisation de la chimiothérapie par les inhibiteurs de la PARD contre le cancer carcinoïde Girish Shah
Grenier Julie Rôle des canaux sodiques de type neuronaux dans la fonction cardiaque Robert Duhaime
Mohamed Chahine

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McGill University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Pierre-Olivier Fiset NRF2 and CUL3 are potential biomarkers for the evaluation of chemoresistant breast cancer Dr. Gerald Batist
Yin Ge Myocardial regenerative therapy: dose–response study – results and implications Dr. Dominique Shum-Tim
Eric Lis Bordeline personality and suicide: a four-year follow-up study Dr. Brian Greenfield
Eric Mikhail Effect of neonatal hypoxia in the rat on the levels and location of GiA-3 and hypoxia-inducible-factor of the adult heart Dr. Charles Rohlicek
Zihyu Pang USP 19, a debilitating enzyme, can induce decrease of muscle mass in mouse soleus Dr. Simon Wing
Bin Xu Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma regulates axonal projection and sprouting in normal and epileptic brains Dr. T.E. Kennedy

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Queen’s University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Christopher Barnes Time to adjuvant chemotherapy in colon cancer Dr. Jim Biagi
Dr. Chris O’Callaghan
Tze Luck Chia The implementation of IMRT for breast cancer treatment at CCSEO Dr. A.T. Kerr
Dr. C. de Metz
Jennifer Chung ECMO as a bridge to heart transplantation in adults
Tess Hammett Do patients undergo prostate exam while having a lower gastrointestinal endoscopy?
Ahmed Kayssi Modulating vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype by RNA interference: validating survivin as a therapeutic target
Ramin Kholdebarin Introduction to clinical trials in cancer medicine Dr. Wendy Parulekar
Brendan Miles Use of neoadjuvant cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy in stage II or stage III transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder: referral and utilization patterns pertaining to clinical practice guidelines
Miriam Mottiar A descriptive case series and narrative literature review of the presentation of the congenital long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic and polymorphic ventrical tachycardia in children Dr. Robert Gow
Adam Tunis Retrospective comparison of fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients

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University of Saskatchewan

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Rita Chibbar Comparison of gynecological tumor staging with image analysis and clinico-pathologic outcomes
David Ehmann Timeline tracking from diagnosis to treatment completion in breast cancer patients – analysis of a community-based university-affiliated general surgery group practice Dr. J.W. Carter
Peter Escanlar A study of mood variability during the menstrual cycle Dr. Marilyn Baetz
Dr. Rudy Bowen
Caroline Hart Clinical outcomes of complex myocardial revascularization Dr. Ahmad Moustapha
Sarika Amelia Mann An evaluation of outcomes after esophageal resection for cancer Dr. A. Casson
Andrew Wassef A study of dementia-related referrals to a neurologist Dr. D. Morgan
Dr. A. Kirk
Edwin Zhang Registration of fertility and offspring in survivors of pediatric cancer

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University of Western Ontario

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Allison Bahm Diversity and Homelessness: Minorities and Psychiatric Survivors Dr. Cheryl Forchuck
Ryan Dobbs Does Brain Plasticity Correlate with Brain Tumor Grade? – A Study of Patients with Malignant Brain Tumors using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Dr. Joseph Megyesi
Shashank Garg A Phase II Study of Oxandrolone in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Dr. John Yoo
Steven Gryn Meta-Analyses of Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Dr. Eric Winquist
Matt Lanktree Identifying genomic risk factors for cardiovascular disease Dr. Rob Hegele
John Lenehan Is cervix cancer part of the hereditary breast/ovarian cancer phenotype? Dr. Peter Ainsworth
Amy Lin Image-guided Robotic Percutaneous Therapies for Lung Cancer Dr. Richard Malthaner
Raghav Rajgopal Quantitative Intravital Imaging of Angiogenesis and Metasteses of Primary Bladder Cancers Dr. Jonathan Izawa
Mila Smithies Impact of Contact Intervention in Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer Dr. Muriel Brackstone
Ilja Tchakov Evaluation of Retention and Kinetics in IN-111 oxine in Tissues for Potential Brachytherapy Applications in Cancer Dr. Pamela Zabel

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