Recipient institutions

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Dr Lynn Megeney) – see report [PDF] $115,000
Memorial University of Newfoundland $20,000
Dalhousie University
Université Laval $30,000
Université de Montréal $25,000
McGill University $30,000
University of Ottawa $20,000
Queen’s University $30,000
University of Toronto $30,000
University of Western Ontario $25,506
University of Manitoba $30,000
University of Saskatchewan $30,000
University of British Columbia $30,000

Student recipients

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Marisa Chard Atrial fibrillation with pulmonary veins: a systematic review of the current knowledge Dr. Reza Tabrizchi
Natalia Hatcher Changes in referral patterns for coronary revascularization: the impact on CABG surgery Dr. Patrick Parfrey
Jim Seraj Factor XIII literature review Dr. Mary Francis Scully
Phil Williams Study of the diagnostic value of Pap cytology when the HPV status of the specimen is known: A proof-of-concept for an HPV vaccination surveillance system Dr. Dan Fontaine

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Dalhousie University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Lauren O’Malley Does timeliness of colorectal cancer and breast cancer care impact on outcome? Dr. Geoff Porter

Université Laval

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Valérie Morin Étude du fonctionnement cérébral chez les enfants atteints du TDAH sous traitement d’atomoxetine Dr. Leila Ben Amor
Julie Plaisance Comparer l’évolution clinique des hommes et des femmes octogénaires subissant une angioplastie coronarienne percutanée Dr. Jean-Pierre Déry
Liyue Xie BK virus and cancer occurrence in the genitourinary tract after kidney transplant: a study of 2 case reports Dr. Bernard Tetu
Véronique Couture Diabetes, Advanced Glycation End-Products and Aortic Stiffness in Hemodialysis Marcel Lebel
Marie-Michelle Gionet Pes Implication of advanced glycation end-products in arterial stiffness in peritoneal dialysis: interest in the measure of skin-autoflourescence Dr. Sophie Ignace

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Université de Montréal

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Hannah Beattie Impact of genetic polymorphisms on INR fluctations in patients on warfarin anticoagulation therapy Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé
Julie Cousineau Comparison de la microcirculation sublinguale durant la chirurgie cardiaque sous circulation extracorporelle avec la microcirculation sublinguale durant les c hirurgies pulmonaires utilisant la ventilation unilatérale Dr. Thomas Hemmerling
Dr. Fadi Basile
Mira Mitri Electrocortical change after cognitive-behavioural therapy in Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome Dr. Marc E. Lavoie
Bruno Tremblay Pulmonary redodeling in congestive heart failure Dr. Jocelyn Dupuis
Julie Wolff Superoxide anion detection in a hypertensive model associated with intra-uterine malnutrition in a 28-day-old rat Dr. Anne Monique Nuyy

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McGill University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Sarantis Abatzoglou Outcomes in locally recurrent soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities and trunk Dr. Robert Turcotte
Philippe Guevremont A critical assessment of the management of dysphagia in esophaegal cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant treatment Dr. Lorenzo Ferri
Xiaofeng Guo Cullin-3 as a potential novel target for breast cancer chemoprevention and treatment Dr. Gerald Batist
Arushi Manga Low urinary sodium – an indicator for prognosis in ambulatory chronic heart failure patients Dr. Nadia Giannetti
Eric Mikhail Effect of neonatal hypoxia on the levels and location of G-proteins and hypoxia induced factor in the adult rat heart Dr. Charles Rohlicek
Nina Nouraeyan Aging of rat mesenchymal stem cells Dr. Dominique Shum-Tim
Melica Nourmoussavi A retrospective study of the outcomes in women over 70 with endometrial carcinoma treated at the McGill University Health Centre with a view to determining morbidity and mortality following surgery Dr. Lucy Gilbert
Michael Paci Are children with inattentive ADHD subtype different from children with combined/hyperactive ADHD subtype? Dr. Natalie Grizenko
Matthew Shorofsky Is heat shock protein an autoprotective molecule in heart disease associated with atrial fibrillation? Dr. Stanley Nattel
Brendan Trickey Canadian newspaper representations of cancer: A comparison between 1988/89 and 2008 Dr. S. Robin Cohen
Benjamin Whatley Transcranial magnetic stimulation and the evaluation of cortical inhibition in Tourette’s Syndrome Dr. Amir Raz

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University of Ottawa

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Catherine Barrett Immunotherapy of B16-delta-51GFPVSV (Vaccinia Syncytial Virus) oncolysate in combination with anti-CTLA-4 in a murine melanoma tumor model Dr. Rebecca Auer
Kathryn Kipp Effects of smoking on platelet reactivity Dr. Derek So
Rena Wang The effect of radiation therapy on tissue expansion type of Breast Reconstruction Dr. Gloria Rockwell
Melanie Strike Outcomes of elderly patients who undergo rescue PCI Dr. Derek So

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Queen’s University

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Daniel Au-Yeung Patient barriers to oncology clinical trial participation Dr. Catherine de Motz
Barbara Bielawska Self expanding metal stents are safe and effective for colonic obstruction: Experience with long term follow-up from a Canadian centre Dr. Lawrence C. Hookey
Jennifer Chung A novel injectable scaffold for cardiac regeneration Dr. Ren-Ke Li
Jonathan Lee Emergency physician referrals to a child and adolescent crisis clinic: who, why and what happens Dr. Daphne Korczak
William Finlay McIntyre Sleep apnea in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) Dr. A. Baranchuk
Pavlo Ohorodnyk Randomized controlled trials closed early for benefit (RCTCEB): methodology, results and implications Dr. Christopher Booth

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University of Toronto

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Heathcliff D’Sa Functional characterization of micro-RNA l06b in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Dr. Fei Fei-Liv
Maryam Elmi Kids with coarctation Dr. Brian McCrindle
Hana Farhang Khoee The impact of coronary angioplasty on symptoms in patients without detectable ischemia Dr. Alan Barolet
Ines Menjak Prophylaxis prevention and treatment of thromboembolic complications associated with paediatric cardiac surgeries Dr. Brian McCrindle
Carly Morin Barriers to adherence to Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for implantable cardioverter defibrillator referral Dr. Paul Dorian
Melanie Ostreicher Relational memory formation and use in semantic dementia and alzheimer’s disease Dr. Jennifer Ryan
Julia Sharp Pharmacokinetics, safety and outcome in phase II clinical trials for paediatric central nervous system tumours Dr. Sylvain Baruchel
Christopher Tran Retrospective analysis of off-protocol and palliative dose regimens of conformal radiation therapy for primary hepatocellular carinoma, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and liver metastases Dr. Laura Dawson
Mitch Vainberg Long-term outcomes of PCI on coronary artery bifurcation lesions Dr. Vlad Dzavik

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University of Western Ontario

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Ishvinder Chattha Genotype specific assessment of QT/heart rate adaptation in long QT syndrome Dr. Andrew Krahn
David Diodati Oxytocin, social congition and frontotemporal dementia Dr. E. Finger
Vandana Kumari Mechanisms of radiation-induced oral mucositis Amit Badhwar
Amit Rahalkar Novel LPL mutations associated with lipoprotein lipase deficiency: Two case reports and a literature review Dr. Robert A. Hegele
Raghav Rajgopal Novel markers of bladder cancer and the use of the avian embryo as a model of bladder cancer Dr. John Lewis
Qi Wang Brain tumor invasion Dr. Joseph Megyesi

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University of Manitoba

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Jane Colish Obstructive sleep apnea: effects of continuous airway pressure on cardiac remodeling as assessed by echocardiology, MRI, and cardiac biomarkers Dr. Davinder Jassal
Tyler Friesen Role of DLX transcription factors in intestinal development and colorectal cancer Dr. David Eisenstat
Andrea Mazurat Prognostic factors in differentiated thyroid cancer in patients over or below 45 years Dr. K.A. Pathak
Sunit Nagra Evaluation of change in 10 year risk of coronary heart disease in menopausal women followed in the Nature Women’s Centre Dr. Richard Boroditsky
Maneesh Sud SMAD4 and caspase-2 are associated with relapse in EVI1+ acute myeloid leukemia patients: evidence from microarray studies and meta-analysis Dr. Mark Minden
Jarret Woodmass Treatment patterns and outcomes of pancreatic cancer in the province of Manitoba Dr. M. Andrew McKay


University of Saskatchewan

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Susan Bobbitt Mental health care utilization and psychiatric disorders in childhood and early adolescence of premature babies discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit Dr. S. Damodharan
Allison C. Budd Recent experiences in identifying major congenital heart defects by fetal echocardiography in Saskatchewan Dr. Ashok Kakadekar
Tyler Gorman Breast MRI in assessing the extent of disease in new breast cancer diagnosis: the Regina experience Dr. J. Hillis
Brett Graham The Alzheimer disease-related presenilin-1 protein regulates the activity and distribution of the H2O2-generating enzyme monoamine oxidase-A Dr. Darrell Mousseau
Jeffrey Gu Assessment of risk factors in patients with peripheral vascular disease Dr. Brian Ulmer
Tyler S. Lamb Accuracy of oscillometric blood pressure monitors in subjects with atrial fibrillation or frequent extrasystoles Dr. Tom Wilson

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University of British Columbia

Student Title of research project Faculty advisor
Mark Ballard Role of interleukin-6 and the interleukin-6 receptor in particulate matter exposure induce endothelial dysfunction Dr. Stephan F. van Eeden
Brian Banno Expediated access to specialists evaluation (EASE) – Phase 1 Dr. Lee Ann Martin
Elliott Bogusz Computer/gaming station use in children and adolescents in a psychiatric clinic population Dr. Susan Baer
Zhe Amy Fang Identification of molecular prognostic factors in non-small cell lung cancer Dr. Janessa Laskin
Supna Kaur Sandhu Characteristics of patients with extreme hypertriglyceridemia Dr. Gordon Francis
Christina Scali Semi-indivualized informational DVD for breast radiation therapy Dr. Christina Aquino Parsons
Navkiran Sidhu Profiling immune privilege in basal cell carcinomas Dr. Kevin McElwee
Christine Stables BACE 1 and 2 gene expression in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease Dr. Weihong Song
Reina Yao Identification of diagnostic and prognostic molecular markers in thyroid carcinoma Dr. Sam M. Wiseman

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