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Communications - News at Medicine - June 2013 - Graduate Student achievements celebrated


Graduate Student achievements celebrated
June 25, 2013
The achievements of graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine during 2012-13 were celebrated April 30 with a luncheon in the Junior Common Room. Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president of Memorial, and Dr. James Rourke, dean of medicine brought greetings. Dr. Jules Doré, assistant dean for graduate studies (medicine) emceed the event.
 
 
“I know very well that research, scholarship and creative activities at a university, and the impact that this has on our communities and province, are intimately linked to graduate studies and the work of graduate students,” said Dr. Kachanoski, who is a former dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Saskatchewan and vice-president (research) at the University of Alberta.

“Memorial’s research intensity, reputation and impact on our extended communities is directly reflected in the growing number of outstanding graduate students, like those we Are celebrating today, who are choosing to study at Memorial,” said Dr. Kachanoski.

Dr. Rourke noted that the Faculty of Medicine has seen significant growth in graduate enrolments over the past five years. “This is reflected in terms of the number of students who apply to the programs, who are recommended for admission and enter at the diploma, master’s and PhD levels. The biggest limitation over the past five years has been a lack of space but by this time next spring we will have moved into floors 3, 4 and 5 of the new building and will reallocating the current research space used by genetics to expand other areas of research within the Faculty of Medicine.”

The following awards were recognized at the April 30 event.

Faculty of Medicine Awards 
 
Farrell Cahill, supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, received the Colman PhD Award, established on behalf of Genevieve and Roberta Colman.

Daniel Wadden, supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, received the Dr. Alfred T.H. Burness Graduate Awards in Medicine, established in memory or Dr. Alfred Burness.

Hao Wu, supervised by Drs. Victor Maddalena and Peter Wang, received the Dr. Jorge Segovia Scholarship in Health Sciences Research.

Two Medical Graduate Students’ Society Scholar and Community Involvement Awards were given to PhD student Kerri Smith, supervised by Dr. Ann Dorward, and Clare Lewis, supervised by Drs. Ann Dorward and Jules Doré.

Faculty of Medicine Scholarships
 
PhD Dean’s Fellowships were received by Rachel Landy, supervised by Dr. Natalie Beausoleil; and Zack Marshall, supervised by Drs. Chris Kaposy and Fern Brunger. Fellowships to Justin King, supervised by Dr. Mani Larijani, and Jennifer Woodrow, supervised by Dr. Peter Wang, are deferred.
 
Dean’s Fellowships (M.Sc.) were received by Erfan Aref Eshghi, supervised by Dr. Guangju Zhai; Alexander Dias, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa; Kylie Goodyear, supervised by Drs. Laurie Twells and Deborah Gregory; Victoria Linehan, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa; and Meng Wang, supervised by Dr. Yangang Yi.   A M.Sc. Dean’s Fellowship to Lauren Fogarty, supervised by Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, is deferred.

School of Graduate Studies Awards
 
Rowan El-Bialy, supervised by Dr. Shree Mulay, and Lauren Fogarty, supervised by Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, received F.A. Aldrich Fellowships.

Victoria Lineman, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, received an A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship.
Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Awards

Farrell Cahill, supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, received an Alexander Graham Bell Student Graduate Scholarship.

Victoria Linehan, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, received a NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship.
Justin King, supervised by Dr. Mani Larijani, received a Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Graduate Fellowship.

Rachel Landy, supervised by Dr. Natalie Beausoleil, received a CIHR Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Award.
Nathanial Pollock, supervised by Dr. Shree Mulay, received a CIHR Doctoral Research Priority Announcement – IAPH Quantitative Research Award.

Ali Atoom, supervised by Dr. Rodney Russell, and Melody Morton-Ninomiya, supervised by Dr. Fern Brunger, received CIHR Regional Partnership Program awards.

Emily Doyle, supervised by Drs. Martha Traverso and Barbara Neis, received a Harris Centre Student Research Award.

Jennifer Woodrow, supervised by Dr. Peter Wang, received a NL-HARP Doctoral Research Grant.
Graduate Scholarships – M.Sc. Awards

John Hennessey, supervised by Drs. John McGuire and Bruno Stuyvers, and Daniel Wadden, supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, received CIHR Regional Partnership Program awards.

Madison Giles, supervised by Drs. Rebecca Schiff and Natalie Beausoleil, received a CIHR Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Awards.

Kayla Holder, supervised by Drs. Rodney Russell and Michael Grant; and Nathaniel Taylor, supervised by Dr. Russell, received National CIHR Research Graining Program in Hepatitis C awards.

Lauren Fogarty, supervised by Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, received a NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Zhi Chen, supervised by Dr. Peter Wang; and Yanyan Zhang, supervised by Dr. James Valcour, received NL—HARP Master’s Research grants.

Kendra Lester, supervised by Dr. Laurie Twells, and Hao Wu, supervised by Drs. Victor Maddalena and Peter Wang, received NLCAHR Master’s Fellowships.

Robert Bartlett, supervised by Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, received a M.Sc. Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery.

Peter Wilton, supervised by Drs. Doreen Neville and Roger Chafe, received a M.Sc. Harris Centre Student Research Award.

Rowan El-Bialy, supervised by Dr. Shree Mulay, received a Canadian Mental Health Association (NL) Mental Health Research Scholarship. She also received the Women’s Association of Memorial University of NL Graduate Student Scholarship.

Heather Foley, supervised by Dr. Rick Audas, received an Evidence Informed Practice Council of Eastern Health Graduate Fellowship.

Missy Power, supervised by Dr. Rick Audas, received an ARNNL Education and Research Trust Graduate Non-Nursing Scholarship.

Robert Brian Roome, supervised by Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, received the Keith Griffiths Memorial Heart and Stroke Foundation Graduate Scholarship.

Program Prizes
 
Cancer and Development
 
The Best M.Sc. Poster Presentation prizes went to Noelle Marsh, supervised by Drs. Daniel MacPhee and Ann Dorward, and Justin Pater, supervised by Dr. Daniel MacPhee.
 
The Mary O’Neill M.Sc. Award went to Kindra Grozinger, supervised by Dr. Robert Gendron.
 
The PhD Mary Pater Award went to Kerri Smith, supervised by Dr. Ann Dorward.
Immunology and Infectious Diseases
 
Heidi Morris, supervised by Dr. Rodney Russell, received the prize for Best Overall Presentation.
Kayla Holder, supervised by Drs. Michael Grant and Rodney Russell, received the M.Sc. Award.

Justin King, supervised by Dr. Mani Larijani, received the PhD Award.
 
Neuroscience – Golden Synapse
 
Natasha Belanger-Willoughby, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, received the prize for the Best Overall Presentation.
 
Victoria Linehan, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, and Vanessa Strong, supervised by Dr. John McLean, received M.Sc. awards for first year.
 
Robert Brian Roome, supervised by Dr. Vanderluit, received the M.Sc. Award for second year.
Human Genetics

Erfan Aref Eshghi, supervised by Dr. Guangju Zhai, and Robyn Byrne, supervised by Dr. Mike Woods, received M.S. Awards.
 
Nelly Abdel-Fatah, supervised by Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, received the PhD Award.
 
ARTC Health Services Research
 
Awards were received by Glenn Enright, supervised by Drs. Rick Audas and Daryl Pullman, and Peter Wilton, supervised by Drs. Noreen Neville and Roger Chafe.
 
MPH-Population/Public Health
 
Siao Yang, supervised by Dr. Catherine Donovan, received a prize for the highest academic average.

Clinical Epidemiology
 
Prizes for the highest academic average went to Shane Stratton and Chris Williams, both supervised by Dr. Patrick Parfrey.
 
Travel Awards
 
The Dean M. Ian Bowmer Graduate Travel Awards went to Justin King, supervised by Dr. Larijani.
 
Barrowman Travel Awards (Community Health and Humanities) went to Rachel Landy, supervised by Dr. Beausoleil, and Jennifer Woodrow, supervised by Dr. Wang.

Asan M.S. Haja Mohideen, supervised by Dr. Sevtap Savas, received the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Travel Bursary.

Farrell Cahill and Daniel Wadden, both supervised by Dr. Sun, received CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes Travel Awards.

Kerri Smith, supervised by Dr. Ann Dorward, received the 6th Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research Travel Award.

Rachel Landy, supervised by Dr. Beausoleil, received the Association for Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV Travel Award.

Kayla Holder, supervised by Drs. Michael Grand and Rod Russell, and Justin King, supervised by Dr. Larijani, received Canadian Society for Immunology Conference Travel awards.

John Hennessey, supervised by Drs. John McGuire and Bruno Stuyvers, received a Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Travel Award.

Melody Morton-Ninomiya, supervised by Dr. Fern Brunger, received a CanFASD Priorities Travel Award and also an International FASD Conference Travel Award.

Jennifer Woodrow, supervised by Dr. Peter Wang, received a CIHR Summer Program in Aging Travel Award.
Daniel Wadden, supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, received a CIHR Travel Grant to attend the Obesity Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Distinctions
 
Zack Marshall, supervised by Drs. Chris Kaposy and Fern Brunger, received a CIHR—HIV/AIDS Dissemination Grant.

Melody Morton-Ninomiya, supervised by Dr. Brunger, and Nathanial Pollock, supervised by Dr. Shree Mulay, were participants in the Canadian Student Health Research Forum. Ms. Morton-Ninomiya also attended the Summer Institute in Peer Review for Research Fellowship and Grants.

Megan Morrison, supervised by Dr. Natalie Beausoleil, received the 2012 National Student Award from the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Michael Wahl, supervised by Drs. Gerry Mugford and Christopher Kovacs, was named Graduate Student Entrepreneur Global Champion by the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Rachel Landy, supervised by Dr. Beausoleil, was a fellow with University Without Walls CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS.

John Hennessey, supervised by Drs. McGuire and Stuyvers, received a Peter Dresel Trainee Presentation Award.

Justin King, supervised by Dr. Larijani, received the Canadian Society for Immunology Conference First-Place Poster Prize. Mr. King also received first place platform at the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Conference.
 
Peyvand Amini, Farrell Cahill and Danny Wadden, all supervised by Dr. Sun, attended the Canadian Obesity Network’s Obesity Bootcamp.
 
The Colman PhD award was presented to Farrell Cahill, right, by Dr. Jules Doré.

The Dr. Jorge Segovia Scholarship in Health Sciences Research was presented to Hao Wu, right, by Dr. Victor Maddalena.
 
A Medical Graduate Students’ Society Scholar and Community Involvement Award was presented to Kerri Smith by Dr. Jules Doré.

Recipients of PhD Dean’s Fellowships with their supervisors (from left): Dr. Natalie Beausoleil, Rachel Landy, Dr. Chris Kaposy, Zack Marshall, Dr. Fern Brunger, Justin King, and Dr. Mani Larijani.

Recipients of M.Sc. Dean’s Fellowships and their supervisors (from left): Drs. Kensuke and Michiru Hirasawa, Lauren Fogarty, Victoria Linehan, Alex Dias, Dr. Guangju Zhai, Erfan Aref Eshghi, Meng Wang and Dr. Jackie Vanderluit.

Recipients of F.A. Aldrich Fellowships and their supervisors (from left): Dr. Jackie Vanderluit, Lauren Fogarty, Rowan El-Bialy and Dr. Shree Mulay. 

Victoria Linehan, right, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, received an A.G. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship.

Farrell Cahill, right, and Dr. Jules Doré.

Justin King, left, and supervisor Dr. Mani Larijani.

CIHR Regional Partnership Program awards were received by Melody Morton-Ninomiya, supervised by Dr. Fern Brunger, and Ali Atoom, supervised by Dr. Rodney Russell. From left: Dr. Brunger, Ms.  Morton-Ninomiya, Mr. Atoom and Dr. Russell.

Emily Doyle, right, with supervisor Dr. Martha Traverso. Ms. Doyle received a PhD Harris Centre Student Research Award.

Jennifer Woodrow, left, seen here with Dr. James Valcour, received a NL-HARP Doctoral Research Grant.

John Hennessey, left, received a CIHR Regional Partnership Program M.Sc. Award. One of his supervisors is Dr. Bruno Stuyvers, right.

Lauren Fogarty, left, received a NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her supervisor is Dr. Jacqueline Vanderluit, right.

Yanyan Zhang, left, and supervisor Dr. James Valcour.  Ms. Zhang received an NL—HARP Master’s Research grant.

Hao Wu, right, and supervisor Dr. Victor Maddalena. Mr. Wu received a NLCAHR Master’s Fellowship.

Robert Bartlett, left, with supervisor Dr. Vanderluit. Mr. Bartlett received a M.Sc. Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery.

Peter Wilton, centre, supervised by Dr. Doreen Neville, left, and Dr. Roger Chafe, right, received an M.Sc. Harris Centre Student Research Award.

Rowan El-Bialy, left, supervised by Dr. Shree Mulay, received a Canadian Mental Health Association (NL) Mental Health Research Scholarship and the Women’s Association of Memorial University of NL Graduate Student Scholarship.

Kerri Smith, right, received the Cancer and Development Program Mary Pater Award (PhD). She is seen here with Dr. Doré.

Heidi Morris, left, received the Immunology and Infectious Diseases program prize for Best Overall Presentation. Her supervisor is Dr. Rod Russell, right.

Natasha Belanger-Willoughby, left, received the Neuroscience Golden Synapse Prize for the Best Overall Presentation. Her supervisor is Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, right.

Victoria Linehan, supervised by Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, and Vanessa Strong, supervised by Dr. John McLean, received M.Sc. awards for first year. From left: Dr. Michiru, Ms. Linehan, Ms. Strong and Dr. McLean.

Erfan Aref Eshghi, centre, and Robyn Byrne, right, received M.Sc. awards. Mr. Eshghi’s supervisor is Dr. Guangju Zhai, left. 

In the ARTC Health Services Research program, awards were received by Glenn Enright, supervised by Drs. Rick Audas and Daryl Pullman, and Peter Wilton, supervised by Drs. Noreen Neville and Roger Chafe. From left: Dr. Neville, Peter Wilton, Dr. Roger Chafe, Glenn Enright, and Dr. Audas.

The Clinical Epidemiology Program Prize for the highest academic average went to Shane Stratton, left, supervised by Dr. Gerry Mugford.
 
Nathaniel Taylor, left, received a National CIHR Research Training Program in Hepatitis C awards. His supervisor is Dr. Rod Russell, right.
 

 
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