London Health Research Day       

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The London Convention Centre
300 York Street, London, Ontario

On Tuesday March 20th, The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson Health Research Institute presented, “London Health Research Day 2012” – the largest research day of its kind in Ontario.

Over 600 people attended this brand new event, including 350 students and trainees, and 130 judges. Research presentations spanned 13 different categories, from children’s health and aging to biomedical imaging and surgical innovation. Together, participants represented health science labs throughout Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. 

Congratulations to all of the participants, and the competition winners:

Poster Competition:

Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care 
Susan Eitutis, 1st Year Master’s
Supervisor: Kathleen Hill

Biomedical Imaging & Engineering:
Harry Marshall, 3rd Year PhD
Supervisor: Robert Stodilka

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:
Kristin Kernohan, 5th Year PhD
Supervisor: Nathalie Berube

Cancer, Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine:
Matthew Riopel, 3rd Year PhD
Supervisor: Rennian Wang 

Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health:
Aaron So
Supervisor: Ting-Yim Lee

Clinical investigation & Metabolic Disease:
Emily Keats, 3rd Year PhD
Supervisor: Zia Khan

Health Outcomes & Population Studies:
Manav Vyas, 2nd Year Master’s
Supervisor: Daniel Hackam

Infection & Immunity:
Kyle MacDonald, 1st Year Master’s
Supervisor: Peter Cadieux

Musculoskeletal Health:
Celine Yeung, 1st Year Master’s
Supervisor: George Athwal

Maternal, Developmental, Fetal, Child & Family Health:
Noelle Ma, 1st Year Master’s
Supervisor: Daniel Hardy

Neuroscience & Mental Health:
Jillian Belrose, 3rd Year PhD
Supervisors: John MacDonald and Michael Jackson

Transplantation & Surgical Innovation:
Arthur Lau, 4th Year PhD
Supervisors: Anthony Jevnikar and Zhuxu Zhang 

Postdoctoral Scholars/Clinical Fellows:
Xusheng Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Weiping Min

Platform Competition:

Salon A, 2nd Place: Ana Luisa Trejos, 4th Year PhD, Supervisor: Rajni Patel
Salon A, 1st Place: Thomas Velenosi, 2nd Year Master’s, Supervisor: Brad Urquhart

Salon B, 2nd Place: Alysha Croker, 5th Year PhD, Supervisor: Alison Allan
Salon B, 1st Place: Sarah Mattonen, 1st Year Master’s, Supervisors: Aaron Ward and David Palma

Salon C, 2nd Place: Matthew McCann, 1st year PhD, Supervisor: Cheryle Seguin
Salon C, 1st Place: Christine Bell, 6th Year PhD, Supervisor: Andrew Watson


Event Feedback: To help us improve future Research Days, we invite you to share your experience in our post-event survey: The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jon Stoessl is a Professor and Head of the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and holds a Canada Research Chair in Parkinson's Disease.  He is the Director of both the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre and the National Parkinson Foundation of Canada Center of Excellence.  He is a world leader in research pertaining to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and movement disorders, and is a member of the Order of Canada, as well as a University of Western Ontario alumnus.




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