Health Sciences Research Trainees Day 2019
This year marks the twenty second anniversary of the Annual Scientific Meeting for Health Sciences Research Trainees. This year we had over 170 attendees celebrating the research accomplishments of trainees at Queen’s. There were 89 abstracts submitted for presentation. From these, 13 submissions going across multiple disciplines were selected for oral talks, with the remaining 76 abstracts presented as posters in separate morning and afternoon sessions. Trainees who presented during the meeting were undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students and residents from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The Keynote Speaker this year was Dr. Susan Bartels, who was the recipient of the 2018 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Health Research. As was the case in previous years, the poster sessions were organized and adjudicated by Graduate students. Twenty nine Graduate students participated in the adjudication process, and identified 12 posters for awards. The oral talks were adjudicated by 3 Postdoctoral Fellows. Winners of the prizes for oral and poster presentations are listed below:
Dean’s Award for Best Oral Presentation: Jina Nanayakkara, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, for her talk entitled: Classifying neuroendocrine neoplasms using microrna-375 and microrna expression. The runner up award went to Andra Banete, for her talk entitled: IL-4 stimulation induces an antiviral state in M2 macrophages. Honorable mention went to Matt Cormier, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, for his presentation entitled: The gut microbiota as a novel risk factor for the development of anti-drug antibodies in Hemophilia A mice.
Best Poster Award recipients were: Kristen Zamperoni, DBMS, Kate Grey, DBMS, Chloe Lowry, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Nicole Protopapas, DBMS, Lauren Hamilton, DBMS, Ruben Warkentin, DBMS, Noor Shakfa, DBMS, Katelyn Tresidder, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Kelly Lee, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Natalya Odoardi, DBMS, Karlaina Osmon, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Diane Tomalty, DBMS, Olivia Moir, Public Health Sciences, Negin Rezaie, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Taylore Dodd, DBMS.
Key note speaker Dr. Susan Bartels
Previous meetings for Health Sciences Research Trainees:
HSRT Day June 4 , 2019