Student Research Day 2016

Jessie Kulaga-Yoskovitz

The McGill University Faculty of Medicine Research Day brings together students from Medicine, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology to present the results of the research they conducted with the support of the Summer Research Bursary Program. Sixty-six students participated in the program this year.

The day opened with a presentation by Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou (Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Division of Experimental Medicine) during which she gave students tips on how to be a successful clinician-scientist.

Students presented their posters to colleagues, faculty members and judges, affording them the opportunity to communicate their work. Research ranged from evaluating the cross-cultural recognition of emotional speech (Jamie Russell, Speech Language Pathology), to the introduction and repair of a histone protein mutation using CRISPR/Cas9 (Shriya Deshmukh, MD-PhD). The winning poster, authored by Pallavi Ganguli (Medicine) under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Braverman, focused on the association between white matter integrity, adrenal function and liver function in patients with peroxisome biogenesis disorder, a rare genetic disease affecting children. Students spoke passionately about their experiences in the lab and many indicated an interest in pursuing medical and scientific research in the future.

The best reports and poster presentations, judged by faculty members, were honored during Dean Elaine Davis’ (Associate Dean, Biomedical BSc, Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs, Faculty of Medicine) closing statements. Winners are listed below.

Congratulations to all!

Final Report Awards

William and Laura Victor Memorial Award
Best Fall 2015 Research Report
Value: $500
Student/Program: Ella Benzaquen, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou, Jewish General Hospital

William and Laura Victor Memorial Award
Best Winter 2016 Research Report
Value: $500
Student/Program: Jimmy Tat, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou, Montreal General Hospital

Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Award
1st Place, Top Summer 2016 Research Report
Value: $500
Student/Program: Eunice You, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Weber, Montreal General Hospital

Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Award
2nd Place, Top Summer 2016 Research Report
Value: $300
Student/Program: Artin Ghassemian, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Nathalie Johnson, Jewish General Hospital

Ettie Israel Bennett Award
3rd Place, Top Summer 2016 Research Report
Value: $150
Student/Program: Amanda Marino, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Karl Looper, Jewish General Hospital


Poster Presentation Awards

Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Award
1st Place, Outstanding Poster Presentation
Value: $500
Student/Program: Pallavi Ganguli, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Braverman, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Award
2nd Place, Outstanding Poster Presentation
Value: $300
Student/Program: Zhida Shang, Nursing
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Funnell, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Award
3rd Place, Outstanding Poster Presentation
Value: $150
Student/Program: Russell Yanofsky, Medicine
Supervisor: Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou, Montreal General Hospital