Research Day 2011

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The 24th annual UOHI Research Day was held on May 5th, 2011 and was once again a big success. 

Congratulations to all winners:  

Investigator of the Year

  • Basic Science: Dr. Edward O’Brien  
  • Clinical Science: Dr. Robert Reid  

Basic Science Category

Best Basic Science Oral Presentation:  

  • Mireille Ouimet (Supervisor: Dr. Yves Marcel) Autophagy and Lysosomal Acid Lipase Regulate Macrophage Reverse Cholesterol Transport  

Basic Science Honourable Mentions:  

  • Stephanie Thorn (Supervisor: Dr. Jean N. DaSilva and Dr. Michael Gollob) Validation of New Image-Derived Blood Input Function for Mouse Heart Positron Emission Tomography Imaging: Evaluation in the Human Arg302Gln-PRKAG2 Mutation-Induced Metabolic Cardiomyopathy  
  • Adrianna Douvris (Supervisor: Dr. Ruth McPherson) Functional Analysis of the Trib1 Locus in Coronary Artery Disease  

Best Basic Science Poster Presentations:  

  • Chenchen Hou (Supervisor: Dr. Erik J Suuronen) Culture of Circulating Progenitor Cells on a 3D Collagen Matrix Enhances Their Therapeutic Effect in a Model of Hindlimb Ischemia  
  • Timothy Shutt (Supervisor: Dr. Heidi McBride) Mitochondrial Fusion is Actively Repressed in Primary Tissues, Requires ROS and is Activated Specifically in Response to Stress  

Clinical Science Category

Best Clinical Science Oral Presentation, Doris and Howard Polk Award:  

  • Gary Small (Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin J.W. Chow) Impact of Technetium Shortage on Downstream Utilization of Cardiac Diagnostic Techniques    

Clinical Science Honourable Mentions:  

  • Benjamin Hibbert (Supervisor: Dr. Edward O’Brien) Radial versus Femoral Artery Approach for Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Extremely Obese    
  • Allison Hall (Supervisor: Dr. Robert S. Beanlands) Cardiac FDG PET Imaging Positively Impacts Management Direction and Identifies High Risk Patients in a Multi-Center Provincial Registry (CADRE)  

Best Clinical Science Poster Presentation:  

  • Vikas Tandon (Supervisor: Dr. Terrence D. Ruddy) Stress Thallium Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using a New Dedicated Solid State Cardiac SPECT Camera Compared to Conventional SPECT  

Allied and Population Health Category

Best Allied and Population Health Oral Presentations:  

  • Trainee: Chantal Nelson (Supervisor: Dr. Robert Reid) Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Smoking Cessation Among Pregnant Smokers in the Baffin Region of Nunavut  
  • Allied Health Professional: Christine Struthers, RN, MScN, APN Cardiac Telehealth Using IVR to Improve Disease Management and Compliance with ACS Best Practice Guidelines  

Allied and Population Health Honourable Mention:  

  • Kerri-Anne Mullen (Supervisor: Dr. Robert Reid) Effectiveness of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in Cardiac Care Units Across Canada  

Best Allied and Population Health Poster Presentation:  

  • Debbie Aitken, APN, Smoking Cessation, Minto Prevention and Rehabilitation Center Varenicline Versus Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation in Patients Hospitalized with Coronary Artery Disease: A Pilot Randomized Trial  

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