Previously Funded SSRP Projects

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords
Kellan Woo Dr. Kathryn Isaac Comparative Safety and Effectiveness Study of Autologous Breast Reconstruction Breast Cancer; Breast Reconstruction; Autologous; Neurotization
Kudrat Mundi Dr. Marie Wright Use of long-term ventilation for preterm infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia in British Columbia Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, preterm birth, chronic lung disease, long term ventilation, outcomes
Jean Oh Dr. Joanne Matsubara The Role of Microglia in Amyloid-Beta Clearance in the Alzheimer's Disease Eye Eye, Alzheimer's disease, Microglia, Amyloid-beta, Confocal microscopy
Derek Chan Dr. Alfonso Lovieno Antibiotic resistance trends and outcomes in Pseudomonas keratitis in British Columbia: a retrospective study pseudomonas, keratitis, antibiotic resistance, ophthalmology, microbiology
Briana Chau Dr. Savvas Nicolaou Radiologist's Evaluation of a Chest CT Imaging AI Model artificial intelligence, chest imaging, respiratory, parenchymal patterns, CT
Yi Han Xia Dr. Eric McGinnis Immunophenotypic, genetic, and clinical features associated with RUNX1 mutation in acute and chronic myeloid neoplasms flow cytometry, genotype-phenotype correlation, leukemia
Marko Tien Dr. Jason Barton The face-superiority effect: a novel method to study face perception face/word recognition; perceptual expertise; word-superiority effect; part-whole task; holistic processing
Jennifer Zhang Dr. Wendy V. Norman What are the patient characteristics, timeline and clinical events leading to blood transfusion following mifepristone/misoprostol induced medical abortion: a systematic review Medical Abortion, Systematic Review, Rural and Remote medicine, Practice Guidelines
Tammy Ng Dr. Brenda Farnquist Siamese Neural Network AI model for change detection in screening mammograms for breast cancer risk prediction. Artificial intelligence; screening mammography; breast cancer; change detection; risk prediction
Nikola Deretic Dr. Vishal Avinashi Analysis and Findings from 10-year Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Registry Data Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Pediatric, Allergy, Gastroenterology, Multidisciplinary Clinic
Moe Saffarzadeh Dr. Connor Forbes Patient knowledge and perception of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatments Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Side effects, Medical management, patient knowledge, patient perception
Christy Richards Dr. Mandeep Tamber Pediatric Intracranial Infection Complicating Sinusitis in Canada intracranial infection; sinusitis; pediatrics; database; COVID-19
Kelly Wei Dr. Lien Hoang Creation of a p53 Vulvar Biopsy Educational Dataset to Improve the Pathologic Detection of Differentiated Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia (dVIN), the Precancer to the Most Aggressive Subtype of Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer Diagnostics, Anatomical Pathology, Quality Improvement, Immunohistochemistry
Callahan Brebner Dr. Brian Grunau Intraosseous Vascular Access Sites and Outcomes Intraosseous Vascular Access; Cardiac Arrest; Discharge Survival; Intravenous Vascular Access
Julia Handra Dr. Roger Tam AI Prediction of Cardiac Scarring from Electrocardiograms artificial intelligence, machine learning, cardiology, radiology, medical imaging
Gurpreet Sohi Dr. Gurpreet Salh Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in BC - Caregiver experiences in obtaining resources and supports for their child in the first year post-diagnosis FASD; Caregiver experiences; Neurodiversity; early intervention; advocacy
Borna Naderi Dr. Thomas Roston Evaluating the Diagnostic Yield of a "Burst" Exercise Stress Test in Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Cardiac arrest, sudden death, arrhythmias, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, exercise stress test
Chelsea Smith Dr. Kristine Chapman Establishing a Patient-Centred Outcome Measures Panel for Chronic Inflammatory Neuropathy in Clinical Care Settings chronic inflammatory neuropathies, patient-reported outcome measures, functional outcome measures, patient interviews, qualitative study
Jasmine Memar-Zadeh Dr. Delbert Dorscheid Modeling vapor exposure in human airway epithelial cells to characterize the elicited cellular responses Vaping, airway epithelium, lung injury, smoke, inflammation
Valerie Mok Dr. Jim Christenson Trends in Drug-Associated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Epidemiology and Treatment Cardiac arrest; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; COVID-19; Drug overdose; Emergency medicine
Stella Fang Dr. Melanie Murray Comparing prevalence of polypharmacy and rates of comorbidity treatment among women living with HIV and HIV-negative women in the BC CARMA CHIWOS Collaborations (BCC3) Study Women's health, aging, HIV, comorbidity, polypharmacy
Dilpreet Bharaj Dr. Sara Belga Risk Factors for Developing CMV Retinitis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Case-Control Study CMV retinitis, solid organ transplant, cytomegalovirus (CMV), risk factor, immunosuppression
Arya Ardehali Dr. Krishnan Ramanathan Postoperative Myocardial Injury after Non-cardiac Surgery (MINS) in Kidney Transplant Patients MINS, CKD, Kidney transplant, Troponin, Cardiology
Christy Zhang Dr. Roxana Geoffrion Arcus tendineus apical suspension compared to standard sacrospinous ligament suspension with synthetic sutures: Early operative outcomes Women's health, pelvic organ prolapse, surgical outcomes
Delon Chan Dr. Vishal Avinashi A qualitative study of GBM who are clinically eligible for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis but have not used it. Gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men, HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, uptake
Zaanjana Zivaaria Dr. Alan Tung Testing the feasibility of using ropivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients with lower back surgery Spine surgery, anesthesia, feasibility
Wendy Xu Dr. Mohamed Ali Bedaiwy Euploid Pregnancy Loss in Patients with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Comparing Spontaneously conceived to IVF with PGT-A Recurrent pregnancy loss, infertility, euploid pregnancy loss, IVF
Caroline Kim Dr. Steven Miller Effects of Postnatal Infection on Brain Development and Long-term Outcomes in Preterm Newborns Neurodevelopment, postnatal infection, neuroimaging, preterm birth, socioeconomic status
Gaganjit Phulka Dr. Alyssa Hodgson Incidence and Characteristics of Chronic Pain After Cardiac Surgery Prospective, observational, cardiac surgery, chronic pain
Chenille Wong Dr. Simon Rabkin Proteins and metabolites in heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis Heart failure with preserved EF, Heart failure with reduced EF, Meta-analysis, Metabolite pathways, Protein pathways
Kiki Yu Dr. David Liu The Incidence of Synovitis in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, imaging, chronic, pain, synovitis
Karanvir Gill Dr. Julian Marsden Developing a Standardized High-Quality ED Discharge Process with Clear Patient Instructions Emergency Medicine, Quality Improvement, Patient Discharge, Patient Safety
Laura Samson Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew An evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with thyroid cancer and YouTube videos on Radioactive Iodine Therapy Thyroid Cancer, radioactive iodine, YouTube videos, patient education, internet utilization, social media
Gurmaan Gill Dr. Marianne Vidler Postpartum Screening for Anxiety and Comorbid Conditions: A Prospective British Columbia Cohort Study Psychiatry; Mental health; Women's health; Postpartum; Anxiety; Screening tools
Benjamin Brakel Dr. Serge Makarenko Use of jugular venous pressure to optimize outcomes of vestibular schwannoma resection Vestibular schwannoma, jugular bulb pressure, head positioning, intracranial pressure, intraoperative bleeding.
Lucas Rempel Dr. Andrei Krassioukov The effect of transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation on lower urinary tract function in people with spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, spinal cord stimulation, urology, urodynamics, rehabilitation
Shaheer Lakhani Dr. Lily Zhou Factors associated with longer inpatient wait time until carotid revascularization following minor stroke for transient ischemic attack (TIA) Ischemic Stroke, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Stenting, Carotid Endarterectomy, Wait Times
Josh Paterson Dr. M. Eugenia Socias Improving community engagement of people who use drugs in clinical trials cannabis, opioids, methadone, people who use drugs, community engagement
Elsie Wang Dr. Mandeep Mahal Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in BC - Caregiver experiences in obtaining resources and supports for their child in the first year post-diagnosis FASD; caregiver experiences; neurodiversity; developmental interventions; systemic change
Crystal McLeod Dr. Sean Maurice Media Discourse Analysis of Access to Blood Donation in Rural and Remote Canada Blood donation; Media discourse; Canadian blood services; Rural health; Social services
Elaine Hu Dr. Nadia Fairbairn Improving Access to Substance Use Care and Supports: An Overdose Outreach Team in the Vancouver Coastal Region Opioid use disorder, overdose, outreach, public health, harm reduction
Meghan He Dr. Neil Chadha Can we Predict Nasopharynx Distance in Children for Swab Testing? A Pilot Study Nasopharynx, nasal swab, COVID-19, pediatric, nasal endoscopy
Quentin Michalchuk Dr. Miles Mannas Comparing Transrectal and Transperineal Biopsies at VGH Biopsy, Urology, Radiology, Prostate
Alix Wells Dr. Thomas de los Reyes Transition to Adult Care for Patients with Urologic Conditions in British Columbia transitional urology; pediatric urology; adult urology; transitional care
Davy Lau Dr. Naisan Garraway Humanitarian Organizations and Existing Policies on Sustainable Surgical Care in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones Sustainability, Surgery, Global, Conflict, Scoping
Yolanda Zhang Dr. Chieh Jack Chiu Standardizing Use of Pain medication to Eliminate post-Robotic HErnia Repair Opioids: A prospective cohort study assessing opioid use after abdominal wall reconstruction using the da Vinci robotic platform (The SUPERHERO Study) Hernia surgery; opioid stewardship; narcotic use after surgery; robotic surgery; post-operative pain management
Amelia Tjoa Dr. Chelsea Elwood Risk Factors Associated with Caesarean section (CS) Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Caesarean section, Surgical Site Infection, Obstetrics, Infection
Rory Trevorrow Dr. Lise Leveille Perioperative Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction ACL Reconstruction, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Brooke Cheng Dr. Jocelyn Srigley Barriers to health care worker's adherence to infection prevention and control practices in British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic Infection control, COVID-19, Frontline health care workers, Public health, Quality improvement
Charley Cai Dr. Ryan Flannigan Single-cell Transcriptomic Assessment of Peyronie's Disease Plaque Microenvironment Peyronie's Disease, Single-Cell Sequencing, Transcriptomics
Hannah Rojas Dr. Paul Yong EndoPhoto: A Photovoice Study of East, South, and South-East Asian People with Endometriosis Endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, COVID-19, mental health
Joanne Chi Dr. Jerilynn Prior Constipation Prevalence and Variance Related to the Phases of the Normal Menstrual Cycle constipation, menstrual cycle, Menstrual Cycle Diary, ovulation, subclinical ovulatory disturbances
Ruth Liu Dr. Charissa Patricelli The iOAT-APP Study (Injectable Opioid Agonist Therapy Administration in a Pregnant or perinatal Population) Substance use, opioids, addictions, women's health, injectable opioid agonist therapy
Rebecca Kenny Dr. Lyndia Wu A longitudinal investigation of concussive and subconcussive mechanisms in an ice hockey Concussion, Head Impacts, Hockey, Impact Biomechanics, Video Review
Mikayla Fan Dr. Quynh Doan The impact of COVID-19 on mental-health related pediatric emergency department visits in British Columbia Mental health, COVID-19, Pediatric Emergency Visits
Raja Choudhary Dr. William Guest The Application of Augmented Reality in Pre-Operative Planning Innovation, Education, Augmented Reality, Qualitative
Anna de Waal Dr. Lina Roa Developing an intervention for sexual dysfunction after obstetric anal sphincter injury Obstetric outcomes, sexual dysfunction, physiotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, e-health intervention
Lexia Bao Dr. Fuchsia Howard Psychosocial Interventions for Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Scoping Review ICU, Psychosocial, Scoping Review
Sebastian Steven Dr. Matthew Carwana Identifying the impact of perinatal substance use screening on parents accessing RICHER clinic services Participatory action research, perinatal substance use, trauma-informed care, pediatric care, health equity
Haydn Molcak Dr. Michael Moran Pseudotumor formation, serum ions, and revisions following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: a retrospective single-center study and review of literature Hip resurfacing arthroplasty, hip replacement, arthritis, pseudotumor, serum metal ions
Rajan Bola Dr. Jason Sutherland The association between surgical wait times and post-operative outcomes: a prospective cohort study of elective surgery patients in Vancouver, Canada Depression, pain, patient-reported outcomes, perioperative, surgical waitlist
Kayoung Heo Dr. Douglas Courtemanche Carbon Footprint Associated with Travel to Oak Street Campus climate change, quality improvement, environment, carbon footprint, sustainability
Melody Li Dr. Bonita Sawatzky Understanding the work/home life balance in women who are orthopaedic surgeons in BC women, orthopaedic surgeons, quality of life, stress, work
Helen Hsiao Dr. Tony Ng The role of 3D scanning, medical imaging modalities, and surgical planning software in improving communication between pathologists and head and neck surgeons: A systematic review Head and Neck surgery, pathology, 3D scanning, medical imaging, surgical margin
Shamikh Lakhani Dr. Carolyn Taylor Effect of increased interhospital transfer times on health outcomes in emergency acute cardiac care Transfer time, interhospital, cardiac critical care, thrombolysis, percutaneous coronary intervention
Caitlyn Siu Dr. Helen Tremlett A Systematic Review of the Impact of Treating Comorbidities in Multiple Sclerosis on Disease Outcomes Multiple sclerosis; comorbidities; intervention; treatment; disease outcomes
Josh Ma Dr. Peter Black Adverse events associated with electromotive drug administration of mitomycin Electromotive, mitomycin, adverse events, BCG, bladder cancer
Katherine Bilan Dr. Silvina Mema Improving interdisciplinary collaboration across harm reduction and medical services at Shambhala music festival: A framework for better health outcomes Mass Gathering Medicine, Harm Reduction, Electronic Music Festival, Prevention
Joshua Cunningham Dr. Videsh Kapoor Assessing the Need of Pain Management Education in the Dang Region of Nepal Pain Management, Sickle Cell, Global Health, Longitudinal Community Education, Palliative Care
Connor Frey Dr. Janessa Laskin Comparison of Fresh versus Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Tissue for Whole Genome/Transcriptome Analysis of Tumour Biopsies cancer, genomics, transcriptomics, sequencing, bioinformatics
Zhina Majdzadeh Ardekani Dr. Horacio Bach Nanomedicine-Mediated Drug Delivery for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Nanomedicine
Petar Koncarevic Dr. Mypinder Sekhon Neuroinflammation in pre-clinical models of global hypoxic ischemic brain injury: a systematic review Hypoxic ischemic brain injury; neuroinflammation; pre-clinical; cardiac arrest
Mahan Maazi Dr. Nicolas Murray Prediction of Stroke Progression Through Imaging Stroke, Radiology, Imaging, Clinical, Predictive
Will Clarke Dr. Tamara Vanderwal Individual differences in sensory decoding patterns: a pediatric fMRI study
Simon Zhu Dr. Jonathan Bush Development of Rhabdoid Tumor Patient-Derived Xenografts Using the Chorioallantoic Membrane System Patient-derived xenograft, chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) system, rhabdoid tumor.
Elaine Ling Dr. Gordon Francis Effect of Lysosomal Acid Lipase Overexpression on Cholesterol Mobilization in Arterial Smooth Muscle Cells Atherosclerosis; Smooth Muscle Cell Foam Cells; lysosomal acid lipase; cholesterol efflux; ABCA1
Kawami Cao Dr. Anibal Bohorquez Effects of spinal cord injury and autonomic dysreflexia on pulse rate variability and heart rate variability Spinal cord injury, autonomic function, cardiovascular dysfunction, blood pressure, heart rate
Alex Huang Dr. Brian Kwon The therapeutic effects following intrathecal infusion of CRP in the porcine model of thoracic spinal cord injury Translational research, spinal cord injury, preclinical research, CSPG Reduction Peptide, functional recovery
Taia Yuen-Joaquin Dr. Peter Zandstra Optimizing conditions of a fabricated curved cell stretching device to examine mechanical cues during blood cell emergence blood differentiation, stem cells, cell stretch device, mechanical cues, niche fabrication
Michael Collins Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen Unadjusted glomerular filtration rate as stronger predictor of graft outcome in paediatric kidney transplants End-stage kidney disease, paediatrics, bioinformatics, transplantation
Cindy Wang Dr. Bradley Quon Evaluating barrier formation in a human nasal epithelial air-liquid interface model of cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis, precision medicine, in-vitro human airway epithelium model, air-liquid interface, barrier integrity
Elliott Gee Dr. Amandeep (Anu) Ghuman The Relationship between the Microbiome and the Development of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS Microbiome Study) Microbiome, Rectal Cancer, Surgery, Radiation
Leiana Hoshyari Dr. Scott Tebbutt Characterization of airway epithelial cell migratory function with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein treatment Airway epithelium, migration, repair, COVID-19
Fares Burwag Dr. Poul Sorensen Elucidating mechanisms of enhanced oxidative phosphorylation in medulloblastoma Medulloblastoma, OXPHOS, mRNA translation, metabolism, mitochondria
Navneet Gill Dr. Brett Hilton Association between axon growth competence and activity of the histone methyltransferase Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) Axon growth, nerve cells, EZH2, chromatin, spinal cord injury
Kat Zaraska Dr. Lise Leveille Function Junction: Implementation for Functional Assessment for Neuromuscular Patients in a Home Environment Cerebral Palsy, Elective Orthopedics, Functional Assessment, Multidisciplinary Care, Software, Patient-specific Care
Hannah Doyle Dr. Brittany Bingham Accountability in Care: Storytelling Methodologies for Measuring Indigenous Patient Experiences Patient Experience, Cultural Safety, Storywork, Indigenous Research Methodologies
Tiffany Chang Dr. Honglin Luo Examining enterovirus-associated cardiac injury in the human myocardium: Is the cGAS-STING pathway a culprit behind the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis? myocarditis, pathology, inflammation, virus, innate immunity
Jenicia Zhen Dr. Bruce Verchere The Role of Peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase (PAM) in Pancreatic Islet Function and Development of T2D type 2 diabetes, islet, PAM, insulin secretion, cilia
Cecilia Lee Dr. Leandro Venturutti Unveiling new targetable dependencies in aggressive B cell lymphomas lymphoma, b cell, molecular, toll-like receptor, cancer
Aleksandra Ratkovic Dr. Tal Jarus Understanding the Similarities and Differences between Academic Coordinators and Fieldwork Educators Healthcare, disability, accommodation, clinical placement, equity, inclusion, representation
Trushaan Bundhoo Dr. Yossef Av-Gay Identification of novel therapies against Mycobacterium Abcessus Lung Disease, antimicrobial resistance, Drug development, cystic fibrosis, Antibiotics
Sam Salitra Dr. Gregor Reid Investigating mechanisms of HD-ALL leukemogenesis using in-vitro tissue culture and ex-vivo mouse modeling. ALL, Leukemia-Initiating Cells, Tissue Culture, Eμ-Ret Mouse, Flow Cytometry, RNA-seq
Niki Shahraki Dr. Elizabeth Rideout Identifying genes that control neuronal lipid droplet dynamics Lipid droplet, neurons, body fat, brain, Drosophila.
Rabiah Dhaliwal Dr. Sara Jassemi Implementing Family-Centered Rounds for Patients with Medical and Psychiatric Complexity Admitted to a Pediatrics Acute Care Hospital Family-centered rounds, Patient engagement, Communication, Patient safety, Collaboration
Samuel Leung Dr. Amrit Singh Using spatially resolved gene expression to understand the role of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis spatial transcriptomics, R, blood vessels, atherosclerosis, biomarkers
Daniel Elesin Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose Impact of Exercise Training or Complex Mental and Social Activities on Intra-Individual Variability in Older Adults with Chronic Stroke Cognitive function, Intra-Individual Variability, Exercise, Randomized Controlled Trial, Chronic Stroke
Michelle Park Dr. Jessica Chan The Linguistic Indicators of Framing Tool: Developing a tool to LIFT negative framing out of published health research involving First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples Indigenous, language, equity, culture, oncology
Sarah Lim Dr. Erin Michalak PolarUs: An App to Support Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder Technology, Bipolar disorder, Apps, Psychiatry, Mental illness
Chloe House Dr. Calvin Yip Investigating the impact of Vici syndrome mutations on the molecular function of the EPG5 autophagy regulator Vici syndrome, autophagy degradation, EPG5, disease mechanism, protein structure and function
Boaz Li Dr. Ying Wang Modernization of current biobanking techniques to enhance biospecimen quality Biobanking, RNA, vascular, histology, tissue.
Susan Zhang Dr. Kelly Brown Adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) mediated effects on vascular endothelial cell growth Vascular damage, adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2), childhood disease, endothelial cells
Christian Thorson Dr. Teresa Tsang AI Assessment of Stroke Risk with Atrial Phenotyping (AI-ASAP) stroke, echocardiography, atrial volume, atrial function, artificial intelligence
Phoebe Lu Dr. Mari DeMarco Structural characterization of TMEM106B in dementia TMEM106B, frontotemporal dementia, proteomics, mass spectrometry
Alyssa Yoo Dr. Decheng Yang Role of transcription factor NFAT5 in coxsackieviral pathogenesis of viral myocaditis Myocarditis, coxsackievirus, pathogenesis, CRISPR/Cas9, NFAT5, antiviral
Karolina Moo Dr. Don Sin Evaluating the Lung Health Effects of Cannabis and E-cigarette Smoking Using Pulmonary Imaging Lung health, cannabis, e-cigarettes, lung imaging
Catherine Xu Dr. Nichole Fairbrother Perinatal Anxiety Screening Effectiveness Study (PASS Effectiveness) Perinatal, Anxiety, Screening, RCT, Mental Health
Lydia Puetz Dr. Ipek Oruc Investigating Retinal Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Fundus Images Alzheimer's Disease, retina, fundus image, artificial intelligence, deep learning
Kevin Wang Dr. Janel Kopp Characterizing the Stromal IPMN Pancreatic Tumour Microenvironment Pancreatic cancer stroma, Tumour microenvironment, Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia, Macrophages, Fibroblasts
Sophia Shayan Dr. David Harriman Comparison of Surgical Outcomes Between Staged Versus Simulataneous Native Nephrectomy for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Urology, kidney, transplant, surgery, nephrectomy
Hadil Alfares Dr. Maureen Ashe Co-creating Knowledge Mobilization Products for Social Prescribing social prescribing, knowledge mobilization, communication, qualitative research, eCourse
Amy Zhao Dr. John Kramer Turning down the dial on pain: Exploring neurophysiological markers of pain "onsets" and "offsets" using temperature evoked potentials. Pain, Evoked Potentials, Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography, Humans
Ryan Hong Dr. Kurt Haas Multi-Functional Assessment of ACE2 Variants Reveal Insights Into COVID-19 Disease Pathophysiology COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, ACE2, Functional Genomics, COVID-19 Therapeutics
Jeanna Pillainayagam Dr. Lori Brotto Examining the role of non-expert navigators in an online sexual health intervention sexual health; digital health, women's health, video coding; intervention
Ravi Bullock Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe Application of Natural Learning Processing for Extraction of Cancer Diagnosis from Electronic Pathology Reports Natural Language Processing, Cancer, Python, Medical Physics, HL7
Kimia Ameri Shahrabi Dr. Sam Wiseman Building a Cancer Care Quality Checklist for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in British Columbia: A Pilot Study thyroid cancer, quality checklist, cancer care quality, value based healthcare, quality improvement
Harkaran Dial Dr. James Scott Durham Virtual Pre-planning of Mandibular Reconstruction (ViPMR): a Phase II/III Randomized Controlled Trial (1) Virtual Surgical Pre-planning, (2) Mandible Reconstruction, (3) Provincial Ethics Approval, (4) Operational Approval, (5) Research Database Management
Tyrone Ly Dr. Todd Woodward Working Memory Big Five Task-based Brain Networks Detectable by fMRI neurology, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy
Steven Chen Dr. Liam Brunham The effect of CETP inhibition on HDL levels and consequent sepsis outcomes CETP inhibition, HDL regulation, Sepsis outcomes
Johnny Huang Dr. Cheryl Wellington The association between Apolipoprotein E isoforms and acute ICU outcomes in critically ill patients with COVID-19 Neurological injury, Genetics, Publication, Statistics, Clinical outcomes
Numa Rangara Dr. Ethan Greenblatt An in vitro system for monitoring the translation of autism-associated proteins Translation, autism, fertility, oogenesis, RNA
Phoenix Au-Yeung Dr. Ging-Yuek Hsiung Diagnostic agreement of multi-site clinical assessment of participants in the Asian Cohort of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer disease, cognitive assessment, clinical agreement, multi-cultural
Florence Sanjaya Dr. Hélène Côté Effect of switching to an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) regimen on blood mitochondrial DNA content in people living with HIV HIV, antiretroviral therapy, mitochondrial DNA, blood, qPCR
Vivien Dang Dr. Annie Ciernia Examining the Roles of Hdac3 in Innate Microglial Immune Response Neuro-inflammation, epigenetics, microglia, Azheimer's Disease, gene expression
Emily Zhang Dr. Inanc Birol Algorithms for targeted polishing of genome sequence and genome synteny visualization genomics, genome synteny, algorithms, genome polishing, sequencing technology
Eknoor Toor Dr. Faizal Haji Surgical Care in the Post Pandemic World Surgical Care, COVID-19, Digitalization, Ethics, Value-based Healthcare
Heather Lu Dr. Clare Beasley Effects of the antipsychotic medication olanzapine on microglial density in the hippocampus of exercising and sedentary rats Antipsychotic, immune, schizophrenia, exercise, hippocampus
Goldman Lam Dr. Rachel Murphy Dietary intake among women with breast cancer Cancer, nutrition, dietary intake, women's health
Paniz Ghavimi Dr. Edward Conway Discovering novel interactions between thrombosis, diabetes and obesity coagulation, insulin, diabetes, obesity, blood
Trevor Fowler Dr. Hamish Hwang Assessing the Utility of a Library of Standalone Operative Videos for Surgical Education surgical education, digital content, UBC Reticulum, operative video, general surgery
Carissa Chan Dr. Karen Tran Patient-Centered Care in the Hospital at Home Program Patient-centred Hospital, Communication, Patient-involvement, Clinical, Continuity-of-care
Sukhman Mann Dr. Wei Zhang Evaluating and Informing Canada's Proposed Pharmaceutical Price Regulations Pharmaceutical, Policy analysis, Evaluation, Health Economics, Pricing
Samuel Herzog Dr. Paul Winston Effect of the cryoneurolysis on pain and positioning in patients with wrist and hand contracture. Stroke, osteoarthritis. cryoneurolysis, hemiplegia, ultrasound guided

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords
Adith Vishnu Kumar Dr. Victor Viau Corticosteroid-binding globulin deficiency influences adaptive neuroendocrine responses Sex differences, stress, glucocorticoids, central nervous system
Linh Tran Dr. Eitan Prisman Evaluating the role of transcervical ultrasonography in guiding oropharyngeal cancer resection during transoral robotic surgery 3D ultrasound of the oropharynx, transoral robotic surgery, medical robotics, oral squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck surgery
Angela Zhang Dr. Mark Cembrowski Mapping the anterior thalamic nuclei at a single-cell, single-molecule resolution Mouse, brain, thalamus, cell types
Tony Guo Dr. Del Dorscheid Respiratory diseases and the differentiation of the airway epithelium: implications for COVID-19 COVID-19, ACE2, airway epithelium, differentiation, asthma
Derek Wu Dr. David Granville Profiling granzymes in inflammatory neuromuscular diseases Granzymes, inflammatory neuromuscular diseases, myasthenia gravis, immune mediated neuropathies, idiopathic inflammatory myopathy
Josephine Ma Dr. William Lockwood Evaluating DUSP6 inhibition as a therapeutic target in lung cancer Lung cancer, oncology, pharmacology, hyperactivation
Gurmaan Gill Dr. Shernaz Bamji Activation of signaling pathways in ZDHHC9-mediated myelination Neuroscience, neurodevelopment, oligodendrocytes, myelination, intellectual disability, palmitoylation
Xiwen Zhu Dr. Helene Cote The effect of antioxidant and InSTI co-exposure in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) HIV, antiretroviral therapy, antioxidants, mitochondrial toxicity, peripheral mononuclear cells
Astrid Bradshaw Dr. Robert Stenstrom Gender based inequity in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in the emergency department Sepsis, infection, gender-inequity, treatment
Yaksh Shah Dr. Luong Christina Automated lvef in heart function clinic: AI augmented point of care ultrasound Artificial intelligence, LVEF, point of care, ultrasound, echocardiographer
Emily Mayzes-Kotulla Dr. Colin Mar Exception handling in Deep Learning applications in breast cancer detection using mammography breast cancer, screening, AI systems, exception handling, mammography
Donna Seraj Dr. Stefan Taubert Dissecting the role of efk-1/eEF2K in resistance to starvation-induced oxidative DNA damage Starvation, stress, C. elegans, oxidative, DNA repair
Celine Yeung Dr. Eric Accili The effect of a bradycardia-associated mutation in the HCN4 channel on cAMP binding Arrhythmia, heart, cAMP binding, HCN4 channel
Amar Sekhon Dr. Bruce Verchere A role for defective enteroendocrine cell prohormone processing in malabsorptive diarrhea malabsorptive diarrhea, prohormone processing, enteroendocrine cells, intestinal growth, prohormone convertases
Kawami Cao Dr. Anibal Bohorquez Non-invasive transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation to improve cardiovascular control following spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury, autonomic function, spinal cord stimulation, non-invasive, cardiovascular dysfunction
Mary Daniel Dr. Wendy Robinson Characterizing X chromosome DNA methylation in the placenta Epigenetic, Bioinformatics, Placenta, Neonatal, Development
Lyanne Zhang Dr. Honglin Luo The role of cGAS-STING in the pathogenesis and progression of viral myocarditis coxsackievirus B3, cGAS, STING, myocarditis, inflammation
Eleen Yang Dr. Donald Griesdale Optimal cerebral perfusion pressure using pressure reactivity index in diffuse axonal injury (IMPROVE DAI) traumatic brain injury; diffuse axonal injury; cohort study; neurophysiology; neurologic outcomes
Maira Hosain Dr. Joseph Puyat Evaluating the impact of an intervention strategy to reduce burnout in long-term care staff Burnout, Long-term Care, Medical Staff, Death, Dying
Kevin Wang Dr. Janel Kopp Association of MPO positive neutrophils with development of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia Pancreatic cancer, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia, tumour immunity, neutrophil
Hanny Yang Dr. Xuesen Dong Review of TOP2 and EZH2 in prostate cancer Topoisomerase II, catalytic inhibitors, small cell lung cancer, leukemia, and targeted oncology
Jenna Ramji Dr. Michael Krausz Development of a module for Risk assessment and management platform (RAMP) for the treatment of trauma EMH, Risk Assessment, Virtual Solutions, Trauma
Sashreek Datta Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez Analyzing autonomic nervous system dysfunction in pediatric depression using measures of heart rate variability Major Depressive Disorder, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Heart Rate Variability, Autonomic Nervous System, Pediatric Psychiatry
Ali Murtaza Dr. Peter Zandstra In vitro generation of CD4+ T cells by over-expression of critical transcription factor, ThPOK Stem cell engineering, in vitro CD4+ T cell production, Synthetic biology, gene regulation, cell therapy
Cara Kovacs Dr. Don Sin Lung immunoglobulins and adverse outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Post-covid syndrome; Hyperpolarized lung imaging; cardiopulmonary exercise test
Hannah Morstead Dr. Meera Rayar Impact and use of patient reported outcomes in pediatric neuro-oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation cancer care in British Columbia Patient reported-outcomes, pediatric, oncology, cancer care, quality of life
Ryan Hong Dr. Kurt Haas Multi-functional assessment of ACE2 variants reveal insights into COVID-19 disease pathophysiology in susceptible and marginalized populations COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, ACE2, functional genomics, therapeutics
Nataly El-Bittar Dr. Chris Carlsten Effects of wood smoke exposure on human airway epithelial cells wood smoke, airway epithelial cells, controlled exposures, inflammation
Gage Fairlie Dr. Calvin Yip Investigating the impact of Vici syndrome mutations on the molecular function of the EPG5 autophagy regulator Vici syndrome, autophagy degradation, EPG5, disease mechanism, protein structure and function
Rishav Singh Dr. Julie Bettinger A descriptive analysis of the autoimmune population in the canvas COVID surveys vaccines, comorbidities, adverse events, CANVAS, safety
Arian Sadigpour Seisan Dr. Amin Javer Pathogenesis and treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps Chronic rhinosinusitis, type 1 inflammation, endoscopic sinus surgery: topical therapies, neutrophilic inflammation
Raha Masoudi Dr. Kerry Jang Publication support for an observational cohort study on primary Fentanyl users PWUD, Fentanyl, Opioid crisis, overdose, clinical studies
David Yeung Dr. Alison Elliott How do adolescents perceive individuals affected with genetic conditions? Adolescents, Perceptions, Disorders, Genetics
Paul Li Dr. Sarah Henderson The relationship between wildfire smoke meteorology and the surge of COVID-19 infections in the Greater Vancouver Area in September 2020 COVID-19; Respiratory; Pathogens; Wildfire Smoke Meteorology; British Columbia
James Zhao Dr. Decheng Yang Role of transcription factor NFAT5 in coxsackieviral pathogenesis of viral myocarditis Myocarditis, coxsackievirus, pathogenesis, CRISPR/Cas9, NFAT5, antiviral
Vince Bacarac Dr. Annie Ciernia Assessing the "two-hit" hypothesis: How does a two-hit immune activation affect microglial pro-inflammatory gene expression in the hippocampus neurodevelopment, inflammation, gene regulation, neurodevelopmental disorders, cytokines
Chenille Wong Dr. Tara Sedlak Evaluating the impact of a dedicated Women's Heart Center (WHC) on clinical outcomes Cardiovascular disease, Women's health, Epidemiology, Primary prevention, Longitudinal research
Ellie Tiliakou Dr. Ivan Robert Nabi Defining a novel role for ER shaping proteins in the formation of Mitochondria-ER contacts Cancer, membrane, contact, CLIMP-63, RRBP1
Ishana Lodhia Dr. Amina Zoubeidi Interplay between BRN2 and NuRD to support lethal prostate cancer Prostate cancer, lethal neuroendocrine, nucleosome remodeling complex NuRD, BRN2
Christina Yuan Dr. Ipek Oruc Interpretable AI in analysis of retinal fundus images using deep learning convolutional networks opthalmology, artificial intelligence, retinal fundus imaging, deep learning, convolutional neural networks,
Fardad Asghari Zadeh Dr. Filip Van Petegem Structural investigation of muscle excitation-contraction coupling components Muscle excitation-contraction coupling; ion channels; calcium signaling; structural biology; protein purification
Mikayla Poloz Dr. Mahmoud Pouladi Investigating claudin-11 related hypomyelinating leukodystrophy in HEK293 cells White matter disease, rare genetic disorders, disease modelling, animal models, neuropathology
Sahar Zandi Nia Dr. Matthew Wiens External validation and updating of prognostic models to identify hospitalized children at highest risk of in-hospital mortality: A multicenter cohort study of hospitalized children in Uganda Clinical risk prediction, global health, child death, in-hospital mortality, infectious illness
Gia Da Roza Dr. Janis Dionne Pediatric hypertension—clinical pathway development and cost savings analysis Renal, Pediatric, Hypertension, Pathway, Cost
George Tang Dr. Anna Blakney Optimizing yield of high-quality saRNA from In vitro transcription circularized saRNA delivery extending expression
Ali Hosseinzadeh Dr. Andrei Krassioukov No pain, no strain: Pain and constipation control using targin (oxycodone/naloxone) following spinal cord injury Spinal Cord Injury, Chronic pain, Opioids, Opioid induced constipation, Autonomic Dysreflexia
Rebecca Wong Dr. Bonnie Sawatzky Does exercise at home or a gym offer better outcomes for people with SCI: A feasibility study spinal cord injury, exercise physiology, quality of life, exercise prescription, feasibility.
Han-Jiun Ke Dr. Tricia Tang Peer support and diabetes distress: The significance of support from people "In the same boat" digital health, peer support, type 1 diabetes, Mobile App, and rural health
Rameen Siddiqui Dr. Ali Eslami Prevalence and nature of ADHD diagnoses among first-generation immigrant adolescents visiting CAPE - A retrospective cohort study ADHD, migration, adolescents, CAPE, retrospective study
Omar Barbir Dr. Lindsay Rogers A critical analysis of the potential health and immunogenic effects of AquAdvantage Salmon AquAdvantage, Genetics, Policy, Aquaculture, Health
Kevin Fox Dr. Pieter Cullis Biomolecular corona composition as a function of LNP morphology Lipid Nanoparticles, Genetic Medicine, Biomolecular Corona, Photoaffinity Seperation, Click Chemistry
Gurkirat Singh Nijjar Dr. Maureen Ashe Mapping social prescribing in BC social prescribing, environmental scan, social determinants of health, stakeholders, technology
Shreya Gandhi Dr. Lori Brotto Adapting an online sexual health program, eSense, to survivors of gynecologic cancer Sexual health; gynecologic cancer; survivorship; quality of life; digital health.
William Daniels Dr. Andrew Thamboo Accessing whether certain biomarkers in CRSwNP are relevant to disease severity and drug dose protocol Surgery, otolaryngology, cytokine, TNFa, biomarkers, asthma, AERD, budesonide
Jiashuo Zhang Dr. James D. Johnson Identifying an adipose gene signature to predict hyperinsulinemia status Hyperinsulinemia, Machine Learning, Transcriptional Signature, Adipose Tissue, Diabetes
Tiffany Chang Dr. Scott Tebbutt Using Enrichr to understand gene expression patterns in SARS-CoV-2-infected myocardium: Implications and challenges COVID-19, pathology, cardiovascular, histology, transcriptome
Crystal Han Dr. Todd Woodward Transcranial alternating current stimulation: The effect of neuromodulation on behavior current, stimulation, behavior, network, identification
Emma Finlayson-Trick Dr. Titus Wong Mind the gap: An analysis of the fit and function of double masking COVID-19; Mask; Filtration; Fit; Function
Chantal Percival Dr. Alan Nichol Finding breast cancer relapses in 15F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) reports using natural language processing (NLP) Artificial intelligence, Natural language processing, Breast cancer, Outcomes research, Positron emission tomography
Summer Zhang Dr. Melanie Murray Prevalence and treatment of age-related comorbidities among women living with HIV in the BC CARMA CHIWOS Collaborations (BCC3) Study Women’s health, aging, HIV, comorbidity, polypharmacy
Joshua Yoon Dr. Stephanie Sellers Aortic stenosis pathophysiology following transcatheter valve replacement: Implications for valve durability & patient outcomes valvular heart disease, transcatheter valve replacement, aortic stenosis, valve durability, patient outcomes
Salina Kung Dr. Nichole Fairbrother An investigation of the relationship between adult attachment styles, obsessive-compulsive disorder and separation anxiety disorder among postpartum mothers Postpartum mental health, separation anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adult attachment styles
Zovya Wasylyk Dr. Christina Nowik Pilot project to assess the reliability of transabdominal cervical length measurement to screen for short cervix in a Canadian cohort Transabdominal, Endovaginal, Ultrasound, Cervical length, Pre-term birth
Farhad Ghasemi Nejad Tafres Dr. Eduardo Navajas Utilizing optical coherence tomography angiography to assess retinal capillary perfusion heterogeneity in diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy, Pixel intensity coefficient of variation, Optical coherence tomography angiography, capillary density, micro aneurysm
Michelle Lisonek Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb Practices for removal of retained placenta in the PRECISE cohort in Gambia, Kenya and Mozambique Global health, pregnancy, placenta, Africa, pregnancy outcomes
Thomas Hoang Dr. Brian Bressler Comparing chromoendoscopy to high-definition white light endoscopy for dysplasia surveillance in patients with ulcerative colitis 1) Dysplasia 2) Chromoendoscopy 3) White light endoscopy 4) Ulcerative Colitis 5) Surveillance
Gurwinder Singh Sidhu Dr. Simon Rabkin Assessment of epicardial fat in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction compared to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction Cardiology, Heart Failure, Epicardial Fat, Echocardiography, Preserved Ejection Fraction
Rebecca Lim Dr. Clare Beasley Effect of clozapine on brain complement C5b9 protein levels antipsychotic, schizophrenia, immune system, brain, complement system
Sila Rogan Dr. Jan Friedman Sharing their stories: Publishing case reports on individuals with novel genetic neurodevelopment disorders (NDDs) Neurodevelopmental disorder, medical genetics, genome sequencing, molecular biology, case reports
Sukhmeet Sachal Dr. Nadine Caron Challenges and opportunities to screening and diagnosis of melanoma in northern British Columbia Melanoma, screening, diagnosis, rural, primary care
Jessie Chai Dr. Charissa Patricelli The IOAT-APP study (injectable opioid agonist therapy administration in a pregnant or perinatal population) Substance use, opioids, addictions, women’s health, injectable opioid agonist therapy
Lindy Moxham Dr. Simon Whyte Genetic differences in pharmacodynamic safety endpoints with propofol anesthesia in children Pharmacodynamic safety, Propofol, Anesthesia, Genetic variability, Safe dosing
Zeer Al-Zeer Dr. Richard Cook Longterm outcomes following minimally-invasive mitral valve repair cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery, sternotomy, long-term outcomes
Olivia Tsai Dr. Paul Yong Molecular biomarkers as predictors of pain outcomes after endometriosis surgery Endometriosis, Chronic Pain, Tissue Biomarkers, Surgical Outcomes, Quality of Life
Ishmam Bhuiyan Dr. Gang Wang Biomarkers of successful immunotherapy in renal cell carcinoma bladder cancer, artificial intelligence, urothelial carcinoma, diagnostic tools, histological variants
Melissa Kong Dr. Soojin Kim Use of machine learning for renal ultrasound segmentation in assessing kidney function in children ultrasound, radionuclide imaging, segmentation, machine learning, children
Clement Chui Dr. Alana Flexman Perioperative stroke screening tools in cardiac surgey patients (PESST- cardiac): A pilot study perioperative, stroke, screening, cardiac surgery, G-FAST
Andrea Moir Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul Motor learning and transcranial direct current stimulation Concussion, tDCS, EEG, athletes, recovery
Aysha Ayub Dr. Catherine Biggs The impact of early life serum IgG on pulmonary outcomes in children with cystic fibrosis cystic fibrosis, immunity, immunoglobulin G, antibody-mediated, hypogammaglobulinemia
Norbert Banyi Dr. Scott Durham Constructing and analyzing a VGH laryngectomy database to determine optimal surgical management of laryngectomy lymph node dissection and flap use pharyngocutaneous fistula, laryngectomy, neck dissection, laryngeal cancer, quality of life
Dana Wu Dr. Hannah Piper The impact of bloodstream infections on growth in neonates with intestinal failure intestinal failure, catheter-related bloodstream infection, growth
Olivia Hunter Dr. Manish Sadarangani Examining the immunogenicity of pertussis vaccination during pregnancy for women living with HIV and their infants pertussis, HIV, vaccine development, immunology, maternal child health
Darien Grace Dr. Carolyn Taylor Enhanced remote monitoring in hybrid cardiac rehabilitation Cardiac Rehabilitation, Implementation Science, Quality Improvement, Virtual Healthcare, Remote Monitoring
Katherine Bailey Dr. Judy Illes Equity in rural and remote drug-resistant epilepsy Ethics, neurology, pediatrics, rural health, epilepsy
Karen Rofaeel Dr. Jerilynn Prior Sleep problem prevalence and variance related to the phases of the menstrual cycle Sleep problems, daily menstrual cycle experiences, menstrual cycle diary, ovulation, subclinical ovulatory disturbances
Marisa Dorling Dr. Deborah Money Changing obstetric care and perinatal outcomes of women living with HIV in BC before and through the pandemic period HIV, pregnancy, antiretrovirals, perinatal outcomes, COVID-19
Julie Zhu Dr. Joanne Matsubara The aging eye: Age-related macular degeneration neurodegeneration, astrocytes, amyloid-beta, brain, imaging
Laveniya Kugathasan Dr. Gillian Lauder Perioperative multimodal analgesia including intravenous lidocaine infusion for pain management following idiopathic scoliosis correction surgery in children (1) Perioperative IV lidocaine, (2) Opioid reduction, (3) Pediatric anesthesiology, (4) Clinical research, (5) Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion
Dushanthi Dissanayake Dr. Doran Ksienski Safety of pembrolizumab in older patients (over 75 years of age) with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Safety, lung cancer, age, pembrolizumab
Harjot Bhandol Dr. Bradley Quon Baseline lung function variability predicts short-term lung function response to Elexacaftor-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor in adults with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis, CFTR modulator, medication adherence, nebulized therapies, treatment burden
Miles Jaques Dr. Anya Smith Standardizing a pathway for DDH screening and monitoring: Assessing current access to care DDH, Orthopaedic, Ultrasound, Access-to-care, Remote Access
Jenelle Chen Dr. Louis Scheepers Core outcomes in children undergoing anesthesia and surgery: A multi-center stakeholder engagement study Pediatric anesthesia, Pediatric surgery, Outcome measurement, Clinical research, Qualitative mixed methods study
Johanna Fee Dr. Shannon Freeman Assessing the health and human resource impact of COVID-19 in the long-term care setting in northern British Columbia Medical Assistance in Dying, Implementation, Providers Perspective, End-of-life care, Knowledge Translation
Madeline Elder Dr. Mandeep Tamber Management of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus - pIVH QI protocol Hydrocephalus, Intervention, pIVH, Quality Improvement, Clinical
Brendan Tao Dr. Jason Barton Impact of language experience on attention to faces in bilingual and monolingual adults Eye tracking, visual attention, face processing, language experience, linguistic processing
Casey Li Dr. Sally Hynes Burn documentation in the emergency department Burn injuries, Documentation, Management, Pediatrics, Emergency department, Plastic surgery
Brandon Chai Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew An evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with lung cancer and quality of YouTube videos for patient education Lung cancer, YouTube videos, patient education, internet utilization, social media
Kaveh Rayani Dr. Andrew Krahn Sex differences in cardiovascular outcomes of patients carrying truncating titin variants Titin, splicing, gene variants, arrhythmia, dilated cardiomyopathy
Jack Lofroth Dr. Nadia Medvedev Developing automated analysis tools for multiparametric flow cytometry based acute myeloid leukemia MRD detection Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Measurable minimal Disease, Hematopathology, Bioinformatics, Machine learning
Kendrew Wong Dr. Michael Humer Treatment of esophageal cancer: Trends in the multimodality approach to treatment of potentially curable eophageal cancer by esophagectomy in Kelowna over the past 18 years esophageal carcinoma, esophagectomy, mortality, neoadjuvant therapy, adjuvant therapy
Rohit Malyala Dr. Christopher Nguan Machine learning based optimization of intraoperative anesthesia parameters during kidney transplantation to promote graft function Kidney transplant, machine learning, anesthesia, delayed graft function, surgery
Carmen Huang Dr. Neil Chadha Can we predict nasopharynx distance in children for swab testing? A pilot study Nasopharynx, nasal swab, COVID-19, pediatric, nasal endoscopy
Adam Sage Dr. Matthew Carwana Far from home: The impact of geographic distance from tertiary pediatric hospitals on family experiences Child Health, Pediatric Hospitals, Rural and Remote Health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities
Emily Yang Dr. Roxana Geoffrion Synthetic midurethral slings compared with autologous fascia slings of corresponding surgical type (retropubic or transobturator) pelvic organ prolapse, apical prolapse, sutures, surgery, pelvic floor disorders
Sina Safabakhsh Dr. Zachary Laksman Mapping the phosphoproteome in atrial fibrillation cardiology, arrhythmia, biomedical, clinical, phosphoproteomics
Karen Jiang Dr. Amy Bazzarelli Axillary surgery in invasive breast cancer breast axillary surgery, axillary staging, sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary lymph node dissection
Ali Khatib Dr. Faisal Khosa Gender disparity in academic internal medicine Gender disparity, H-index, Leadership, Internal medicine, Academic rank
Jannie Ko Dr. Alasdair Barr An evaluation of neurological soft signs among the homeless and marginally housed of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Homeless; Brief Pain Inventory questionnaire; Impairment; Pain; Prospective study;
Connor Keane Dr. Shannon Kolind Using myelin water imaging to determine the role of demyelination on motor function deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis, Myelin Water Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Demyelination, Motor Function
Hong Li Dr. Caroline Mariano Causes of death in older patients with high risk breast cancer breast cancer, geriatric oncology, competing mortality
Madison Hinkley Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer Emergency department and hospital use of patients in marginalized housing computed tomography angiography, neuroradiology, emergency medicine, cerebrovascular disease, intracranial pathology
Beenu Bajwa Dr. Jugpal Arneja The environmental impact of plastic surgery Environment, Climate Change, Surgery, Current Practices, Attitudes, Barriers
Nikola Pupic Dr. Bruce Forster Development of a Canadian healthcare trainee artificial intelligence curriculum Education, artificial intelligence, healthcare, curriculum, teaching
Austin Heffernan Dr. Amanda Hu Spasmodic dysphonia patients' perception of pain with botulinum toxin injections Pain, Patient experience, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Botulinum toxin injection
Linden Lechner Dr. Raymond Lam Enhanced measurement-based care (eMBC) for Major Depressive Disorder e-Mental Health, mobile technology, depression, functional outcomes, cognition, mood disorders
Elaine Liu Dr. Peter Watson Autophagy in T effector cell metabolism and survival CD8 T cell, immune memory, autophagy, vaccine, metabolism
Alyssa Chen Dr. John Kramer Effect of stress on experimental pain: A meta-analysis and systematic review Stress, Pain, Experimental, Meta-analysis, Systematic review
Sarah Wong Dr. Jeff Yoo A quality improvement project to enhance emergency department intubation performance through use of cognitive aids, to decrease complications and improve patient safety Quality improvement, emergency medicine, endotracheal intubation, patient safety
Arshdeep Marwaha Dr. Alfonso Iovieno Interface keratitis after lamellar keratoplasty: A retrospective case series Ophthalmology, cornea, transplant, infection, graft
Jenny Xiao Dr. Juan Ruiz Healthcare economics: Direct medical care costs of asthma and concurrent CRS-related care in British Columbia, Canada Asthma, Multidisciplinary Clinic, Healthcare costs, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Complex airway disease
Ashini Dissanayake Dr. Jennifer Leavitt Documenting health-related social needs on the antenatal record; Are we missing anyone? A retrospective chart review primary care, maternity, social determinants of health, advocacy, retrospective chart review
Caroline Illmann Dr. George Sexsmith Developing an evidence-base for nuclear medicine education: Assessing the educational value of a national curriculum Nuclear medicine, program evaluation, medical education
Melissa Lee Dr. Desmond Nunez Assessing short-term hearing disability and health-related quality of life in profound acquired unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (usnhl) after invasive and non-invasive intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis (protocol) Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, Cochlear implant, Contralateral Routing of Systems, Bone conduction device, Quality of life
Vivian Ngo Dr. Maulik Baxi Characterizing female syphilis cases and history of overdose to identify opportunities for prevention and improving care in Fraser Health Syphilis outbreak, substance use, overdose emergency, syndemics, epidemiology
Brandon Ng Dr. Kathryn Isaac Pedicled TRAM and latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction: A retrospective comparison of outcomes Breast cancer, mastectomy, breast reconstruction, surgical outcomes, surgical technique
Aki Ediriweera Bandara Dr. Esther Lee Improving education and process around care for children with gastrojejunostomy tubes Children with Medical Complexity, Gastrojejunostomy Tubes, Education of parents and caregivers, Quality Improvement
Kevin Zhang Dr. Ronald Ree Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin t as prognostic factors for myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery MINS anesthesiology NLR perioperative troponin
Vincent Hou Dr. Frederick Kozak Assessing the etiologies of pediatric patients with meningitis-induced sensorineural hearing loss and their outcomes after receiving cochlear implantation at BC Children's Hospital Meningitis, sensorineural hearing loss, pediatric cochlear implantation
Mehima Kang Dr. Jacqueline Saw Canadian SCAD study fibromuscular dysplasia, non-atherosclerotic spontaneous coronary artery dissection, myocardial infarction, cardiology, coronary angiography
Yoojin Choi Dr. Sonia Yeung Extracellular Granzyme B in healthy human corneas compared to those with keratoconus Aging; keratoconus; Cornea; Granzyme B; ultraviolet light
Daniel Wong Dr. Lingsa Jia Exploring gaps in knowledge and demographic factors of patients with substance use disorders Addiction, substance use, retrospective, evaluation
Liza Roik Dr. Kendall Ho Timely and extended monitoring in emergencies and disasters (tx med) wearable sensors, data science, emergency medicine, digital health
Sasha Voznyuk Dr. Julia Ridley BC Inter-professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines - 2022 Palliative Care, Symptom Management, Literature Review, Clinical, Inter-Professional
Grace Nie Dr. Wendy Norman Systematic review on the antecedent factors associated with unintended pregnancy Unintended pregnancy; health policy; family planning; systematic review; contraception

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords
Janice Pang Dr. Bruce Verchere Impact of the islet secretome on macrophage metabolism Diabetes, macrophage, islet, insulin, metabolism
Dorsa Mousa-Doust Dr. Christopher Doherty A clinical prediction model to inform pre-operative decision of breast reconstruction in the setting of post-mastectomy radiotherapy Breast Cancer, breast reconstruction, radiation, machine learning, prediction model.
Rebecca MacLeod Dr. Paul Yong Pathways for patient-centered diagnosis and management of endometriosis-associated deep dyspareunia: A pilot randomized trial Endometriosis, dyspareunia, sexual function, randomized controlled trial, self-management strategies
Damian Feldman-Kiss Dr. Jessica Moe Evaluation of continuous pulse oximetry at overdose prevention services during COVID-19 Illicit drug toxicity, opioids, continuous pulse oximetry, COVID-19, overdose prevention services
Min Jung Kim Dr. Jessica Liauw Detecting fetal growth restriction using ultrasound versus pathology fetal growth charts Fetal growth restriction, fetal growth charts, fetal autopsy, birth weight, obstetrics
Helen Chiang Dr. Brenda Farnquist Risk factor for breast cancer screening Detection, screening, risk, cancer, women
Igor Sljivic Dr. Fergal Donnellan A cost effectiveness analysis of spyglass single-operator cholangioscopy compared to traditional ERCP for treatment of difficult bile duct stones and diagnosis of indeterminate biliary strictures SpyGlass, choledocholithiasis, ERCP, cost-effectiveness, strictures
Geoffrey Liang Dr. Helen Tremlett Stability of the gut microbiota in persons with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating diseases Microbiota, pediatrics, multiple sclerosis, stability, demyelinating syndrome
Mohammadali Saffarzadeh Dr. Amin Javer A comparative study assessing improvement in cognitive deficit secondary to chronic rhinosinusitis in patients treated with surgical management: A prospective trial endoscopic sinus surgery, cognitive dysfunction, chronic rhinosinusitis, Modified Mini Mental State Examination, medical management
Cole Schonhofer Dr. Theodore Steiner A pilot study to quantify antibiotic-specific T cells in patients with hypersensitivity reactions to antibiotics and medications Antibiotics, allergy, hypersensitivity, T Lymphocytes, CD25, OX40
Mahraz Parvand Dr. Jane Lea Patient opinion regarding physician coaches in the operating room (OR) Surgical coaching, otorhinolaryngology, patient education, quality of care
Amar Khaira Dr. Steve Levasseur Overnight postoperative face down positioning after macular hole surgery with internal limiting membrane peeling and sulfurhexafluoride (sf6) gas tamponade Macular hole surgery, face down posturing, morbidity, novel technique, ophthalmology
Amos Zhi Yang Chua Dr. Islam Mohamed Deep learning for differential diagnosis and early detection of lung cancer Deep learning, convolutional neural networks, artificial intelligence, CT scans, lung cancer
Larissa Rogowsky Dr. Kathryn Isaac Prevalence of chronic pain in post-mastectomy and alloplastic breast reconstruction patients in British Columbia Breast cancer, chronic pain, mastectomy, breast reconstruction
Alexander Benny Dr. Robert Olson Impact of quality assurance and feedback on radiotherapy prescribing practices: A randomized controlled trial Breast cancer, quality assurance and feedback, knowledge translation, prescribing practices, radiotherapy
Sumara Stroshein Dr. Rachel Murphy Towards food security: Assessing the needs of the UBC community Food systems, food security, community-led action, public health, wellbeing
Jasper Yoo Dr. Rachel Carter Investigation of compassionate community related activities of community-based organizations in British Columbia Compassionate community, public health, community-based
Minnie Teng Dr. Thalia Field Can facial expression patterns be used to classify dementia from controls? A feasibility study Dementia, data science, eye-tracking, neurology, remote assessment
Queena Cheong Dr. Joseph Puyat Examining sex and gender differences in the pattern of leisure activities that can promote mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19 pandemic, public health, mental health, social isolation, leisure activities
Judy Cheng Dr. Lynn Raymond Behaviour characterization of the Q175-B6 mouse model of huntington's disease Huntington's, mice, machine learning, behaviour
Lexia Bao Dr. Peter Black Does intravesical BCG for bladder cancer protect from COVID-19? COVID-19, BCG, bladder cancer, intravesical therapy, prevention
Chenille Wong Dr. Francis Lynn Cell engineering to improve enrichment of insulin positive cells in a transgenic, stem cell-derived beta cell line Diabetes, stem cell, beta cell, CRISPR, cell engineering
Bianca Zaidel Dr. Brian Gruanu Intraosseous vascular access for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Sites, success, and outcomes. Emergency medicine, sudden cardiac arrest, cardiology, resuscitation research, out of hospital cardiac arrest
Emma Swan Dr. Kendra Furber Examining the effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids on cellular signalling pathways in myelination Neurodegenerative disease, myelination, diet, fat, inflammation
Justin Park Dr. Quynh Doan Exploring the interrater reliability of billing code and the association between billing code and workload intensity at a pediatric emergency department Pediatric emergency medicine, optimization, workload, resources, burn-out
Sofia Samper Dr. Christine Voss Adherence to Diabetes Canada: Clinical practice guidelines (2018) for children with Type 1 Diabetes in Interior Health Pediatrics, diabetes, physical activity, diabetes distress
Claire Cheung Dr. Pascal Lavoie Measuring protein synthesis in monocytes to understand neonatal immune responses Preterm birth, neonates, innate immunity, protein synthesis
Nicka Kalaydina Dr. Timothy Kieffer Insulin production from K cells for the treatment of type I diabetes Type I diabetes, stem cells, organoids, gene therapy
Hallee Shearer Dr. Tamara Vanderwal Validation of an OCD symptom-provocation movie in a pediatric sample Obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychiatry, neuroscience, pediatric, symptom provocation
Syed Rafid Haq Dr. Lori Tucker The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on families with children living with rheumatic diseases COVID-19, pandemic, pediatrics, families, rheumatic diseases
Jia Tong (Judy) Song Dr. Bradley Quon Impact of elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor on nebulized medication adherence in adults with cystic fibrosis Cystic fibrosis, CFTR modulator, medication adherence, work productivity, effectiveness
Jeffrey Ding Dr. Faisal Khosa Authorship and impact of gender-specific research in major dermatology journals Dermatology, authorship, impact, gender disparity, journal
Chi-Wei Tien Dr. Jason Barton Investigating the functional mechanisms of facial and visual word processing Face/word recognition, perceptual expertise, many-to-many hypothesis, interference, logograph
Harry Chae Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen Adrenal insufficiency in pediatric kidney transplant recipients Kidney transplant, adrenal insufficiency, pediatrics, immunosuppression, steroids
Iman Lahouaoula Dr. Raymond Lam Patient attitudes about light therapy and negative ion therapy for nonseasonal depression: An online survey study e-Mental Health, mobile technology, depression, functional outcomes, cognition
Manreet Bhullar Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart Feasibility of online mindfulness groups for the postpartum population Mindfulness, postpartum, depression, anxiety, online
Anastasia Stolzenberg Dr. Ipek Oruc Daily face exposure of adults with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Autism spectrum disorder, face recognition, visual experience, naturalistic observation, face-diet
Mikayla Fan Dr. Cynthia Yarnold Prevalence and disability of chronic post-sternotomy pain following cardiac surgery: A prospective cohort study Chronic sternal pain, prevalence, predictors, cardiac surgery, quality of life
Shanna Yeung Dr. Patrick Ma The effect of internal limiting membrane removal during idiopathic epiretinal membrane surgery on functional and anatomical visual outcomes: A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials Ophthalmic surgery, evidence-based medicine, randomized controlled trials, meta-analysis, systematic review
Andrew Robinson Dr. Christopher Carlsten Genetic variants of TRP and TLR receptors influence airway responsiveness to diesel exhaust and allergen co-exposure in allergen-sensitized participants. SNP, asthma, TRP, diesel, allergen
James Hethey Dr. Li Wang A study of whether selectively ordering peanut component resolved diagnostics increases diagnostic accuracy in children in a cost-effective manner Peanut allergy, component resolved diagnostics
Justin Chhuor Dr. Janel Kopp Characterizing immune cells in the tumour microenvironment in pancreatic cancer Pancreatic cancer, pancreas, tumor immune microenvironment
Angela Buchel Dr. Jugpal Arneja Burden of care for patients with cleft lip and palate Cleft lip and palate, burden of care, child, multi-disciplinary, delivery of self care
Kelly Wei Dr. Lien Hoang Identification of novel protein biomarkers to distinguish mucinous carcinoma of the endometrium from benign mimickers Gynecologic cancer, cancer diagnostics, anatomical pathology, proteomics, immunohistochemistry
Saambavi Charu Sankaran Dr. Kevin Hay Improving the persistence of CAR T-cells by targeting senescence CAR T-cells, immunotherapy, leukemia, telomerase, senescence
Jessica Koe Dr. Seth Parker Elucidating how post-translational modifications regulate SLC38A2/SNAT2 localization Pancreatic cancer, metabolism, transporters, amino acids, localization
Rachel Horng Dr. Anamaria Richardson Improving the health outcomes of caregivers of intellectually impaired children with self-injurious behaviour (SIB) through the development of a novel online curriculum Intellectual impairment, self-injurious behaviour (SIB), caregivers, support group, online curriculum
Manish Toofany Dr. Sunil Kalia Analysis of sun safety attitudes and behaviors among canadians Sun safety, skin cancer, skin protection, cancer prevention, health behavior
Winnie Fu Dr. Deborah Money Comparison of pregnancy outcomes in women exposed and unexposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy in British Columbia and COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant and lactating populations: A systematic review COVID-19, pregnancy, preterm birth, SARS-CoV-2, women’s health
Kenedy Olsen Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis Implementation of the spinal cord injury exercise guidelines in the hospital and community setting Spinal cord injury, exercise, coaching, psychosocial outcomes, physical activity behaviour
Tony Guo Dr. Del Dorscheid Modulation of ACE2, TMPRSS2, and furin by dexamethasone in the airway epithelium: Implications for COVID-19 COVID-19, ACE2, airway epithelium, therapeutics, inflammation
Tien Do Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe Validation of ai models for identifying breast cancer in screening mammograms Breast cancer, detection, AI, screening, mammograms
Catalina Ionescu Dr. Michael Anglesio Somatic KRAS mutations in endometriomas and chronic pelvic pain KRAS mutations, endometriosis, endometrioma, chronic pelvic pain, cancer-precursor
Brody Lyons Dr. Troy Grennan Assessing the acceptability of doxycycline (syphilis PrEP) in a population of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) living with HIV Syphilis, HIV, doxycycline, prophylaxis, gbMSM
Wendy Song Dr. Robert Baird Caudal and total intravenous anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair in neonates and infants: A comparative analysis Neonatal inguinal hernia, laparoscopy, general anesthesia
Jenny Gui Dr. James Scott Durham Comparative study on the relative advantages of the fibula versus scapula for head and neck reconstruction Donor site morbidity, patient-reported outcome, head and neck reconstruction
Jobanjit Phulka Dr. Zachary Laksman Implementation of cardiometabolic polygenic risk scores Cardiology, MRI, quality-improvement, electrophysiology, virtual care
Junran Peng Dr. Liam Brunham Genetic testing to increase diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia Genetics, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, familial hypercholesterolemia, polygenic risk score
Katerina Schwab Dr. Joanne Matsubara The eye and brain in Alzheimer's disease Eye, Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta, fluorescent, imaging
Rebecca Xu Dr. Douglas Courtemanche Opioid user types in British Columbia: A 5-year population study Prescribing patterns, opioid user type, specialty, BC, longitudinal
Ava Aminbakhsh Dr. Kourosh Afshar Prevalence of bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) in pediatric patients with epilepsy Epilepsy, BBD, pediatric, LUTS
Brookelyn Koersen Dr. Charlotte Jones Indigenous methodologies: Building capacity for telediabetes/obesity care in urban indigenous communities Indigenous health, telehealth, diabetes, culturally safe care, diabetes management workshop
Lenssa Fantu Dr. Deirdre Ryan Mindfulness groups for families affected by postpartum depression and anxiety Mindfulness, postpartum depression, anxiety, family, mental health
Olivia Sullivan Dr. Annie Ciernia Environmental Influences on ASD-relevant neurodevelopment and behaviour Autism spectrum disorders, brain development, gene expression, social behaviour, chromatin remodeling
Olivia Ireland Dr. Sarah Lucas Radiation induced cardiac toxicity in breast cancer survivors Cardiac risk, breast cancer, CT imaging, radiation therapy, artificial intelligence
Melody Li Dr. Todd Woodward Task-based functional brain networks involved in cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's Disease, and hallucinations and delusions in schizophrenia. Alzheimers disease, schizophrenia, delusions, hallucinations, functional neuroimaging, statistical methodology
Niyoosha Yoosefi Dr. Jerilynn Prior A systematic review and meta-analysis of micronized progesterone (P4) treatment for anovulatory polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Principal component analysis, Menstrual Cycle Diary©, androgenic Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, cyclic progesterone, spironolactone
Jenny Shee Dr. Helene Cote The effects of antiretrovirals used in pregnancy by women living with HIV on human embryonic stem cells HIV, antiretrovirals, human embryonic stem cells, pregnancy, mitochondrial toxicity
Jackson Robinson Dr. Carolyn Taylor The development and outcomes of virtual cardiac rehabilitation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (VCR-COVID initiative) Virtual healthcare, cardiac rehabilitation, COVID-19, cardiovascular disease, quality improvement
Sangwook Michael Woo Dr. Richard Lester Digital virtual support of cases and contacts to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Virtual care, mobile health, telemedicine, global health, COVID-19
Emily Leung Dr. Jenny Ko Treatment patterns and outcomes of patients with locally advanced vulvar or vaginal cancer in British Columbia Vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, health outcomes, treatment efficacy, retrospective study
Maya Bird Dr. Julie Bettinger Determinants of HPV vaccine uptake in school-based programs in Canada Human papillomavirus vaccine, children, immunization, determinants, school-based immunization programs, socio-ecological model
Lauren Gorfinkel Dr. M-J Milloy Patterns of social service use and adherence to HIV and addiction treatment in Vancouver's downtown eastside HIV, ART, opioids, social services, homelessness
Simran Deo Dr. Sophia Badowski Preoperative analgesia by infiltration of the pudendal nerve prior to sacrospinous ligament suspension: the PAIN-S trial Post-operative pain, sacrospinous ligament suspension, pelvic organ prolapse, pudendal nerve blocks, vaginal surgery
Bianca Marjan Vizcaino Dr. Michael Humer Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the interior health thoracic group for quality improvement Emergency medicine, sudden cardiac arrest, cardiology, resuscitation research, out of hospital cardiac arrest
Gita Manhas Dr. Janice Eng Treatments of fatigue after spinal cord injury: A systematic review Spinal cord injury, fatigue, medication, treatment, physical/mental health
Kayoung Heo Dr. Tricia Tang Is giving better than receiving? Psychosocial impact of delivering peer support to adults with type 1 diabetes living in rural and remote communities Diabetes distress, Type 1 Diabetes, peer support, digital Health Care, optimism
Faraz Damji Dr. Alex Scott Anatomical risk factors for achilles tendinopathy: A matched case-control study using magnetic resonance imaging Tendinopathy, achilles, sports medicine, rehabilitation, MRI
Joshua Ma Dr. Serge Makarenko Pituitary adenoma resection: Is there correlation between pituitary gland descent and post-operative diabetes inspidus? Pituitary, adenoma, diabetes insipidus, transsphenoidal, relationship
Belinda Yee Dr. Janice Leung Mechanisms of chronic lung disease in patients living with HIV HIV, COPD, exacerbations, microbiome, lung
Madeline Fawley Dr. Nichole Fairbrother Perinatal anxiety disorders screening study: A randomized controlled trial Perinatal anxiety, reproductive mental health, screening, RCT, anxiety disorders
Yun Li Dr. Mari DeMarco TDP-43 stability in post-mortem brain tissue Antibody, humoral immunity, COVID-19, long-term outcome, mass spectrometry
Anthony Wai-Him Yuen Dr. David Moore Attitudes of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) towards methamphetamine use and relation to reducing methamphetamine use in three Canadian cities Methamphetamine, men who have sex with men, substance use, anxiety, depression
Julia Zhang Dr. Jordan Guenette Multi-dimensional characterization of dyspnea in patients visiting a rapid access lung clinic Dyspnea, sex differences, multidimensional experience
Shayan Soleymani Dr. Scott Tebbutt A Meta analysis of potential serum biomarkers for diagnosing eosinophilic esophagitis: The quest for a minimally invasive alternative Eosinophilic esophagitis, biomarkers, non-invasive, serum, meta-analysis
Shera Fisk Dr. Brian Kwon Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers as a determinant of spinal cord injury severity Spinal cord injury, ISNCSCI, biomarkers, cerebrospinal fluid, trauma
Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden Dr. Esther Lee Creation of a database of the children and youth in the bc children's hospital's complex care program Health care utilization, data management, children with medical complexity, family centered care, health improvement science
Jack Bottyan Dr. Chris Maxwell Assessing the necessity of cGAS in targeting B-ALL with centrosome clustering inhibitors Breast cancer, BRCA1, mitosis, classification
Amir Shafiee Dr. Siavash Atrchian Prognostication of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR): Evaluating the association between organs at risk (OAR) radiation dose and NLR in patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) Lung cancer, chemoradiotherapy, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, biomarker, prognosis
Cormac O'Dwyer Dr. Marria Townsend Knowledge gaps as barriers to care for patients seeking gender-affirming top surgery in BC Gender-affirming care, transgender, non-binary, BMI, top surgery
Elsie Wang Dr. Lori Brotto Pilot randomized controlled trial of an online women sexual health program, eSense Online interventions, sexual dysfunction, low desire, digital health, women's health
Adam Mesa Dr. Anibal Bohorquez Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of people with spinal cord injuries and their access to rehabilitation services and supportive care Spinal cord injury (SCI), COVID-19, mental health, tele-rehabilitation, online questionnaire & interview
Yu Wen Zhong Dr. Hannah Piper Standardizing vitamin D administration to minimize deficiency in children with intestinal failure Micronutrients, vitamin D deficiency, intestinal failure
Ngan Phan Dr. Angela Lin Use of natural language processing (NLP) for automated electronic medical record review Lung cancer, oncology, natural language processing, computerized algorithm, detection
Zamina Mithani Dr. Akber Mithani Administering COVID-19 vaccines to nursing home staff and residents: Ethical and policy dilemmas Geriatric, ethics, policy, COVID-19, vaccination
Rebecca Zhuang Dr. Wan Lam Non-malignant airway microbiome in pre-lung cancer development COPD, lung cancer, microbiome, metabolism, metagenomics
Harkaran Dial Dr. Anish Mitra How novel therapeutic interventions impacted survival in critically-ill patients with COVID-19: A retrospective cohort study COVID-19, critical care, dexamethasone, tocilizumab, mortality
Jaskirat Malhi Dr. Leonard Foster Comparing and contrasting pathogenic derived antigens presented on Major Histocompatibility Complexes (MHC) of immune cells for vaccine development Vaccine, immune system, salmonella, MHC, bioinformatics
Jasprit Preety Nijjar Dr. Thomas Kerr Predictors of access to screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infection and human papillomavirus vaccination in sexually active, street-involved, drug using individuals in Vancouver At-risk Youth, opioid agonist therapy, barriers, facilitators, addiction
Nicole Steinbrecher Dr. Lisa Li Regional nerve blocks in alloplastic breast reconstructive surgery: A pilot, randomized controlled trial Nerve blocks in alloplastic breast reconstruction
Claudia Singh Dr. Audi Setiadi New markers for minimal residual disease testing by flow cytometry in patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia Acute leukemia, minimal residual disease, flow cytometry, tumor microenvironment, B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Swati Shetty Dr. James Kim Opioid overdose events and patient history of pain or surgery Opioid overdose, surgery, chronic pain management, substance use disorder, acute pain
Amit Sharma Dr. Lindsay Machan Correlation of hysterosalpingogram and fallopian tube recanalization in infertile women Infertility, hysterosalpingogram, selective salpingography, interventional radiology, fallopian tubes
Yao Zhang Dr. Pieter Cullis Investigating the biological interactions of lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy Lipid nanoparticles, gene therapy, bimolecular corona, siRNA
Kenneth Huang Dr. Ben Chew Rates of genitourinary injuries during gynecologic surgery for benign disease at two large tertiary referral centres: A retrospective review Iatrogenic, genitourinary, injury, stent, surgery
Petar Koncarevic Dr. Michael Law Predictors of albumin administration in adult cardiac surgical patients Albumin, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac surgery, priming solution, adults
Simrin Dhillon Dr. Margot Davis Associations between anemia and clinical outcomes among patients with cardiac amyloidosis Cardiac amyloidosis, anemia, iron deficiency, preventative cardiology, epidemiology
Haydn Molcak Dr. Zaid Mammo Addressing altitude issues and patient safety following retinal surgery using a smartphone application Retinal surgery, altitude, mobile application, gas, navigation
Ruijia Jin Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew Spread of misinformation? An evaluation of the usage of internet resources by cancer patients regarding COVID-19 and the quality of relevant resources Cancer, COVID-19, internet resources, patient information, medical education
Kamyar Taheri Dr. Shannon Kolind Use of brain MRI scans as surrogate for spinal cord MRI scan in measurement of spinal cord atrophy Atrophy, biomarkers, spine, MRI, brain
Sara Sheikh-Oleslami Dr. Aziz Ghahary Combination of adipose micro fragments and meshfill for treatment of delayed wounds Stem cell transplantation, tissue scaffolds, wound healing/physiology, fragmented fat tissue, reconstructive surgery
Sohat Sharma Dr. Anna McGuire The clinically relevant genomic and immune tumor microenvironment in early-stage lung cancer Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), tumor microenvironment (TME), immunohistochemistry (IHC), cell sociology, genomic alterations
Abisola Adegbulugbe Dr. Colin Mar Exception handling in deep learning applications in breast cancer detection Breast cancer detection, exception handling, artificial intelligence systems, screening mammography,
Alison Kelsall Dr. Diane Lacaille Evaluation of a nursing inter-professional model of care in rheumatology for underserviced areas Health services research, quality of care, performance measures, rheumatoid arthritis, access to care, underserviced areas
Billy Zhao Dr. Eric Lam Efficacy and complications of endoscopic submucosal dissection of gastric and colorectal cancer Gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, oncology, endoscopic resection, clinical outcomes
Christian Francis Dr. Perseus Missirlis A genetic survey of cytochrome P450 2D6 haplotypes and clinical response to codeine and tramadol in postoperative pain management Pharmacogenetics, personalized medicine, opioids, pain management, drug metabolism
Ashleigh Nazareth Dr. Gen Ernst External validation of the presto pediatric trauma risk adjustment tool Risk adjustment, pediatric, trauma, quality improvement
Ryan Sandarage Dr. Matthew Kwok Removing language barriers using virtual interpretation during the COVID-19 pandemic Quality improvement, interpretation, limited English proficiency, virtual health, barriers to healthcare
Xiu Yi Nie Dr. Christian Schuetz Investigating regional grey matter volume corresponding with response inhibition in healthy controls Cognitive control, response inhibition, volumetric analysis, magnetic resonance imaging, healthy adults
Jungyup Do Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose Effects of computer-based cognitive training, with or without exercise, on brain volume in community-dwelling older adults Cognitive training, exercise, neuroimaging, older adults, randomized controlled trial
Gurkiran Kaur Mann Dr. Roxana Geoffrion Urinary tract infection (UTI) in women after clean-contaminated reconstructive surgery post-implementation of evidence-based bundle of care strategy: A retrospective cohort study Postoperative infection, urinary tract infection, bundle of care, pelvic floor reconstruction surgery, decision support techniques, clean-contaminated surgery
Zi Han (Henry) Li Dr. Gang Wang Correlation between molecular classification and histological variants of bladder cancer Bladder cancer, histology, molecular classification
Maya Elle Koblanski Dr. Victor Viau The serotonin 1A receptor subtype contributes to different coping strategies in male and female rats Serotonin receptors, stress, brain, behavior, sex differences
Khanh Linh Tran Dr. Eitan Prisman Virtual planning of mandibular reconstruction (ViPMR): A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial Pilot clinical trial, surgical planning, head and neck surgical oncology, medical technology
Quentin Pierce Michalchuk Dr. William Lockwood Targeting drug-resistant lung cancer through oncogenic pathway hyperactivation Lung cancer, oncology, pharmacology, drug resistance
Liam Raudaschl Dr. Ainslie Sutherland An investigation of surgical patients to assess the performance of a risk model for perioperative opioid usage and pain Perioperative pain, opioid abuse, risk anesthesia
Mariana Gutierrez Salazar Dr. David G. Williamson A prognostic clinical prediction model for salvaging the infected tissue expander in alloplastic breast reconstruction Plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, surgical outcomes, tissue expanders, alloplastic reconstruction
Katie Green Dr. Julia Ridley Evaluating the benefit of a knowledge translation intervention to student health care providers’ understanding of palliative care competencies Palliative care, knowledge translation, health care education, online learning
Michal Pillar Dr. Susan Lee The Butt Out Pilot Study: Perioperative smoking cessation bundle in a tertiary care centre: Can turning virtual improve outcomes? Smoking cessation, surgery, outcomes, intervention, virtual
Lydia Wood Dr. Brodie Sakakibara A telehealth intervention for stroke and lived experiences of transitional care: A qualitative analysis Stroke, secondary prevention, telehealth, health promotion, qualitative research
Tishya Ravikumar Dr. Ivan Torres Self-awareness of cognitive functioning in treatment-resistant psychosis Bipolar disorder, metacognition, neuropsychology, self-awareness
David Liang Dr. Stefan Taubert The roles of MED15 in oxidative stress and anti-tumor immunity Cancer, oxidative stress, mediator complex, lung carcinoma, anti-tumor immunity
Bianca Vizcaino Dr. Michael Humer Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the interior health thoracic group for quality improvement Lung Cancer, thoracic surgery, health equity, surgical wait times, access to care
Rebecca Tsow Dr. Julia Schmidt Understanding the barriers and facilitators of implementing a self-awareness assessment in occupational therapy practice with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) population Self-awareness, traumatic brain injury (TBI), occupational therapy, rehabilitation, barriers and facilitators
Nadine Plett Dr. Mark Cembrowski The cell-type-specific organization and operation of the living human subiculum in health and epilepsy Subiculum, human homologies, transcriptomics, big data, epilepsy

Some projects were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and could not be fully completed due to in-person research restrictions throughout the summer.

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords
Kevin An Dr. William Lockwood Systematic validation of novel lung cancer drivers Lung cancer, target discovery, combinatorial therapy, functional genomics, drug resistance
Lindsay Kastelic Dr. Soojin Kim Access to surgical care in high-income countries: A scoping review. Healthcare access, surgery, high-income countries
Tami Lin Dr. Adrian Bak Water exchange therapy: a novel strategy to improve endoscopic success following incomplete colonoscopy gastroenterology, colonoscopy, water exchange, pain, sedation
Victoria Lui Dr. David Huntsman Diagnosis and treatment of women with endometrial cancer across Canada endometrial cancer, molecular classification, clinicopathologic data, retrospective study
Ran Ha (Lana) Hong Dr. Raymond Lam Enhanced measurement-based care (eMBC) for major depressive disorder e-Mental Health, mobile technology, depression, functional outcomes, cognition
Rocio Hollman Dr. Shernaz Bamji Activity-dependent changes in hippocampal protein palmitoylation Bioinformatics, DHHC enzymes, palmitoylation, learning event, post translational modifications
Dunavan Morris-Janzen Dr. Nicholas Sparrow Determining the feasibility of a study on a physician-delivered bundle of care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in rural BC Feasibility study, rural healthcare, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, emergency medicine
Sabrina Wei Dr. Jugpal Arneja Calgary Kids’ Hand Rule - external validation of a prediction model for acute pediatric hand fracture referral hand fractures, children, validation, prediction model.
Sandy Wu Dr. Paul Yong Pathways for patient-centered diagnosis and management of endometriosis-associated deep dyspareunia: a pilot randomized trial dyspareunia, sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis,
Shaina Dhalla Dr. Anita Datta The predictive value and comparison of focal spikes amongst different lobes in children Pediatric, spikes, focal epilepsy, EEG, lobes
Sarah Wong Dr. Jeff Yoo Does the routine use of a pre-intubation checklist improve resident performance and patient outcomes during emergency endotracheal intubation in the emergency department? Airway intubation emergency checklist performance
Elsie Wang Dr. Kendall Ho Real-Time Virtual Support: Perspectives of Rural Providers and End-Users Virtual care, rural practice, emergency care, telemedicine
Amit Gupta Dr. Troy Grennan Screening for syphilis in primary care: evaluating the effectiveness of screening strategies and determining the efficacy of STI-PrEP in a cohort of men who have sex with men. Syphilis, PCR, EIA, specificity, sensitivity
Jeffrey Toy Dr. Karen Goddard Late effects in survivors of childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia Late Effects, Survivorship, Screening, Counseling, clinical evaluation
Sophie McGregor Dr. Ran Goldman Willingness to vaccinate children against influenza amongst the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19, Influenza, Vaccination, Parental attitudes
Sarah Mohn Dr. Savvas Nicolaou Machine Learning Model for Chest X-Rays Artificial intelligence, machine learning, chest radiograph, emergency radiology
Drake Comber Dr. Zachary Laksman Characterizing the incidence of ACMG reportable secondary findings and related clinical outcomes in a large prospective cohort Genomics, Arrhythmia, ACMG, Secondary Findings, Personalized Medicine
Miranda Tsuyuki Dr. Joanne Matsubara Granzyme B in the retinal pigmented epithelium of the mouse eye retina, epithelial barrier function, aging, protease activity, vision impairment, blindness, vascular endothelial growth factor
Srijan Subedi Dr. Delbert Dorscheid Differentiating various asthma subtypes and potential therapeutics using analysis of a severe asthma registry Asthma, phenotypes, treatments, cluster analysis, endotypes
Rene Tandun Dr. Theodore Steiner Type 1 T regulatory cell (Tr1)-dependent modulation of ER stress in patient derived enteroids Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ER stress, Enteroids, Type 1 T regulatory cell
Rebecca Lim Dr. Julie Bettinger Knowledge and attitudes of children and adolescents towards vaccines: A systematic review of qualitative studies Immunization, children, policy change, public health, population health
Devyani McLaren Dr. Lara Boyd The impact of robot-assisted upper extremity intervention parameters on motor performance, learning, and function in post-stroke adults: a systematic review stroke, motor performance, robotics clinical outcomes
Mitch Wiebe Dr. Qiuyan Li Development of ultra-high resolution CT for differential diagnosis of lung nodules found using low-dose CT Lung Cancer, Machine Learning, Early Detection, Differential Diagnosis, Micro-CT
Sandra MacDonald Dr. Chris Baliski Evaluating lymph node retrieval rate as a predictor of nodal recurrence in melanoma melanoma, CLND, TLND, retrieval rate, recurrence
Andrew Li Dr. Catharine Winstanley Does inhibiting the nigrostriatal dopamine system affect risky decision making in rats? Parkinson's disease, iatrogenic gambling disorder, chemogenetics, dopamine, decision making
Milena Kovacevic Dr. Susan Lee Labour pain relief information qualitative study: what women get, what they want, and how it influences their decisions and satisfaction Labour Pain Information, Qualitative, Obstetric Anesthesia
Hannah Matheson Dr. Stacy Elliott The effects of penile vibratory stimulation and head-up tilt on the cerebral blood flow and autoregulation in young men following spinal cord injury cerebral blood flow, spinal cord injury, sexual function, autoregulation
Nicolas Gauthier Dr. Hélène Côté Research activities on substance use on blood markers of aging & Outreach activities in HIV research Effect of maternal smoking on infant telomeres
Stephanie Alexis Dr. Peter Kim Investigating a preoperative physical activity and nutrition care pathway for people undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC Prehabilitation, preoperative optimization, quality improvement
Vanessa Cheng Dr. Chris Carlsten Air Pollution-Induced Oxidative Stress: Examining the Kinetics of Antioxidant Interventions Traffic-related Air Pollution, Oxidative Stress, Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells, Antioxidants
Shivani Mysuria Dr. Carol Dingee A review of oncoplastic breast reduction surgery for breast cancer patients at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Breast cancer; oncoplastic reduction; surgical oncology; review; breast surgery
Amar Sekhon Dr. Sonia Yeung Effect of Dry Eye Disease (DED) and other Ocular Inflammatory Disorders on Corneal Endothelial Cell Counts Cornea; Endothelial Cells; Dry Eye Disease; inflammation; specular microscopy
Vanessa Wong Dr. Cynthia Verchere Sup-ER Protocol: A review of the clinical pathways and functional outcomes of children with Erb's Palsy Erb's palsy, splinting, surgery, indication, outcome
Christian Farrell Dr. Tonia Nicholls Exploring staff supported community outings in a forensic psychiatric sample Forensic psychiatry, community, risk assessment, rehabilitation, community reintegration
Michael Mitchell Dr. Angela Lin Investigating computed tomography radiomic-based features for predicting radiation pneumonitis development Radiomics, Prediction Models, Radiation Pneumonitis, Radiation Dose Management
Teagan MacDougall Dr. Sanjay Rao Developing a multidisciplinary care pathway for Interior British Columbia patients with unresectable stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC); Stage Three Cancer; Multidisciplinary Care Pathway; Quality Improvement; Wait Times
Claire Cheung Dr. Pascal Lavoie Assessing the role of mitochondria in shaping innate immune responses in newborns Immunology, Preterm Birth, Innate Immunity, mTOR, Immunometabolism
Emily Yang Dr. Roxana Geoffrion Recreational cannabis use pre- and post-legalization in women with pelvic pain Cannabis use, Chronic pelvic pain, Endometriosis, Marijuana legalization
James Taylor Dr. Matthias Görges Wellbeing and mentorship for anesthesia residents experiencing near miss intraoperative events Anesthesia; Literature review; Crisis; Critical events; Mentorship
Raiya Suleman Dr. Laura Sauvé The impacts of a global health curriculum during residency on paediatricians' clinical practices and career choices Global Health, Medical Education, Residency, Competencies, Public Health
Jean Oh Dr. Lynn Raymond Neuroprotective effect of Activin A on synaptic function in Huntington's disease Huntington's, NMDA, Activin A, Microscopy
Elisabeth Gross Dr. Tal Jarus Engaging Indigenous communities in health professions educational programs at UBC Indigenous; health; education; decolonizing; indigenizing
Bradley Hofmann Dr. Gillian Lauder The effect of Intravenous Lidocaine Infusion on Intra-Operative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Adolescents During Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis Correction; A Case-Matched Retrospective Study Lidocaine, Intra-Operative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONPM), Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Anesthesia
Shadan Ashrafi Dr. Tricia Tang Delivering a virtual care platform for adults with type 1 diabetes in rural and remote regions of Interior British Columbia diabetes, peer support, rural health, digital interventions
Parnian Hosseini Dr. Mark Ansermino Improving emergency triage: validating an automated patient tracking system for children with sepsis Electronic Patient Tracking, Triage, Pediatrics, Global Health, Sepsis
Terry Chen Dr. Decheng Yang Identification of intercalated disc proteins regulated by NFAT5 in CVB3-induced myocarditis myocarditis, coxsackievirus, pathogenesis, NFAT5, antiviral
Vito Zou Dr. Kathryn Isaac Accuracy of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in breast cancer outcomes research - a pilot study for software validation Breast cancer, Natural language processing (NLP), diagnostic test, digital technology, machine learning
Cara Johnston Dr. Brenda Farnquist Validation of volumetric breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Risk, Breast Density, Early Detection, Breast Cancer Screening
Rory McKerchar Dr. Kathryn Selby Retrospective analysis of neuromuscular diagnosis facilitated by early genetic testing in children under the age of 18 years presenting with suspected neuromuscular disorders at BC Children’s hospital between May 2017 to May 2020 Pediatric, neuromuscular, genetics, diagnostics, phenotype
Norbert Banyi Dr. Kasmintan Schrader Efficacy of oncologist-initiated germ-line testing in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, germ-line testing, uptake rates, hereditary, familial pancreatic cancer.
Mahadev Bhalla Dr. Kulbir Gill Investigation of the peripapillary microvasculature in normal tension glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma, and normal eyes Glaucoma, Normal tension, optical coherence tomography, microvasculature, choriocapillaris
Luke Enns Dr. Bruce Verchere The role of type 2 diabetes risk gene peptidylglycine ?-amidating monooxygenase in pancreatic insulin-secreting ?-cells in the development of diabetes Diabetes. Glucose homeostasis. Insulin secretion. PAM. Peptide amidation
Arshia Beigi Dr. Jenny Ko Survival outcomes associated with different palliative systemic therapies in patients with metastatic bladder cancer Metastatic bladder cancer, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Real-world data, Overall survival
Kimia Ziafat Dr. Timothy Kieffer Investigating the function of leptin expression in pancreatic islets leptin; islet physiology; genome editing; RNAseq
Sophia Gardezy Dr. Nicolas Murray Pulmonary embolism dual energy CT protocol optimization on Somatom Force CT pulmonary angiography energy setting optimization
Jason Liu Dr. Sarah Hamilton Treatment and outcomes in squamous cell carcinoma of nasal cavity Nasal cavity, squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck surgery, oncology
Mark Grasdal Dr. Catherine Paramonoff The Microbiological and Physical Properties of Intermittent Catheters: Impact of re-use and various cleaning methods: A Systematic Review Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Cannabis, Spasticity
Josh Hashimoto-Stone Dr. Fabio Rossi Unveiling signalling pathways involved in FAP fibrogenic differentiation muscle, fibrosis, fibro/adipogenic progenitor, Duchene Muscular dystrophy,
Bianca Vizcaino Dr. Michael Humer Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the Interior Health Thoracic Group for quality improvement Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Health Equity, Surgical Wait Times, Access to Care
Cody Lo Dr. Barend Zack Outcomes of glaucoma surgery in patients previously receiving intravitreal anti-VEGF injections Ophthalmology, glaucoma, surgical outcomes, drug safety, retina
Daniah Zumrawi Dr. Ivan Torres Subjective Cognitive Functioning and Social Functioning in Treatment-Resistant Psychosis metacognition neuropsychology functioning treatment-resistant psychosis
Faaria Samnani Dr. Andrea Krusi A mixed-methods study on the stigma trajectory of African, Caribbean, and Black im/migrant women living with HIV in Canada and the impact on HIV disclosure HIV/AIDS, im/migrant, reproductive health, gender equity, barriers to care
Johnson Liu Dr. Janice Eng Does accelerometer measurement of upper extremity use capture changes following stroke? A systematic review. Stroke; Upper Extremity; Wrist Sensor; Rehabilitation; Motor Function
Parm Khakh Dr. Jasmine Grewal Pregnancy in women with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: echocardiographic changes and pregnancy outcomes Obstetrical Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiography, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
Shailee Siddhpuria Dr. Lori Brotto Survey and development of a universally accessible online resource for the treatment of postpartum depression: the SUPPORT study Women's Health, Mental Health, Digital Health, Patient-Oriented Research, Intervention Development
Darren Guenther Dr. Delia Sauciuc Resectable adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction at BC Cancer: wait time from diagnosis to neoadjuvant treatment and potential impact on OS Esophageal cancer, wait time, overall survival, BC Cancer
Brendan Reiter Dr. Christian Kastrup A gene therapy to combat FXIII-mediated clotting disorders Nanoparticles, platelets, hemostasis, hemorrhage
Raisa Shabbir Dr. Pearce Wilcox Evaluating peripheral blood eosinophilia and health outcomes in hospitalized cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with acute pulmonary exacerbations cystic fibrosis, Th2 inflammation, biomarkers, health outcomes, antibiotics
Chris Lanz Dr. Matthew Carwana A living systematic review on the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections in newborns and young infants. living systematic review, infants, urinary tract infections, guidelines, management
Kat Xie Dr. Lee Michael Barriers and facilitators to inclusive aquatics programming for children with developmental and/or mental health challenges aquatics, children, community programs, disabilities, inclusion
Annie Bae Dr. Don Sin Lung fibrosis assessment after radiofrequency therapy in an emphysema mouse model COPD, novel therapy, radiofrequency, lung function
Rohit Malyala Dr. Christopher Nguan Artificial-intelligence assisted targeting of urinary calculi in extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) urology, shockwave lithotripsy, machine learning, image recognition, computer-guided interventions
Ellie Siden Dr. Doris Barwich Prioritizing advance care planning barriers and facilitators according to non-profit organizations in British Columbia, Canada Advance Care Planning, Patient-Oriented Research, Palliative Care, Stakeholder Engagement
Sina Safabakhsh Dr. Desmond Nunez The role of hypoxia-associated miRNAs in acquired sensorineural hearing loss microRNAs, hypoxia, ischemia, cochlea, sensorineural hearing loss
Shannon Stelzer Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis Changes in barriers to exercise adherence among adults with spinal cord injury participating in a randomized controlled trial Exercise; Spinal Cord Injury; Behaviour Change Techniques; Adherence
Taylor Minato Dr. Bruce McManus and Paul Hanson Adaptive anatomical and pathological features of the elephant heart and cardiac blood vessels: learnings from a case series Elephant, cardiovascular, mammalian, pathology, histology
Sydney Neumeier Dr. Sarah Lucas The impact of coronary artery calcium on radiation induced cardiac toxicity in breast cancer survivors: a pilot study Radiotherapy, Cardiac Toxicity, Breast Cancer, Coronary Calcification, Coronary Artery Disease
Judy Ban Dr. Mark Felton Safety and efficacy of three-dimensional endoscopy for otolaryngology surgeries: a systematic review surgery, medical education, simulation, 3D endoscopy
Chantell Cleversey Dr. Arman Abdalkhani Addressing needlestick injuries in the medical undergraduate population needlestick injury, suturing, safety, curriculum, medical education
Dara Rykiss Dr. Sally Hynes An Assessment of Quality of Life Following Tissue Expansion in Pediatric Patients Tissue expansion, Quality-of-Life, Children
Matteo Damascelli Dr. Todd Woodward Investigating the functional networks for control of thermal pain with fMRI pain; functional networks; cognition; control; functional magnetic resonance imaging;
Tamila Kalimullina Dr. Andrei Krassioukov Noninvasive neuromodulation of cardiovascular control following spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, autonomic dysreflexia, transcutaneous stimulation, noninvasive, cardiovascular
Nicole Ketter Dr. Brodie Sakakibara Various research activities relating to COVID-19, cardiometabolic multimorbidity and cardiocascular risk factors health promotion, disease prevention, telehealth,
Charles Choi Dr. Erin Michalak Bipolar bridges Technology, Bipolar disorder, Apps, Psychiatry, Mental illness
Laura Saleh Jaibat Dr. M-J Milloy Negative health care interactions: A predictor for sub-optimal ART adherence and non-suppressed viral loads in people who use injection drugs? HIV, marginalized, ART, experiences, health
Amrit Maniani Dr. Robert Shaw Illicit opioid overdose burden and underlying risk factors in Delta, BC opioid overdose qualitative delta interview
Irena Zivkovic Dr. Emilie Joos Evaluation of a surgical task-sharing program in South Sudan: long term impacts of a UBC-MSF training partnership in a low-resource setting surgery, capacity, global, education, task-sharing
Sarah Wissmann Dr. Lydia Bajno Access to diagnostic ultrasound in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip: A road too far? Developmental dysplasia of the hip, diagnostic ultrasound, infant screening program, health care resources
Sarah Margaret Bowers Dr. Kelly Brown and Dr. Kirk Schultz Adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) activity as a risk factor in the development of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) in children adenosine deaminase 2, enzyme activity, inflammation, chronic graft-versus-host disease
Sophia Shen Dr. Bradley Quon Biologic therapies targeting eosinophilic inflammation for asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in adults with cystic fibrosis cystic fibrosis, asthma, Th2 inflammation, biologic therapies, effectiveness, safety
Dionne Hsu Dr. Luck Louis CT/Chest radiography of COVID-19: An open-source AI Prognostication Predictive Model COVID-19, pandemic, machine learning, artificial intelligence
Aysha Allard Brown Dr. Brian Kwon Hemorrhage within the spinal cord after acute traumatic injury in a porcine model: the relationship to hemodynamic management and thromboembolic prophylaxis Anticoagulation, Spinal cord injury, Porcine model, Mean arterial pressure, Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
Jillian Rodger Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart Patterns of OCD Diagnosis, Accommodation and Impairment in Families of Children with OCD Pediatric, OCD, Accommodation, Family Function
Hyoun Joon (Ashley) Jang Dr. Angela Devlin Developmental programming of pancreatic islets by maternal exercise maternal exercise, maternal obesity, pancreatic islets, developmental programming, rodent model
Nilou Noursadeghi Mousavi Dr. James Johnson Ins2 gene bursting activity defines a mature beta-cell state insulin production; cellular heterogeneity; single-cell RNA sequencing; beta-cell fragility; immunofluorescence staining
Iris Lee Dr. Jean-Paul Collet Knowledge translation project: increasing physical activity in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in indigenous communities Neurodevelopment, Indigenous community, physical activity, knowledge translation, mixed method
Nazde Edeer Dr. Jerry Chen Factors associated with delayed revascularization for patients with acute limb ischemia acute limb ischemia, vascular surgery, revascularization, surgical delays
Ko Ta Chen Dr. Amy Bazzarelli Reducing positive Margins in breast conserving surgery for the treatment of breast cancer Breast cancer; breast conserving surgery; surgical margins; surgical oncology; specimen mammography
Brooks Perkins-Jechow Dr. Filip Van Petegem Structural investigation of arrhythmia-associated mutations heart function, X-ray crystallography, protein purification, calcium signaling, mutagenesis
Mehima Kang Dr. Liam Brunham Ethnicity-related differences in risk factors and presentation of premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in UK Biobank & SAVE BC Epidemiology, Ethnicity, Premature Coronary Artery Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Sabrina Hou Dr. Deborah Giaschi Modernizing the definition and treatment of amblyopia amblyopia, visuomotor coordination, motion perception, stereopsis, reading
Mark Hwang Dr. Michael Berger Validation of muscle ultrasound as a reliable measure of upper limb strength Muscle ultrasound, dynamometer, functional testing
Michelle Lisonek Dr. Michael Anglesio Prevalence of KRAS and other somatic mutations in endometriosis subtypes KRAS mutation, endometriosis, deep dyspareunia
Melissa Kong Dr. Kathryn Armstrong Clinical outcomes and quality of life following pediatric heart transplantation in British Columbia orthotopic heart transplantation; pediatrics, clinical outcomes

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Sana Aghakeshmiri Dr. Decheng Yang Effects of PRISPR/Cas9 generated mutant NFAT5 on coxsackieviral pathogenesis Myocarditis, coxsackievirus, pathogenesis, CRISPR/Cas9, NFAT5, antiviral Vancouver
Kirsten Allen Dr. Sara Taylor Implementing a web-based patient follow-up platform into BC Cancer Quality of Life, Cancer, Online Platform, Health Informatics, Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Kelowna
Olivia Anglin Dr. Nicole Fairbrother New mother's thoughts of harm: prevalence and relation to OCD and child harm Postpartum harm thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, perinatal epidemiology, cognitive predictors Victoria
Seyedeh-Shadan Ashrafi Dr. Timothy Kieffer Improving insulin processing and secretion in K-cells using modified insulin gene variants organoids, diabetes, insulin, K-cells Vancouver
Sarah Margaret Bowers Dr. Kelly Brown Adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) mediated effects on vascular endothelial cell integrity adenosine deaminase 2, inflammation, stroke, vessel wall integrity, adenosine Vancouver
Loic Caloren Dr. Hélène Côté Mitochondrial effects of intermittent HIV antiretroviral drug exposure in a cultured cell model with and without telomerase HIV, drug toxicity, mitochondria, telomerase, cell culture Vancouver
Brooke Cheng Dr. David Moore Factors associated with cessation or reduction of methamphetamine use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men who reported frequent use in Vancouver, Canada Crystal methamphetamine; HIV/AIDS; Men who have sex with men (MSM) population; Anxiety; Depression Vancouver
Selina Demetrick Dr. Laura Sly Targeting intestinal fibrosis in SHIP deficient mice fibrosis, SHIP, intestine, inflammation, Crohn's disease Vancouver
Celine Edwards Dr. Michael Humer A comprehensive analysis of the timeliness of oncology care for lung cancer patients in BC’s Interior and the North Lung Cancer, Systemic Therapy, Health Equity, Surgical Wait Times, Access to Care Kelowna
Avarna Fernandes Dr. Jennifer Coelho More than picky eating: understanding clinical symptoms of youth with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder Eating disorders, ARFID, somatic symptom disorder, paediatrics Vancouver
Alex Ka Chun Fung Dr. Brenden Hursh Feasibility of a coaching intervention for parents of children with type 1 diabetes Coaching, type 1 diabetes, feasibility, self-management, clinical Vancouver
Karanvir Gill Dr. Todd Woodward Brain networks associated with hallucinations: an international datasharing initiative Schizophrenia; fMRI; Hallucinations; functional connectivity; cognitive neuroscience Vancouver
Kaviraj (Kavi) Grewal Dr. Bruce Verchere Pancreatic hormone processing during the development of type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes, prohormone processing, pancreatic islet, post-translational modification Vancouver
Ju Feng (Tony) Guo Dr. Janice Leung Increased HIV receptor and co-receptor expression in COPD: Keys to COPD Susceptibility in HIV Airway epithelium, COPD, Smoking, HIV Vancouver
Thomas Hoang Dr. Brett Finlay Synergistic bacterial metabolism as a contributor to environmental enteric dysfunction 1) Environmental Enteric Dysfunction 2) Metabolic Synergism 3) Bacterial Crossfeeding 4) Microbiome 5) Malnutrition Vancouver
Tamila Kalimullina Dr. Anibal Bohorquez Nerve bridge-mediated restoration of supraspinal control to promote cardiovascular recovery after spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, autonomic dysreflexia, peripheral nerve graft, regeneration, exercise Vancouver
Yu Hang (Amy) Kang Dr. William Lockwood Target validation of a novel small molecule inhibitor that selectively kills lung cancer cells through induction of reactive oxygen species Lung cancer, target discovery, reactive oxygen species, selective lethality, drug development Vancouver
Aydan Kesici Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez The effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on cognition and hippocampal neurogenesis Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Cognition, Hippocampus, Neurogenesis Vancouver
Chadni Khondoker Dr. Melanie Murray Evaluating hormonal replacement therapy use in women living with HIV in the children and women's antiretroviral and markers of aging (CARMA) cohort Hormonal Replacement Therapy, HIV, Women, Antiretrovirals, Smoking Vancouver
Fatemeh Khounsarian Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff Examining the effects of Tempol, an antioxidant, on axonal damage induced by demyelination Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic demyelination, Remyelination , Tempol antioxidant, Axonal degeneration Vancouver
Yun Ki Kim Dr. Sylvia Cheng Outcomes of children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG): an institutional experience in British Columbia DIPG; temozolomide; overall survival; glioma; radiation Vancouver
Melissa Kong Dr. John Mawson Improving access to MRI services for children with inflammatory bowel disease MRI, pediatrics, wait times, medical services, resource allocation Vancouver
Jasmine Kwan Dr. Kristin Campbell Changes in daily psychological functioning in response to an aerobic exercise intervention in women with breast cancer Exercise, Chemotherapy, Cognitive Functioning, Improve Symptoms, Breast Cancer Vancouver
Abiel Kwok Dr. Steven Pelech Tracking how increasing protein-tyrosine phosphorylation causes selective decreased protein-serine/threonine phosphorylation in cancer cells Protein phosphates, Protein kinases, Protein phosphorylation, Antibodies Vancouver
Samantha Lee Dr. Stephen Yip Investigating the role of neomorphic IDH mutations in modulating the stress response of gliomas low grade glioma, oncometabolite, stress granules, oxidative stress, IDH mutation Vancouver
Yung Huei (Esther) Lin Dr. Elodie Portales-Casamar Natural language processing of psychiatric clinical notes Text Mining, Machine Learning, Suicidal Crisis, Adolescent Mental Health, Prediction. Vancouver
Michelle Lisonek Dr. Michael Anglesio Prevalence of KRAS and other somatic mutations in endometriosis subtypes KRAS mutation, endometriosis, deep infiltrating endometriosis, endometrioma, superficial peritoneal Vancouver
Kathleen (Kate) MacDonald Dr. Jim Johnson Light-activated insulin expression in pancreatic beta cells CRISPR-Cas9, hESCs, optogenetics, cell culture, diabetes, beta cells Vancouver
Alishah Mawji Dr. Mark Ansermino Saving young lives: triage and management of sepsis in children using the point-of-care Paediatric Rapid Sepsis Trigger (PRST) tool. Phase Ia: model development and internal validation Pediatrics, Triage, Prediction Model, Algorithm, Low Resource Setting, Global Health Vancouver
Kheya McGill Dr. Ash Singhal Assessing the need for peer support among siblings of neurosurgical patients Peer Support, Siblings, Neurosurgery, Complex Chronic Condition, Emotional support Vancouver
Ashleigh Nazareth Dr. Stephanus van Eeden The use of wearable electronic devices to improve outcomes in COPD COPD, exacerbations, wearable devices, vital signs Vancouver
Hirad Nourbakhsh Dr. Stacey Skoretz Determining measurement methodology for upper aerodigestive tract of Phoca vitulina upper aerodigestive tract; deglutition; seal; human; knowledge translation Vancouver
Aidan O'Callahan Dr. Charlotte Jones Evaluating community needs: Indigenizing intervention pathways for diabetes and obesity Indigenous, Diabetes, Obesity, Evaluation, Intervention Kelowna
Nishtha Parag Dr. Christian Schuetz The brain networks associated with response inhibition in healthy controls Cognitive control, response inhibition, brain network activation, fMRI Constrained Principal Component Analysis, right inferior frontal gyrus Vancouver
Samantha Pawer Dr. Shelina Babul The economic burden of poisoning in British Columbia Public health, injury prevention, poisoning, epidemiology, health economics Vancouver
Thishani (Thish) Rajapakshe Dr. Adrian Bak A randomized controlled trial evaluating improved practices for sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy for cancer screening Colon Cancer; Screening; Sedation; Sigmoidoscopy; Water Exchange Kelowna
Lucas Wei Jian Rempel Dr. Fabio Rossi Characterization of cardiac perivascular mesenchymal progenitors Myocardial infarction, cardiac fibro/adipogenic progenitors, mesenchymal progenitors, pericytes Vancouver
Ananya Sandhu Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty Using emotional processing measures to aid in differential diagnosis and prediction of treatment response in major depressive and bipolar II disorders Emotional Processing, Treatment Response, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder Vancouver
Sorayya Seddigh Dr. Tricia Tang Often overlooked, sometimes undervalued, but never forgotten: The role of social support in diabetes health and mental health outcomes T2D, social support, diabetes distress Vancouver
Sadaf Sediqi Dr. Paul Yong Neurogenesis in endometriosis Neurogenesis, Endometriosis, Pathogenesis, Chronic pelvic pain, Nerve-bundle density Vancouver
Srijan Subedi Dr. Delbert Dorscheid Differentiating various asthma subtypes and potential therapeutics using analysis of a severe asthma registry Asthma, phenotypes, treatments, cluster analysis, endotypes Vancouver
Cheryl Tan Dr. Dan Goldowitz The expression of epigenetic differences as possible mediators of resistance or sensitivity to ethanol-induced cell death in the developing mouse neural tube Neurodevelopment, epigenetics, ethanol, susceptibility, mouse Vancouver
Edward Wang Dr. Eitan Prisman Evaluation of a custom in-house surgical pre-planning workflow for mandibular reconstructions Virtual, Surgery, Pre-planning, Cancer, Reconstruction Vancouver
Mitchell (Mitch) Wiebe Dr. Islam Mohamed The use of radiomics in tomo-histology for lung cancer Radiomics, Lung Cancer, Tomo-Histology, Micro-CT, Early Detection Kelowna
Yi Han (Yihan) Xia Dr. Elizabeth Rideout Identifying genes that determine the sex difference in fat storage fat storage, genetics, sex differences, Drosophila Vancouver
William (Will) Yip Dr. Kelly McNagny Podocalyxin haploinsufficiency sensitizes C57BL/6J mice to chemically-induced nephrosis Podocalyxin, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Nephrotic syndrome, Kidney disease, renal insufficiency Vancouver
Jia Yu (Jennifer) Zhang Dr. Maureen C. Ashe Acceptability and usability of an online resource for informal caregivers of frail older adults after hospital discharge older adults, frailty, online training, informal caregivers Vancouver
Dylan Zhao Dr. Quynh Doan Mental health presentations at a tertiary center: who comes, what are their needs, and can we meet their needs? mental health, pediatric emergency, child and adolescent psychiatry, mental health resources Vancouver
YuWen (Jade) Zhong Dr. Matthew Brendan Munn What is the impact of drug checking services on medical services at a multi-day electronic music festival? Music Festivals; Mass Gatherings; Substance Use; Harm Reduction / Harm Minimization; Drug Checking Salmo, BC
Arif Arif Dr. Fergal Donnellan Clinical correlates and outcomes of young colorectal cancer (CRC) patients in British Columbia Young Adults, Gastrointestinal neoplasms, Colorectal neoplasms, Incidence, Clinical Outcome Vancouver
Alexandra Bohm Dr. Marco Marra Determining the efficacy of RNA sequencing in predicting cancer treatment strategies for POG tumours metastatic cancer, clinical sequencing, transcriptome/RNA sequencing, personalized medicine, pathway dysregulation Vancouver
Heidi Britton Dr. Claire Sheldon Proteomic analysis of patient-derived fibroblasts harboring the G11778a mutation of LHON LHON, Genetics, Ophthalmology, mtDNA, Blindness Vancouver
Mark Cahalan Dr. Catherine Paramonoff When are blood vessels “ready to rupture”? Cerebrovascular health following spinal cord injury. spinal cord injury, autonomic dysfunction, autonomic dysreflexia, cardiovascular control, cerebrovascular health Vancouver
Sophie Carr Dr. Erik Skarsgard Development of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based enhanced recovery pathway towards improved outcomes in pediatric colorectal surgery quality improvement, pediatric colorectal surgery, enhanced recovery after surgery, surgical outcomes, standardization Vancouver
Gabriel Chan Dr. Ken Lim A pilot study to determine the optimal finger for hypertension and preeclampsia assessment using pulse oximeter collection Pulse oximetry, Preeclampsia, blood pressure monitor, non-invasive Vancouver
Hua (Victoria) Chen Dr. Bruce McManus Personalizing myocarditis diagnostics through novel biomarkers Cardiovascular, Pathology, Translational, Diagnosis, Biomarker Vancouver
Rachel Chen Dr. Samuel Wiseman Postoperative early complications, morbidity, and mortality in HIV/AIDS patients in BC HIV, AIDS, Quality assessment, Surgery, Public health Vancouver
Ivan Chiu Dr. Adam Lund A phase IV real world study on the use of low dose methoxyflurane (PENTHROX™) compared to standard care for the treatment of moderate to severe trauma pain in adults in Canadian out-of-hospital mass gathering environments Emergency medicine, Pain management, Mass gathering medicine, Patient care, pain control Canada - BC, AB, ON
Hye Ji (Sally) Choi Dr. Joel Gagnon Evaluation of aortic zone 2 landing accuracy during TEVAR with current imaging techniques aorta, endovascular, TEVAR, stent, landing zone, accuracy Vancouver
Jonathan Choi Dr. Susan Lee A pilot study of Perioperative Analgesia and INtraoperative anesthesia in hip FRacture patients using Early Epidural placement (The PAIN-FREE Pilot Study) epidural, regional anesthesia, hip fracture, enhanced recovery, pilot Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
Frank Chou Dr. Pearce Wilcox Characterizing patients from pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis clinics with positive sweat tests but negative CFTR genotyping Cystic Fibrosis, Chloride, Sweat Test, Genetics, Diagnosis Vancouver
Hannah Dreksler Dr. Stephan Mostowy A retrospective analysis of vascular graft infections requiring surgical reintervention at one centre vascular grafts, infection, surgery Kelowna
Justin Fernandes Dr. David Barbic Measuring the impact of systematic screening for suicidal thoughts in patients presenting to the emergency department suicide, emergency medicine, screening Vancouver
Saman Fouladirad Dr. Patrick McDonald Transitioning to adulthood with hydrocephalus: A patient’s perspective : Hydrocephalus, Transition, Pediatric, Qualitative, Quantitative Vancouver
Andrew Golin Dr. Ryan Flannigan Investigating the genetics of sertoli cell only syndrome in infertile men Infertility, etiology, transcriptomics, proteomics, sertoli-cell only Vancouver
Mariana Gutierrez Salazar Dr. Lise Leveille Complications of bilateral, staged, and unilateral hip reconstruction surgery for children with cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Hip Reconstruction Vancouver
Kaitlyn (Katie) Harding Dr. Brodie Sakakibara Development of a student-run chronic disease prevention clinic Chronic disease management; Interprofessionalism; Student leadership; Patient-oriented; Intervention development Kelowna
Michael Heer Dr. Farzin Forooghian Complement factor H is associated with chronic inflammation in the human retina AMD, CFH, NLRP3 Inflammasome, SNP Vancouver
Allyssa Hooper Dr. Videsh Kapoor Finding sustainable solutions in menstrual hygiene management in Spiti Valley, India Menstrual Hygiene, Women's Health, Global Health, Sanitation, Sustainability International - Spiti Valley, India
Monica Hsieh Dr. Terence Yung 30 day outcomes of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) at St. Paul's Hospital prospective study, non-cardiac surgery, myocardial infarction, strokes, death Vancouver
Tianshu (Angela) Ji Dr. Neil Wells To bash or not to bash? the quality of online resources for ganglion cysts patient education, online resources, websites Vancouver
Jake Johnston Dr. Richard Bedell Clinical investigation of macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies in a cohort of rural Indian schoolchildren nutrition, global health, children, rural, diet, clinical International - Rangrik, India
Hannah Kapur Dr. Elaine McKevitt Calculating quality indicators for mastectomy at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Breast cancer; Surgery; Mastectomy; Quality Indicators; Breast Conservation Vancouver
Amar Khaira Dr. Christopher Nguan Using a tremor-measured smartphone app as a surrogate biomarker for immunosuppressants in renal transplant recipients Renal Transplantation, Novel Technology, Medication-Induced Tremor, Calcineurin Inhibitor, Nephrology Vancouver
Clara (Namhee) Kim Dr. Alana Flexman Anesthetic management and outcomes after spine tumour resection: a cohort study anesthesiology, perioperative care, spinal tumor resection Vancouver
Sharon Kipfer Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew Glioma (a type of brain tumor) internet information: an evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with gliomas and the quality of information available on the internet glioma, patient information, internet information, quality, medical education Vancouver
Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden Dr. Rajiv Reebye Effect of botulinum toxin A and serial casting on gait parameters in acquired brain injury patients with upper extremity spasticity spasticity, stroke, botulinum toxin, stretch casting, acquired brain injury Vancouver
Adina Landsberg Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen Utility of surveillance kidney biopsies in pediatric kidney transplant recipients to safely improve rejection ascertainment and graft outcomes Surveillance biopsy, protocol biopsy, pediatric, kidney transplant, subclinical rejection, biopsy complications Vancouver
Juvel Lee Dr. Robert Baird Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of high-pressure fistulography in classifying neonatal anorectal malformations Anorectal malformation, neonates, surgery, medical imaging, quality improvement Vancouver
Brian Li Dr. Bradley Quon Biomarkers to diagnose allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in cystic fibrosis Allergy, Biomarkers, Cystic Fibrosis, Diagnostics, Inflammation Vancouver
Shu Nan (Jessica) Li Dr. Laura Sauve The effect of maternal demographic and health factors on vertical transmission of HIV: analysis of the canadian perinatal HIV surveillance program HIV, maternal health, infant health, epidemiology, public health surveillance Vancouver
Zhang Hao (Jim) Li Dr. Ian Pike Preventing serious injuries in the workplace: can a social marketing campaign speak to workers outside of 9 to 5? injury, public health, social marketing, occupational health and safety Vancouver
Jonathan Lim Dr. Karen Goddard Late effects assessment in adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors and rhabdomyosarcoma Late Effects, Survivorship, Screening, Counseling, Clinical evaluation Vancouver
Kathleen Lin Dr. Roy Purssell Apneic and unresponsive patients with witnessed opioid overdose: determining the optimal approach for resuscitation Naloxone, opioid-overdose, resuscitation, ventilation, chest-compressions Vancouver
Veena Hsu-Wei Lin Dr. Vilte Barakauskas Supporting participation in pediatric and pregnancy reference interval studies pregnancy; perinatal; neonatal; laboratory medicine Vancouver
Alice Liu Dr. Amanda Hu Voice outcomes of laryngeal electromyography guided vocal fold injections Hoarseness, dysphonia, vocal fold injections, electromyography Vancouver
Alvin Ka Nok Liu Dr. Sarah Hamilton Clinical features of head and neck cancer patients with brain metastases: a single institution retrospective study of 60 cases Head and neck cancer, Brain metastasis, HPV, Cetuximab, Radiotherapy Vancouver
Nelson Lu Dr. Matthew Bennett Optimization of rate control medications prior to cardioversion Atrial fibrillation, cardioversion, rate control, medication adjustment, validation cohort study Vancouver
Mhd Adib (Adeeb) Malas Dr. Kevin Pistawka An analysis of the MAZE procedure in Kelowna atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, cardiology, MAZE procedure, cardiac surgery Kelowna
Gurkiran (Kiran) Mann Dr. Merry Gong PHISIQUE Study: Postpartum pelvic floor Health Index: Sexuality, Incontinence, and QUality of life Evaluation after obstetric anal sphincter injury Postpartum pelvic floor health, pelvic floor trauma, obstetrical anal sphincter injury, sexual dysfunction Vancouver
Curtis May Dr. Aaron MacInnes Effect of early multidisciplinary pain intervention on pain and functional outcomes in patients with complex regional pain syndrome Chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, early intervention, practice based research, multidisciplinary Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Dorsa Mousa-Doust Dr. Carol Dingee Identification and outcomes of phyllodes tumours of the breast Phyllodes tumour; fibroepithelial lesions; surgery; breast cancer; quality assurance Vancouver
Christopher (Chris) Pang Dr. Jeremy Penner Household food security and nutritional assessment of children and families receiving food support from Pamoja community based organization in rural Kenya Malnutrition, global health, growth monitoring, rural Kenya, food security International - Kisumu, Kenya
Harpreet Pangli Dr. Aziz Ghahary Application of silver nanoparticles as a potent and safe antimicrobial agent for liquid skin substitute Silver nanoparticles, burns, wound healing, infection, bioengineering Vancouver
Victoria (Tory) Peterson Dr. Manraj Heran Paediatric interventional radiology transfers away from a tertiary paediatric centre interventional radiology, paediatric, transfers, ablation, embolization Vancouver
Jobanjit (Joban) Phulka Dr. James Mckinney The safety of long-distance running in Canada: A retrospective analysis of the Vancouver Marathon and Sun Run cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, long-distance running, cardiology, sports cardiology Vancouver
Roopal Rai Dr. Liam Brunham SAVE BC: A long-term study of families with early onset cardiovascular disease Familial hypercholesteremia, premature atherosclerosis, monogenic disease, inherited, prevalence study Vancouver
Alexander (Alex) Rebchuk Dr. Thalia Field Cognitive deficits in young stroke survivors as measured by the NIH toolbox - Cognition Battery and MoCA Stroke; Mild Cognitive Impairment; Neuropsychological testing; Cerebrovascular disease; Neurology; Functional outcomes Vancouver
Renee Reimer Dr. Chelsea Elwood Bacteremia in pregnant and postpartum women Bacteremia, Maternal, Pregnancy, Fever, Sepsis Vancouver
Ryan Sandarage Dr. Eric Hui Validation of the Heckmatt scale for assessing level of muscle damage in spasticity Spasticity, Botulinum Toxin, Ultrasound, Heckmatt Scale, Muscular Dystrophy Vancouver
Navneet Singh Dr. Amin Javer The Efficacy of topical 0.2% hydrogen peroxide solution rinse in the management of biofilm-associated chronic rhinosinusitis Hydrogen Peroxide, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Biofilm, Recalcitrant, Efficacy Vancouver
Emmanuel Tse Dr. Stacy Elliott Cannabis and spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, cannabis, pain, spasticity, cognition Vancouver
Jordan Williams-Yuen Dr. Anita Palepu Exploring paramedics’ experience of overdose emergency response within Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Qualitative Research, Pre-Hospital Care, Overdose Response Vancouver
Amanda Wong Dr. Alexander Wyatt Detecting the emergence of resistance to PARP inhibitor therapy in prostate cancer Prostate, cancer, PARPi, cfDNA, reversion, BRCA2 Vancouver
Jung-Chien (Ricky) Wu Dr. Rupinder Brar Use of a micro-dosing method for buprenorphine/naloxone induction for the treatment of opioid use disorder opioid, addiction, substance use disorder, opioid agonist therapy, overdose Vancouver
Richard Xiang Dr. Christopher West Effect of a cardiac centered hemodynamic management strategy on spinal cord inflammation and perfusion following traumatic spinal cord injury Spinal Cord Injury, Acute Management, Heart, Neuroprotective, Improve Outcomes Kelowna
Lulu Yang Dr. Ali Abdalvand Delayed antibiotic doses in sepsis sepsis, emergency medicine, antibiotics, mortality Vancouver
Belinda Yee Dr. Jacqueline Foley Determining the characteristics of heart rate changes during autonomic dysreflexia in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury Autonomic dysreflexia, cardiovascular changes, cardiovascular dysfunction, heart rate, spinal cord injury Vancouver
Phillip Chor-Sang Yeung Dr. Saul Isserow IV magnesium supplementation in athletes: a cross-over study Magnesium supplementation, arrhythmia, athlete, cardiology, sports cardiology Vancouver
Shanna Yeung Dr. Patrick Ma Computerized visual distortion measurement for macular assessment Ophthalmology; Retinal diseases; Quantification of disease progression; Visual distortion; Technological Tool Vancouver
Po Hsiang (Shawn) Yuan Dr. Ian Scott Test enhanced learning: how much transfer of information occurs Test enhanced learning, Recall enhanced learning, Transfer of learning concepts, Cognitive Psychology, Undergraduate MD Vancouver
Bei Yuan (Ethan) Zhang Dr. Roxana Geoffrion Risk factors for post-operative urinary retention associated with pelvic reconstructive surgery: a retrospective cohort study - the "POUR Study" urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, prolapse, urinary retention, urinary catheterization Vancouver
Yanru (Jessie) Zhang Dr. Savvas Nicolaou Utilizing dual energy CT to investigate urate deposition in the carotid arteries DECT, gout, urate deposition, carotid arteries, hyperuricemia Vancouver
Sofia (Sofía) Zhang-Jiang Dr. Dewi Schrader Cerebrospinal fluid metagenomics and cytokine profiling in pediatric patients with CNS inflammation Neurology, pediatrics, CSF, CNS, inflammation Vancouver
Billy Zhao Dr. Eric Lam Advanced endoscopic resection of large colorectal polyps & early neoplasia: a chart review gastroenterology, oncology, colorectal cancer, polyps removal, endoscopic resection Vancouver
Maria Zhu Dr. Raymond Lam Enhanced measurement-based care (eMBC) for major depressive disorder e-Mental Health, mobile technology, depression, functional outcomes, cognition Vancouver
Jeremy Zuo Dr. Cyrus Boelman the national registry for STXBP1-related neurodevelopmental disorders Clinical registry; Neurogenetics; Epilepsy; Movement disorders Vancouver

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Angeles, Arkhjamil (Archie) Dr. Kim Chi The Germline Genetics of Prostate Cancer (GENPRO): Caring for patients with hereditary prostate cancer and their families prostate cancer, hereditary, gene mutations, metastatic, castration resistant Vancouver
Arnold, Lucas Dr. Michael Ertel Traumatic brain injury and post injury substance-use in Okanagan youth: A study in the midst of British Columbia’s opioid crisis Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Abuse, Youth Kelowna
Asadi Lari, Mohammadhossein (Mohammad) Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff Seizures in rodent model of chronic demyelination follow parvalbumin (PV+) interneuron loss in the hippocampus Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Demyelination, Seizures, Hippocampus, Parvalbumin Vancouver
Azhar, Ayman Dr. Tricia Tang The girls versus boy debate: gender differences in fitness improvements associated with a bhangra dance intervention for South Asian children South Asian, Gender, Fitness, Children Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Azizi, Hawmid Dr. Liam Brunham Management and outcomes of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia in Canada Familial Hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular disease (CVD), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) Vancouver
Banga, Yasmin Dr. Heather McKay Mo' money, no problems? Examining the impact of parent's socio-economic status on children's physical fitness in the South Asian community physical fitness, physical activity, socio-economic status, South Asian, children Vancouver
Bhalla, Mahadev Dr. Eduardo Navajas Comparison of optical coherence tomography angiography and adaptive optics optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy Diabetes, adaptive optics, optical coherence tomography, capillary density, micro aneurysm Vancouver
Birnie, Blake Dr. Deanna Gibson Correlating intestinal alkaline phosphatase activity from fecal samples collected during a dietary lipid intervention in ulcerative colitis patients Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Kelowna
Black, Anna Dr. Carl Brown Comparative study of two closure techniques and the impact on short-term outcomes in perineal wounds after abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer Dehiscence, complications, perineal wound, purse-string suture, abdominoperineal resection, rectal cancer Vancouver
Boroditsky, Matthew Dr. Christine Loock Successes and challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care for individuals with 22q11.2ds 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome; retrospective chart review; transition care; consensus guidelines Vancouver
Boschung, Karol Dr. E. Paul Zehr Taking a karate kick at stroke: a pilot martial arts intervention for rehabilitation Neurotrauma, rehabilitation, holistic, exercise Victoria
Botros, Christina Dr. Jeremy Penner Sexual health through safe spaces: Increasing education regarding contraception, gender-based post-violence care, and pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis for young women in Kisumu, Kenya Sexual Health, Continuous Community Education, Rural & Global Health, Contraception, Collaboration International - Vancouver, BC and Kisumu, Kenya
Brar, Shanjot Dr. L. Olivia Tseng Guideline gaps in management of multiple chronic diseases Multiple chronic diseases, Multimorbidity, Guidelines, Clinical practice guidelines, Knowledge gaps Vancouver
Chaiton, Jessica Dr. Liisa Galea The effect of exercise and ovarian hormones on chemotherapy-related cognitive changes in female mice Chemotherapy; Cognition; Neurogenesis; Exercise; Estrogens Vancouver
Chang, Cindy Dr. Christian Schuetz CEASAR (Computerized Exercise to Alter Stimulant Approach Responses): Piloting a novel intervention to improve outcome in individuals suffering from cocaine or methamphetamine use disorder, a randomized controlled study Concurrent Disorders; Computer-based intervention; Automatic Approach Behavior; Stimulant Use Disorder; Relapse Vancouver
Cheng, Maye Dr. Pascal Lavoie A close-up view of hematopoietic cells during fetal development Hematopoietic cells, single-cell RNA-sequencing, neonates, fetal development Vancouver
Ching, Geoffrey Dr. Jason Barton Object recognition in developmental and acquired prosopagnosia prosopagnosia; object recognition; visual system; perception; face recognition Vancouver
Cho, Brian Dr. Poul Sorensen Childhood brain cancer: molecular mechanisms used by cells to survive nutrient starvation Pediatric cancer, medulloblastoma, metabolism, mRNA translation Vancouver
Choi, Charles Dr. Martin McKeown Longitudinal monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease suitable for at-home use App, Technology, Parkinson's Disease, Prognosis Vancouver
Choi, Jung-In Dr. Robert Stenstrom A randomized controlled trial of C-reactive protein measurement on ordering of blood cultures in emergency department patients with sepsis Sepsis, biomarkers, C-reactive protein, blood cultures, emergency medicine Vancouver
Chow, Kennedy Dr. Hugh Kim Profiling platelet-based markers in rheumatoid arthritis juvenile arthritis, platelets, cell signaling, cell culture, inflammation Vancouver
Cleversey, Chantell Dr. Kurt McBurney Suturing workshops: assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of a novel suturing module with medical students Suturing, Module, MD curriculum, Medical Students, Recommendations Victoria and Vancouver
Dikareva, Anastasia (Stacy) Dr. Charlotte Jones Implementation and program evaluation of the Walk and Talk for your Life program among people living with mental illness Walk and Talk, Community, Mental Health, Program Evaluation, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Kelowna
Drake, Hilary Dr. Silvina Mema Organ donation in the era of the opioid crisis organ donation opioid death overdose Kelowna
Duan, Xinran Nancy Dr. Douglas Courtemanche Long-term outcomes of patients with unresectable arteriovenous malformations: A 25-year chart review Arteriovenous malformations; retrospective chart review; long-term outcomes; complications Vancouver
Dubchak, Eden Dr. Blair Leavitt Exploring the effect of laquinimod on excitotoxic neurodegeneration Huntington's Disease, Neurodegeneration, Excitotoxicity, Microglia, Astrocyte Vancouver
Ducharme, Blake Dr. Ian Mackenzie Clinical characteristics of mixed pathology in neurodegenerative dementias Alzheimer Disease, dementia, pathology, natural history, mortality Vancouver
Edeer, Nazde Dr. Timothy Kieffer Reversing diabetes using an adeno-associated virus based gene therapy diabetes, gene-therapy, adeno-associated virus Vancouver
Edwards, Celine Dr. Michael Humer Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the Interior Health thoracic group for quality improvement Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Health Equity, Surgical Wait Times, Access to Care Kelowna
Fang, Tony Dr. Patrick Ma The effect of optical quality of posterior intraocular lens implants on vitrectomy Vitrectomy Cataract Retina Categorization Lens Vancouver
Farrell, Christian Dr. Johann Brink Psychotropic prescribing practices and prevalence of antipsychotic polypharmacy among inpatients in a forensic psychiatric hospital Pharmacology, forensic psychiatry, polypharmacy, antipsychotics, prescribing practices Greater Vancouver - Coquitlam
Feng, Tanya Dr. Jon Stoessl Decision-making in patients with Parkinson’s disease in the un-medicated and medicated state Parkinson's disease, decision-making, dopamine, impulsivity Vancouver
Fergusson, Nicholas Dr. Donald Griesdale IMPlementation of an Additional iCu Team (IMPACT): An historical cohort study Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, ICU Care Team, Length of Stay, Historical Cohort Study Vancouver
Fernandes, Avarna Dr. Jennifer Coelho Improvements in functional impairments in youth with eating disorders: Effectiveness of a pediatric day treatment program child and adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders, functional impairments Vancouver
Fong, Alison Dr. Farzin Forooghian Granzyme B and the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration retinal degenerations, aging, immunohistochemistry, human eye, confocal microscopy Vancouver
Fouladirad, Saman Dr. Todd Woodward The functional connectome: hallucinations Schizophrenia; fMRI; Hallucinations; functional connectivity; cognitive neuroscience Vancouver
Fung, Cecilia Dr. Joannne Weinberg Amygdala c-fos activation during social discrimination: effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and early-life adversity in male and female rats prenatal alcohol exposure, early-life adversity, development, social behavior, amygdala Vancouver
Gholamian, Tara Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen Estimating GFR and chronic kidney disease progression in children, using urinary metabolomic profiling Metabolomics, pediatric, GFR estimation, biomarker Vancouver
Guo, Ju Feng (Tony) Dr. Delbert Dorscheid Airway epithelial repair: cell subtypes or proliferation/differentiation dependent? Airway epithelium, COPD, Smoking, Proliferation, Differentiation Vancouver
Hamze, Hasan Dr. Troy Grennan Burden of HPV-associated cancers among people living with HIV in British Columbia HIV, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Anal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, clinical epidemiology Vancouver
Hanjani, Khashayar (Khash) Dr. Mandeep Tamber Developing and validating a predictor tool for children undergoing hemispherectomy for medically intractable epilepsy: A multi-center, international retrospective cohort study Epilepsy, Hemispherectomy, Seizures, Prediction Tool, Outcome Vancouver
Hitchman, Nathan Dr. Anibal Bohorquez Time course of cardiac changes following acute spinal cord injury SCI, echocardiography, acute, autonomic function Vancouver
Jacob, Sanya Dr. Arif Janjua Effect of mepolizumab in severe bilateral nasal polyps Clinical, Drug, Nasal Polyps, Otolaryngology Vancouver
Jiang, Andy Dr. Roy Purssell One-year mortality of patients treated in emergency departments for non-fatal opioid overdoses Opioid, Overdose, Fentanyl, Naloxone, Emergency Vancouver
Jiang, Xin Rong (Jessica) Dr. Alasdair Barr Compared effectiveness of methadone vs suboxone in the Downtown Eastside population Addiction, Treatment, Marginalized, Population, Psychosis Vancouver
Johnston, Jake Dr. Jacqueline Quandt Investigating the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-2 (ARNT2) in oligodendrocyte myelination myelination, multiple sclerosis, oligodendrocyte, differentiation, neuroprotection Vancouver
Khehra, Kuljinder (Keesha) Dr. Christopher Nguan Clinical survey of patient activity post-operation for renal transplant donors and recipients kidney transplantation, urology, clinical survey, prospective study Vancouver
Khondoker, Chadni Dr. Melanie Murray Assessing contraceptive choices in HIV positive and negative women in the CARMA cohort HIV, Women, Contraceptive, Choice, Antiretrovirals Vancouver
Kiani, Ghazaleh (Ghazal) Dr. Karen Goddard Late effects in adult survivors of childhood lymphoma: overall burden and proportion detected at recall Late morbidity after cancer treatment; Patient Screening; Survivorship care Vancouver
Kim, Daniel Dr. Doris Doudet Evaluation of native alpha-synuclein in the gut of a novel rodent model of Parkinson's Disease Parkinson disease, alpha synuclein, pathology, GI tract, animal model Vancouver
Kong, Melissa Dr. Helen Nadel The impact of optimized post-contrast enhanced PET/CT on diagnostic accuracy, staging, and follow-up of children with cancer pediatrics, cancer, staging, response assessment, PET/CT Vancouver
Kramer, Adam Dr. Faisal Khosa Evaluation of the utility and diagnostic accuracy of functional cardiac CT in an emergency setting Functional cardiac CT, Coronary artery disease Vancouver
Lee, Joshua Dr. Quynh Doan The incidence of suicide completion among patients seeking mental health care at a pediatric emergency department: a retrospective cohort study Suicide, pediatric emergency, child and adolescent psychiatry, mental health Vancouver
Lee, Kuo Hsuan (Kevin) Dr. James D. Johnson Targeting the endocytosis machinery of insulin receptor to improve insulin signaling in insulin-resistant muscle cells Insulin receptor, clathrin-mediated endocytosis, insulin resistance, Akt signaling, CRISPR knock-out Vancouver
Lee, Michelle Ying Ya Dr. Francis Lynn Comparing the single-cell transcriptomic changes in human and mouse pancreatic endocrine cells in response to glucose stimulation and calcium signaling scRNAseq, islets, diabetes, glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, calcium-induced insulin secretion Vancouver
Leong, Jeffrey Dr. Stephan van Eeden The use of wearable devices to manage subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and prevent exacerbations COPD, Exacerbations of COPD, Wearable devices, Vital signs, Quality of life Vancouver
Liang, Jia Ming (Calvin) Dr. M-J Milloy Patterns of non-injection drug use and HIV treatment patterns among marginalized people living with HIV in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Drug use, HIV, Epidemiology, Marginalized people, Downtown Eastside Vancouver
Lim, Ah Ryung (Chloe) Dr. Rajiv N. Reebye When are blood vessels “ready to rupture”? Cerebrovascular health following spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, Autonomic dysreflexia, cardiovascular control, cerebrovascular health, cognitive dysfunction Vancouver
Lin, Yun-En (Rebecca) Dr. Elodie Portales-Casamar Using text analysis to identify suicidality in youth Text Mining, Machine Learning, Suicidal Crisis, Adolescent Mental Health, Prediction Vancouver
Ling, Michelle Dr. Andrew Thamboo The 3-axis theory: evaluating the connection between the sinuses, lungs, and gi tract Sinuses, Lungs, GI Tract, Otolaryngology, Evidence-based review, Cross-sectional study Vancouver
Liu, Claire Dr. Elaine McKevitt Risk of malignancy in atypical lobular hyperplasia, lobular carcinoma in situ and flat epithelial atypia of the breast breast cancer, atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH), lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), flat epithelial atypia (FEA), core needle biopsy Vancouver
Lo, Cody Dr. Bruce Carleton Examination of the role of WFS1 in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in pediatric cancer patients Cancer, pediatrics, adverse drug events, genomics, ototoxicity Vancouver
Maazi, Mahan Dr. Janel Kopp GABA administration induces duct-to-alpha-to-beta-cell transdifferentiation in mice Diabetes, GABA, Pancreas Regeneration, Quantification Vancouver
Madsen, Matthew Dr. Miriam Spering Developing a portable dynamic vision test for the aging population vision, eye movements, low vision, visual rehabilitation, handheld technology Vancouver
Mah, Regan Dr. Ted Steiner Analysis of immunologic risk factors for recurrence of C. difficile infection Quality Care, Immunology, C. Difficile, Predictive Marker, Cost-Effective Vancouver
Mangalji, Azzra Dr. Kendall Ho ED App: a patient oriented app to support their emergency department journey Health App, patient centred, emergency department, continuity of care, patient journey Vancouver
Martin, Emma Dr. Cheryl Wellington The effects of ApoE isoforms on the recruitment of monocytes towards cerebrovascular endothelial cells Apolipoprotein E, Monocyte, Beta-Amyloid, Alzheimer's Disease, Inflammation Vancouver
Marwaha, Arshdeep Dr. Andrei Krassioukov Neuronal plasticity of autonomic ganglia following a high-thoracic spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, cardiovascular and urogenital dysfunction, autonomic neuronal morphology Vancouver
McCarthy, Stephen Dr. Mark Hull Carriage rates of asymptomatic group A streptococcus in men who have sex with men in downtown Vancouver invasive Group A Streptococcus, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, chart review, bacterial carriage Vancouver
McGuire, Katherine Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose Exercise training or complex mental and social activities to promote cognition in adults with chronic stroke exercise, cognitive activities, cognitive function, stroke, randomized controlled trial Vancouver
McKeown, Monica Dr. Linda Huh Telehealth in pediatric neurology: efficiency and barriers telehealth, pediatric neurology, barriers, efficiency Vancouver
Miao, Mo Dr. Douglas Allan Identifying gene regulatory networks controlled by BMP-signaling in Drosophila and mammalian genomes Chondrogenesis, transcriptional regulation, development Vancouver
Minielly, Nicole Dr. Neil Cashman Unravelling the neurotoxic soluble amyloid beta aggregates in Alzheimer’s Disease: characterization of synthetic and naturally-occurring amyloid beta oligomers using size exclusion chromatography and oligomer-specific antibodies Alzheimer's Disease, Alpha beta Oligomers, Antibodies, Size Exclusion Chromatography Vancouver
Monaghan, Alexander Dr. Chris Baliski Impact of breast density on reoperation rates following breast conserving surgery Breast density, Reoperation, Patient outcomes, Quality improvement, Patient-centered care Kelowna
MousaDoust, Dorsa Dr. Edwin Moore Cardiac excitation-contraction coupling: the dynamic dyad heart, excitation-contraction coupling, junctophilin, electron microscopy, transgenics Vancouver
Murphy, Paige Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster Decreasing barriers to engaging in colposcopy for women living in northern British Columbia through mobile technology Cervical Cancer Screening, Technology, Anxiety, Knowledge Prince George
Ng, Nicole Dr. Paul Yong Endometriosis and negative perception of the medical profession Endometriosis, pelvic pain, quality-of-life, patient-centred research, physician-patient relationship Vancouver
Orach, Juma Dr. Chris Carlsten Investigation of lung and systemic inflammation in asthma and COPD patients exposed to traffic-related air pollution inflammation, chronic respiratory diseases, air pollution, randomized clinical study, respiratory cells Vancouver
Ranchal, Sanya Dr. Soren Gantt Infectivity of Epstein-Barr virus shed in breast milk Epstein-Barr Virus; Breast Milk; Human oral mucosa; Three-dimensional tissue culture system Vancouver
Reid, Tobi Dr. Nichole Fairbrother New mothers’ thoughts of harm: Prevalence and relation to OCD and child harm Postpartum harm thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, child abuse Victoria
Rekhi, Gursimran Dr. Sonia Singh Improving the patient journey after vertebral fracture osteoporosis, qualitative research, patient experience,disability, Greater Vancouver - White Rock
Riahi, Aryan Dr. Kirk Schultz Characterization of donor IFNgamma producing Th1 cell suppression of chronic graft versus host disease in blood and marrow transplantation Th1 cell subpopulations, cGvHD, Pediatrics, BMT, immune tolerance Vancouver
Rodin, Isaac Dr. Kevan Jacobson Evaluating the efficacy of anti-TNF therapy in the pediatric IBD population Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Health Utilization, Anti-TNF inhibitors, Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug Efficacy Vancouver
Rokui, Sorush Dr. Sally Hynes Heads or tails: what is the best split thickness skin graft donor site? Burns; split-thickness skin graft; autologous graft; donor site Vancouver
Ruiz-Romero, Ian Dr. Stacy Elliott Motherhood after spinal cord injury: The impact of autonomic dysfunction on pregnancy and postpartum care Spinal cord injury, Pregnancy, Lactation, Breastfeeding, Autonomic Dysreflexia International - Sweden
Sagorin, Zach Dr. Renelle Myers Prospective evaluation of selection criteria for lung cancer screening with low-dose thoracic computed tomography and standardized system for nodule management – an international study lung cancer, screening, prospective, smoking cessation Vancouver
Schmidt, Zoe Dr. Rajavel Elango Arginine dosing for the management of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy, inborn errors of metabolism, lysine, arginine, supplementation Vancouver
Sergeev, Valentine Dr. Bradley Quon Cystic fibrosis and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulators: a real-world study Cystic Fibrosis; modulators; ivacaftor; lumacaftor; CFTR Vancouver
Shahin, Yousef Dr. Deborah Giaschi The effect of upper and lower visual hemifields on global motion direction discrimination: a developmental study visual hemifield, global motion perception, discrimination, visual development Vancouver
Shu, Hattie Dr. Maureen Ashe Exploration of hospital staff’s facilitators and barriers to patient mobility in the hospital setting Sedentary Behaviour, Recovery, Interpretive Description, Hospital Wards, Older Adults Vancouver
Sidhu, Hasrit Dr. Maja Segedi Determining when endoscopic ultrasound changes management for patients with pancreatic cystic neoplasms pancreas cysts endoscopic ultrasound cancer Vancouver
Song, Han Cong (Wendy) Dr. Fabio Rossi Role of TGFb Activated Kinase 1 (TAK1) in fibro/adipocyte progenitor fate in case of muscular dystrophy muscular dystrophy, stromal progenitors, regeneration, inflammation Vancouver
Stubbs, Jacob Dr. William Panenka Longitudinal evaluation of neuroimaging and cognitive outcomes of marginally housed individuals who experience traumatic brain injury traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, neuroimaging, marginal housing, cognition Vancouver
Tang, Ka Kit Jacky Dr. Simon Rabkin Development and validation of a new approach to assessment of cardiac repolarization in patients with electronic cardiac pacemakers or bundle branch block Cardiac Repolarization, QT Interval, Arrhythmia, Bundle Branch Block, Pacemaker Vancouver
Uryumtsev, Yaroslav (Slava) Dr. Denise Daley Development of a computational pipeline for data processing and statistical analysis of targeted DNA methylation bisulfite sequencing protocol DNA Methylation; Bisulfite Sequencing; Computational Pipeline; Data Processing; Statistical Power Vancouver
Vafaei, Rod Dr. Ging-Yuek Hsiung Interleukin-6 and the potential role of atopy in Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer Disease, interleukin-6, biomarkers, atopy, risk factors Vancouver
Vankayala, Lasya Dr. Claire Sheldon Mitochondrial physiology: focus on ocular cells mitochondria, eye, respiration Vancouver
Venalainen, Erik Dr. Savvas Nicolaou DECT bone removal application in detecting spinal trauma-associated epidural hematoma Dual energy CT, DECT, bone removal, spinal injury, epidural hematoma Vancouver
Waine, Michael Dr. Shannon Kolind Advancing MRI beyond anatomical assessment MRI, myelin, advanced, techniques Vancouver
Walia, Shikha Dr. Ian Scott Test enhanced learning: how much transfer occurs Test enhanced learning, Recall enhanced learning, Transfer of learning concepts, Cognitive psychology, Undergraduate MD Vancouver
Wang, Joy Dr. Yuzhuo Wang Development of MCT4-targeting small molecule inhibitors for management of advanced prostate cancer castration resistant prostate cancer, lactic acid, MCT4, Small molecule inhibitor Vancouver
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Wohlleben, Mikayla Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu Self-injurious behaviours and sensitivity to psychotropic medications in children and adolescents: Chart review and qualitative interviews Self-injurious behaviours; psychotropic medications; adverse drug reactions; iron deficiency; sleep problems Vancouver
Xu, Yan Zhu (Gary) Dr. Jane Lea Comparison of hearing preservation between the CI512 and CI532 Cochlear Implants: A retrospective cohort study sensorineural hearing loss , cochlear implants, otolaryngology Vancouver
Yan, Ryan Dr. Chantal Mayer Evaluating maternal and fetal markers of adverse placental outcomes – a review of specialized clinical management and outcomes Pre-eclampsia, IUGR, pregnancy risk, placental disease, clinical practice evaluation Vancouver
Ye, Si Cong (Jeffery) Dr. Christopher Fordyce Association of routine blood chemistry values with in-hospital outcomes among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Cardiac Arrest, Prognostics, Blood Chemistry Vancouver
Yefet, Leeor (Leo) Dr. Cynthia Verchere Evaluation of internal rotation and elbow function following the sup-ER protocol in children with birth related brachial plexus injuries Birth related brachial plexus injuries, Splinting, Sup-ER protocol, Children, Elbow function Vancouver
Yeo, Soo Ning Sarah Dr. Paris-ann Ingledew Testicular cancer internet information: an evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with testicular cancer and the quality of information available on the internet testicular cancer, internet information, website, patient information, medical education Vancouver
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Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Adamson, Simon Dr. Stephanus F van Eeden, Department of Medicine Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Impact of airway wall thickness COPD, bronchiectasis, airways walls, inflammation, exacerbation Vancouver
Alexander, Cara Dr. Sarah Lucas, Department of Surgery Potential relationship between coronary artery calcium and radiation induced cardiac toxicity in breast cancer survivors - a pilot study Radiation Induced Cardiac Toxicity Coronary Artery Calcium Kelowna
Amenyogbe, Andrew Dr. Frederick Kozak, Department of Surgery Measuring noise exposure of individual operating room personnel occupational noise, noise-induced hearing loss, noise pollution, operating room, audiometry Vancouver
Balce, Kristina Dr. Daniel Goldowitz, Department of Medical Genetics Maternal genotype and choline intervention in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder FASD, alcohol, pregnancy, brain development, cell death, choline Vancouver
Bao, Jing Ye (Carol) Dr. Paul Yong, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology The impact of provoked vestibulodynia on severity of dyspareunia, sexual quality-of-life, functional quality-of-life, and other measures of pelvic pain in women with endometriosis Endometriosis, dyspareunia, sexual quality of life, pelvic pain, provoked vestibulodynia Vancouver
Bedi, Harjot (Harj) Dr. Jugpal Arneja, Department of Surgery Long-term outcomes of patients with unresectable arteriovenous malformations: a 25-year chart review Arteriovenous malformations; retrospective chart review; long-term outcomes; complications Vancouver
Berg, Marisa Dr. Michael Humer, Department of Surgery Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the Interior Health Thoracic Group for Quality Improvement Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Health Equity, Surgical Wait Times Kelowna
Braithwaite, Vivian Dr. Patrick McDonald, Department of Surgery Virtual reality as a pre-operative neurosurgical tool Virtual Reality, Epilepsy, Tumor, Imaging, Neurosurgery Vancouver
Brar, Paramveer Dr. Mike Ertel, Department of Emergency Medicine Canadian CT scan head rules >65 years old CT-scan, Canadian CT head rules, age>65, Minor head injury, Kelowna
Cameron, Brianna Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Risk factors for pelvic floor muscle spasm after urogynecologic procedures Chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor physiotherapy, urogynecology Vancouver
Chan, Forson Dr. Eduardo Navajas, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography of photoreceptors as a prognostic biomarker for Diabetic Retinopathy diabetes, diabetic macular edema, adaptive optics, cone mosaic, visual acuity, anti-VEGF Vancouver
Chao, Chien Dr. Connie Eaves, Department of Medical Genetics Functional analysis of new transcriptional regulators of normal human breast cell properties Normal human breast cells, Stem cells, Transcription factors, Regulation of gene expression, Progenitor assays Vancouver
Cheema, Harleen Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Alterations to the anti-inflammatory function of high-density lipoprotein in Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, and with exercise Alzheimer's, Diabetes, High-density lipoprotein, Clinical, Amyloid beta treatment Vancouver
Chehroudi, Camron Dr. Bruce Verchere , Department of Surgery Post-translational modification of pancreatic beta cell hormones in diabetes Diabetes, proinsulin, islet amyloid polypeptide, prohormone processing, pancreatic islet, post-translational modification Vancouver
Cheng, Tsz Man Phoebe Dr. Philippa Hawley, Department of Medicine A qualitative study comparing cut matrix fentanyl patches with intact patches for pain relief in cancer patients pain and symptom management; palliative medicine; cancer pain; chronic pain; qualitative research Vancouver
Ching, Geoffrey Dr. Doris Doudet, Department of Medicine Inflammation and alpha-synuclein in the gut of a novel rodent model of Parkinson’s disease Inflammation, Synuclein, Parkinsonian, Animal Model Vancouver
Chiu, Melissa Dr. Joanne Weinberg, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory intervention in dampening the neuroinflammation associated with prenatal alcohol exposure Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), development, inflammation, brain, hippocampus, Vancouver
Cho, Raymond Dr. Liam Brunham, Department of Medicine Identification of genetic risk factors, LDL-C and Lipoprotein (a), for extremely premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease premature atherosclerosis cardiovascular genetic risk factor Vancouver
Choi, Hye Ji (Sally) Dr. Neeraj Mehra, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology A randomized control trial of non-dominant hand training exercises to enhance laparoscopic skill Non-dominant hand, laparoscopy, medical education Vancouver
Chornenka, Karina Dr. Catherine Paramonoff, Department of Physical Therapy Investigating autonomic dysfunction and cerebrovascular changes that occur as a result of spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury, cardiovascular system, cerbrovasculature, autonomic dysreflexia, exercise Vancouver
Christison, Kathleen Dr. Viet Vu, Department of Medicine Systematic review and meta-analysis according to the PRISMA criteria to compare one type of catheter design versus another, one type of catheter material versus another, aseptic catheterization technique versus clean technique, single-use (sterile) catheters versus multiple-use (clean) catheters, self-catheterization versus catheterization by others and any other strategies designed to reduce UTI and cost effectiveness in adults and children using intermittent catheterization for bladder emptying Incidence; UTI; Long-term; Intermittent-catheterization; Technique Vancouver
Dahiya, Monica Dr. Farzin Forooghian, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Role of the ARMS2 genetic risk allele in drusen formation in early AMD ophthalmology, retina, genetics, risk alleles, expression Vancouver
Dorling, Marisa Dr. Amina Zoubeidi, Department of Urologic Sciences The maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK) as a therapeutic target in castration-resistant prostate cancer prostate cancer, cancer stem cells, androgen receptor, enzalutamide, therapeutic resistance Vancouver
Dvorak, Jennifer Dr. Robert Stenstrom, Department of Emergency Medicine A randomized control trial of C-reactive protein measurement on ordering of blood cultures in emergency department patients with sepsis sepsis, CRP, blood cultures, emergency department patients Vancouver
Edeer, Nazde Dr. Timothy Kieffer, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Reversing diabetes using an adeno-associated virus based gene therapy diabetes, gene-therapy, adeno-associated virus Vancouver
Fouladirad, Saman Dr. Todd Woodward, Department of Psychiatry The functional connectome: hallucinations Schizophrenia; fMRI; Hallucinations; functional connectivity; cognitive neuroscience\n Vancouver
Freeman, Kyla Dr. Jeremy Penner, Department of Family Practice A train-the-trainer approach to mental health community education: Assessing community mental health knowledge resulting from information disseminated by trained community health workers in Kisumu, Kenya Mental Health, Continuous Community Education, Rural & Global Health, Integrative Care, Collaboration Kisumu, Kenya
Gao, Tina Dr. Videsh Kapoor, Department of Family Practice Diva Cup vs. Afripad: Finding sustainable solutions in menstrual hygiene management in Spiti Valley, India Menstrual Hygiene, Women's Health, Global, Sustainability, Qualitative International - India
Geddes, Alexa Dr. Quynh Doan, Department of Pediatrics Evaluation of MyHEARTSMAP, a self-reporting youth mental health assessment and management tool Mental health, Screening tool, Measure evaluation, Pediatrics, Emergency medicine Vancouver
Ghadiry-Tavi, Rouzbeh Dr. Kevin Harris, Department of Pediatrics Association between objectively measured physical activity and heart function in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) congenital heart disease, physical activity, pediatrics, heart function, echocardiography Vancouver
Ghaseminejad Tafreshi , Amirfarhad (Farhad) Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez , Department of Psychiatry Structural changes in the human hippocampus in patients with major depressive disorder treated with transcranial magnetic stimulation Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Hippocampus, Structural Analysis Vancouver
Greening, Kendall Dr. Wilfred Jefferies, Department of Medical Genetics Optimizing growth of ILC2 cells in vitro Type 2 innate lymphocyte; growth medium; primary cell; tissue culture; flow cytometry Vancouver
Guo, Michael Dr. Mahyar Etminan, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Risk of intraocular hemmorhage with new oral anticoagulants: A case-control study New oral anticoagulants, intraocular hemorrhage, epidemiologic study. Vancouver
Gupta, Akash Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, Department of Surgery Determining if a novel model of demyelination-induced axon damage can be used to identify mechanisms of axon degeneration in multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis, axon degeneration, cerebellar slice culture, myelin, Cre-loxP Vancouver
Gusti, Vionarica Dr. Chantal Leger, Department of Medicine Hematologic malignancies and the travel burden of treatment Hematologic malignancies. Outpatient treatment. Travel distance. Travel burden of treatment. Sustainable high-quality health care delivery. Vancouver
Hamidizadeh, Ramin Dr. York Hsiang, Department of Surgery Perioperative evaluation of peripheral vascular flow using bedside toe pressure waveform Ankle-brachial index (ABI), Vascular surgery, Toe pressure, Patency, Angioplasty Vancouver
Hosseini, Sayed Farshad Dr. Shannon Jackson, Department of Medicine A review of surgical complications, factor utilization and functional outcomes among patients with hemophilia in BC and the Yukon who have undergone orthopedic surgery Hemophilia, Surgical, factor, outcome, orthopedic Vancouver
Hu, Xun Yang (Leo) Dr. Bradley Quon, Department of Medicine Blood biomarkers and clinical predictors of accelerated bone loss in adults with cystic fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis, Bone Mineral Density, Pulmonary Exacerbations, Biomarkers Vancouver
Huang, Wei (Vivian) Dr. Elizabeth Rideout, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences The role of lipid accumulation in sex differences in lifespan Lipids, Drosophila, Lifespan, Metabolism, Sex-differences Vancouver
Kalra, Gunisha Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Department of Psychiatry Childbirth Fear Study: the validity of the Childbirth Fear Questionnaire as a screening tool for specific phobia of childbirth Childbrith fear, Measure development, Mental health diagnosis, Birth, Maternal Anxiety Vancouver
Kim, Jowon (Laura) Dr. Martin McKeown , Department of Medicine Medication compliance in Parkinson's disease patients using sensor-embedded smart pillboxes Parkinson’s disease, medication compliance, L-dopa, disease education Vancouver
Kluftinger, Emily Dr. Sara Taylor, Department of Medicine Feasibility of implementing a web-based patient follow-up platform into the BC Cancer Agency for improving quality of life care and research Quality of Life, Cancer, Online Platform, Health Informatics, Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Kelowna
Kore, Stephanie Dr. Lorienne Jenstad, Department of Audiology & Speech Sciences Scoping review of the physician’s role in adults’ access to hearing health services Audiology, physicians, hearing health, scoping review, adult Vancouver
Kugathasan, Laveniya Dr. Deborah Giaschi, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Validation of the quick contrast sensitivity test in children and adults with amblyopia amblyopia; visual development; visual assessment; contrast sensitivity Vancouver
Lam, Sze Tung (Joyce) Dr. Ian Scott, Department of Family Practice Optimizing the pedagogical benefits of testing in medicine Test-enhanced learning, undergraduate MD, tranfer of concepts, teaching and learning Vancouver
Leduc-Robert, Genevieve Dr. Regina Renner, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Mifepristone implementation research in Canada health policy research, medical abortion, mifepristone, facilitators, barriers Vancouver
Lee, Carolyn Dr. Jacqueline Saw, Department of Medicine Identifying the significance of the three major types of spontaneous coronary artery dissection SCAD, cardiology, dissection, longitudinal, clinical Vancouver
Lee, David Dr. Derry Dance, Department of Medicine Evaluation of a post-concussion stratification model toward improved patient recovery Post- concussion syndrome, concussion, risk factors, clinical prediction tool, quality improvement Vancouver
Lee, Woo Seok Dr. Denise Daley , Department of Medicine Genome wide association study between copy number variations and peanut allergy peanut allergy, food allergy, genome-wide association study, genetics, copy number variations Vancouver
Leong, Sarah Dr. Stacy Elliott, Department of Psychiatry Motherhood after spinal cord injury: lactation, breastfeeding, and autonomic dysreflexia Autonomic dysreflexia, breastfeeding, spinal cord injury, quality of life, motherhood Vancouver
Leung, Wayne Dr. Osman Ipsiroglu, Department of Pediatrics Iron deficiency and sensitivity to psychotropic medications in children and adolescents: literature review and qualitative interviews Psychotropic medications, iron-deficiency, adverse drug reactions, mental health Vancouver
Li, Cheng (Kim) Dr. Titus Wong, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Using scent detection dogs to identify environmental reservoirs of Clostridium difficile in acute care facilities Clostridium difficile, Canine, Olfactory sensitivity, Vancouver
Lin, Xi (Nancy) Dr. Eric Jan, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Characterization of RNA modifying enzymes during ER stress in pancreatic beta-cells?? ER stress, diabetes, RNA, translation, pancreas Vancouver
Lo, Joanna Dr. Aziz Ghahary, Department of Surgery Combining liquid skin substitute with autologous mesh grafts accelerates wound healing andrehabilitation of large burn injuries Hydrogel, MeshFill, Meshed Grafts, Wound healing, Burn injuries, Full-thickness wounds Vancouver
Mann, Gurkiran Kaur (Kiran) Dr. Miriam Spering, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Visual and ocular motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease vision, eye movements, cerebral small vessel disease, stroke, neuroimaging Vancouver
Marleau, Samuel Dr. Jacqueline Trudeau, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics A prospective audit of 2-unit red blood cell transfusions at Vancouver General Hospital Blood transfusions, Choosing Wisely Canada, audit, quality improvement, patient safety Vancouver
McKenzie, Jordan Dr. Angela Lin, Department of Surgery Investigating computed tomography radiomic-based features for predicting radiation pneumonitis development Radiomics, Lung Cancer, Pneumonitis, Radiation, Computed Tomography (CT) Kelowna
Miller, Cameron Dr. Delbert Dorscheid, Department of Medicine Investigating a novel asthma phenotype of antigen independent IgE-mediated inflammation in the airway epithelium Asthma, IgE, Fc receptors, inflammation, airway epithelium Vancouver
Moor-Smith, Maxwell Dr. Marion Tipple, Department of Pediatrics Creatively addressing health education in Spiti Valley, India Health Education\nChildren\nSustainable\nGlobal Health\nQualitative\n International - India
Narayan, Shawna Dr. Nitasha Puri, Department of Family Practice Understanding alcohol use disorder among South Asians in Surrey, BC: A preliminary qualitative study alcohol use disorder, south asian, qualitative, surrey Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Ng, Benjamin Dr. Roy Purssell, Department of Emergency Medicine Prevalence of adverse outcomes of opioid overdoses in emergency departments Opioid, Fentanyl, Overdose, Adverse Effects, Emergency Vancouver
Ng, Bryan Dr. Helen Tremlett, Department of Medicine Antidepressant use during the multiple sclerosis prodrome Multiple Sclerosis, antidepressants, cohort, population-based data, prodromal Vancouver
Nguyen, Kevin Dr. Matthew Bennett, Department of Medicine ICD lead location and all-cause mortality Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator lead, heart, location, mortality Vancouver
Niu, Bonnie Dr. Dirk Lange, Department of Urologic Sciences Studying the role of urine composition on infection stone formation Urine composition, infection stone formation Vancouver
Norman, Stephanie Dr. Daniel Rapoport, Department of Urologic Sciences Botox treatment for the prevention of bladder-related autonomic dysreflexia following spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury, urinary bladder, autonomic dysreflexia, Botox intradetrusor injections, urodynamics Vancouver
Nouraei, Hirmand Dr. Nathaniel Hawkins, Department of Medicine Assessment of optimal heart rate correction for QT interval from cardiac electrophysiology studies QT hysteresis, QT/RR relationship, QT interval correction, electrophysiology, heart rate Vancouver
Oliveira, Caio Dr. Adrian Bak, Department of Medicine Investigation of cecal intubation rates and pain levels between water exchange and air insufflation flexible sigmoidoscopy: A randomised controlled trial Water exchange unsedated extended flexible sigmoidoscopy Kelowna
Pan, Xiayi (Kathy) Dr. May Sanaee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgical-site infection in vaginal surgery: A retrospective cohort study Infection prevention, vaginal surgery, povidone-iodine Vancouver
Rebchuk, Alexander Dr. Thalia Field, Department of Medicine Validation of a self-administered computer based test for evaluating cognitive impairment in young stroke patients Stroke, Young, Validation, Cognition, Automation Vancouver
Roda, Caleb Dr. Clare Beasley, Department of Psychiatry Antipsychotics and the immune system schizophrenia, antipsychotic, immune, inflammation Vancouver
Sable, Carly Dr. Rachel Murphy, Department of Population & Public Health Assessment of dietary intake in relation to longevity and healthy aging nutrition, healthy aging, public health, older adults, diet assessment Vancouver
Sandhu, Harvir Dr. Tricia Tang, Department of Medicine Project Bhangra: Drawing on cultural traditions to build lifelong exercise habits among South Asian children ages 8-12 at risk for developing type 2 diabetes intervention, physical activity, South Asian, Children, Diabetes Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Schuck, Nathan Dr. Lydia Chen, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences An investigation of retinal nerve fiber layer loss following surgery involving a retinal membrane peel macular hole, optical coherence tomography angiography, vitreoretinal surgery, epiretinal membrane, ischemia Vancouver
Shamatutu, Chris Dr. Ross Davidson, Department of Medicine Effects of exercise interventions on cardiovascular health of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury Cardiovascular Health Outcomes Improvements Education Vancouver
Shao, Michael Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Department of Radiology Comprehensive exploration of plaque progression and its impact on clinical outcomes: Multi-center serial coronary computed tomography angiography study Atherosclerosis; Coronary Artery Disease; Computed Tomographic Angiography; Natural History; Risk Stratification Vancouver
Shih, James Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Exploring patient-perceived barriers to participating in mental health research involving biological specimens mental illness, Biobank, barriers, focus group Vancouver
Sidhu, Ravinder Dr. Elaine McKevitt, Department of Surgery Risk of malignancy with papillary neoplasms of the breast breast cancer, papillary neoplasm, core needle biopsy, high risk breast lesion, diagnosis Vancouver
Sidhu, Rawel Dr. Ehud Ur, Department of Medicine Impact of peer support on cardiovascular disease risk factors in South Asian Canadians: A cluster controlled trial type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, South Asians Vancouver
Singh, Harpreet Dr. Roy Jackson, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology The impact of surgical wait times on medical management of uterine fibroids Uterus, Fibroids, Surgical Intervention, Medical Management, Gynaecology Greater Vancouver - White Rock
Singh, Tanjot Dr. Christine Loock, Department of Pediatrics Surgery and society pediatric surgery, socio-economic status, vulnerable populations, improvement of care, childhood poverty Vancouver
Spouge, Rebecca Dr. Bruce Forster, Department of Radiology Determining the educational value of a radiological anatomy visualization table in the medical student anatomy curriculum anatomy, dissection, radiology, education Vancouver
Spoyalo, Karina Dr. Erika Henkelman, Department of Surgery A needs assessment of online video cleft lip and palate educational resources for families Parent education, cleft lip, cleft palate, YouTube, social media Vancouver
Stewart, Craig Dr. Catherine Pallen, Department of Pediatrics The role of PTP in central nervous system remyelination Multiple Sclerosis, pediatric leukodystrophies, remyelination, oligodendrocyte, differentiation Vancouver
Stewart, Jordan Dr. Sophia Wong, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Accelerated diagnostic protocol for rapid rule-out of acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department Acute myocardial infarction, accelerated diagnostic protocol, sensitive troponin assay, TIMI risk score Vancouver
Thejoe, Maichael Dr. Kishore Mulpuri, Department of Orthopaedics Assessing the need for orthopaedic follow-up in the management of pediatric fractures: A retrospective review pediatrics, orthopaedics, trauma, radiology, evidence-based-medicine Vancouver
Thurston, Alyssa Dr. Rosemin Kassam, Department of Population & Public Health Factors influencing households' treatment-seeking practices related to childhood malaria: a qualitative study in rural Uganda Global Health, child health, Africa, qualitative research, Malaria Vancouver
Tikhonova, Julia Dr. Tal Jarus, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy A call to action: what do medical learners with disabilities need to optimize their learning? Medical Learners, Disability, Accessibility, Accommodations, Equity Vancouver
Tong, Jeffery Dr. Jane Lea, Department of Surgery Cross-sectional survey of hearing loss and ear disease in a Canadian First Nations community hearing, ear, First Nations, access Vancouver
Tsang, Vivian Wai-Lum Dr. Kevin Eva, Department of Medicine Optimizing the pedagogical benefits of testing in medicine Test enhanced learning, undergraduate MD, tranfer of concepts, teaching and learning Vancouver
Van Esch, Kristen Dr. Stirling Bryan, Department of Population & Public Health Better contraceptive choices for marginalized women: Immediate vs. interval insertion of intrauterine contraception after second trimester abortion Clinical research, randomized controlled trial, second trimester abortion, intrauterine contraception, unintended pregnancy Vancouver
van Pel, Derek Michael Dr. Christian Naus, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Development of novel systems to model and prevent glioma invasion in 3D 3D bioprinting; stem cells; brain cancer; human glioma; tissue culture; drug discovery; gap junctions Vancouver
Wang, Lisa Dr. Raymond Lam, Department of Psychiatry Neurocognitive and clinical predictors of treatment response in major depressive disorder depression, neurocognition, functional outcomes, biomarkers Vancouver
Wang, Mannan Dr. Jean-Paul Collet, Department of Pediatrics Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD): Improving the operation of community-based physical activity programs to enhance child development and families resilience Children with Neurodevelopmental disability, Activity Theory, Physical Activity, child development, family social networks Greater Vancouver
Ward, Valerie Dr. Shannon Freeman, Department of School of Nursing, University of Northern British Columbia Exploring the role, place, feelings and experiences of hospice care workers in relation to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Hospice care, medical assistance in dying, physician-assisted suicide, experiences, end-of-life care Prince George
Weng, Jian Dr. Simon Pimstone, Department of Medicine Study to Avoid Cardiovascular Events in British Columbia (SAVE BC) Genomewide Linkage Premature Cardiovascular Disease Vancouver
Williams, Alastair Dr. Edward Conway, Department of Medicine Evaluating the anti-inflammatory properties of the natural anticoagulant, thrombomodulin inflammation, coagulation, endothelial, recombinant expression system, cell culture, thrombomodulin Vancouver
Wong, Alexander Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen, Department of Pediatrics Pharmacometabolomics of tacrolimus in pediatric kidney transplantation Adverse effect, transplant, immunosuppression, acute kidney injury Vancouver
Wong, Cole Dr. Brian Grunau, Department of Emergency Medicine Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to opioid overdose: what is the benefit of intra-arrest naloxone? cardiac arrest; opioid overdose; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; naloxone; resuscitation Vancouver
Wong, Julie Dr. Erik Skarsgard, Department of Surgery Quality improvement in pediatric appendectomies surgery, pediatric surgery, quality improvement, appendectomy, pediatric Vancouver
Xiong, Anqi (Angie) Dr. Karen Goddard, Department of Surgery Recall of adult childhood cancer survivors: assessment of health quality related quality of life and distress Childhood cancer, Late effects, Survivorship, Quality of life, Distress Vancouver
Xu, Qinyuan (Alis) Dr. Joanne Matsubara, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Using gene editing to understand Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Age-Related Macular Degeneration; CRISPR/Cas9 site directed mutagenesis; Inflammation; Complement factor H; Retinal pigment epithelial cells Vancouver
Yang, Bohan Hans (Bo) Dr. Brian Toyota, Department of Surgery Low grade Gliomas, natural history and response to treatment Gliomas, natural history, mutations, imaging, outcomes Vancouver
Yang, Fan Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew, Department of Surgery Glioblastoma multiforme (a high grade brain tumor) Internet information: an evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with glioblastoma multiforme and the quality of information available on the internet Glioblastoma multiforme, brain tumor, patient information, internet resources, evaluation tool Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Yang, Lulu Dr. Stephanie Fisher, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Evaluation of revised protocol for risk assessment, follow-up, and management of pregnancies of unknown location Early pregnancy assessment. Pregnancy of unknown location. Evaluation. Reduced follow-up. Vancouver
Ye, Vincent Dr. Ryojo Akagami, Department of Surgery Predicting shrinkage in sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma Neurosurgery, Vestibular Schwannoma, Shrinkage, Natural history, conservative management Vancouver
Yip, Ashley Dr. Allen Hayashi, Department of Surgery Does treatment with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy decrease rates of anxiety among breast cancer survivors? – a prospective cohort study breast cancer, surgical oncology, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, anxiety, fear of recurrence Victoria
Young, Kendra Dr. Andrew M.W. Penn, Department of Island Health Translational research for the management of acute cerebrovascular syndrome (ACVS) in the Emergency Department: development of a biomarker and clinical decision support tool for rapid detection of mild stroke acute cerebrovascular syndrome, TIA, clinical decision rule, vascular imaging, patient outcomes Victoria
Young, Sympascho Dr. Ging-Yuek Robin Hsiung, Department of Medicine Association between genetic risk factors in small vessel ischemia and Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer Disease; genetic risk factors; cohort study; cerebrovascular disease; dementia Vancouver
Yuen, Yue (Kero) Dr. Cyrus Boelman, Department of Pediatrics Epilepsy genetics: from bench to bedside pediatric, neurology, epilepsy, genetics, whole exome sequencing Vancouver
Zhong, Ellia Dr. Kasmintan (Intan) Schrader, Department of Medical Genetics Characterization of clinical features associated with germline mutations identified through precision oncology Hereditary Cancer; germline; cancer susceptibility; genotype-phenotype Vancouver
Ziada, Adam Dr. Hélène Côté, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Mitochondrial DNA somatic point mutations in adult-onset progressive external ophtalmoplegia mtDNA mutations PEO muscle adult-onset Vancouver

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Alexander, Cara Dr. Sarah Lucas, Department of Surgery The impact of coronary artery calcium on radiation induced cardiac toxicity in breast cancer survivors - a pilot study Radiotherapy, Cardiac Toxicity, Breast Cancer, Coronary Calcification, Coronary Artery Disease Kelowna
Angeles, Arkhjamil (Archie) Dr. Winson Cheung, Department of Medicine The utility of regorafenib therapy in a population-based cohort study of patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric cancer gastric cancer, metastasis, regorafenib, multi-kinase inhibitor, chemotherapy Vancouver
Arshad, Omair Dr. Helene Cote, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Characterizing the relative contribution of platelet-derived mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) on whole blood mtDNA content platelets, mitochondrial DNA, whole blood, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, qPCR Vancouver
Balce, Kristina Dr. Candice Murray, Department of Psychiatry Effects of low-dose versus normal-dose psychostimulants on attention and working memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD, psychostimulants, executive functions, dopamine, prefrontal cortex Vancouver
Bauer, Lee Dr. Paul Zehr, Department of Medicine Efficacy of spasticity management Spasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation, Botulotoxin, passive movement, active movement Victoria
Bolouri, Kiarash Dr. Scott Alexander, Department of Physical Therapy Tendon adaptation in response to exercise - is there a role of ANGPTL4? exercise physiology, injury prevention, musculoskeletal, ANGPTL4, TGF-beta Vancouver
Byrne, Glynis Dr. Brian Bressler, Department of Medicine Prevalence of anxiety and depression in patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease Anxiety, depression, inflammatory bowel disease Vancouver
Chan, Rayleigh Dr. Cynthia Verchere, Department of Surgery Outpatient sedated burn dressings at BC Children’s Hospital: a 10-year audit Sedation, Burn, Dressing, Outpatient, Safety Vancouver
Chaudhry, Ahsen Dr. Orson Moritz, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Optimization of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene knockout procedures for Xenopus laevis Genome manipulation, CRISPR/cas9, knockout, disease modeling, gene drive, retina Vancouver
Cheng, ZiJin (jasmine) Dr. Christopher Ryerson, Department of Medicine Prevalence, severity, predictors, and impact of cough in scleroderma-associated interstitial lung disease Interstitial lung disease, cough, scleroderma, quality of life Vancouver
Ching, Ka Yee Joyce Dr. Paul Yong, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Predictors of quality-of-life in women with endometriosis endometriosis, pain, quality-of-life, pain catastrophizing, women's health Vancouver
Choi, Jung-In Dr. Robert Stenstrom, Department of Emergency Medicine A randomized controlled trial of C-reactive protein measurement on ordering of blood cultures in emergency department patients with sepsis Sepsis, biomarkers, C-reactive protein, blood cultures Vancouver
Chong, Louise Dr. Bradley Quon, Department of Medicine The progression of hypoglycaemia to cystic fibrosis-related diabetes Cystic fibrosis, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, co-morbidity, lung disease Vancouver
Cox, Megan Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Department of Psychiatry Screening for the specific phobia, fear of childbirth, using the Childbirth Fear Questionnaire Childbirth fear / Measure development / Mental health diagnosis / Birth / Maternal anxiety Victoria
Das, Samarpita (Shyma) Dr. Basil Nasir, Department of Surgery Practice patterns of post-operative chest tube management among canadian thoracic surgeons Chest tube, lung cancer, population research, epidemiology, thoracic surgery, respiratory medicine Vancouver
Dhir, Arün Dr. William Honer, Department of Psychiatry The hotel project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside: co-occurring psychosis, addiction and viral infection Addiction, Psychiatry, Neurology, Homelessness, Infection Vancouver
Dietz, Connor Dr. Jason Barton, Department of Medicine Demystifying aphantasia: understanding a world without visual imagery Imagery, blindness, neuroimaging, visual perception Vancouver
Dou, Rui Qi (Carol) Dr. John Esdaile, Department of Medicine Improving physical activity using an online monitoring tool: a new model of care for knee osteoarthritis osteoarthritis; physical activity; FitBit; lifestyle intervention; theory of planned behavior Greater Vancouver - Richmond
Drewbrook, Connie Dr. John Yee, Department of Surgery Predictors of air leak after pulmonary surgery: external validation of a pre-operative risk assessment tool Air leak, population research, epidemiology, thoracic surgery, respiratory medicine Vancouver
Edeer, Nazde Dr. Elizabeth Rideout, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Regulation of sex differences in lipid metabolism by ATGL lipase brummer Sex differences, lipid metabolism, starvation survival, ATGL lipase, Drosophila Vancouver
Emmott, Anthony Dr. Ben Chew, Department of Urologic Sciences Bacterial analysis of kidney stones removed by percutaneous nephrolithotomy kidney stone formation, bacteria, percutaneous nephrolithotomy Vancouver
Gill, Jasleen Dr. Sonia Singh, Department of Family Practice Assessing bone health in Canadians of South Asian ethnicity South Asians, osteoporosis, bone health, fracture, bone mineral density Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Gohari, Amir Dr. Louis Lefebvre, Department of Medical Genetics Analysis of imprinted regulation at the mouse Cpa4 gene Silver-Russell Syndrome, growth disorder, genomic imprinting, CPA4 gene, mouse model Vancouver
Golby, Riley Dr. Adam Lund, Department of Emergency Medicine Bridging the silos: teaching emergency management planning at mass gathering events through interactive tabletop exercises Mass Gathering Medicine; Mass Gathering Health; Sports Medicine; Medical Education; Emergency Management Greater Vancouver
Gong, Bo Dr. Savvas Nicolaou, Department of Radiology Dual Energy Computed Tomography (DECT) in gout, an international collaborative study Dual energy computed tomography (DECT), Gout, Diagnosis, Consensus, Diagnostic Radiology Vancouver
Gunawan, Evelyn Dr. Christopher Carlsten, Department of Medicine Asthma and environmental pollutants: assessing the impact of dibutyl phthalate on the structure and function of human airway environmental pollutants, phthalates, asthma, lung, immunology Vancouver
Guy, Andrew Dr. Hussein Kanji, Department of Medicine Development and implementation of a pre-hospital ultrasound curriculum for BC ambulance service critical care paramedics ultrasound, education, emergency medical services, prehospital, free open access medical education Vancouver
Hammond, Keely Dr. Kennard Tan , Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine The Impact of CPOE and Electronic Documentation – a Time and Motion (ICED-TM) Study Health informatics, efficiency, electronic health record, time-motion study, workflow analysis Victoria
Heron, Matthew Dr. Maryse Larouche, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology DEpression and Anxiety RElated to Surgical Treatment (DEAREST) Mental health, depression, anxiety, surgical outcomes Vancouver
Hoffer, Alexander (Alex) Dr. Darius Viskontas, Department of Orthopaedics Effect of patients' expectations on treatment outcomes in a surgical randomized controlled trial with a placebo arm Treatment expectations, Surgery, RCT, Placebo, Pain, Function International - UK
Hosseini, Mahshid Dr. Liu-Ambrose Teresa , Department of Physical Therapy Sleep and cognition in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment Sleep, Cognitive Function, Older Adults, Actigraphy Vancouver
Hu, Vivien Dr. Donald Griesdale , Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Cerebral Oximetry to assess CErebral autoregulation in Hypoxemic Ischemic Brain Injury (COnCEpT – HIBI) Cardiac Arrest, Cerebral Autoregulation, Cerebral Oximetry, Hypoxemic Ischemic Brain Injury, Neurocritical Care Vancouver
Jackson, Emma Dr. Matthew Brendan Munn, Department of Emergency Medicine Do non-medical personnel at outdoor music events feel they are adequately prepared to identify and manage those in need of medical care? Mass Gathering, First Aid, Triage, Harm Reduction, Medical Care Interior BC - Salmo
Jew, Michael Dr. Vinay Dhingra, Department of Medicine Assessing adequacy of once daily dalteparin for vte prophylaxis in critically ill adult patients VTE prophylaxis, ICU, dalteparin, anti-Xa, critically ill Vancouver
Jiang, Andy Dr. Ian Pike, Department of Pediatrics The social and economic burden of poisonings in British Columbia Poisonings, Epidemiology, Drug Overdoses, Injury Prevention, Health Economics, Population Health Vancouver
Johar, Jasper Dr. Sam Wiseman, Department of Surgery Influence of age on clinicopathological prognosticators in differentiated thyroid cancer thyroid cancer, age, prognosis, papillary thyroid carcinoma, papillary thyroid microcarcinoma Vancouver
Kamal, Sepehr Dr. James D. Johnson, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Novel pathways in fatty acid-induced pancreatic beta-cell death beta-cell death; diabetes; high-throughput screening; lipotoxicity; paracrine signalling Vancouver
Kassam, Farah Dr. Ash Singhal, Department of Surgery Adult trauma team leader study Trauma team; Multidisciplinary; Leadership; Communication; Adult Care Vancouver
Kim, Clara (Namhee) Dr. Alasdair Barr, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Understanding persistent antipsychotic polypharmacy (AP): a prevalent practice without evidence Antipsychotic, Schizophrenia, Psychiatry Vancouver
Kim, Laura Dr. Eric Webber, Department of Surgery Evaluating the financial burden of clinical investigations on patients in Uganda Clinical Investigations, Sub-Saharan Africa, out-of-pocket Vancouver
Kwan, Winnie Dr. Christopher Ong, Department of Surgery Semaphorin 3C's role in prostate cancer disease and progression SEMA3C; TGFB2; prostate cancer Vancouver
Lau, Hoi Yan (Dorothy) Dr. Don Sin, Department of Medicine Using multi-omics to discover novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease multi-omics, genomics, microbiome, COPD, experimental Vancouver
Lee, Jenny Dr. Kurt Haas, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Effects of Autism-associated gene mutations on neural encoding Autism, brain development, imaging, neural encoding, computational neuroscience Vancouver
Leslie, Kelly Dr. Jeremy Penner, Department of Family Practice A sustainable, WHO-inspired, workshop-based approach to educating community health workers about mental health issues and care in Kisumu, Kenya Mental Health, Community Education, Rural & Global Health, Integrative Care, Collaboration International - Kenya
Lo, Cody Dr. Liam Brunham, Department of Medicine Determining the functional impact of specific gene variants associated with doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity (DIC) Pharmacogenomics, Drug Response, Cardiotoxicity, Genomics, Pharmacology Vancouver
Magrill, Jamie Dr. Jessica McAlpine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Proactive molecular-based classification tools to improve endometrial cancer management Endometrial cancer; molecular classifier; next-generation sequencing; prognostic models; improved diagnostic tools. Vancouver
Mak, William Dr. Amin Javer, Department of Surgery Intranasal retinoic acid treatment for patients with olfactory loss: a randomized controlled trial olfactory loss, intranasal Vitamin A, RCT, otolaryngology Vancouver
Maleki, Mona Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Mindful DESIRE (Determination of Experience of Sexual Improvement Related to trEatment) mindfulness; sex therapy; urinary incontinence Vancouver
Manhas, Domnick Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster , Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Exploring barrier to care for women with problematic substance use in pregnancy Aboriginal, Rural, Pregnancy, Barriers, Addictions Northern BC - Prince George Region
McGowan, Kayla Dr. Mary Connolly, Department of Pediatrics Quality of life and psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric Dravet population Dravet, epilepsy, pediatrics, QoL, ADHD Vancouver
Memar, Pouya Dr. Alan Bates, Department of Psychiatry Comforting, educating, and empowering family members of delirious patients delirium, consult-liaison psychiatry, communication, family caregivers, education Vancouver
Merali, Khalil Dr. Bedell Richard, Department of Family Practice A comparative study of a family planning program delivered through a clinic and community health workers in Uganda Family Planning; Global Health; Mixed Methods; Uganda; Sustainability International - Uganda
Mezei, Alexander (Alex) Dr. Kathy Jones, Department of Family Practice Assessment and management of anemia among children at Munsel-Ling Boarding School in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India Anemia, Micronutrient, Altitude, Spiti Valley, Greenhouse International - India
Miao, Yuyang (Ian) Dr. Gillian Lauder, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics A usability evaluation of Panda, a smartphone application designed to support post-operative pain management at home adolescent; child; pain measurement/methods; mobile heath; usability testing; Vancouver
Miller, Rebecca Dr. Bonita Sawatzky, Department of Orthopaedics Upper extremity function in individuals with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) arthrogryposis, surgery, upper extremity, quality of life Vancouver
Miller, Sally Dr. Anson Cheung, Department of Surgery Potential impact of implementing the DCD organ donation strategy for BC's cardiac transplant program Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Transplantation, DCD Organ Donation, Heart Failure Vancouver
Mitchell, Emma Dr. William MacEwan, Department of Psychiatry The hotel study in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: social support in co-occurring mental illness, addiction, and chronic disease addiction, psychiatry, social support, housing, infection Vancouver
Mittermaier, Katherine (Kate) Dr. Julianne van Schalkwyk, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Evaluation of a modified Sepsis in Obstetrics Score (SOS) in the setting of fever in labour (FIL) to determine risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes Maternal Sepsis, Intra-Amniotic Infection, Fever in Labour , Targeted antibiotic therapy , Sepsis in Obstetrics Score, Neonatal Complications Vancouver
Mlikotic, Rebecca Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe, Department of Surgery Modeling growth rates and distributions of breast cancer using computer aided detection on temporal sets of screening mammograms computer-aided detection software; tumour growth; breast cancer; natural history model; micro-simulation modeling Kelowna
Olsen, Janine Dr. Michael Humer, Department of Surgery Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the Interior Health thoracic group for quality improvement Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Health Equity, Surgical Wait Times Kelowna
Omid-Fard, Nima Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, Department of Radiology PREDICT: Predicting Rupture PronE Plaques in DIseased Coronary Arteries using Coronary CT myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, adverse plaque characteristics, computed tomography, predictive model Vancouver
Panghali, Bhavanjit (Bhavan) Dr. Sara Taylor, Department of Medicine Feasibility of implementing a web-based patient follow-up platform into the BC Cancer Agency for improving quality of life care and research Quality of Life, Cancer, Online Platform, Health Informatics, Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Kelowna
Peel, John Dr. Jacqueline Trudeau, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Optimization of transfusion-reducing treatments in the perioperative patient: a retrospective cohort study Perioperative Blood Management (PBM); Transfusion; Anaesthesia; Perioperative medicine Vancouver
Pourghadiri, Amir Dr. Aziz Ghahary, Department of Surgery Prevention of catheter-induced scarring by the use of kynurenine Fibroblasts, Kynurenine, Scarring nodules, Catheters, Silicone Vancouver
Pryma, Collin Dr. Gordon Francis, Department of Medicine Mechanism of impaired cholesterol removal from smooth muscle foam cells in atherosclerosis atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, smooth muscle cells, macrophages, cholesterol Vancouver
Renne, Bryan Dr. Paul Steinbok, Department of Surgery Mutism after posterior fossa tumor resection in children: a multicentered international retrospective study Cerebellar, Mutism, Posterior-fossa, Tumor, Hydrocephalus Vancouver
Renschler, Colby Dr. Jeff Brubacher, Department of Emergency Medicine Reporting unfit drivers: knowledge, attitudes, and practices of physicians in British Columbia “Fitness to drive”; “Mandatory reporting”; “Survey of Physicians”; “Knowledge and training”, “Legislation” Vancouver
Rizzuto, Michael Dr. Brian Kwon, Department of Orthopaedics Effect of injury severity on serum and cerebrospinal fluid miRNA expression profile after traumatic spinal cord injury in pigs SCI; miRNA; Porcine; Severity; CSF; Serum Vancouver
Ruiz-Romero, Ian Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, Department of Medicine Minocycline and autonomic function in SCI Minocycline, Spinal Cord Injury, Neuroprotection, Cardiovascular, Autonomic Vancouver
Samadyan, Negar Dr. Martin McKeown, Department of Medicine Sub-threshold noisy Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (nGVS) as a potential treatment for postural instability and falling in Parkinson's Disease (PD) subjects Parkinson's Disease, Movement disorder, Falls, Gait, Electrical stimulation, Vancouver
Sarafis, Zoe Dr. Anibal Bohorquez, Department of Medicine Immunohistochemical assessment of protein markers associated with cerebrovascular fibrosis in spinal cord injury immunohistochemistry, spinal cord injury, cerebrovascular disease, profibrosis, neuroinflammation Vancouver
Sedgwick, Colin Dr. Andrew Penn, Department of Island Health Translational research for the management of acute cerebrovascular syndrome (ACVS) in the Emergency Department: Development of a Biomarker and Clinical Decision Support Tool for rapid detection of mild stroke Management of TIA/mild stroke in the ED setting, Development and testing of clinical decision support rule(s) for TIA/mild stroke, Evidence-based medicine, Reducing stroke burden: Patient outcomes at 90-day and 1 year follow-up, Learning the process, procedure and quality assurance framework for how research and clinical integration supports clinical documentation for algorithm/clinical decision rule development. Victoria
Shalansky, Rebecca Dr. Sue Pollock, Department of Population & Public Health Ecosystem health: the development of an ethical framework One Health, Ecosystem Health, Public Health, Ethics, Health Policy Kelowna and Nanaimo
Shariati, Helia Dr. David Moore, Department of Medicine Rates and determinants of smoking cessation among men who have sex with men in Vancouver Smoking, MSM, HIV, Cessation, Mental Health Vancouver
Stewart, Craig Dr. Catherine Pallen, Department of Pediatrics Role of PTPa-Fyn signaling in oligodendrocyte differentiation oligodendrocyte, differentiation, protein tyrosine phosphatase, signaling, myelination Vancouver
Suen, Yat Him Vincent Dr. Donna Lang, Department of Radiology Investigation of the prevalence of maternal obstetric complications in early psychosis Psychosis, Adolescent, Obstetric complications, Chart review Vancouver
Teng, Yu-Ching (Minnie) Dr. Sonia Yeung, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Cell culture and identification of ocular surface limbal stem cells for the treatment of age related macular degeneration stem cells; cell culture; ocular; markers; PCR Vancouver
Tsai, Hsing Keng (Catherine) Dr. Terry Phang, Department of Surgery Comparison of MR and endorectal ultrasound (ERUS) for imaging of rectal cancer Endorectal ultrasound, rectal cancer imaging, magnetic resonance imaging Vancouver
Ukalovic, Kresimir Dr. Joanne Matsubara, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Novel retinal biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Alzheimer's disease, screening, retina, amyloid-beta Vancouver
Wee, Tracee Mae Kriselda Dr. Heather Bray, Department of Radiology Selective screening ultrasound of infants with risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip - analysis of screening program at BC Children's Hospital developmental dysplasia of the hip; infants; screening; ultrasound; Vancouver
Wilson, Alexander Dr. Catherine Paramonoff, Department of Medicine Falls in the hospital: Who? When? Why? Rehabilitaiton, falls, inpatient, outpatient, autonomic dysfunction Vancouver
Wu, Yu (Yuhao) Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Department of Radiology Predicting intra-abdominal fat volume: use of noninvasive measures to determine whether enteric contrast agents should be used for abdominal CT Intra-abdominal Fat, Non-invasive Parameters, Computed Tomography, Enteric Contrast, Bioelectric Impedance Analysis Vancouver
Xia, Anne Dr. Tricia Tang, Department of Medicine Relationship among diabetes self-management, diabetes distress and depression in Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes Diabetes management, Depression, Chinese-Canadians, Cultural facilitation Greater Vancouver - Richmond
Xie, Rongda (Ronald) Dr. Decheng Yang, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Functional roles of micrornas in coxsackievirus b3-induced myocarditis Viral myocarditis, microRNA, enterovirus, pathogenesis, signal transduction Vancouver
Xu, Yan Zhu (Gary) Dr. Shannon Jackson, Department of Medicine Clinical application of population pharmacokinetics models for individualized prophylactic treatment in patients with hemophilia Hemophilia, clinic research, pharmacokinetics, quality improvement Vancouver
Yan, Ryan Dr. Catherine Pang, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Cardiovascular changes in diabetes and the role of nitric oxide Diabetes, Nitric oxide, Rat, Glucose, Insulin Vancouver
Yan, Yi Xuan (Roxana) Dr. Delbert Dorscheid, Department of Medicine Characterization of IgE receptors (FcԑRI & FcԑRII) in the asthmatic airway epithelium airway epithelium, asthma, allergic inflammation, immunglobulin E, Fcԑ receptors Vancouver
Yang, Linda Dr. Robert Olson, Department of Surgery Evaluation of BC Cancer Agency’s prospective outcomes and support initiative patient-centered care, oncology, program evaluation, health initiative Vancouver and Prince George
Yao, Ren Jie (Robert) Dr. Margot Davis, Department of Medicine Early predictor risk factors for developing left ventricular dysfunction post adjuvant trastuzumab therapy in HER2+ breast cancer patients Trastuzumab, breast cancer, heart function Vancouver
Yau, Brandon Dr. Steve Morgan, Department of Population & Public Health Analysis of regulatory costs as a potential barrier to pharmaceutical markets worldwide Essential Medicines, Pharmaceutical policy, Regulatory barriers, Medicines, Liscencing Vancouver
Yen, Paul Dr. Cameron Verchere, Department of Surgery Preservation of pancreatic beta-cells via inhibition of islet amyloid formation Diabetes, Amyloid, Islet, Inhibitor, Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP) Vancouver
Yi, Grace Dr. Frederick Kozak, Department of Surgery Pediatric patients with cochlear implants: obstacles to full time utilization Cochlear Implant; Barriers to Care; Quality Assurance Vancouver
Yim, Jeffrey Dr. Simon Rabkin, Department of Medicine Evaluation of the impact of left ventricular mass on diastolic blood pressure targets in patients with coronary artery disease Clinical cardiovascular research; coronary blood flow, left ventricular mass; myocardial perfusion blood pressure Vancouver
Yiu, Jeffrey Dr. Todd Woodward, Department of Psychiatry The functional connectome: hallucinations schizophrenia, hallucinations, functional neuroimaging, cognition, statistical methodology Vancouver
Zerr, Kelly Dr. Adeera Levin, Department of Medicine A literature review to examine the affect of vitamin D supplementation on the cardiovascular health of Chronic Kidney Disease patients Chronic kidney disease, Vitamin D, supplementation, vascular health Vancouver
Zhang , Xin-Yue (Diana) Dr. Michael Cox, Department of Urologic Sciences Role of Ezh2 in development and metastais of prostate cancer in a TRAMP (transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate) mice model Epigenetics, Ezh2, prostate cancer (PCa), metastasis, TRAMP, neuroendocrine Vancouver
Zhang, Christina Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew, Department of Surgery Lymphoma cancer internet patient information: a systematic evaluation of the quality of online resources for lymphoma patients and characterization of internet usage patterns Lymphoma, internet resources, patient education, patient information, evaluation tool Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Zhang, Jingfei Dr. Kendall Ho, Department of Emergency Medicine Understanding the perspectives of patients, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners and medical doctors for their need of an electronic communication tool for documentation and surveillance of concomitant TCM-prescription medication usage Traditional Chinese Medicine, adverse drug interactions, health app, medication surveillance Vancouver
Zhang, Linda Dr. Anita Palepu, Department of Medical Genetics Psychotropic medication use and residential stability among homeless and vulnerably housed adults in three Canadian cities Mental health, Vulnerable populations, Medication adherence, Health services accessibility, Housing stability Vancouver
Zhang, Tianmin (Tommy) Dr. Eric Accili, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Inhibition of sleep homeostasis by audiovisual input requires the HCN channel Sleep homeostasis, circadian rhythm, light, sound, fruit fly, HCN channel Vancouver
Zhang, Yu Han (Joyce) Dr. Pamela Hoodless, Department of Medical Genetics Mouse models of FOXO1 mutations identified in human lymphoma Lymphoma\nGenetic mouse models\nGenome sequencing\nMutations\nCancer Vancouver
Zhao, Kevin Dr. Desmond Nunez, Department of Surgery The impact of physician influence on hearing aid user satisfaction and retention hearing loss, hearing aid, physician influence, hearing aid satisfaction, hearing aid retention Vancouver

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Adamson, Simon Dr. Stephan F van Eeden, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD): circulating biomarkers to predict hospital length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates COPD, biomarkers, acute exacerbation, lung inflammation Vancouver
Agha, Arun Dr. Alan Bates, Department of Psychiatry Team-based therapy: can participation in team sport enhance the effectiveness of group therapy for mood and addictions? Street soccer, group-therapy, mental health, depression, physical health Vancouver
Amanian, Mohammad Ameen Dr. Amin Javer, Department of Surgery The safety of topical intranasal budesonide for chronic rhinosinusitis: a cross-sectional study Pharmacodynamics, Budesonide, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Quality of Life, Safety Vancouver
Askari, Ayda Dr. Sonia Yeung, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Limbal stem cell culture for treatment of age related macular degeneration Limbal stem cells, culture, differentiation Vancouver
Azari-pour, Ali Dr. Decheng Yang, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Functional role of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in coxsackievirus-induced myocarditis Viral myocarditis, heat shock protein, enterovirus, pathogenesis, signal transduction Vancouver
Bakker, Dannika Dr. E. Paul Zehr, Island Medical Program, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria Improving strength and functional ability in the more affected arm by training the less affected arm after stroke Neural plasticity, stroke, reflex, strength, crossed effect Victoria
Bedi, Harjot Dr. Pascal Lavoie, Department of Pediatrics Comparison of the fungal ecosystem – the ‘mycobiome’ – in preterm and term infants by analyzing Candidiasis infection as an outcome Neonates, fungal infection, Candidiasis, mycobiome, deep pyrosequencing Vancouver
Bhatla, Christopher Dr. Videsh Kapoor, Department of Family Practice Determining an optimal sanitation technology for a remote, high altitude Himalayan school Diarrheal disease, sanitation, safe water, health behaviour, waste recycling International - India
Botros, Sandra Dr. Randy Gascoyne, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Immunohistochemical correlates of a new molecular outcome predictor in follicular lymphoma Lymphoma, pathology, mutations, clinical correlates Vancouver
Braithwaite, Vivian Dr. Christopher Honey, Department of Surgery Deep brain stimlation for spasmodic dysphonia secondary to essential tremor brain, stimulation, spasmodic, dysphonia, tremor Vancouver
Buttar, Justin Dr. Gordon Francis, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Smooth muscle cell cholesterol metabolism in atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis, cholesterol, smooth muscle cell, foam cell, gene expression Vancouver
Cadenhead, Heather Dr. Joanne Matsubara, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences The role of the retinal pigment epithelial cell (RPE) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retinal Pigment Epithelial cell (RPE) Vancouver
Cheng, Tsz Man Phoebe Dr. Angela Towle, Department of Medicine Development of patients as teachers patients as teachers, transformative learning, qualitative research, chronic illness, educational research Vancouver
Chiang, Tina Dr. Aaron MacInnes, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics The effectiveness of pain neurophysiology education (PNE) on catastrophizing thoughts, fear of movement, pain perception and stages of change chronic pain, pain neurophysiology education, disability scores Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Cua, Georgine Irisha Ngo Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Prediction of pregnancy outcome in couples with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss, non-visualized pregnancy, chemical pregnancy, embryonic pregnancy, first trimester Vancouver
DeGroot, Lauren Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew, Department of Surgery Pancreatic cancer internet information: An evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with pancreatic cancer and the quality of information available on the internet. pancreatic cancer, patient information, internet resources, evaluation tool Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Duyvewaardt, Hannah Dr. Mike Ertel, Department of Emergency Medicine Does knowledge of the Canadian CT head rules affect the frequency of head CT's done in concussion patients presenting to the ED? Cat Scan, Concussion, Canadian CT Head Rules Kelowna
Emmott, Anthony Dr. Gillian Lauder, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Post-discharge audit of pain in children undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy Pain management, pediatric, tonsillectomy, post-discharge, audit Vancouver
Epp, Joyce Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe, Department of Surgery Populating an epidemiological model for breast cancer with systemic treatment costs in British Columbia breast cancer, microsimulation, systemic therapy, costing, model Kelowna
Frame, Jean Caitlin Dr. Michelle Butler, Department of Family Practice The current state of midwifery research in Canada Midwifery, pregnancy, normal birth, Canada, literature review Vancouver
Frew, Jonathan (Jon) Dr. Michael Cox, Department of Urologic Sciences Exploring the role of Ezh2 for prostate cancer cell plasticity required for metastasis and hormone therapy resistance epigenetics, neuroendocrine, prostate, cancer, metastasis Vancouver
Frohlich, Joshua Dr. David Sweet, Department of Emergency Medicine The timing of antibiotic therapy and its effect on blood culture results in patients affected by severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department Sepsis, Septic, Shock, Blood Cultures, Antibiotics, Microbiology Vancouver
Fung, Vincent Gar Cheung Dr. Richard Bedell, Department of Family Practice Evaluating factors influencing hand hygiene in health care providers before and after implementation of online (computer based) modules hand hygiene, education, global health, health, nutrition International - Uganda
Ghadiry-Tavi, Rouzbeh Dr. Manoj Raval, Department of Surgery Long term followup of intra-anal submucosal Solesta injection for fecal incontinence MeSH terms, fecal incontinence, hydrogels, NASHA-Dx copolymer Vancouver
Gibson, Jordan Dr. Margot Davis, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Impact of continuing vs. withholding trastuzumab therapy in breast cancer patients with treatment-emergent mild-to-moderate left ventricular dysfunction on cardiovascular and cancer outcomes Cardio-oncology, trastuzumab, breast cancer, cardiomyopathy, retrospective cohort study Vancouver
Gill, Talveen Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Department of Psychiatry New mothers' thoughts of harm: prevalence and relation to OCD and child harm Postpartum harm thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, child abuse Victoria
Gitter, Taryn Dr. Winson Cheung, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology Treatment-related toxicities in metastatic melanoma metastatic melanoma, toxicity, treatment, immunotherapy, targetted therapy Vancouver
Gu, Bobby Dr. Sean Barbour, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology Anti-GBM antibody IgG subtypes in atypical pulmonary-limited relapsing anti-GBM antibody disease. Anti-GBM IgG subtypes relapsing disease Vancouver
Guy, Andrew Dr. Hussein Kanji, Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Clinical research ethics board approval, institutional approval, and design of an online database for patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ecmo, database, critical care, life support Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
Harrison, Sophia Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, School of Population & Public Health Experiencing indigenous well-being: researching and assessing the impacts on medical students of cultural learnings gained by being immersed in northern First Nations communities Community-based, First Nations health, self-reflection, northern care, Indigenous partnership Prince George
Hawkins, Connor Dr. Ging-Yuek Robin Hsiung, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology Role of TREM2 in predicting risk of progression in cognitively impaired subjects to Alzheimer's Disease and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) Alzheimer's, Cerebrovascular, White matter disease, Genetics, TREM2 Vancouver
Ho, Germain (Chun-man) Dr. Desmond Nunez, Department of Surgery Development and application of an in-vitro porcine inner ear cell model ear, mitochondria, cell, RNA Vancouver
Ho, Jessica Dr. Tim Kieffer, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Investigating the contribution of glucagon suppression to the metabolic actions of leptin Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, glucose metabolism, leptin, glucagon receptor Vancouver
Hong, Andy Wing Keung Dr. Honglin Luo, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Role of Tar-DNA binding protein-43 in viral-Induced cardiomyopathy: similarity with neurodegenerative diseases Virology, Cardiomyopathy, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Proteinopathies, Aggregation Vancouver
Hossain, Nazia Dr. Doris Doudet, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology Autophagy inhibition in Parkinson's Disease Aging, Parkinson, animal model, autophagy, pathology Vancouver
Hsu, Janine Dr. Samaad Malik, Department of Surgery Does use of tristaple technology impact outcome for patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? Clinical Outcomes, Complications, Quality Assurance, Retrospective Victoria
Huang, Shih-Chieh (Jack) Dr. Ralph Buttyan, Department of Urologic Sciences A new model of prostate cancer stem cell: validation of new markers and potential targets Prostate Cancer, Cancer Stem Cells, Markers, Potential Targets Vancouver
Jeffers, Mary Dr. Cyrus Boelman, Department of Pediatrics Eye-closure induced paroxysms on first EEG as diagnostic for eyelid myoclonia with absences and pharmacoresistant epilepsy Eye-closure induced paroxysms, eylid myoclonia with absence, childhood absence epilepsy, EEG, Vancouver
Jermilova , Una Dr. Pascal Bernatchez, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics A game-changing observation: high cholesterol is responsible for the loss of muscle function in muscular dystrophy Dysferlin, muscular dystrophy, cholesterol, mouse Vancouver
Jin, Chi (Lisa) Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Department of Surgery Vaccination status of pediatric patients with cochlear implant pre- and post-surgery: have we improved? Cochlear Implant, Vaccination, Meningitis, Risk Reduction, Quality Assurance Vancouver
Jutras, Marc Dr. Islam Mohamed, Department of Surgery Development of ultra-high resolution CT for differential diagnosis of lung nodules found using low dose CT lung cancer, micro-computed tomography, CT screening, differential diagnosis, early detection Kelowna
Kennedy, Christine Dr. Nadine Caron, Department of Surgery The role of family physicians with enhanced surgical skills in northern British Columbia Northern, Rural, Surgery, Health Services Northern BC - Prince George region
Lai, Chun Man (Simon) Dr. Corinne Hohl, Department of Emergency Medicine Incidence of clinically relevant medication discrepancies after implementation of an electronic medication reconciliation process medication reconciliation, adverse drug events, best possible medication history Vancouver
Lee, David Dr. Heather Robertson, Department of Psychiatry Review of ECT service and treatment delivery at two major academic hospitals in Vancouver electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), chart reviews, health services, depression, bipolar disorder, outcome Vancouver
Lee, Jong Wook (John) Dr. Jeffery Ludemann, Department of Surgery Cytokine profiling in pediatric laryngeal diseases (Pilot Study) Otolaryngology, Pediatric surgery, Laryngomalacia, Cytokine profiling, Inflammation Vancouver
Li, Hang (Kelly) Dr. Daniel Renouf, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology Exploring the rates of long-term cardiotoxicity associated with targeted or biologic cancer therapy Targeted cancer therapy, cardiotoxicity, long-term outcome, small molecule inhibitors, biologics Vancouver
Li, Lingge Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Setting a pass-fail score for 3 vaginal surgery teaching models Medical education, surgery, model validation, vaginal procedures, low fidelity simulation Vancouver
Lim, Anita Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, Department of Surgery The role of the critical myelination gene, Myrf, on the anatomical repair in a rodent model of multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis, Myelin, Oligodendrocyte, Confocal Microscopy, Transgenic Mice Vancouver
Lin, Su Dr. Carl Birmingham , Department of Psychiatry Pilot study on the neural activities in male patients with anorexia nervosa using LORETA scans anorexia nervosa, LORETA scan, males, neural activities, gender comparison Vancouver
Lobo, Akshay Dr. Pearce Wilcox, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology An evaluation of the impact of home IV referral process time to seamless discharge for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients admitted to St. Paul's Hospital. quality improvement, health services, home IV, hospital discharge Vancouver
Louie, Michael Dr. Mark Hull, Department of Medicine, Division of AIDS Assessment of the feasibility of using rapid oral Fluid testing for the diagnosis of Hepatitis C (HCV) among inner-city residents in Vancouver's downtown eastside Hepatitis C, point of care test, Oral Fluid Test, people who inject drugs Vancouver
Lu, Eric Dr. Chun Seow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Elucidation of smoothelin function in airway smooth muscle Smoothelin, siRNA knockdown,smooth muscle, cytoskeleton, asthma Vancouver
Lucey, Megan Dr. Raymond Lam, Department of Psychiatry Neurocognitive function and work productivity in clinical depression depression, cognition, occupational functioning, outcomes, psychopharmacology Vancouver
Maccan, Angela Dr. Robin Evans, Department of Surgery The epidemiology of burns in Uganda: a community-based survey Burn-incidence, Epidemiology, Survey, Community-Based, Uganda International - Uganda
Mahal, Daljeet Dr. Richard Lester, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases A qualitative investigation of participant experiences with mobile phone text-messaging to improve completion of latent tuberculosis infection treatment Latent Tuberculosis Mobile Phones Text-Messaging Vancouver
Marguerie, Monique Dr. D Douglas Cochrane, Department of Surgery Ventricular shunting for hydrocephalus: a review of shunt failures within 30 days Hydrocephalus, VP Shunt, ventriculomegaly, shunt valve, pediatric, Vancouver
Masoudi, Matthew Dr. Sam Wiseman, Department of Surgery Primary hyperparathyroidism survey study Parathyroid, Hyperparathyroidism, Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Endocrine Vancouver
Milosevic, Elizabeth Dr. Kristin Campbell, Department of Physical Therapy The impact of acute aerobic exercise on cognitive function in breast cancer survivors with chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment Breast cancer, chemotherapy, cognition, acute aerobic exercise Vancouver
Monga , Purujeet Dr. Janel Kopp, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Role of GNAS mutations during the initiation of Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreas, Initiating Mutations Vancouver
Murad, Yousif Dr. Michael Humer, Department of Surgery Characterizing the lung cancer surgical time to care in the interior health thoracic group for quality improvement lung cancer, wait times, surgery, quality improvement, pathway Kelowna
Nouraei, Hirmand Dr. Bonita Sawatzky, Department of Orthopaedics Energy expenditure of innovative propulsion technique using rowheels Wheelchair propulsion, biomechanics, energy expenditure Vancouver
Osiowy, Montana Dr. Russell Callaghan, Department of Psychiatry Comparative trajectories of acute myocardial infarction among individuals with methamphetamine- or cocaine-use disorders: a population-based study methamphetamine, cocaine, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Prince George
Pakdel Sefidgar, Amir Reza (Amirreza) Dr. Eitan Prisman, Department of Surgery A computational approach for patient-specific reconstruction of osseous defects in oro-facial cancers oral cancers, computational pre-operative planning, facial reconstruction, bony grafts, bony resections Vancouver
Parker, Ryan (Quinn) Dr. Brian Toyota, Department of Surgery Predictive markers for malignant brain tumors glioblastoma, neuropathology, neuro-oncology, markers, histology Vancouver
Parvand, Mahraz Dr. Tara Sedlak, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Yield of cardiac MRI in patients with acute coronary syndrome but no obstructive coronary artery disease on angiogram Cardiac MRI, Obstructive coronary artery disease, Acute coronary syndrome, Troponin rise, Etiology Vancouver
Peel, John Dr. Adrienne Melck, Department of Surgery Same-day discharge after minimally invasive parathyroidectomy is safe Surgery, safety, guideline, parathyroidectomy, discharging Vancouver
Phillips, James (Jamie) Dr. Tim Lee, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science Optical determinants between neoplastic lesions and normal skin – A study towards monitoring the outcome of skin cancer therapy skin cancer, treatment progress monitoring, non-invasive methods, bio-optics, statistical modeling Vancouver
Rabu, Gabrielle Dr. Connie Eaves, Department of Medical Genetics Single cell analysis of epigenetic regulators in primitive normal and leukemic blood cell precursors Blood stem cells, epigenetic regulators, flow cytometry, differentiatio,/ leukemia Vancouver
Rajapakshe, Shan Dr. Chris Baliski, Department of Surgery Development of a British Columbia surgical oncology outcomes database Surgical Oncology, Outcomes Research, Health Informatics, Database, Data linkage Kelowna
Rasool, Alysha Dr. Amin Javer, Department of Surgery Evaluating the Safety of Intranasal Budesonide: A Systematic Review Budesonide, Systematic Review, Safety, Quality of Life, Pharmacology Vancouver
Ribeiro, Amanda Dr. Mark Hill, Department of Surgery Usability testing of the burn survival kit with healthcare providers in Uganda Burns, Pediatrics, Global Health, Uganda, Burn Kit International - Uganda
Roberts, James Dr. Bradley Quon, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology Characterizing the evolution of respiratory symptoms, lung function, and serum C-reactive protein levels during the treatment of CF pulmonary exacerbations cystic fibrosis, biomarkers, inflammation Vancouver
Roller, Janine Dr. Douglas Courtemanche, Department of Surgery Ideal tools for patient reported outcome measurements (PROMs). Systematic review. Systematic Review, Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), Physician-reported outcomes Vancouver
Roughead, Taren Dr. Alana Flexman, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Subjective risk perception of perioperative stroke in non-neurological and non-cardiac surgical patients Perioperative stroke, risk perception, anesthesiology Vancouver
Rummell, Sonja Dr. Winson Cheung, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology Trends in discussions and enrollment of elderly individuals in oncology clinical trials Elderly, health services accessibility, clinical trials, patient selection, age factors Vancouver
Saran, Mandeep Dr. Bradley Quon, Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology A single-centre evaluation of the effectiveness of nebulized aztreonam (Cayston) on pulmonary exacerbation rates and health care utilization in adults with cystic fibrosis cystic fibrosis, pulmonary exacerbations, health care utilization, inhaled antibiotics Vancouver
Schmitt, Toby Dr. Clare Beasley, Department of Psychiatry Is schizophrenia associated with changes in SNARE protein levels? Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Brain, Antipsychotics, Proteins Vancouver
Siu, Jacqueline Dr. Neil Cashman, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology Creating a universal fluorescent reporter of SOD-1 misfolding propagated protein misfolding, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) Vancouver
Smith, Brenden Dr. Kathy Jones, Department of Family Practice Reducing the morbidity of diarrheal disease in a remote Himalayan school through the development of a targeted health curriculum. Diarrheal disease, hand washing, sanitation, safe water, rural community, GPS, behaviour, International - Indai
Smyth, Matthew Dr. Kevan Jacobson, Department of Pediatrics A qualitative and quantitative review of the new self assessment tool used to assess disease activity and psychosocial burden of disease in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease at BC Children's Hospital Gastroenterology, IBD, Quality of Life, Vancouver
Stanar, Paloma Dr. Orson Moritz, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Development of an X. laevis model of autosomal recessive cone-rod dystrophy due to mutations in the prcad-21 gene Retina, membranes, gene knockout, CRISPR, cas9, cadherin. Vancouver
Stedford, Adrienne Dr. Robert Olson, Department of Surgery Impact of knowledge translation regarding radiotherapy prescribing practices on actual prescribing practices clinical audit, evidence based medicine, radiotherapy, breast cancer Prince George
Steels, Erika Dr. William Honer, Department of Psychiatry The hotel project in Vancouver's downtown eastside: co-occurring psychosis, addiction and viral infection Addiction, Psychosis, MRI, Cognition, Infection Vancouver
Tabeshi, Rayumand (Raymond) Dr. Quynh Doan, Department of Pediatrics Using the PRAM score, how soon after treatment for asthma can a child be safely discharged home? Emergency, asthma, PRAM, pediatrics Vancouver
Thakore, Suhani Dr. Stirling Bryan, School of Population & Public Health Contraception access research team - contraception cost-effectiveness modelling population-based survey, cost-effectiveness modelling, sexual health, contraception, universal subsidy Vancouver
Toh, Nathan Dr. Stefan Grzybowski, Department of Family Practice Sustaining rural health services: an analysis of clinical telehealth initiatives and the sustainability of rural maternity, emergency, and surgical services Rural health, gap analysis, clinical telehealth, maternity services, emergency services Vancouver
Tong, Jeffery Dr. Simon Rabkin, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Determinants of expansion of thoracic aortic aneurysms Cardiovascular disease, Thoracic aortic aneurysm, Hypertension, Biomarkers Vancouver
Tsai, Veronica (Ronnie) Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Department of Physical Therapy Vitality study Stroke, Dementia, Cognitive Function, Exercise, Social Interaction Vancouver
Tsang, Vivian Dr. Richard Wassersug, Department of Urologic Sciences How does androgen deprivation affect where men look and how their pupils respond when they view images of women? eye tracking, androgen deprivation, prostate cancer, vision, testosterone, libido Vancouver
Tse, Lurdes Dr. Carole Richford, Department of Psychiatry The delirium diary: an intervention involving family members in the care of patients with delirium Delirium, family, patient-centered care, pilot project Vancouver
Van Ommen, Clara Dr. Ali Eslami, Department of Psychiatry Trends in Psychiatric Seasonal Emergency Admission (TIPSEA) Child, Psychiatry, Emergency, Internalizing, Disorder Vancouver
Vandenberg, Chelsea Dr. Samaad Malik, Department of Surgery Incidence of symptomatic bowel obstructions/incisional hernias post laparoscopic co lo rectal surgery: does laparoscopic surgery decrease the incidence of postoperative adhesions and its sequelae? Laparoscopic surgery, clinical outcomes, quality assurance, complications, retrospective Victoria
Wafler, John (Michael) Dr. Gary O'Connor, Department of Orthopaedics Review of analgesia after join replacement surgery at Kelowna General Hospital recovery arthroplasty spinal anesthetic morphine Kelowna
Wang, Xuan (Linda) Dr. P Terry Phang, Department of Surgery Evaluating quality of life after rectal cancer treatment colorectal cancer, quality of life, surgery, radiation, treatment Vancouver
Webster, Devon Dr. Jeremy Penner, Department of Family Practice A rural community focus group-based approach to understanding mental health issues and care in Kit Mikayi, Kenya. Mental Health, Community Voice, Rural Health, Integrative Care, Collaboration International - Kenya
White, Melissa (Sydney) Dr. Matthew Brendan Munn, Department of Family Practice Does the presence of on-site medical services at electronic dance music events enable high risk behaviour? mass gathering, electronic dance music event, harm reduction, emergency response, prehospital Kelowna
Wierks, Nicole Dr. Jugpal Arneja, Department of Surgery Reconstructing journal club: designing and evaluating the journal club checklist Journal Club, checklist, critical appraisal. Vancouver
Wong, Alexander Dr. Alan So, Department of Urologic Sciences Reelin and Netrin-1 as key players in the development of sunitinib resistance in renal cell carcinoma malignancy, metastasis, angiogenesis, resistance, chemotherapy Vancouver
Wong, Alexander Dr. Eric Accili, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Control of wildtype and mutant pacemaker channel opening by analogs of cyclic AMP Vancouver
Wong, Carmen Dr. Wendy Norman, Department of Family Practice Evidence-informed family planning policy and practice to improve health and health equity Healthy inequity, family planning, knowledge translation Vancouver
Wong, Eric Che Wai Dr. Laura Nimmon, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Negotiating power on the healthcare team: perspectives from COPD patients qualitative research, patient-centered care, interprofessional coordination and communication Vancouver
Wong, Johnny Tze Chun Dr. Janet Mah, Department of Psychiatry ALERT Program for self-regulation for kids with ADHD and sensory processing difficulties ADHD, Sensory Processing, Self-Regulation, Intervention, Randomized Control Trial Vancouver
Xiong, Anqi Dr. Konia Trouton, Department of Family Practice Better contraceptive choices for marginalized women: immediate vs. interval insertion of intrauterine contraception after second trimester abortion Clinical research, randomized controlled trial, contraception, women's health, interprofessional team Vancouver
Yang, Cathevine Dr. York Hsiang, Department of Surgery Comparison of clinical outcome and hemodynamic stability between DRIL and RUDI in the treatment of dialysis-associated steal syndrome. kidney failure, renal replacement therapy, hemodialysis, arteriovenous fistula, arterial steal syndrome Vancouver
Yang, Fan Dr. Howard Lim, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology Predictors of attrition in the treatment of lung cancer Lung cancer, Treatment attrition, Chemotherapy, Toxicities, Patient Preferences Vancouver
Yang, Shun Wei (Julia) Dr. Don Sin, Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Division The bacterial microbiome of gut, lung, and blood after H1N1 Influenza virus infection in mice with and without house dust mite exposure Bacterial Microbiome, H1N1, house dust mite Vancouver
Yao, Jennifer Dr. Lori Brotto, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology The impact of treatment confidence on the efficacy of multidisciplinary treatment for provoked vestibulodynia provoked vestibulodynia, treatment confidence, expectations, vulvodynia, multidisciplinary care Vancouver
Ye, Vincent Dr. Ryojo Akagami, Department of Surgery Perioperative quality of life in patients with Cushing's disease Neurosurgery, Quality of life, Cushing's Disease, Pituitary adenoma, SF-36 Vancouver
Zareyan, Shahab Dr. Adele Diamond, Department of Psychiatry Effects of low-dose versus normal-dose methylphenidate on executive functions in children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) prefrontal cortex, dopamine, executive functions (EFs), ADHD, treatment study, clinical research Vancouver
Zhang, Angela Dr. Deborah Giaschi, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Interventions for dyslexia: effectiveness and neurological correlates children, reading, dyslexia, intervention, neuroimaging Vancouver
Zheng, Boyuan Dr. Andrew Campbell, Department of Surgery Long and short term outcome following renal transplantation: the predictive value of perioperative variables in a pediatric population kidney, renal graft, transplant, hemodynamic factors, chronic kidney disease, pediatric, surgery Vancouver
Zhou, Jin Sheng (Jason) Dr. Yossef Av-Gay, Department of Medicine, Division of Immunity and Infection Research Centre Detection of the pathogenicity factor PtpA in Mycobacterium bovis BCG Pathogenicity, Tuberculosis, PtpA, attenuation, drug development Vancouver

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Akyurekli, Celine Dr. Charlotte Jones, Department of Medicine Seniors’ Move it! & Mingle and Walking Incentive Board: Improving physical activity and overcoming loneliness/social isolation in seniors Loneliness, isolation, physical activity, seniors, socialization Kelowna
Baldwin, Sarah Dr. Sheila Au, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science Retrospective review of skin cancer post transplant screening clinic (SCREEN Clinic) skin cancer, post-transplant patients, screening, prevention, immunosuppression Vancouver
Baumann, Brett Dr. Caroline Quartly, Department of Island Medical Program Botox treatment in adult patients with post-stroke lower limb spasticity (an international multi-center trial, phase 3 study with part I: double blind randomized parallel placebo control; and part II open-label) comprehensive exposure; hands-on participation; clinical research; barriers and opportunities: GCP certification Victoria
Bhatla, Jennifer (Jenn) Dr. Videsh Kapoor, Department of Family Practice Using GPS mapping in combination with direct observation to assess health behaviours in a remote Himalayan school after introducing a new safe water system Diarrheal disease, hand washing, sanitation, safe water, rural community, GPS, behaviour International - India
Bowie, Drew Dr. Sarah Gray, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences The role of PACAP in adaptive thermogenesis obesity, energy balance, thermoregulation, neuropeptide, metabolism Prince George
Brown Bentley, Tlell Dr. Marion Tipple, Department of Pediatrics Assessment of diarrheal rates and sanitation practices in a population of children in the Indian Himalayas: a student-led initiative program evaluation, diarrheal incidence, safe water, hand-washing International - India
Carr, Michael Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Does prior prolonged anabolic steroid exposure affect traumatic brain injury outcome? traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, anabolic steroids, concussion, football Vancouver
Chahal, Barinder Dr. Deborah Giaschi, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Using depth perception to treat visual disorders vision, strabismus, 3D perception, surgical outcomes, development Vancouver
Chan, Benjamin (Ben) Dr. Aziz Ghahary, Department of Surgery Evaluating the quality assurance measures for a bio-hybrid scaffold system, optimizing its fabrication, and preparing it for submission to regulatory bodies and future clinical use skin-scaffold, nanofibres, wound healing, burn care, quality assurance, commercialization Vancouver
Chan, Yui Ling Elaine Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart, Department of Psychiatry Neural correlates in childhood-onset obsessive compulsive disorder (CO-OCD) obsessive-compulsive disorder, neurocognition, genetics, endophenotype, pediatric Vancouver
Chatha, Sandeep Dr. Wendy Norman, Department of Family Practice Better contraceptive choices for marginalized women: immediate vs. interval insertion of intrauterine contraception after second trimester abortion Clinical research, randomized controlled trial, contraception, women's health, interdisciplinary team Vancouver
Chehroudi, Ali Cyrus Dr. Bruce Verchere, Department of Surgery Role of interleukin-1ß in islet amyloid polypeptide processing and amyloid formation Diabetes, amyloid, inflammation, interleukin-1ß Vancouver
Chen, Henry Chieh-Heng Dr. N. Kevin Wade, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Glaucoma, a chronic disease: implementing national strategy guidelines Glaucoma, technology, management, guidelines, prospective study Vancouver
Cheng, Angela Dr. Blake Gilks, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine A clinical and immunohistochemical comparison between HPV-positive and HPV-negative vulvar carcinomas Vulvar carcinoma, VIN, HPV, p16, prognosis Vancouver
Cheng, Xinbo (Justin) Dr. Simon Rabkin, Department of Medicine Understanding of inflammation in the pathophysiology of vascular disease Cardiology, hypertension, psoriasis, inflammation, and cytokines Vancouver
Cho, Hyokeun (Michael) Dr. Carl Brown, Department of Surgery Identifying both modifiable and non-modifiable predictors for anastomotic leak in patients having surgery for colon cancer Surgical Oncology Patient Data Review Vancouver
Cole, Alexandra (Ali) Dr. Jennifer Yao, Department of Medicine Effectiveness of intensive interdisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation as a model of rehabilitation service delivery Outpatient, rehabilitation, service delivery, functional outcome Vancouver
Collins, Annie Dr. Juanita Crook, Department of Surgery Comparison of rigid and deformable registration between prostate MRI and US for localization of the cancer within the prostate for the purposes of dose escalation using high dose rate brachytherapy prostate cancer, focal therapy, deformable image registration, High dose rate brachytherapy Kelowna
Cory, Julia Dr. Jordan Guenette, Department of Physical Therapy Sex differences in the qualitative dimensions of exertional dyspnea in healthy humans physiology, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, dyspnea, sex differences, expiratory flow limitation Vancouver
Cox, Adrian Dr. Andrew Penn, Department of Island Medical Program Reducing stroke burden with hospital-ready biomarker test for rapid TIA triage Stroke, Proteonomics, Biomarkers, TIA. Victoria
Dekker, Melissa Dr. Jennifer Grace, Department of Island Medical Program Audit of all strokes and transient ischemic attacks presenting to the emergency department at Campbell River Hospital Stroke, TIA, quality control, ordersets, best practice Vancouver Island - Campbell River
Fayowski, Cassandra (Cassie) Dr. Jeffery Brubacher, Department of Emergency Medicine Emergency department visits of older drivers for minor motor vehicle collisions Older drivers, emergency cares, injury profile Vancouver
Gao, Golden Dr. Peter Lennox, Department of Surgery Post-mastectomy irradiation in two-stage tissue expander/implant immediate breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) mammaplasty, mastectomy, alloderm, patient outcome, retrospective studies Vancouver
Garber, Kathleen Dr. Jacqueline Pettersen, Department of Medicine Characterization of mixed alzheimer and vascular dementia Alzheimer's--vascular dementia--cognition--neuroimaging--biomarkers Prince George
Golbaz, Khashayar Dr. Clare Beasley, Department of Psychiatry Role of DISC-1 in axonal transport of mitochondria in individuals with bipolar disorder bipolar disorder, neuron, post-mortem, axon, mitochondria Vancouver
Guenther, Jeremy Dr. Kennard Tan, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Evaluation of sepsis diagnosis and outcomes at Island Health - a health informatics approach Sepsis, Informatics, Procalcitonin, Bacteremia, Epidemiology Victoria
Guo, Michael Dr. Bernard MacLeod, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Time course of the novel analgesic isovaline Analgesia, pharmacokinetics, drug discovery, isovaline Vancouver
Han, Tony Dr. Cornelia Laule, Department of Radiology Effects of exercise on symptom severity in chronic schizophrenia MRI, Exercise, Mental Illness, Brain Vancouver
Hao, Elaine Dr. Kevin Harris, Department of Pediatrics Optical coherence tomography identifies coronary artery changes in pediatric transplant recipients Children, Intravascular Imaging, Cardiac Transplantation, Coronary Disease Vancouver
Harris Mccallum, Jessica (Jess) Dr. Hussein Kanji, Department of Emergency Medicine Evaluation of a 64-slice computed tomography protocol to clear cervical spinal injuries. Blunt trauma, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, critical care, emergency medicine Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
Haslock, Christine Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe, Department of Surgery Development of a lung cancer surgical outcomes database Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Outcomes, Health Service Disparities between Rural and Urban patients Kelowna
Heron, Ryan Dr. Brian Christie, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on neurite growth of cultured Neuro 2a stem cells using live-cell imaging neural stem cells, cell culture, omega-3 fatty acids, live-cell imaging, immunocytochemistry Victoria
Hoffer, Alexander (Alex) Dr. Steven Reynolds, Department of Medicine Serial ultrasonographic evaluation of diaphragm thickness during mechanical ventilation in ICU patients ICU, Critical Care, Ultrasound, Diaphragm, Ventilation Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
Hu, Angela Dr. Christopher Loewen, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Genome-wide identification of regulators of lipid kinases and lipid phosphatases using yeast Lipid signaling, genetic interactions, systems biology, phosphatidic acid Vancouver
Huang, Benjamin (Ben) Dr. David Sweet, Department of Emergency Medicine The effect of antibiotic administration on blood culture positivity in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock presenting to the emergency department: a prospective multicenter observational trial Sepsis, Septic Shock, Severe Sepsis, Blood Cultures, Antibiotics Vancouver
Hughes, Lauren Dr. Chris Baliski, Department of Surgery Influence of surgeon related factors on the provision of breast conserving surgery in British Columbia Quality care, Surgeon volume, Surgeon gender, Hospital volume, Breast conserving surgery Kelowna
Javer, Jamil Dr. Nadia Khan, Department of Medicine Ethnic differences in ACS management and health behaviors Acute Coronary Syndrome; Cohort Study; Cross-Cultural Competency; Patient Knowledge; Quantitative Research Vancouver
Jew, Michael Dr. Martin Hosking, Department of Pediatrics Mitochondrial dysfunction in a mouse model of Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy, cardiolipin, mitochondrial disease, Barth Syndrome, tafazzin International - USA
Jia, Lingsa Dr. Adele Diamond, Department of Psychiatry Comparison of low-dose versus normal-dose methylphenidate on executive function in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Pediatric psychiatry, ADHD, developmental neuroscience, clinical research, methylphenidate Vancouver
Johnson, Fraser Dr. Kurt Haas, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Testing the effect of the autism-associated mutation of the cell adhesion molecule Neuroligin-3 on experience-driven brain circuit formation Autism, development, brain, imaging, pathophysiology Vancouver
Kandola, Kirandeep Dr. Tricia Tang, Department of Medicine Prevention matters: reducing the diabetes burden in Vancouver's South Asian community diabetes prevention, lifestyle modification, South Asian community, high risk communities Greater Vancouver
Kassam, Farah Dr. Silke Cresswell, Department of Medicine Coping styles and their influence on outcomes in Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease, coping styles, cognition, depression, health behaviors, exercise Vancouver
Khare, Nikisha Dr. Douglas Allan, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Genetic screening to identify genes that maintain nerve cell fate and function in the aging nervous system genetic screening, nervous system, aging, neurodegeneration, Vancouver
Kim, Diana Dr. Martin McKeown, Department of Medicine Effects of noisy subsensory galvanic vestibular stimulation on cortical and subcortical connections Parkinson's disease, galvanic vestibular stimulation Vancouver
Lam, Katherine (Kat) Dr. E. Paul Zehr, Department of Island Medical Program Improving strength and functional ability in the more affected arm by training the less affected arm after stroke Neural plasticity; stroke; reflex; strength; crossed effect Victoria
Lam, Sin Man (Charmaine) Dr. Rita McCracken, Department of Family Practice An observational cross-sectional survey of polypharmacy for frail elders living in residential care facilities in British Columbia: WiseMed baseline Polypharmacy, Aging, De-prescribing, Nursing Homes, Pharmacology Greater Vancouver - Richmond
Lee, Jong Min (John) Dr. David Tu, Department of Family Practice Retrospective cohort review of hepatitis C care cascade, from diagnosis to clearance, at an inner-city medical clinic in Vancouver Injection Drug Use (IDU), Chronic hepatitis C, Barriers and facilitators, Treatment, Addiction Vancouver
Lester, Robynn Dr. Lori Brotto, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology What happens to genital pain symptoms in women two years following treatment in a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary vulvodynia program? vulvodynia; genital pain; multidisciplinary treatment; gynecology; sexual medicine Vancouver
Leung, Nicole Dr. Rusung Tan, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Analysis of IL-17 and IFN-gamma dual secreting cytotoxic T lymphocytes in response to insulin stimulation in new-onset type I diabetes patients type 1 diabetes; insulin response; cytotoxic T lymphocytes; autoimmune diseases; cytokine secretion Vancouver
Levin, Gabrielle Dr. John Falconer, Department of Medicine Blinded comparison of Telehealth to in-person and telephonic patient consultation Telehealth, Consultation, Telephonic, in-person, Diagnosis Kelowna
Li, Xi Yuan (Angela) Dr. Helene Cote, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Longitudinal changes in cell mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) quantity and quality following exposure to Efavirenz-based combination HIV antiretroviral therapy mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), HIV combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), mutation, cell culture, pregnancy Vancouver
Liu, Rachel Dr. Brian Kwon, Department of Orthopaedics Characterization of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory macrophage responses to acute spinal cord injury SCI; Porcine model; M1/M2 Macrophage Vancouver
Lobo, Anjali Dr. Lee Ann Martin, Department of Medicine Management of febrile neutropenia within a large geographical health authority: a participatory action research project Febrile Neutropenia; Pre-Printed Orders; Regional Health Authority; Retrospective Chart Review; Quality Improvement Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Lohre, Ryan Dr. Samaad Malik, Department of Surgery The incidence of symptomatic bowel obstructions/incisional hernias post laparoscopic colorectal surgery: does laparoscopic surgery decrease the incidence of postoperative adhesions and its sequela? Quality Assurance, Complications, Clinical Outcomes Victoria
Lovatt, Catherine Anne (Kate) Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Determination of Experience of Sexual Improvement Related to trEatment:
The DESIRE pilot study
Pelvic floor dysfunction, Sexual function Vancouver
Lui, Jordon Dr. Patricia Mills, Department of Medicine Efficacy of botulinum toxin for the treatment of spasticity in spinal cord injury: a systematic review spasticity, management, spinal cord injury, botulinum toxin, systematic review Vancouver
May, Curtis Dr. Christopher Shaw, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences A comparison of the neurotoxicity of aluminum chloride and aluminum fluoride on NSC-34 motor neuron/neuroblastoma hybrids. Aluminum fluoride, NSC-34 cells, Neurotoxicity, In vitro Vancouver
McGinnis, Eric Dr. Brad Nelson, Department of Medical Genetics Role of CD4+ killer T cells in the immune response to ovarian cancer ovarian cancer, T cells, prognosis, immunotherapy Victoria
McLeod, Jane Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew, Department of Surgery Liver cancer internet information: an evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with liver cancer and the quality of information available on the internet Liver cancer, patient information, internet resources, evaluation tool Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Mejia-French, Adriana Dr. Stirling Bryan, Department of School of Population & Public Health Contraception access research team - contraception cost-effectiveness modelling population-based survey; cost-effectiveness modelling; sexual health; contraception; universal subsidy Vancouver
Minaker, Samuel Dr. Allen Hayashi, Department of Surgery Surgeon operated transabdominal ultrasound for the evaluation of intraabdominal adhesions by “visceral slide” General Surgery, Safety, Ultrasound, Intraabdominal Adhesions, Visceral Slide Victoria
Moghaddam, Nima Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, Department of Pediatrics Using the SOLAR SVT registry to determine the efficacy of second-line therapeutic agents for refractory supraventricular tachycardia in infants supraventricular tachycardia, antiarrhythmic medications, clinical registry, infants, outcomes Vancouver
Nugent, Sean Dr. Kristin Campbell, Department of Physical Therapy The effects of exercise before doxorubicin chemotherapy on cardiac function Exercise, Cardioprotection, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer, Cardiotoxicity Vancouver
Pogorzelec, Kathleen Dr. Philip E. Lee, Department of Medicine Ethnicity and dementia - a characterization of white matter disease and cognitive impairment Dementia, White Matter Disease, Co-morbid risk factors, Ethnicity Vancouver
Qiu, Lily Yu Long Dr. Raymond W. Lam, Department of Psychiatry Systematic assessment of occupational functioning in clients with depression in an EAP setting depression, work functioning, productivity, Employee Assistance Program, outcomes Vancouver
Rasool, Alysha Dr. Amin Javer, Department of Surgery The long-term safety of budesonide via mucosal atomization device for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis Pharmacodynamics, Budesonide, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Safety, Quality of Life Vancouver
Rhine, Brett Dr. David Rhine, Department of Emergency Medicine Establishing normative baseline data for age and gender for the King-Devick (K-D) test used as a sideline tool for assessment of sports-related concussion (SRC) sports-related-concussion, hockey, testing, child, preventative health Kelowna
Roberts, James Dr. Bradley Quon, Department of Medicine An evaluation of the impact of travel time to the St. Paul's Hospital adult cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic on access to care, medication use, and health outcomes Quality improvement, Health Services, Cystic Fibrosis, Disparities, Rural health Vancouver
Roden, Kelsey Dr. Robert Olson, Department of Surgery Impact of a multi-pronged intervention to improve the use of evidence based single fraction radiotherapy (SFRT) for bone metastases across six centres single fraction radiotherapy, bone metastases, palliative care, health services delivery, multiple dose radiotherapy Prince George
Sam, Davis Dr. Winson Cheung, Department of Medicine Efficacy and clinical use of vemurafenib and ipilimumab in a population-based cohort of metastatic melanoma patients Vemurafenib, ipilimumab, melanoma, toxicity, eligibility Vancouver
Sappong-Kumankumah, Antonia Dr. Jeremy Penner, Department of Family Practice Assessing early childhood nutrition practices and perspectives in rural Kenya international health, early childhood nutrition, education workshops, knowledge translation International - Kenya
Sarai, Karnjit Dr. James Johnson, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences 14-3-3 proteins as novel regulators of beta-cell replication cell cycle progression, subcellular localization, 14-3-3 proteins, microscopy, beta cells Vancouver
Sawatzky, Lauren Dr. Donna Lang, Department of Radiology Manual segmentation of hippocampal volumes in chronic schizophrenia pre and post exercise schizophrenia, hippocampus, neuroimaging, exercise Vancouver
Sayson, Elizabeth Dr. D. Douglas Cochrane, Department of Surgery Intraoperative ultrasound concordance with immediate post-operative imaging - retrospective review Intraoperative Ultrasound, Brain Tumor, Pediatric, Neurosurgery, Neuroimaging Vancouver
Schmitt, Toby Dr. William Honer, Department of Psychiatry The impact of drug use on psychosis and viral infection in Vancouver's Downtown East Side Psychosis, Cognition, Addiction, Infection, MRI Vancouver
Schwartzentruber, Bennet (Ben) Dr. Richard Bedell, Department of Family Practice Evaluating community health worker’s nutritional knowledge and current practices for educating community members global health, education, sustainability, nutrition International - Uganda
Sepehri, Aresh Dr. Demetrios Sirounis, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Evaluation of brachial flow mediated dilation assessment to predict postoperative delirium in patients undergoing cardiac surgery Cardiac Surgery, Frailty, Endothelial Dysfunction, Flow Mediated Dilation, Outcome Winnipeg
Sharma, Ashutosh (Ash) Dr. Pearce Wilcox, Department of Medicine Characterizing the evolution of changes in serum C-reactive protein and peripheral blood
neutrophil count during the course of pulmonary exacerbation treatment
Cystic Fibrosis, C-reactive Protein, Biomarker, Exacerbation, Neutrophil count Vancouver
Shen, Li (Lucy) Dr. John Oliver, Department of Orthopaedics Review of clinical pathways of patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasties at Kelowna General Hospital Orthopedics, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Clinical Research, Patient Care, Quality Improvement Kelowna
Shevchuk, Olena (Helen) Dr. Mohamed Bedaiwy, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Characterization of unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss: epidemiological and clinical features unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss, assisted reproduction, chemical pregnancy, embryonic pregnancy, first trimester Vancouver
Sidhu, Harmandeep (Harman) Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Department of Psychiatry The prevalence and incidence of perinatal anxiety, related disorders and new mothers' thoughts of infant harm Maternal mental health, Anxiety disorders, Perinatal mental health, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Incidence Vancouver
Sidhu, Navdeep (Nav) Dr. Dr. David Twist, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics The effect of pain neurophysiology education and exercise on pain and disability scores in patients undergoing radiofrequency lesioning of medial branch nerves for lumbar facet joint pain Chronic Pain, Neurophysiology Education, Exercise, Disability Scores, Lumbar Facet Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Skocylas, Rachel Dr. Douglas Courtemanche, Department of Surgery Perioperative fluid management in craniosynostosis surgery craniosynostosis, surgery, fluid management, blood transfusion. Vancouver
Steel, Michael (Mike) Dr. Patrick Nahirney, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Ultrastructural analysis of post-synaptic densities in synapses of a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome Fragile X-syndrome, Hippocampus, Synapse, Post-synaptic density, Electron microscopy Victoria
Tabeshi, Raymond Dr. Ash Singhal, Department of Surgery Caregiver experiences in the surgical waiting room Anxiety, Epilepsy, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Psychology Vancouver
Tod, Sarah Dr. Vincent Arockiasamy, Department of Pediatrics The experience with bronchiolitis in the setting of a rural northern regional centre Bronchiolitis, Respiratory syncytial virus, clinical profile, northern BC Prince George
Tsui, Clara Dr. Timothy J. Kieffer, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Engineering gut cells to produce insulin as diabetes therapy Diabetes, insulin, GIP, K-cells, transgene Vancouver
Tuet, Gigi Dr. Ric Procyshyn, Department of Psychiatry Understanding persistent antipsychotic polypharmacy (AP): a prevalent practice without evidence Antipsychotic, Schizophrenia, Psychiatry Vancouver
Vandenberg, Chelsea Dr. Christine Wilson, Department of Radiology Populating an epidemiological model for breast cancer using breast cancer screening data from British Columbia Breast Cancer, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Cancer outcomes, Cancer Modeling Kelowna
Villamayor, Anica Dr. Lara Boyd, Department of Physical Therapy Influence of learning intervention programs, specifically the Arrowsmith Program, on neuroplastic changes in children with learning disabilities neuroplasticity, rehabilitation, learning, disability, imaging Vancouver
Wang, Shirley Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Department of Physical Therapy Benefits of aerobic-based exercise training on functional neuroplasticity in vascular cognitive impairment aging, exercise, brain activation, neuroimaging Vancouver
Wong, Jordan Dr. Sam Wiseman, Department of Surgery Management of PET detected thyroid incidentalomas in British Columbia Thyroid Cancer, PET, Incidentaloma, Ultrasound, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Vancouver
Wong, Kristie Dr. Ronald G Barr, Department of Pediatrics Crying doll babysitting study: female and male adolescents Crying, Soothing, Frustration, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Randomized Controlled Trial Vancouver
Wong, Stephanie Dr. Bonita Sawatzky, Department of Orthopaedics The biomechanics, safety and confidence of using a SmartDrive for wheelchair propulsion Wheelchair propulsion, power assist, biomechanics, Smartwheel, safety Vancouver
Xu, Jie (Janet) Dr. Delbert Dorscheid, Department of Medicine Expression and role of FcERI and FcERII in airways of asthmatics during allergic response Asthma, airway epithelium, allergy, inflamation Vancouver
Yin, Zhongheng (John) Dr. Todd Woodward, Department of Psychiatry The functional connectome: hallucinations Hallucinations, fMRI, functional neuroimaging, schizophrenia Vancouver
Yoon, Cassandra Dr. Kathryn Selby, Department of Pediatrics Bi-level positive airway pressure assisted breath stacking in neuromuscular disease (BABS-NMD) muscular dystrophy, Breath Stacking, Glossopharyngeal Breathing, Respiratory Infection, Assisted Cough Vancouver
Yu, Adam Dr. Jacqueline Quandt, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical staining of tissues isolated from models of multiple sclerosis neuropathology, neuroimmunology, immunohistochemistry, multiple sclerosis, neuroprotection Vancouver
Zarbafian, Misha Adam Dr. Jan Dutz, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science Ultraviolet light mediated induction of systemic lupus erythematosus Interferon alpha, follicular T cells, cell death, autoantibodies, lupus Vancouver
Zhang, Christina Dr. Ipek Oruc, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Effects of high-level visual adaptation on human observers’ ability to interpret body language visual perception; adaptation aftereffects, body language; posture recognition Vancouver
Zhang, Kevin Dr. Jian Ye, Department of Surgery Change pattern of serum creatinine following transapical aortic valve implantation and its clinical impact on early and late patient outcomes transapical approach; transcatheter aortic valve implantation; creatinine; aortic stenosis; renal insufficiency Vancouver
Zhong, Ellia Ziying Dr. Kirk R. Schultz, Department of Pediatrics IL-7 down-stream signaling pathway in normal T-cells and acute lymphoblastic leukemia T-cells, YB-1, IL-7R, signaling, leukemia Vancouver
Zhu, Maria Dr. Jason Barton, Department of Medicine Disentangling the neuronal representations of facial identity and expression within the face perception network: an ssVEP approach Face perception, identity, expression, ssVEP, functional dynamics Vancouver
Zhuang, Meiying Dr. Eric Tony Accili, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Control of pacemaker channel opening by putative antagonists of cyclic AMP cardiac, pacemaker, ion channel Vancouver

Student Name Supervisor Name Project Title Keywords Project City/Region
Agha, Maurice Dr. Stuart Smith, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Assessing the effectiveness of multimedia learning tools in patient education during the pre-cataract surgery consultation cataracts, cataract surgery, multimedia, patient education, consent, iPad Vancouver
Aminoltejari, Khatereh Dr. Christopher Honey, Department of Surgery Establishment of a standard measure for success of deep brain stimulation surgery in patients with treatment-resistant Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation, outcome, tremor, quality of life Vancouver
Baerg, Lauren Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Pregnancy-associated pelvic floor health knowledge and reduction of symptoms: the prepared trial Patient education, pelvic floor health Vancouver
Bahji, Anees Dr. Paul Clarkson, Department of Orthopaedics Identification of independent risk factors for allogeneic blood transfusions in patients undergoing resection of a large bone of soft tissue sarcoma Sarcoma resection; allogeneic tranfusion; risk factor; bone and soft tissue Vancouver
Belle, Jessica Dr. Maureen Ashe, Department of Family Practice Preventing diabetes with facilitated lifestyle intervention prescriptions (FLIP) Primary Care; Preventive Care; Behaviour Change; Randomized Controlled Trial. Vancouver
Bond, Alexandra Dr. Janine Davies, Department of Medicine The role of specific metastatic sites and their treatment as a prognostic factor of extensive stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) Small cell lung cancer, metastasis, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, prognosis Kelowna
Boyer, Courtney Dr. Bill Nelems, Department of Surgery Validation of CPAC lung cancer model based on the data from the lung cancer patients in the interior health catchment area Lung Cancer, Microsimulation, Thoracic Surgery Kelowna
Braybrook, Heather Dr. G. Michael Downing, Department of Family Practice Case series study in the use of lidocaine infusion for management of complex acute and neuropathic pain in palliative patients lidocaine, pain control, palliative, effectiveness Victoria
Cavazzi, Elena Dr. Agnes Lee, Department of Medicine The impact of a standardized protocol on thromboprophylaxis, venous thromboembolism and bleeding rates in hospitalized patients with hematological malignancies thromboprophylaxis, compliance, leukemia, bleeding, venous thromboembolism Vancouver
Chahal, Daljeet Dr. Brian Toyota, Department of Surgery Surgical resection of metastatic brain tumors as a singular curative intervention brain tumor, surgery, metastatic, stereotactic radiosurgery Vancouver
Chan, Alex Dr. Hamza Khan, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Astigmatism correction in eyes with multifocal vs monofocal IOL- a quality of vision and satisfaction study astigmatism, Toric, multifocal, monofocal, IOL
Chan, Fat-Chung Dr. Paul James Mackenzie, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Evaluation of compressive sampling optical coherence tomography as a diagnostic tool for vitreoretinal disorders Optical Coherence Tomography, Vitreoretinal Disorder, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Retina, Clinical Vancouver
Chan, Ka Hong Dr. Kevin Harris, Department of Pediatrics Effects of coarctation stenting on blood pressure and aortic flow properties in children coarctation of the aorta, cardiac catheterization, exercise, children Vancouver
Chan, Yui Ling Elaine Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart, Department of Psychiatry Neuroimaging brain markers of genetic risk in childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder, neuroimaging, genetics, endophenotype, cognition, pediatric Vancouver
Chang, Joyce Yuan-Chia Dr. Chinten James Lim, Department of Pediatrics Role of cell adhesion in development of chemotherapeutic resistance in leukemias cell adhesion, chemoresistance, cell death and survival, integrins, leukemia. Vancouver
Chehroudi, Ali Cyrus Dr. Bruce Verchere, Department of Surgery Role of interleukin-1ß in human islet amyloid polypeptide-induced pancreatic islet graft dysfunction Diabetes, islet transplantation, amyloid, inflammation Vancouver
Cheng, Vicky Dr. Richard Bedell, Department of Family Practice Assessing early childhood nutrition practices in rural Uganda global health, early childhood nutrition, education, sustainability International - Uganda
Cheng-Hsiang Lu Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, Department of Surgery Promoting regeneration and recovery after spinal cord injury with gene therapy and stem cell transplantation spinal cord injury, axon regeneration, motor recovery, cell transplantation, gene therapy Vancouver
Cheung, Adrienne Dr. Anita Palepu, Department of Medicine Substance dependence and health care utilization among homeless persons in a housing first intervention trial substance dependence, homelessness, Housing First, health care utilization, randomized trial Vancouver
Chiu, Michelle Dr. John Mark Ansermino, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Diagnosing pneumonia with the phone oximeter Pneumonia, Respiratory Rate, Mobile Application, Diagnosis, Pediatric Vancouver
Choi, Jung-In Dr. Barbara Mintzes, School of Population & Public Health Pharmaceutical sales representatives and patient safety: pilot study of primary care physicians serving immigrant populations primary care, pharmaceutical promotion, prescribing decisions, patient safety, information quality Vancouver
Chu, Lu Dr. Pippa Hawley , Department of Medicine Minimally invasive palliative procedures in oncology: a review of a multidisciplinary collaboration Cancer; Pain; Interventional; Radiology; Anesthesia. Vancouver
Daniel Raff Dr. Vincent Duronio, Department of Medicine Role of eEF2K in macrophage skewing and it's effect on atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis, Macrophage, Kinase, Protein Translation, Gene Expression, oxLDL Vancouver
Deschner, Kurt Dr. Blair Stanley, Department of Family Practice Interim outcomes and future directions of the rural education action plan high school strategy initiative Recruitment strategies, analysis, rural healthcare Victoria
Duncan, Donovan Curtis Dr. Trevor Corneil, School of Population & Public Health Impact of the DSM V criteria changes on the ASRS-assessed prevalence of Adult ADHD Adult ADHD, DSM V, DSM IV, ASRS, Psychiatry Kelowna
Elliott-Gordo, Stefanie Dr. Ronald G Barr, Department of Pediatrics Crying doll soothing study: mothers and fathers Crying, Soothing, Frustration, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Randomized Controlled Trial Vancouver
Fingrut, Warren Dr. Ivan Robert Nabi, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences The role of galectins in modulating B cell receptor signaling Galectins, receptor signaling, receptor mobility, lymphocyte activation Vancouver
Forbes, Connor Dr. Peter Black, Department of Urologic Sciences Isolation of circulating tumor cells from patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer: microfluidics vs. cellsearch prostate cancer; circulating tumor cells; microfluidic cell separation; epithelial-to-mesenchymal transit'n Vancouver
Fung, Carlen Ka-Yin Dr. Patricia Mills, Department of Medicine Transcranial electrical stimulation for management of orthostatic instability in acute cervical spinal cord injury spinal cord injury, cardiovascular, orthostatic hypotension, transcranial electrical stimulation, cognition Vancouver
Gill, Gurjot Dr. Daniel Holmes, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Immuno-MALDI detection of analogue insulins for the diagnosis of spontaneous hypoglycemia Insulin, C-peptide, Hypoglycemia, insulinoma, factitious Vancouver
Gill, Pavandeep Dr. Aziz Ghahary, Department of Surgery Genetically modified skin cell therapy prevents development of alopecia areata Alopecia areata, skin cell therapy Vancouver
Hamel, Emily Michaela Holmes Dr. Peter von Dadelszen, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Collaborative integrated pregnancy high-dependency estimate of risk: cipher study. a clinical prediction model for critically ill pregnant women maternal morbidity, critical care, pregnancy, post-partum, management of high-risk pregnant women Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
Hicks, Riley Dr. Paul Winwood, Department of Medicine The effect of versican and ADAMTS enzyme knockdown in hepatic stellate cell activation Proteoglycan, ADAMTS, Liver fibrosis Prince George
Ho, Amanzo (Ang Chien) Dr. Alasdair Barr, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics A longitudinal comparison of aripiprazole vs. quetiapine on adiposity using MRI Antipsychotic, Clinical Trial, Schizophrenia, MRI Imaging, Psychiatry Vancouver
Ho, Pak To Dr. Geoffrey Blair, Department of Surgery Photovoice: engaging youth in rural Uganda in articulating health priorities through participatory action research rural, youth, community, engagement, qualitative Vancouver
Hoffman, Leia Dr. Carl Birmingham, Department of Psychiatry LORETA scans in anorexia nervosa Anorexia nervosa, LORETA, EEG, Case control Vancouver Island
Hoskin, Kurt Dr. Christopher Baliski, Department of Surgery Outcomes analysis of breast reconstruction in the southern interior of British Columbia Breast reconstruction, outcomes, utilization, quality assurance, oncology Kelowna
Hosseini, Sandra Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin, Department of Family Practice Piloting and evaluating cancer screening promotion tools in preventive workshops for previously incarcerated individuals cancer screening, community-based participatory research, preventive health, prison health and data analysis Vancouver
Huang, Xinyang Dr. Peter Tsz-Lung Choi, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics External validation of a risk index for prediction of massive transfusion in liver transplantation at Vancouver General Hospital prediction; observational study; perioperative medicine; transfusion medicine; liver transplantation Vancouver
Hughson, Luke Dr. Robert Olson, Department of Surgery Investigating bottlenecks and barriers to cancer diagnosis, service delivery and survivorship care in rural aboriginal communities: population-based exploration in a model island community cancer, epidemiology, Aboriginal, retrospective, rural Haida Gwaii and Prince George
Hung, Yi-Hsuan Amy Dr. Jolanda Cibere, Department of Medicine The effect of body mass index (BMI) on knee swelling: deciphering the role of inflammation in osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, BMI, Knee Swelling, Inflmmation, MRI Greater Vancouver - Richmond
Jia, Lingsa Dr. Wendy Norman, Department of Family Practice Better contraceptive choices for marginalized women: immediate vs. interval insertion of intrauterine contraception after second trimester abortion Clinical research, randomized controlled trial, contraception, women's health, interprofessional team Vancouver
Johal, Gurinder Dr. Jagbir Gill, Department of Medicine The impact of mycophenolic acid (MPA) dose reductions on post-transplant outcomes in kidney transplant patients who do not receive maintenance corticosteroids kidney transplantation, immunosuppression, steroid avoidance, acute rejection, graft loss Vancouver
Kerr, (John) Mike Dr. Ash Singhal, Department of Surgery Multi-practitioner ocular childhood health assessment Optic disk, fundoscopy, pediatric, clinical examination, quality improvement initiative. Vancouver
Khosravi, Touraj Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Department of Psychiatry Identification of genetic risk-factors for antipsychotic drug side-effects Genomics, Antipsychotics, Schizophrenia, Side-effects, Personalized medicine Vancouver
Kim, David Sanghyuck Dr. Brad Nelson, Department of Medical Genetics Personalized therapeutic vaccines for ovarian cancer Personalized Vaccine, Ovarian Cancer, Tumor Specific Mutations Vancouver
King, Shannon Dr. Sarah Gray, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Identifying novel neuroendocrine factors in body weight regulation: role of PACAP in energy metabolism Obesity, neuropeptide, energy expenditure, thermogenesis, hypothalamus Prince George
Ku, Jerry Chieh-An Dr. William D. Regan, Department of Orthopaedics Long head biceps tendon pathology and correlation with clinical outcomes after biceps tenodesis Biceps tendon, shoulder, tendinopathy, biceps tenodesis, classification, orthopaedics Vancouver
Kwon, Michelle Dr. Timothy J. Kieffer, Department of Medicine Investigating the mechanism of leptin therapy in type 1 diabetes diabetes, leptin, metabolic control, gluconeogenesis, adipose Vancouver
Lamarche, Michelle Dr. Kathy Jones, Department of Family Practice Defining best practice models of community health worker training programs in rural india through a comprehensive literature review maternal health, adolescent health, community health workers training, rural India, literature review
Lee, Chen Yu Dr. Kurt Haas, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences How do brain neurons encode synaptic input?: model for neurodevelopmental disorders brain, development, imaging, Autism, neurology Vancouver
Lee, Dong Ho Dr. A. Jane Roskams, Department of Psychiatry Discovering neural stem cells with novel phenotypes within the spinal cord central canal through gene expression analysis neural progenitors, gene expression, bioinformatics, immunofluorescence microscopy Vancouver
Lee, Kelsey Dr. Pascal M. Lavoie, Department of Pediatrics Genetic variability in the secretion of IL-1ß SNPs, IL-1b, human, caspase-1 Vancouver
Lee, Kevin Kang Dae Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Exacerbation of H1N1 influenza infection with inhaled steroids in primary epithelial cells from asthma patients: clarification of primary treatment strategies during pandemic influenza seasons Asthma, Airway Epithelium, H1N1 (Flu), Steroids, Exacerbation Vancouver
Lee, Vernon Dr. Ging-Yuek Robin Hsiung, Department of Medicine Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma biomarkers of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) dementia, biomarkers, ELISA assays, MRI brain imaging, vascular cognitive impairment Vancouver
Lee, Yuen Hang Dr. Deborah MONEY, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology The vaginal microbiome project Clinical genomics, vaginal microbiome, metagenomics, women's health, reproductive health Vancouver
Leena Chen Dr. Todd Woodward, Department of Psychiatry The functional connectome: hallucinations Hallucinations, fMRI, functional neuroimaging, schizophrenia Vancouver
Leung , Alvina Pui Kiu Dr. Jeffrey Eppler, Department of Emergency Medicine Descriptive epidemiology of falls in older adults in the Okanagan Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Falls, Epidemiology Kelowna/Okanagan
Li, Alexander Dr. Mary Connolly, Department of Pediatrics Physiological changes in L-(+)-Beta-Hydrobutyrate levels in medically refractory epileptic patients treated with an anticonvulsant ketogenic diet Epilepsy, beta-hydrobutyrate, ketogenic diet, neurology, seizure control, ketone. Vancouver
Li, Calvin Ho Ming Dr. Lynn Raymond, Department of Medicine Mechanisms of synaptic dysfunction in Huntington disease striatum, medium-sized spiny neurons, western blot, cell survival signaling, glutamate receptors Vancouver
Li, Xi Yuan Dr. Kevin John McElwee, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science The association of hair loss diseases with heart dysfunction alopecia areata, cardiac troponin I, androgenetic alopecia, heart disease Vancouver
Lin, Ann Hsu-An Dr. Pearce Wilcox, Department of Medicine Understanding barriers to medication adherence in adults with cystic fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis, Medication Adherence, Barriers, Patient Knowledge, Chronic Disease Management Vancouver
Liu, Victor Dr. Steinbok Paul , Department of Surgery Craniofacial self image and well being after non-syndromic, single suture craniosynostosis treatment in infancy: a long-term outcome study Craniosynostosis, pediatric, adolescent, long-term follow-up, self image Vancouver
Lo, Ada Teng Ian Dr. P. Terry Phang , Department of Surgery Evaluating quality of life after surgical rectal cancer treatment in Canada and China Quality of Life, Rectal Cancer, cultural influence, colorectal surgery International - China
Lohre, Ryan Dr. Samaad Malik, Department of Surgery Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and staple line leaks: does bougie size matter? Clinical Outcomes, Complications, Quality Assurance, Prospective Victoria
Lu, Meng Ying Dr. Helene Cote, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Exploring the relationship between age, HIV infection and somatic mitochondrial DNA mutations point mutations Mitochondrial DNA mutations, aging, deep sequencing, HIV Vancouver
Martin, Georgina Dr. Michelle Demos, Department of Pediatrics Epilepsy gene panel in children with epilepsy Pediatric Epilepsy, seizures, epilepsygenepanel, medical genetics, DNA Vancouver
McGuinness, Brandon McGuinness Dr. Harley Kurata, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Electrophysiological defects in snyder-robinson syndrome Snyder-Robinson Syndrome, Potassium channel, Genetic disease, X-linked retardation Vancouver
Mebel, Dmitry Dr. Alana Flexman, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics The efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in complex neurosurgical procedures: a retrospective cohort study tranexamic acid, blood loss, blood transfusion, retrosigmoid tumour, complex meningioma Vancouver
Ming, Wendy Dr. Martin McKeown, Department of Medicine Sensitivity of visual contrast to motion in Parkinson’s disease Parkinson's disease, contrast sensitivity, visual deficits, psychophysics Vancouver
Miyashiro, Jessa Dr. Saraswathi Vedam, Department of Family Practice MAPi: movement and pulse index fetal monitoring, fetal movement, non-stress testing, fetal health, auscultated acceleration test Vancouver
Morch, Kristin Dr. John (Jack) Oliver, Department of Orthopaedics Review of clinical management of patients with fractures at the hip at the Kelowna General Hospital Orthopedics, Clinical, Statistics, Patient Care, Hip Fractures, Wait Times Kelowna
Or, Chi Mong Christopher Dr. Farzin Forooghian, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences The role of the aberrant protease activity and chronic, sub-clinical inflammation in the outer retina in an in vitro model of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) vision, AMD, retina, inflammation, matrix metalloproteinases, drusen Vancouver
Parhar, Dennis Dr. Colin Mar, Department of Radiology An audit on setting community standards in stereotactic core breast biopsy performance in the lower mainland stereotactic, core, breast, biopsy, cancer Vancouver
Phang, Michael Dr. Douglas Courtemanche, Department of Surgery K-mouse clinical ß test K-Mouse, operating room, radiological images. Vancouver
Pitcher, Ian Dr. Carolyn Taylor, Department of Medicine Examination of the prevalence and plaque morphology of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic South Asians versus non-South Asians atherosclerosis, coronary CT angiography, cross-ethnic analysis Vancouver
Plecash, Alyson Dr. Blair Leavitt, Department of Medical Genetics The feasibility and safety of aquatherapy for symptomatic mangement of Huntington's disease Aquatherapy, bradykinesia, mood, Huntington's Disease Vancouver
Purssell, Elizabeth Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher, Department of Emergency Medicine Post collision interviews with injured drivers Road trauma, motor vehicle crashes, human behavior, alcohol impaired driving, drug impaired driving Vancouver
Rashidi, Anita Dr. Lyne Filiatrault, Department of Emergency Medicine Can triage nurse initiated radiographs in accordance with the Ottawa ankle rule shorten emergency department length of stay at a tertiary care center? Ankle, Emergency, Overcrowding, Radiographs, Nurse Vancouver
Rasool Javaheri, Khodadad (Kody) Dr. Winson Cheung, Department of Medicine Causes of urban-rural disparities in surgical therapy, radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy for lung cancer Lung Cancer, Community Size, Adjuvant Chemotherapy, Driving Distance, Travel Time Vancouver
Samuels, Joel Dr. Carl Brown, Department of Surgery Incisional hernias and bowel obstruction after open vs laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer Colon Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Clinical Outcomes, Retrospective Study, Laparoscopic Surgery Vancouver
Schmitt, Toby Dr. Geoff Smith, Department of Psychiatry Vancouver's downtown eastside: co-occurring psychosis, addiction and viral infection Addiction, Psychosis, MRI, Cognition, Infection Vancouver
Sepehri, Aresh Dr. Demetrios Sirounis, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics Evaluation of brachial flow mediated dilation assessment to predict postoperative delirium in patients undergoing cardiac surgery Cardiac Surgery, Frailty, Endothelial Function, Flow Mediated Dilation, Outcome Winnipeg
Seyedin, Sam Dr. Yu Tian Wang, Department of Medicine Assessment of the neuroprotective effects of the TAT-NR2Bct-CTs peptide in a Kainic acid induced model of excitotoxic neuronal death Brain, Seizure, Excitotoxicity, Neurodegeneration, Peptides Vancouver
Shen, Yiting Dr. Dan Rurak, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Preclinical studies in pregnant sheep of the ph probeinc device for monitoring of pH and ECG in human fetuses during labour fetal pH measurement, fetal hypoxia, labor and delivery, pregnant sheep Vancouver
Sidhu, Kamal Dr. David Kendler, Department of Medicine Osteoporosis risk in patients attending diabetes education centres Osteoporosis, FRAX, Diabetes Education Centres Vancouver
Smith, Martha Dr. Guy Tanentzapf, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Analyzing muscle maintenance and degeneration in a genetic model organism Cell-ECM Adhesion, Integrins, Myopathy, Drosophila Vancouver
Tadrous, Carol Dr. Joanne Matsubara, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Variants in the complement factor H gene is associated with overexpression of pro-inflammatory mediators in the retina of the post-mortem human eye AMD, retina, geographic atrophy, RPE, choroid, immune response, complement system. Vancouver
Tourigny, Katherine Dr. Cheryl Wellington, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Vascular health in Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Disease, cerebrovasculature, apoA-I, Abeta, endothelial health Vancouver
Toyota, Eric Dr. Stephen Yip, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Profiling of the Brachyury single-nucleotide variant (rs2305089) in spine chordoma specimens from the international collaborative consortium Oncology, spine tumour, chordoma, transcription factor, sequencing, SNP Vancouver
Tucker, Emma Katherine Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, Department of Psychiatry New mothers' thoughts of harm: prevalence and relation to OCD and child harm Intrusive ideation; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Postpartum; Child harm Victoria
Tuet, Gigi Dr. Ric Procyshyn, Department of Psychiatry Understanding persistent antipsychotic polypharmacy: a prevalent practice without evidence Antipsychotic, Schizophrenia, Psychiatry Vancouver
Van Slyke, Aaron Christopher Dr. Daniel Wong, Department of Surgery Patient-centered outcomes following flap reconstruction of sternal wound infection defects: a systematic review Surgical flaps; Cardiac surgical procedures; Sternal wound infection; Reconstructive surgical procedures; Review Greater Vancouver - New Westminster
van Wyk, Kim Dr. Andrea Townson, Department of Medicine Improving nursing confidence levels to teach spinal cord injury patients about neurogenic bowel management pinal cord injury, nursing education, patient education, neurogenic bowel, interdisciplinary team Vancouver
Wang, Sarah Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Department of Pediatrics Autonomic dysfunction and inflammation in childhood obesity Obesity, Autonomic Nervous System, Inflammation, Resting Energy Expenditure. Vancouver
Wang, Shirley Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose , Department of Physical Therapy Central benefit of exercise on mobility aging, mobility, exercise, executive functions, neuroimaging Vancouver
Wang, Yun Fan Dr. Miriam Spering, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Investigating eye movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) vision, eye movements, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, PSP Vancouver
Watson, Stephen Faraday Dr. Mike Ertel, Department of Emergency Medicine Emergency room burden associated with ski and snowboard injuries: is there a better way? Emergency Medicine, Cost Analysis, Skiing, Snowboarding Kelowna/Okanagan
Wendel, Colten Lee Dr. Glen Ratzlaff, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Rosuvastatin and atorvastatin use in the diabetic population to prevent the progression of diabetic retinopathy diabetes, retinopathy, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, neovascularization Kelowna
Wong, Chrison Dr. Donna Lang, Department of Radiology Effects of exercise on symptom severity in chronic schizophrenia MRI, Exercise, Mental Illness, Brain, Cognition Vancouver
Wu, Che Hsuan David Dr. Karen Goddard, Department of Surgery Long-term follow up of adult survivors of childhood cancer: Canadian patterns of practice Childhood cancer survivor, long term follow up. Vancouver
Xu, Jie Dr. Delbert R Dorscheid, Department of Medicine Effect of viral infections on IL-33 and ST2 regulation in airway epithelial cells. Airway Epithelium, RSV, IL-33, ST2 receptor, Inflammation Vancouver
Yamada, Andrew Dr. Peter O'Brien, Department of Orthopaedics Quality of life and functional outcome of non-geriatric (ages 18-60) femoral neck fractures trauma, non-geriatric, hip fracture, femoral neck fracture, quality of life, functional outcome Vancouver
Yang, Shun Wei Dr. Donald Sin, Department of Medicine The bacterial microbiome "gut-lung" axis effect on acute lung injury and inflammation Bacteria, Microbiome, lung inflammation, systemic inflammation, sequencing Vancouver
Yee, Ruby Dr. Allen Hayashi, Department of Surgery Individualization of bowel preparation procedures for colonoscopy Colonoscopy, Bowel preparation, cancer screening Victoria
Yi, Tae Won Dr. Brian E. Grunau, Department of Emergency Medicine Necrotizing fasciitis and the sensitivity of creatine kinase "necrotizing fasciitis", cellulitis, "creatine kinase" Vancouver
Yip, Raymond Hon Leung Dr. Lynda Foltz, Department of Medicine Barriers to diagnosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms primary myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative neoplasms, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, diagnosis Vancouver
Yoo, Jaeyun Dr. Martin Dawes, Department of Family Practice Creating optimal clinical decision support and risk assessment for patient-centered genome-informed primary care Primary Care, Electronic Health Record, Clinical Decision Support, Personalized Medicine. Vancouver
Young , Ada Ga Hei Dr. Tim O'Connor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Stimulating axonal sprouting and new branch formation in the intact nervous system in vivo neuron, plasticity, sprouting, axon consolidation Vancouver
Yu, Irene Dr. Paris-Ann Ingledew, Department of Surgery Ovarian cancer internet information: an evaluation of the usage of internet resources by patients with ovarian cancer and the quality of information available on the internet Ovarian cancer, patient information, internet resources, evaluation tool Greater Vancouver - Surrey
Zhang, Javi Dr. Eric Jan, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology MicroRNA-mediated regulation of +1 frameshifting in the antizyme mRNA translation, polyamines, RNA, frameshifting, microRNA Vancouver
Zhao, Zheng Yu Dr. Laura Sly, Department of Pediatrics Using regulatory macrophages to treat inflammatory bowel disease Macrophages, regulatory macrophages, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammation, intestine Vancouver