2020 ARC Research Day

The 2020 ARC Research Day was held virtually on November 18, 2020 followed by the Annual Brian J Sproule Lectureship by Dr. Leonardi Fabbri, MD and was a success thanks to particpation of all speakers and attendees.

Our mission is to promote, research, provide opportunities for collaboration and mentorship, and facilitate communication between faculty and trainees, which we achieved by showcasing poster presentations by research associates, residents, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate students in pulmonary medicine.

The following is a list of our trainees who were presented with awards for the 9th ARC Research Day:

Best Poster Presentations by Core Internal Resident:
Sophie Walton, supervised by Emad Saad

Best Poster Presentation by Postdoctoral Fellow:
Subhabrata Moitra, supervised by Dr. Paige Lacy

Best Poster Presentation by Graduate Student:
Luke Gerla, supervised by Dr. Paige Lacy

Best Poster Presentation by Undergraduate Student:
Tristan Sinnatamby, supervised by Dr. Harissios Vliagoftis

People's Choice Award:
Melissa Wang, supervised by Dr. Kieran Halloran

 

 

ARC Research Day Page:

Welcome to the website for the first virtual ARC Research Day 2020. Our ARC community has been busy making videos of their posters to make their research more accessible than ever. Scan the titles that cover all pillars of research and include topics such as infant vitamin D supplementation, cytokine responses in airway epithelial cells, and lung function after respiratory virus infection or wildfire smoke. Ponder the possible links as you view in detail, the videos and posters submitted by each presenter. Then vote for the best video! And if you have a burning question, show up at the general discussion of posters from 12-2 pm. General room discussion schedule is available here.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIDEO AND POSTER VIEWING: Click the ‘+’ sign on the right of each presenter and title to view the contents for each presenter. To close the video and choose another one, please pause the video first and click on ‘-‘ to retract the dropdown and choose another presenter. If you encounter any issues with the videos or posters below, please reach out to ARC@buksa.com. To expand the video, click on the lower right corner of the youtube screen that indicates ‘Full Screen (f)’.

Research Associates, Technicians, and Other

Jake Mandziuk - Progressive Dyspnea with Recurrent Pneumothoraces

Jake Mandziuk

Progressive Dyspnea with Recurrent Pneumothoraces

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Core Internal Residents

Viktor Sekowski - The effect of pre-transplant malignancy on malignancy risk in lung transplant recipients

Viktor Sekowski

The effect of pre-transplant malignancy on malignancy risk in lung transplant recipients

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Sophie Walton - Clinical characteristics of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation use in Canadian patients with cystic fibrosis

Sophie Walton

Clinical characteristics of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation use in Canadian patients with cystic fibrosis

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Melissa Wang - High immunologic risk lung transplantation using risk stratified induction

Melissa Wang

High immunologic risk lung transplantation using risk stratified induction

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Yuanyao Chen - Early breastfeeding is associated with reduced abundance of gut Christensenellaceae at one year of age; no protection against preschool asthma

Yuanyao Chen

Early breastfeeding is associated with reduced abundance of gut Christensenellaceae at one year of age; no protection against preschool asthma

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Subhabrata Moitra - Short-term acute exposure to wildfire smoke in association with lung function in a first-responder Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) cohort

Subhabrata Moitra

Short-term acute exposure to wildfire smoke in association with lung function in a first-responder Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) cohort

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Xin Zhao - Infant vitamin D supplementation is linked to fecal metabolites, glycerol and 1, 2-propanediol: potential implications for lung health

Xin Zhao

Infant vitamin D supplementation is linked to fecal metabolites, glycerol and 1, 2-propanediol: potential implications for lung health

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Graduate Students

Sophie Collins - The effect of inhaled nitric oxide on exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Sophie Collins

The effect of inhaled nitric oxide on exercise capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Marc Duchesne - Cytokine production in allergen-stimulated airway epithelial cells shows time-dependent increases in intracellular thymic stromal lymphopoietin

Marc Duchesne

Cytokine production in allergen-stimulated airway epithelial cells shows time-dependent increases in intracellular thymic stromal lymphopoietin

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Evelyn Etruw - Evaluating the influence of variance in pulmonary rehabilitation programs on health outcomes

Evelyn Etruw

Evaluating the influence of variance in pulmonary rehabilitation programs on health outcomes

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Evelyn Etruw - Evaluation of health outcomes in the scale and spread of the Breathe Easy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Alberta

Evelyn Etruw

Evaluation of health outcomes in the scale and spread of the Breathe Easy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Alberta

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Yahya Fiteih - Cells mediating proteinase activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation in the airways

Yahya Fiteih

Cells mediating proteinase activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation in the airways

Kineshta Pillay - Inhaled nitric oxide: in vitro analysis of noninvasive continuous flow delivery via nasal cannula

Kineshta Pillay

Inhaled nitric oxide: in vitro analysis of noninvasive continuous flow delivery via nasal cannula

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Khadija Rashed-Alzahrani - German cockroach extract proteolytic activity inactivate interleukin-13 (IL-13) and prevent IL-13-induced CCL26 in airway epithelial cells

Khadija Rashed-Alzahrani

German cockroach extract proteolytic activity inactivate interleukin-13 (IL-13) and prevent IL-13-induced CCL26 in airway epithelial cells

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Eduardo Reyes-Serratos - Computational analysis of Calcium-binding protein spermatid-associated I and implications on its biological functions

Eduardo Reyes-Serratos

Computational analysis of Calcium-binding protein spermatid-associated I and implications on its biological functions

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Vardhil Gandhi - Systemic corticosteroids and lung function recovery after respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients

Vardhil Gandhi

Systemic corticosteroids and lung function recovery after respiratory viral infections in lung transplant recipients

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Luke Gerla - Intracellular cytokine responses in lung epithelial cells in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Luke Gerla

Intracellular cytokine responses in lung epithelial cells in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Undergraduate Students

Jenna Bertoncini - Lack of change in vascular function following a Mannitol airway challenge in asthmatics

Jenna Bertoncini

Lack of change in vascular function following a Mannitol airway challenge in asthmatics

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Guillermo Hasbun - Comparing NIV adherence in children with neuromuscular disease presenting early or advanced stage sleep disordered breathing

Guillermo Hasbun

Comparing NIV adherence in children with neuromuscular disease presenting early or advanced stage sleep disordered breathing

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Summer Hudson - Long-term non-invasive ventilation in children with Down Syndrome: exploring the current state of the evidence

Summer Hudson

Long term non-invasive ventilation in children with Down syndrome a symptomatic

Chester Lau - Chemistry review and analysis of vaping products and respiratory injury

Chester Lau

Chemistry review and analysis of vaping products and respiratory injury

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David Li - Prognostic implications of abnormal left-right lung perfusion differential on routine post-transplant ventilation-perfusion scans

David Li

Prognostic implications of abnormal left-right lung perfusion differential on routine post-transplant ventilation-perfusion scans

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Benjamin Mickelsen - The effects of pulmonary rehabilitation following an acute exacerbation of COPD on vascular health

Benjamin Mickelsen

The effects of pulmonary rehabilitation following an acute exacerbation of COPD on vascular health

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Andra Scott - Peripheral diffusion limitation in individuals with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Andra Scott

Peripheral diffusion limitation in individuals with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Prachi Shah - It's all about that trach! Building pediatric tracheostomy educational tools for health care professionals and families

Prachi Shah

It's all about that trach! Building pediatric tracheostomy educational tools for health care professionals and families

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Tristan Sinnatamby - Regulation of proteinase-activated receptor-2 by pro-inflammatory cytokines in airway epithelial cells

Tristan Sinnatamby

Regulation of proteinase-activated receptor-2 by pro-inflammatory cytokines in airway epithelial cells

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