Paul Man Award

Terms of Reference

The Paul Man Award is in honor of Dr. Paul Man, Division Director of Pulmonary Medicine from 1986 to 2001 for his exceptional contribution to translational research.

As per CIHR guidelines and various academic publications, the definition of Translational Research includes work that contains elements or components of bi-directional clinical/basic science research. This would include research that takes basic science discoveries towards improved clinical care, and research on the translation of improvements in clinical medicine to changes in health care delivery.

How to Apply

Trainees interested in applying for the Paul Man Award will do so upon submission of their abstract for Research Day by selecting to be considered for the Paul Man Award. Each trainee is required to submit a maximum 200-word summary on how their research best represents translational research.


The summaries will be adjudicated by random members of the DoM Research Intensive Members.

All scores will be provided to the current Division Director of Pulmonary Medicine and the prize will be awarded to the highest scored research trainee whose work (as reflected in the quality and content of his/her submitted abstract) at the Department of Medicine Research Day is deemed to best represent translational research. The award will be announced at the conclusion of Research Day and the official certificate will be presented at the DoM Annual Dinner.

The chosen awardee may be a Resident, Graduate Student, or Postdoctoral Fellow (MD and/or PhD) engaged in a research program in by the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta.

Past Recipients


  • 2020 Not Awarded
  • 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow Jayme Kosior (Division of Neurology)
    Supervisor: Ken Butcher
    • Abstract Title: Monitoring Reperfusion During Endovascular Therapy
  • 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow Eugene Asahchop (Division of Neurology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Chris Power
    • Abstract Title: Antiretroviral drug concentration and efficacy in HIV-infected microglia determine viral persistence in brain tissue
  • 2016 Graduate Student Thomas Roston (Division of Cardiology)
    Supervisor(s): Sanatani Shubhayan (University of British Columbia) / Padma Kaul - Division of Cardiology
    • Abstract Title: A novel mutation underlying an overlap between WPW syndrome, cardiomyopathy and sudden death
  • 2015 Graduate Student Ammar Hassanzadeh Kesheli (Division of Gastroenterology)
    Supervisors: Dr. Karen Madsen & Dr. Levinus Dieleman
    • Abstract Title: Ulcerative colitis patients with and without subclinical inflammation can be differentiated from healthy controls through metabolomic profiling
  • 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow Vivian Huang (Division of Gastroenterology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Richard Fedorak
    • Abstract Title: In IBD outpatients knowledge of fecal calprotectin and infliximab trough levels significantly alters clinical decision making
  • 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow Nami Shrestha (Division of Pulmonary Medicine)
    Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Cameron
    • Abstract Title: Increased Proportion of CD4+ T Cells Expressing CRTh2 in Severe Asthma
  • 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Stacey Reinke (Division of Neurology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Power
    • Abstract Title: 1H-NMR Analyses of Brain Tissue and Cerebrospinal Fluid Reveal Distinct Metabolomic Profiles: A New Strategy to Diagnosing and Understanding Multiple Sclerosis.
  • 2011 Graduate Student Peter Dromparis (Division of Cardiology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Evangelos Michelakis
    • Abstract Title: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress is Critical in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and an Important Therapeutic Target
  • 2010 Graduate Student Gopinath Sutendra (Division of Cardiology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Evangelos Michelakis
    • Abstract Title: The Metabolic Modulation of Cancer Angiogenesis
  • 2009 Postdoctoral Fellow Farshid Noorbakhsh (Division of Neurology)
    Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Power
    • Abstract Title: Microrna Analysis Reveals New Therapeutic Targets for Multiple Sclerosis: A Role for Neuroactive Steroids