Department of Medicine

2016 Research Day Award Winners

Best Poster Presentations

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow 

Postdoctoral Fellow Arul Duraikannu

Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Zochodne – Division of Neurology

Title of Abstract: Manipulation of APC-β-Catenin signaling pathway promotes peripheral nerve regeneration

Core & Subspecialty Resident

Subspecialty Resident Vojislav Jovanovic

Supervisor: Dr. Brendan Halloran – Division of Gastroenterology

Title of Abstract: MICROARRAY ANALYSIS OF CROHN'S DISEASE AND CORRELATION WITH TRADITIONAL CLINICAL AND HISTOLOGIC FEATURES

Best Oral Presentations

Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow 

Name: Graduate Student Bruno Saleme

Supervisor: Dr. Gopinanth Sutendra – Division of Cardiology

Title of Abstract: Metabolic Modulation as a Novel Therapy in Chemotherapy Induced Cardiotoxicity

Core & Subspecialty Resident 

Subspecialty Resident Vikram Gurtu

Supervisor: Dr. Evangelos Michelakis – Division of Cardiology

Title of Abstract: Targeting Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress With 4-Phenylbutyrate Improves Mitochondrial Metabolism and Lung Function in Pulmonary Fibrosis

The Paul Man Award 

Graduate Student Thomas Roston

Supervisor(s): Sanatani Shubhayan (University of British Columbia) / Padma Kaul - Division of Cardiology

Title of Abstract:  A novel mutation underlying an overlap between WPW syndrome, cardiomyopathy and sudden death

The Translational Research Fellowship Award 

Graduate Student Braden Millan & Postdoctoral Fellow Heekuk Park

Supervisor: Karen Madsen – Division of Gastroenterology

Title of Abstract: Fecal Microbial Transplants Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Patients with Recurrent Clostrdium Difficile Infection

Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases