Congratulations to our University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition 2018 Awardees

20 December 2018

On behalf of the Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, we are very pleased to congratulate our University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition 2018 Awardees:

Dr. Kristi Baker, Assistant Professor, Division of Experimental Oncology, PI

Project Title: Exosomes promote anti-tumor immunity in mismatch repair deficient colorectal cancer.

Dr. Michael Chu, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, PI

Project Title: Ex vivo 3-dimensional tissue culture modeling of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Dr. Frank Wuest, Professor, Division of Oncologic Imaging, Co-Applicant

Project Title: Evaluating the use of 68-Gallium DOTATATE positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) in patients with giant cell arteritis.

Dear colleagues,

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2018 University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC). See the awardees and their research projects listed here.

This competition provides one-year research project grants of up to $35,000 to fund innovative, translational research in the FoMD. This year we were able to support 14 of the 51 applications received. Seven of the projects will be led by early investigators. Thank you to the UHFMRC Review Committee for their commitment in reviewing these applications.

Finally, a big thank you to the University Hospital Foundation for their continued support of this program.


Carol Ladner-Keay

Acting Director of Clinical Research