Gyro Club of Edmonton Undergraduate Scholarship in Aging (value $700)
Recipient: Amanda Warnock
Amanda's next step is to return next year for some additional undergraduate courses and possibly travel abroad with a research internship. She then plans on applying to medical school, where she hopes to specialize in psychiatry or neurology, where she believes that she will be able to direct her knowledge in assisting with diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases, including those that pertain to cognitive/physical decline and the aging process.
Mr. Sam Gruden and Mr. Marty Larson present Amanda Warnock with her award.
Gyro Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship in Aging PhD Level (value $1200)
Recipient: Hannah O'Rourke
Hannah is a PhD Student in Nursing. Her thesis is on promising intervention targets to improve quality of life for older adults with dementia and will defend in the fall of 2014. Her long term goal is to become an independent investigator with a program of research to design and test translatable, sustainable interventions to improve quality of life for older adults with dementia.
Mr. Sam Gruden and Mr. Marty Larson present Hannah O'Rourke with her award.
Gyro Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship in Aging Masters Level (value $1200)
Recipient: Travis Featherstone
Travis' thesis focuses on the impact of pharmacist intervention on health outcomes in diabetes in senior population. He has worked the last 4 years as a clinical pharmacist in supportive living in Edmonton. He was part of a team that developed an Anticoagulation Monitoring Program by Pharmacists in Supportive Living.
Mr. Sam Gruden and Mr. Marty Larson present Travis Featherstone with his award.
WW & HE Trusdale Graduate Award in Gerontology (value $500)
Recipient: Stanislau Hrybouski
Program: Neuroscience (Doctorate)
Supervisor: Dr. Nikolai Malykhin
Stanislau presented his poster, "Long-Range Resting-State Functional Connectivity Declines in the Healthy Aging Brain, at the Irish Gerontological Society Annual and Scientifice Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, where he was awarded the IGS Presidential Medal for his poster presentation.
Ms. Beverly Burns and Dr. Adrian Wagg present Stanislau Hrybouski with his award.