Winners of the 2022 Faculty of Medicine Research Day Awards

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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By Tiffany Barnes-Huggins
Marketing and Communications Officer

The 4th annual Faculty of Medicine Research Day was held this year on September 23, 2022.

The event presented the opportunity for learners to showcase their outstanding research projects, hone their presentation skills and network with classmates, colleagues and professors. A scientific committee of evaluators, comprised of faculty members, reviewed all abstracts and oral presentations to select the winners.

Congratulations to this year’s winners in the following categories:

Best Poster

Master student

Janelle Nordin

“Investigating PRMT6 Protein Interactions that Influence the Stress Response Pathway in Breast Cancer Cells”



Rosetta Mazzola

“Association between Objectively-Measured Lung Function and Sleep Disorder Symptoms in a Community-Based Cohort Study”


MD/PhD Student

Patricia Burhunduli

“Examining Resting State Functional Connectivity in Suicidal Ideation and Attempts”


PhD Student

Annabelle Pfeifle

“DNA lipid nanoparticle vaccine targeting OspC of B. burgdorferi affords protection against Lyme disease in mice”



Arya Rahgozar

“eConsult service: Automatic clustering of patient taxonomies”


Undergraduate Student

Tania Dafer

“Virtual Reality simulation of a MRI scan for young children to screen candidates for scanning without general anesthesia”


TMM Student

Abigail Cherinet

“The Role of Age and Sex on Extracellular Free Water Volume in Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder”


Francophone Poster

Marjorie Lapierre

“Perceptions et expériences des gestionnaires de l’entretien ménager hospitalier lors de la COVID-19, volet qualitatif d’un projet pilote”


Best Oral Presentation

Research Symposium A

Sarah Fu

“Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence During the Perinatal Period: A Scoping Review”


Research Symposium B

Rebecca Lau

“Comparing the safety and effectiveness of different surgical approaches in thymectomy: subxiphoid, lateral VATS, open”


Research Symposium C

Chloe Smith

”Patient directed strategies to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation”

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Dr. Bernard Jasmin & Marjorie Lapierre. Photo credit : Mélanie Provencher

two people stand together

Dr. Bernard Jasmin & Sarah Fu. Photo credit : Mélanie Provencher

two people stand together

Dr. Bernard Jasmin & Chloe Smith. Photo credit : Mélanie Provencher


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