The fourth annual UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference showcased some of the great student research underway at UBC Okanagan and Kelowna General Hospital. Students from the Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Health and Social Development, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and BC Cancer Agency presented their research in four different categories: Science, Science/Gastroenterology, Clinical, and Public Health.
The event was held on March 16, 2017 at the UBC Clinical Academic Campus. Congratulations to all of the winners and honourable mentions:
Top Honours – Caitlin Pointer: The effect of extracellular cardiolipin on microglia-‐mediated cytotoxicity and neuronal survival
Honourable Mention – Lisa Renaud: Investigating the effects of dietary fatty acids in drosophila
Top Honours – Candice Quinn: The effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid on the developing infant microbiome
Honourable Mention – Sandeep Gill: Designer probiotics as a novel therapeutic against inflammatory bowel disease
Top Honours (Tie) – Carson Gill, Brendan Arnold, and Sean Nugent: Review of pediatric psychosocial assessment documentation in emergency departments in BC; Lauren Hughes : Personal REsponse Determinants In Cancer Therapy (PREDICT) as a multidisciplinary research initiative to increase patient involvement in research and expand cancer research studies
Honourable Mention – Marc Jutras: Ultra-high resolution imaging for the characterization of the histological features of lung cancer subtypes
Top Honours – Haleema Jaffer: Tailoring the University of British Columbia’s positive space workshop for medical students
Honourable Mention – Golshan Massah: Implementation of preventive interventions for care of patients with type 2 diabetes at primary care clinics in British Columbia, Canada
A special thanks to adjudicators Brent Parker, Dr. Charlotte Jones, Dr. Silvian Mema, Dr. Kamran Golmohammadi, and special guest speaker Dr. Deanna Gibson, Associate Professor, Biology at UBC Okanagan.