Resident Research Day Winners


Above Left to Right: Drs. Ka√Įssa de Boer, Tahir Shaikh, Alan Forster (Chairman), Sunita Mulpuru, Allison Hall

Resident Research Day 2011 was held on May 25th at The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus Amphitheatre where many of our best and brightest presented their research findings to a large audience of residents and faculty.

This annual event is dedicated to enhancing a resident’s educational experience, providing a mentoring relationship with faculty members and an opportunity to better understand the connection between research and clinical care.

We were very fortunate to have Dr. Louise Pilote from McGill University, Division of General Internal Medicine as our keynote speaker. Dr. Pilote gave an insightful talk about sex differences in cardiovascular diseases and we are grateful to her for joining us.

Drs. Kevin Burns, Paul Hebert and Curtis Cooper donated their time and research expertise in the judging of 26 poster presentations and Drs. Burns and Van Walraven selected the oral presentation winners – many thanks to all of them.

Judged to be the Best in 2011:

  • Tahir Shaikh – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY2)
    • Title of Project: Lamivudine is Highly Effective in a Non-Investigational Chronic Hepatitis B-Infected Population
    • Supervisors: Dr. Curtis Cooper, Division of Infectious Diseases
    • view abstract
  • Ka√Įssa de Boer – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY3)
    • Title of Project: Exacerbation Frequency and Clinical Outcomes in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
    • Supervisors: Dr. Dean Fergusson, Division of Epidemiology, Dr. Shawn Aaron, Division of Respirology
    • view abstract
  • Sunita Mulpuru – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY5)
    • Title of Project: Performance Test Characteristics of the Febrile Respiratory Illness and Influenza-like Illness Infection Screening Tools during Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Season
    • Supervisors: Dr. Alan Forster, Division of Internal Medicine, Dr. Virginia Roth, Division of Infectious Diseases
    • view abstract
  • Allison Hall – Overall Poster Presentation Award Winner (PGY2)
    • Title of Project: Cardiac FDG PET Imaging Positively Impacts Management Direction and Identifies High Risk Patients in Multi-Center Provincial Registry (CADRE)
    • Supervisors: Dr. Rob Beanlands
    • view abstract

Thank you to all resident participants for the quality of their work and to all faculty who served as research supervisors, reviewers and judges.

Resident Research Day continues to be an important part of the Department’s ongoing dedication to provide strong academic research environments for our trainees and we look forward to next year’s event.