2013 Resident Research Day Winners

Resident Research Day 2013 was held on June 6th at The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus Amphitheatre.

Above Left to Right: Drs. Alan Forster (Chairman), Chris Tran, Amber Molnar, Moira Rushton, Tom Tran, Tadeau Fantaneanu

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. Jeanne Huddleston, Co-Director, Health Care Systems Engineering Program as our keynote speaker. She shared her perspectives of Learning from Every Death: Research that Saves Lives. We are most grateful to her for joining us.

Drs. Chris Bredeson, Alan Forster, Carl van Walraven and Curtis Cooper donated their time and research expertise in the judging the poster and oral presentations  - many thanks to all of them.

Judged to be the Best in 2013:

  • Moira Rushton – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY1)
    • Title of Project: Treatment Outcomes for Early Stage Male Breast Cancer: A Single Centre Retrospective Case-Control Study
    • Supervisors: Dr. Susan Dent
  • Chris Tran – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY2)
    • Title of Project: Does the Structure of Clinical Questions Affect the Outcome of e-Consultations?
    • Supervisors: Dr. Erin Keely
  • Tom Tran – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY3)
    • Title of Project: A Single Slice Measure of Epicardial Adipose Tissue Can Serve as an Indirect Measure of Total Epicardial Adipose Tissue Burden and is Associated with Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease
    • Supervisors: Dr. Ben Chow
  • Amber Molnar – Oral Presentation Award Winner (PGY5)
    • Title of Project: Association Between Pre-operative Statin use and Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers in Cardiac Surgery
    • Supervisors: Dr. Amit Garg at Western University
  • Tadeau Fantaneanu – Overall Poster Presentation Award Winner (PGY4)
    • Title of Project: Understanding the Genesis of “Neurophobia” A Mixed-Methods Study of Trainees Perceptions of Neurology Education
    • Supervisors: Dr. Asif Doja at CHEO

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.