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NewsSummer Student Research Day 2019

Aug 24, 2019

The annual Summer Student Research Day took place on August 23, 2019 at the UBC Robson Square Conference Centre. During this one-day event, summer students – mostly undergraduates and a few high school students – had the opportunity to present their research findings to their peers and other researchers at the Centre. For many students, this is one of their first opportunities to showcase their most exciting research findings to a large audience.

This year, a total of 16 students gave oral presentations in three categories: heart, lung, and innovation. An additional 15 students presented their research in “3 Minute Thesis” format. Topics ranged from basic science research on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to clinical studies on heart disease.

The 2019 SSRD was once again a huge success, thanks to these generous sponsors: St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Providence Health Care Research Institute, and the HLI. At the end of the day, awards were presented to the following students, as judged by a panel of senior investigators at the HLI.

Top Heart Oral PresentationRoopal RaiDr. Liam Brunham
Top Lung Oral PresentationBrian LiDr. Bradley Quon
Top “Beyond Heart and Lung” Oral PresentationSean LaDr. Keith Walley
3-Minute Thesis Competition WinnerTony GuoDr. Del Dorscheid