2015 grant recipients

Recipient institutions

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mach Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
10-year annual National Prize for Mental Health Research
Year 1: Awarded to Dr. Jean Martin Beaulieu, Laval University
$100,000
The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mach Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
10-year annual pledge of $100,000 for a named Chair in Suicide Prevention Research
$100,000
Carleton University
Mach Gaensslen Foundation Scholarship in Health Sciences Endowment Fund
Health sciences program for students in cardiology, oncology, psychiatry
$33,333
Memorial University of Newfoundland$25,000
Université Laval$25,000
Université de Montréal$25,000
McGill University$25,000
University of Ottawa$25,000
Queen's University$25,000
University of Toronto$25,000
McMaster University$10,000
University of Western Ontario$25,000
University of Saskatchewan$25,000
University of Alberta$25,000
University of British Columbia$25,000

Student recipients

Memorial University of Newfoundland

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Amanda CranfordThe impact of a founder mutation on the incidence of Lynch Syndrome and associated gynecological malignancies in NewfoundlandDr. Keri Kao
Erica FitzgeraldBCRA mutations in NewfoundlandDr. Lesa Dawson
Joy HollahanThe developmental programming effect of parental sodium intake on rat offspring heartDr. Bruce Van Vliet
Ryan Colby NormoreSaline and distilled water as local adjuvants for giant cell tumor of boneDr. Frank O'Dea
Cecily StockleyThe effectiveness of parenting young children (PYC) and parenting your adosescent (PYA) programs on children and adolescentsDr. Weldon Bonnell
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Université Laval

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Samual AdantPotentiation of peptide radionuclide receptor therapy by inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase for neuroendocrine neoplasmDr. Jean-Mathieu Beauregard
François CoulombeDeterminants of atherosclerosisDr. Eric Larose
Marie-Pier DesjardinsImpact du profil des cyrokines inflammatoires sur la rigidité aortique de patients en insuffisance rénale chronique terminaleDr. Richard Lariviere
Gabrielle GiardettiVisceral obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome as prognostic factors in pulmonary hypertension: an imaging studyDr. Sebastien Bonnet
Gabriel LauzierePathogenesis of pulmonary hypertensionDr. Steeve Provencher
Emma RoyLe cancer pulmonaire opéré et la MPOC - l'expérience de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de QuébecDr. François Maltais
For further information on the papers from Université Laval

Université de Montréal

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Etienne BoucherMonitoring cerebral and extra-cerebral haemodynamic changes during physical exercise with time-resolved near infrared spectroscopyDr. Mathieu Dehaes
Zhongyi ChenIn vivo coronary artery plaque assessment with computed tomography angiography - is there an impact of iterative reconstruction on plaque volume and attenuation metrics?Dr. Carl Chatrand-Lefebvre
Gabrielle GasconEffet d'un regime obésogène sur le métabolisme des rats exposés à un milieu hyperoxique en période néonataleDr. Anne Monique Nuyt
Feliz Lombard-VadnaisPhénotypage et optimisation des conditions de culture des cellules T CD4-CD8-Dr. Sylvie Lesage
Laurence LedouxImpact de l'ajout de l'EQIIP SOLDr. Amal Abdel-Baki
For further information on the papers from Université de Montréal

McGill University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Ella BenzaquenComparative morbidity of HIPEC using oxaliplatin versus mitomycin C in treating peritoneal carconomatosis with colorectal or appendiceal origins: a retrospective studyDr. Tsafrir Vanounou
Wenyu ChenThyroid cancer in SLE: a systematic review and meta-analysisDr. Sasha Bernatsky
Massimo DiIorioAssessing MRE11A as a breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene in the French Canadian populationDr. William Foulkes
Catherine OuelletExploring psychosis, urbanicity and social factors: can we rely on medico-administrative diagnoses?Dr. François Bourque
Jimmy TatIdentification of the unstable carotid atherosclerotic plaque: from bench to clinical practiceDr. Stella Daskalopoulou
Lahoud ToumaEdoxaban and the risk of bleedingDr. Mark Eisenberg
Luhe (Lotus) YangCharacterization of vascular calcification in patients with familial hypercholesterolemiaDr. Jacques Genest
For further information on the papers from McGill University

University of Ottawa

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Ryma IhaddadeneRubidium positron emission tomography - an alternative radiopharmaceutical for myocardial imagingDr. Rob Beanlands
Tyler JamesTiming of ticagrelor discontinuation and influence on clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes requiring bypass surgery: insights from the Capital RegistryDr. Derek So
Juliana Andrea Barrera RamirezMesenchymal stromal cells from bone marrow in acute myeloid leukemiaDr. David Allan
Mohammed RashidSafety and efficacy of parmaco-invasive strategy in STEMI patientsDr. Michel LeMay
Ashley YuNeoadjuvent treatment of malignant melanoma. A systematic review of the literature and evaluation of future prospectsDr. Michael Ong
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Queen's University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Bryce AlexanderThe IAB-TAUI studyDr. Adrian Baranchuck
Lan DengPredicting the failure of R-CHOP chemotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma based on protein expression - a progress reportDr. David LeBrun
Alessia DolcettiTransesophageal echocardiography: patient comfort, informed consent and side effectsDr. Raveen Pal
Jennifer FuDrp-1 receptor proteins, MiD49 and MiD51, regulate mitrochondrial fission and cell proliferation in pulmonary arterial hypertension: therapeutic implicationsDr. Stephen Archer
Kristen ReipasDr. Susan Phillips
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University of Toronto

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Marian ChenReferral pattern and treatment of lung cancer patients across CanadaDr. Sunil Verma
Adrian I. CozmaDiscovery of hidden clinical and metabolic genetic syncromes in neuropsychiatric patientsDr. Joyce So
Matthew Da SilvaNeutrophil: lymphocyte ratio to predict post-op outcomes in patients with rectal cancerDr. Quereshy
Alexander KovenQuantitative ultrasound for prediction of breast cancer therapy outcomesDr. Gregory Czarnota
Christine Tong LiTranslating generic research findings for major developmental conditions into clinical practiceDr. Benjamin Goldstein
Katie MattinaInvestigating neurochemical markers of oxidative stress in cigarette smokersDr. Doris Payer
Jennifer Yun PengImproving survivorship for testicular cancer patients at Princess Margaret Cancer CentreDr. Robert Hamilton
Sandra ToutounjiImproving anti-emetics in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomitingDr. Katherine Enright
Robert VannerIntegrated genomic analysis of B-ALL metastasisDr. John Dick
For further information on the papers from University of Toronto

McMaster University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Rebecca RodinEmotional flexibility and post-traumatic stress disorder among combat war veteransDr. Jeremy Wojtowicz
Dr. Adam Brown
Tea RosicThe impact of comorbid psychiatric disorders on opioid addiction treatment outsomesDr. Zainab Samaan
For further information on the papers from McMaster University

University of Western Ontario

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Joel BiererQUINTETTDr. Richard Malthaner
Suzanne KosteniukImproving image guidance techniques for the resection of brain tumoursDr. Joseph Megyesi
Annie LiPoverty and social inclusion (Community-University Research Alliance Project)Dr. Cheryl Forchuk
Joanne RyanEpigenetic mechanisms affecting pancreatic development and diseaseDr. Christopher Pin
Feng XuImpaired bonding in postpartem mood disorders: prevalence and risk factorsDr. Verinder Sharma
Jake YeomanScreening for colorectal cancer. Do providers believe the guidelines when it is time for their own screening?Dr. Julie Ann Van Koughnett
For further information on the papers from University of Western Ontario

University of Saskatchewan

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Alyssa AntoyaNature and nurture: a biophysical explanation of the relationship between childhood trauma, adult attachment and severity of depression and social anxiety in SaskatchewanDr. Carmelia Adams
Justine GreerCan alzheimer-related pathology be triggered by antidepressant useDr. Darrell Mousseau
Racheal HeadTransformational research in adolescent mental healthDr. Caroline Tait
Jihane HenniPatient and staff safety concerns on an adolescent inpatient treatment unit: an assessment of code white reportsDr. Senthil Damodharan
Kimberley HigginsChild and youth mental health services in the digital age. Gauging the climate for online therapyDr. Senthil Damodharan
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University of Alberta

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Madalena DeardenCommunity health assessment of the Métis settlements of Alberta: Section on Mental Health and AddictionsDr. Lorraine Breault
Mustafa GhaniCommunity health assessment of the Métis settlements of Alberta: Section on Mental Health and AddictionsDr. Lorraine Breault
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University of British Columbia

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Arun AghaTeam-based therapy: can participation in team sport enhance the effectiveness of group therapy for mood and addictions?Dr. Alan Bates
Talveen GillNew mothers' thoughts of harm: prevalence and relation to OCD and child harmDr. Nichole Fairbrother
Hang (Kelly) LiExploring the rates of long-term cardiotoxicity associated with targeted or biologic cancer therapyDr. Danielle Renouf
Megan LuceyNeurocognitive function and work productivity in clinical depressionDr. Raymond Lam
Gabrielle RabuSingle-cell analysis of epigenetic regulators in primitive normal and leukemic blood cell precursorsDr. Connie Eavies
Sonja RummellTrends in discussions and enrollment of elderly individuals in oncology clinical trialsDr. Winson Cheung
Adrienne StedfordImpact of knowledge translation regarding radiotherapy prescribing practices on actual prescribing practicesDr. Robert Olson
Alexander WongReelin and netrin-1 as key players in the development of sunitinib resistance in renal cell carcinomaDr. Alan So
For further information on the papers from University of British Columbia
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