2016 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 2: Awarded to Dr. Rudolf Uher, Dalhousie University
$100,000
The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
10-year annual pledge of $100,000
Named Chair in Suicide Prevention Research
$100,000
Carleton University
Mach-Gaensslen Foundation Scholarship in Health Sciences Endowment Fund
3-year pledge of $100,000
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$20,000
University of Toronto$25,000
McMaster University$25,000
University of Western Ontario$25,000
University of Saskatchewan$15,000
University of Alberta$25,000
University of British Columbia$25,000

Student recipients

Memorial University of Newfoundland

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Hilary AlteenQuantitative image analysis of renal cell carcinoma metastasis: tracking tumor spread to improve patient outcomesDr. Ross Feldman
Michael Peppis BartellasCreating a palatal obturator using freeware and a low-cost 3D printerDr. Gary Paterno
Jessica CommonLung cancer screening and diagnosis: how do we streamline patients with a diagnosis of lung cancer to reduce wait time?Dr. Scott Harris
Ramsey PowellComparison of outcomes for sutureless and conventional aortic valve replacementDr. Corey Adams
Ian ShortEvaluation of active surveillance for patients with early prostate cancerDr. Jinka Sathya
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Université Laval

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Mathieu AllardÉvaluation de l'index du réservoir aortique chez les patients alleints d'insuffisance rénale chroniqueDr. Mohsen Agharazii
Catherine BeaumontEnergy metabolism control in heart hypertrophyDr. Marie Arsenault
Maude Cameron-GagneAdult congenital heart disease: support for the elderly patientDr. Marie Arsenault
William EnlowLung adenocarcinoma tissue microarray production with application to pulmonary oncologyDr. Philippe Joubert
Raphael Laforest GendronPD-L1 expression by pulmonary carcinoid tumorsDr. Philippe Joubert
Louis-David LeclercCan we improve the detection of social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in early psychosis?Dr. Marc-Andre Roy
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Université de Montréal

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Marie-Pierre BeaudoiRôle des récepteurs mGlu2/3 dans la consommation pathologique de cocaineDr. Anna Samaha
Sophie Guay GrenierCaracterisation de l'effet de l'acetylation de SUMOI et de la phosphorylation de PML SIM sur leur interactionDr. Jim G. Omichinski
Jessica Le BlancRôle d'ADAMTS 19 dans le développement cardiaqueDr. Gregor U. Andelfinger
Tiphaine MarrocqNouvelles stratégies d'immunothérapie innovatrices afin de querir le neuroblastome chez l'enfantDr. Elie Haddad
Olivia PortoleseRôle de la nutrition et du stress oxydant dans les complications cardiométaboliques chez les survivants de la LLADr. Valerie Marcil
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McGill University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Levon BoodaghiansLongitudinal analysis of previously suicidal adolescents with BPD: correlates and predictorsDr. Brian Greenfield
Asli BuyukkurtIdentifying activity rhythms and eating behaviour in treatment-resistant bipolar disorderDr. Outi Mantere
Rouan GaffarSingle-stage versus staged multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention for myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta analysisDr. Mark Eisenberg
Artin GhassemianOptimizing therapy for double hit diffuse large B-cell lymphomaDr. Nathalie Johnson
Amanda MarinoEnd of life care preferences in patients with severe and persistent mental illnessDr. Kari Looper
Noemie PothierDevelopment of multiplex tissue biomarker assay for prostate cancerDr. Jacques Lapointe
Eric SonkeInvestigating endogenous production of hydrogen sulfide in cancer cell lines and non-cancerous controlsDr. Morag Park
Russell YanofskySex differences in the circulating and plaque expression of adipokines, chemerin and resistin, in relation to carotid atherosclerotic plaque instabilityDr. Stella Daskalapoulou
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University of Ottawa

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Elise BeaudryUnderstanding the management of high acuity mental health patients in the emergency departmentDr. Clare Gray
Louise GreshamDevelopment of an autologous infected cell vaccine for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosisDr. Rebecca Auer
Nicholas TimmermanDetermination of the relationship between epicardial stenosis and myocardial flow reserve in patients with and without diabetes mellitus using invasive angiography and cardiac PETDr. Aun-Yeong Chong
Matthew TsangDoes ectopic expression of germ cell proteins contribute to genomic instability in cutaneous T-cell lymphona?Dr. Ivan Litvinov
Jennifer ZlepnigSafety and efficacy of adult stem cell therapy in ischemic heart disease: a systematic reviewDr. Lauralyn McIntyre
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Queen's University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Omar IbrahimIndications, outcomes, diagnostic yield and complications of … Dr. Adrian Baranchuk
Helena Kyunghee KimMicroRNAs as regulators of redox change in psychiatric disordersDr. Harriet Feilotter
Haris VaidImplementing the pulse point smartphone application in KingstonDr. Steven C. Brooks
Christina MoiAn analysis of the extent of upstaging resulting from extensive staging investigations in suspected state 1 and 2 NSCLC presenting without evidence of metastatic diseaseDr. Onofre Moran
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University of Toronto

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Rachel BarnettIntegration of basic sciences and clinical sciences in medical phychiatry instruction to prepare medical students for future learningDr. Sockalingam
Dr. Mylopoulos
Henry BaronImaging alterations in endocannabinoid metabolism in clinical high risk and first episode psychosisDr. Romina Mizrah
Ari CuperfainThe evaluation of a mobile appliation for the observation and analysis of responsive behaviours in dementia: a pilot projectDr. Andrea Iaboni
Yehia FanousHeart failure in tetralogy of FallotDr. Edward Hickey
Alyssa KomarDevelopment and pilot evaluation of a rehabilitation consult for survivors of head and neck cancerDr. Julie Ringash
Yuchen LiCancer patient reported health habits electronic record lung cancer study (CaPHELS)Dr. Geoffrey Liu
Kishan ShaniDevelopment of dysphagia screening tool in routine clinical oncologic care in OntarioDr. Geoffrey Liu
Sarah VinetteInvestigating the endocannabinoid system in antisocial and borderline personality disorder with persistent violenceDr. Nathan Kolla
Xin ye (Steven) WangProspective assessment of survivorship needs and quality of life in head and neck cancerDr. Meredity Giuliani
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McMaster University

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Graham McClureSurgical atrial fibrillation ablation: a systematic review of randomized trialsDr. Richard Whitlock
Leen NajiInvestigating cannabis use in patients hospitalized for suicide attempt in OntarioDr. Zena Samaan
Aarti RanaCharacterization of true neurological illness underlying psychiatric diagnoses of conversion disorder (or functional neurological disorder)Dr. Patricia Rosebush
Sean RasmussenPredicting antipsychotic-induced side-effects and long-term treatment outcomes in first episode psychosis patientsDr. Patricia Rosebush
Wenqing Wendy YeIn vitro evaluation of candidate drug efficiency against novel targets of leukemic regenerating cells (LRC) in primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) samplesDr. Mick Bhatia
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University of Western Ontario

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Farhad GhasemiDevelopment of novel therapeutics for improved outcomes in head and neck cancerDr. Anthony Nichols
Andrew GibsonCharacterization of vascular changes in hypertensive Alzheimer diseased ratsDr. Shawn Whitehead
Kaitlyn HayesCardiovascular comorbidity in SLE may have a care gap: data from the 1000 faces of lupus cohortDr. Janet Pope
Hannah MilleyA systematic review of he literature concerning substance use in transgender and gender diverse populationsDr. Coreta Bauer
Thomas Tsz-Chun SoTo identify clinical factors that can improve the fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of Warthin tumourDr. S. Danielle MacNeil
Boris VirineGenetic determinants of palbociclib efficacyDr. Fred Dick
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University of Saskatchewan

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Catherine GuentherTargeting resistance to anti-EphA2 treatment in triple negative breast cancerDr. Andrew Freywald
Megan McDonaldValidation of synthetic dosage lethality for selective killing of malignant cellsDr. Franco Vizeacoumar
Jessica ReinigerTransformational research in adolescent mental healthDr. Caroline Tait
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University of Alberta

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Jacob BaranDepression research priority setting projectDr. Lorraine Breault
Savanna BoutinDepression research priority setting projectDr. Lorraine Breault
Courtney HandfordDepression research priority setting projectDr. Lorraine Breault
Monique JarrettDepression research priority setting projectDr. Lorraine Breault
Rachel WangDepression research priority setting projectDr. Lorraine Breault
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University of British Columbia

StudentTitle of research projectFaculty advisor

Arkhjamil (Archie) AngelesThe utility of regorafenib therapy in a population-based cohort study of patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric cancerDr. Winson Cheung
Vivien HuCerebral oximetry to assess cerebral autoregulation in hypoxemic ischemic brain injury (COnCEpT – HIBI)Dr. Donald Griesdale
Pouya MemarDelerium diary project: comforting, educating, and empowering family members of delirious patientsDr. Alan Bates
Collin PrymaMechanism of impaired cholesterol removal from smooth muscle foam cells in atherosclerosisDr. Gordon Francis
Yat Him SuenInvestigation of the prevalence of maternal obstetric complications in early psychosisDr. Donna Lang
Linda YangEvaluation of BC Cancer Agency’s prospective outcomes and support initiativeDr. Robert Olson
Ren Jie (Robert) YaoEarly predictor risk factors for developing left ventricular dysfunction post adjuvant trastuzumab therapy in HER2+ breast cancer patientsDr. Margot Davis
Jeffrey YimEvaluation of the impact of left ventricular mass on diastolic blood pressure targets in patients with coronary artery diseaseDr. Simon Rabkin
Jeffrey YiuThe functional connectome: hallucinationsDr. Todd Woodward
Christina ZhangLymphoma cancer Internet patient information: a systematic evaluation of the quality of online resources for lymphoma patients and characterization of Internet usage patternsDr. Paris-Ann Ingledew
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