Medical Student Research Day award winning abstracts
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Congratulations to all who participated in the inaugural combined undergraduate research day on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Forty-seven students from medicine and health professions presented their research findings to the judges, who had a very challenging task of reviewing the presentations. By all accounts, the event was a success and the Research Committee is anxiously awaiting next years’ research day. WINNER OF THE PLATFORM PRESENTATION: ROLE OF ANGIOTENSIN II IN MYOCARDIAL INFLAMMATION - by Mike DaRosa, Jean-Francois Legare. POSTER PRESENTATION WINNERS: AGE AND OVERUSE RUNNING EFFECTS ON COLLAGEN CROSSLINKING PATTERNS IN ACHILLES TENDONS USING HYDROTHERMAL TESTING - by Paul Gomez, Mark Glazebrook. COMPARISON OF THE AIRWAY TOOL WITH THE DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPE IN EASY AND DIFFICULT SIMULATED AIRWAY SIMULATIONS - by Jackie Kerr, George Kovacs. THE EFFECTS OF BETA-BLOCKADE IN DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE PATIENTS: INTERROGATION OF THE CANADIAN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE CLINICS NETWORK DATABASE - by Nathan Lamond, Jonathan Howlett. NEONATAL OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH MATERNAL ANTIDEPRESSANT USE IN A POPULATION COHORT OF NOVA SCOTIAN PREGNANCIES BETWEEN 1994 AND 2003 - by Chris Nash, Colleen O’Connell and Alexandra Howlett. THE VAXED PROJECT: A CANADA-WIDE CURRULCUM REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF IMMUNIZATION KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES AMONG TRAINEES IN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS - by Lorine Pelly, Beth Halperin, Darlene Baxendale, Donna Pierrynowski-Gallant, Susan Bowles, Noni MacDonald, Robert Strang, Karen Mann, Shelly McNeil. THE HANDLING OF MORPHINE IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE CNS TRAUMA/INFLAMMATION - by Derek Roberts, Kenneth Renton, Richard Hall.