29th Annual Research Day & Henderson Lecture
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 29th Annual Research Day took place on Friday, May 4, 2012. Trainees from the Department gave 14 oral and 62 poster presentations that were excellent and included both basic and clinical work. There was also an informative and thought-provoking Henderson Lecture, delivered by Patrick Catalano MD, Professor, Reproductive Biology in the MetroHealth Medical Center/CaseWestern Reserve University. His engaging topic was “Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy: Much Ado about Something.”
I would like to thank everyone who participated, the staff who helped put it together, and also extend special thanks to all those faculty members who acted as Chairs and Judges and to the Research Committee, particularly Stephen Lye as Chair.
The 2012 JW Knox Ritchie Research Awards for best abstract/presentation by trainee category were awarded during the celebratory wine and cheese reception at the end of the day. I am pleased to announce the following winners:
Clinical Fellow: Kimberley Garbedian (Supervisor: Kimberley Liu).The Impact of Vitamin D Status on Implantation and Clinical Pregnancy Rates Following In Vitro Fertilization. Kimberley Garbedian, Miranda Boggild, Joel Moody, Kimberley Liu.
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Sascha Drewlo (Supervisor: John Kingdom) The PPAR- agonist Rosiglitazone Reverses sFLT1 Hyper-secretion from First Trimester Placental Villi in a GCM1-Dependent Manner. Sascha Drewlo, Fergus McCarthy, Khrystyna Levytska, Louise Kenny, John Kingdom.
Resident: Stéphanie Backman (Supervisor: Theodore J Brown) Interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-Stimulated Inflammatory Gene Expression in Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cells is reversed by Glucocorticoids. Stéphanie Backman, Alexandra Kollara, Carl Virtanen, Theodore J Brown.
Graduate Student: Theresa Chow (Supervisor: Ian Rogers) Improved Survival of Umbilical Cord Derived Donor Cells in Bone Marrow Transplantation due to Trogocytosis. Theresa Chow, Jennifer Whiteley, Ian Rogers.
Student: Sarah Cao (Supervisor: Andrea Jurisicova) Role of Bim in Oocyte Survival.Sarah Cao, Shakib Omari, Andrea Jurisicova.
The Frederick R Papsin Award for postgraduate resident in final year of training, based on teaching ability, mentorship activities and leadership, as chosen by peers, was awarded to Karthika Devarajan.
Please join me in congratulating the winners. I would also like to commend all the participants, both oral and poster presenters, for their valuable contribution to the continued success of Research Day.
Alan D. Bocking, MD
Gordon C. Leitch Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Research Day Abstract Booklet
Research Day Program-at-a-Glance
Location and Map
Instructions for Oral Presenters
Instructions for Poster Presenters
Research Day Poster
Call for Abstracts
Abstract Requirements and Template (required for submission)
Contact Information Form (required for submission)
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