Winners of the Celebrate Pediatric Research Day 2017

On Friday March 10th,  the UBC Department of Pediatrics held our Annual Celebrate Pediatric Research Day showcasing the research being done by our pediatric trainees.  It was a fantastic day, demonstrating a high standard of research and efforts being done across the various trainee levels.  Congratulations to everyone who came out to present their work!

We would like to give a huge thanks to our judging panel, Dr. Ross Petty, Dr. Anne Junker, Dr. Jean-Pierre Chanoine and the poster presentation judges Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos and Dr. Caron Strahlendorf.

Image: Resident Competition Winner Dr. Rebecca Ronsley and Dr. Lori Tucker, Director of Pediatric Resident Research

2017 Winners:

Resident Competition: Dr. Rebecca Ronsley

Mentors: Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos & Dr. Cherry Mammen

“Acute kidney injury in children with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis”

Fellow Competition:      WE HAD A TIE!

Dr. Eimar McGovern

Mentor: Dr Kevin Harris

“Optical coherence tomography for the early detection of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in cardiac transplant recipients: Findings from the International Pediatric OCT Registry”


Dr. Emily Gardiner

Mentor: Dr. Anton Miller

“Difference and Overlap among Behaviour Problems in Neurodevelopmental Disability”

Poster Competition:       Dr. Jaclyn Strauss

Mentor: Dr. Linda Casey

“Catheter Related Complications in Central Venous Catheters Locked with Taurolidine vs Ethanol in Pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure”

‘In progress’ Honorable mentions go to:

Dr. Liesl du Plessis

Mentor: Dr. Rod Rassekh & Dr. Cherry Mammen “Acute kidney injury during chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia“


Dr. James O-Bryne

Mentor: Dr. Gabriell Horvath

“Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms in Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Outcomes and Treatment”