I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Dean’s Publication and Mentorship Prize, an award valued at $10,000. The purpose of the award is to promote research excellence among our faculty members and to support graduate students and post doctoral fellows in their research endeavours.
By rewarding excel ence in research and education we ensure our continued growth and success, and help to propel the Faculty of Medicine forward in the global research community.
Congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to all faculty members who submitted their publications for consideration.
The 2012 Dean’s Publication and Mentorship Prize winners are as follows:
Jaideep Bains, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Trainees: Karen M. Crosby, PhD student, and Wataru Inoue, post doctoral fellow Journal: Neuron Paper Title: Endocannabinoids Gate State-Dependent Plasticity of Synaptic Inhibition in Feeding Circuits
Wayne Chen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology / Department of
Physiology and Pharmacology Trainees: Qiang Zhou, Jianmin Xiao, Dawei Jiang, Cuihong Xie, Wenqian Chen, Jingqun Zhang, Xixi Tian, Peter P. Jones, Xiaowei Zhong Journal: Nature Medicine Paper Title: Carvedilol and its new analogs suppress arrhythmogenic store overload–induced Ca2+ release
William Ghali, Department of Community Health Sciences
Trainees: Paul Ronksley, PhD student, and Susan Brien, post doctoral fellow Journal: British Medical Journal Paper Title: 1. Association of alcohol consumption with selected cardiovascular disease outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis and 2. Effect of alcohol consumption on biological markers associated with risk of coronary heart disease: systematic associated with risk of coronary heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of interventional studies
David Hodgins and Jon Grant, Department of Psychology
Trainee: Jonathan Stea, graduate student Journal: The Lancet Paper Title: Gambling disorders
Frank R. Jirik, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Trainee: Jennifer Hahn, graduate student Journal: The Journal of Clinical Investigation Paper Title: Smad4 deficiency in T cells leads to the Th17-associated development of premalignant gastroduodenal lesions in mice
Gilaad G. Kaplan, Department of Community Health Sciences
Trainee: Natalie Molodecky, master's student Journal: Hepatology Paper Title: Incidence of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Paul Kubes, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Trainees: Connie Wong, post doctoral fellow, and C. Jenne, PhD student Journal: Science Paper Title: Functional Innervation of Hepatic iNKT Cells Is Immunosuppressive Following Stroke
Shawn Lewenza, Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Trainee: Heidi Mulcahy, post doctoral fellow Journal: PLoS Pathogens Paper Title: Drosophila melanogaster as an Animal Model for the Study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Infections In Vivo
Ray Turner, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy / Department of Physiology and
Pharmacology Trainees: Jordan Engbers, PhD student, and Dustin Anderson, PhD student Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Paper Title: Intermediate conductance calcium-activated potassium channels modulate summation of parallel fiber input in cerebellar Purkinje cells
Congratulations again to all of the winners.
Dr. Jon Meddings Dean, Faculty of Medicine
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