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WCRI congratulates trainees on recent accomplishments

October 2014

Women’s College Research Institute would like to acknowledge its graduate students and research fellows who are making key contributions to our research. Examples of recent outstanding accomplishments include the following:

Dr. Ananya Banerjee, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, received a grant from Women’s XChange to design and evaluate a physical activity intervention for South Asian Muslim women.

Drs. Anita Benoit and Hilary Brown, postdoctoral fellows working with Drs. Mona Loutfy and Simone Vigod, respectively, both received a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship.

Lindsay Carlsson, a PhD candidate supervised by Dr. Kelly Metcalfe, won the Dorothy and Bill Palm Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Dr. Javaid Iqbal, a postdoctoral fellow working with Drs. Paula Rochon and Steven Narod, was accepted into a Master’s program at the Institute of Medical Science (University of Toronto), and received a Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Helen Marion Walker—Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship.

Stephanie Lanthier, a PhD candidate supervised by Dr. Janice Du Mont, received a doctoral award from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.

Rachael Pettapiece-Phillips, a recent MSc graduate, started medical school this fall.

Kristen Pitzul and April Au, PhD candidates supervised by Dr. Susan Jaglal and Dr. Gillian Einstein, respectively, received Enid Walker Graduate Student Awards in Women’s Health Research.

Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher, a medical student completing a pre-clerkship research project with Dr. Paula Rochon, was awarded first place in the undergraduate/medical student category for her poster presentation at the Combined University Research Day hosted by the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Dallas Seitz successfully defended his doctorate in clinical epidemiology and health care research at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Paula Rochon. He is now an assistant professor of psychiatry at Queen’s University.

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