Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2018 Awardees

Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2018 Awardees

Congratulations Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2018 Awardees.

The Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2018 planning committee received 50 abstracts from trainees from across British Columbia. Thank you to all 16 oral presenters and 34 poster presenters who contributed to VDRD 2018.

Congratulations to the awardees in the oral presentation and poster presentations categories.

Best Poster Presentations


Queenie Hui, Department of Surgery (Supervisor: Dr Lucy Marzban)

Heterogeneous expression of interleukin-1 receptor in islet beta-cells: implications in pathology and treatment of type 2 diabetes


Camilla Piatkowski, School of Population & Public Health (Supervisor: Dr. Louise Mâsse)

An in-depth look at how parent-child interactions and parenting practices shape children’s eating behaviours: A qualitative inquiry


Amanda Henderson, Department of Pediatrics (Supervisor: Dr Dina Panagiotopoulos)

Comparison of Perfusion & Volume Depletion Markers in Severe Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis with and without Acute Kidney Injury


Adam Ramzy, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences (Supervisor: Dr Tim Kieffer)

Revisiting proinsulin processing: Evidence that human beta-cells lack prohormone convertase 2 and can produce mature insulin without its function


Faculty Choice Oral Presentation Award


Dominika Nackiewicz, Department of Experimental Medicine (Supervisor: Dr Bruce Verchere)

Islet macrophages are the islet source of IGF-1 and positively contribute to glucose homeostasis following pancreatic beta-cell death


Tomoko McGaughey School of Population and Public Health (Supervisor: Dr. Louise Mâsse)

Changes in youth health behaviours during the transition to secondary school


People’s Choice Oral Presentation Award


Michelle Kwon, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Supervisor: Dr Tim Kieffer)

Leptin therapy suppresses alanine utilization in type 1 diabetic mice independent of glutanic pyruvic transaminase


Honourable Mention: Trainee Career Night Trivia Quiz Winner

Heather Denroche, Department of Surgery (Supervisor: Dr Bruce Verchere)


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