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ACHRI Symposium Trainee winners:
TED-style talks – Najratun Pinky, PhD student; Supervisor Brad Goodyear, PhD, and Carolyn Emery, PhD
60 second rapid fire: BDB – Amanda Leong, undergrad, supervisor Dr. Aleksandra Mineyko; Genes, Development and Health – Andrea Rakic, MSc student, supervisors Dr. Paul Beaudry and Doug Mahoney, PhD; Healthy Outcomes – Aya Uchida, MSc student, supervisor Dr. Ina Dobrinksi
Posters: Undergrad – Cynthia Nguyen, supervisor Dr. Bill Stell, PhD; Master’s – tie:  Rujuta Despande and Alina Benischek supervisors Savraj Grewal, PhD, and Catherine Lebel, PhD ; PhD – Marian Coret, supervisor Dr. Ben Gibbard;  PD/Clinical Fellow – Yanwei Xi supervisors Jillian Parboosingh, PhD and Ryan Lamont, PhD.

The ACHRI Training Program offers training opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and to the CCMG Fellowship and MD Resident awardees in the institute.
For more information contact the Trainee Manager Julia Klenin   jklenin@ucalgary.ca  403-220-8158 

Jessica Baraskewich was recently awarded the Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, under the supervision of Carly McMorris, an assistant Professor in the Werklund School of Education’s School & Applied Child Psychology Program (SACP) and full member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACRHI). The Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship recognizes outstanding PhD applicants that embody the university’s Eyes High Strategy.

Student-led research and innovation showcased

Joel Neumann (photo: far right) a student in Biomedical Engineering, demonstrates the Calgary Arm to the visiting Governor General David Johnston (centre photo) on campus April 11. The official visit was an opportunity to showcase research and innovation. The Calgary Arm is an ultra-low cost upper limb prosthesis created by a group of students working with ACHRI member Mark Ungrin, PhD.
Neumann is one of the students under the supervision of Ungrin, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine.

Each year, nearly 60 graduate students from thesis-based programs across the university enter the 3 Minute Thesis competition and take part in practice sessions and workshops to develop their research communication skills.
Third Place and People's Choice 2017 awarded to: Cynthia Kahl, master’s student in Medicine — Neuroscience, Supervisor: Frank P. MacMaster
Talk title: Turning Down the Tics: Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Potential Treatment for Tourette's Syndrome in Children

Erin Hetherington’s research into community-based solutions to post-partum depression has earned her a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The program helps Canadian post-secondary institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students based on academic excellence, research potential and leadership. She is one of eight University of Calgary PhD students to receive a Vanier Scholarship for 2016.

A master’s student in community health, Weaver’s work combines his expertise with statistics and a long-standing interest in improving health care. For his current research, he will use data and machine learning techniques to predict which patients are most likely to end up in the emergency department