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RESP Research Day Oral and Poster Presenter Winners – 2023

2023 Respiratory Research day and Meakins 50th anniversary symposium

The 50th Anniversary of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and the 2023 edition of the Annual Respiratory Research Day featured 68 oral and poster presentations. Thank you to all our participants for attending and presenting your research projects.

The winners for best oral presentation were:

Tom Podolsky
MSc student with Basil Petrof
Intermittent Glucocorticoid Therapy Prevents Signs of Trained Innate Immunity in Macrophages from Muscular Dystrophy (mdx) Mice

Amanda Marino
Resident with Deborah Assayag
Racial Disparities in Lung Biopsies for Interstitial Lung Diseases in Canada

The winners for best poster presentation were:

Wided Akik
PhD student with Larry Lands
Synergistic Implications of IL-17A in the Modulation of Neutrophilic Airway Inflammation by Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Mina Sadeghi
PhD with Maziar Divangahi
Regulation of the bone marrow iron metabolism in hematopoiesis and host defense against TB

Coralie Geric
MSc student with Faiz Ahmad Khan
Incorporation of clinical factors to improve the diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence-based chest X-ray analysis for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis

Eszter Farkas
PhD with Dao Nguyen
Production of antimicrobials in Canadian High Arctic Bacteria

Amanda Scanga
MSc with Marta Kaminska
Effect of Long-acting Levodopa on Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Parkinson’s Disease (ELO-PD trial): Preliminary Results