Faculty Announces Summer Student Research Award Winners

Media Release: September 7, 2012

SSRP Poster Winner

Left to right: Andrea Wan, first place winner of the SSRP poster competition, with supervisor Dr. Brian Rodrigues.

On September 4, 2012, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the winners of the Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) poster competition.

“The SSRP program gives undergraduates the opportunity to participate in summer research with the Faculty, and the SSRP poster competition is a celebration of their work,” says Dr. Kishor Wasan, professor and associate dean of Research & Graduate Studies. “This summer, 18 students conducted research projects under the supervision of Faculty members, gaining experience that will serve them throughout their careers.”  

Andrea Wan (supervised by Dr. Brian Rodrigues), won first place in the poster competition. Her poster, titled "Endothelial Heparanase Secretion Induced by High Glucose Amplifies Fatty Acid Delivery to the Cardiomyocyte", will be presented at the 2013 Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) Symposium in Vancouver.

Second place was awarded to Donna Leung and Sarah Todd (supervised by Dr. Urs Häfeli and Dr. Katayoun Saatchi), for the poster "Targeted Delivery of Rosiglitazone and Pioglitazone Using Magnetic Nanoparticles". Third place was awarded to Carly Wong (supervised by Dr. Kishor Wasan, Dr. Fady Ibrahim and Olena Sivak).

The winners were announced at the Faculty’s annual Graduate and PharmD Student Welcome Reception. For more information on the Summer Student Research Program and how to apply, click here.

Established in 1946, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia advances knowledge, health outcomes and the profession of pharmacy leading to enhanced societal benefit and optimal patient care. With more than 5,000 alumni, the Faculty specializes in pharmacy education, research and practice.

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