ESTER PALLISTER VISITS WITH BME ALZHEIMER RESEARCH TEAM
November 29, 2017 — Mrs. Ester Pallister, wife of Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba, visited the University of Manitoba's Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering's Alzeimer's research group and was shown the ground-breaking research being done by the team.
Team Members: Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Mr. Brian Lithgow, Mr. Abed Suleiman, Ms. Mehrangiz Ashiri, and Ms. Samantha Lee.
CONGRATULATIONS DR. POURANG IRANI!
November 27, 2017 — Computer science professor Pourang Irani and his collaborators received $1.65 million in federal funding today to train graduate students to explore and understand vast stores of health data in new ways.
CONGRATULATIONS DR. JI HYUN KO!
August 15, 2017 — Dr. Ji Hyun Ko, neuroscience, is receiving $160,000 to use cutting-edge brain imaging and brain stimulation-related infrastructure that will allow the discovery of innovative treatment and diagnostic strategies for aging-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
2017-18 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are Canada's most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers to date.
2017-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.
The 2017-2018 competition was launched in April 2017 and the application deadline will be September 20, 2017 at 20:00 EDT. Please note that institutions may have internal deadlines.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/
Questions can be sent by email to Banting@researchnet-recherchenet.ca.
This program provides an excellent opportunity for young researchers at your institution.
CONGRATULATIONS AHMED MAMDOUH ELWALI !
Ahmed has been awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the University of Manitoba.
AHMED MAMDOUH ELWALI
Ahmed studied electrical communication and electronics at Ain-Shams University in Egypt before joining the Biomedical Instrumentation and Signal Analysis Lab. Ahmed is currently pursuing his PhD, under the supervision of Dr. Zahra Moussavi, and is working on using acoustic signals to develop a new technology for assessing obstructive sleep apnea during wakefulness.
The Emerging Leader Award (ELA) is a way the University of Manitoba recognizes the outstanding contributions that students make to the enhancement of the institution and our community. The award was introduced in 2006 to recognize students who are committed to furthering our educational mission by contributing to the social, cultural or economic well-being of communities on and/or off campus, while encouraging cross cultural understanding and demonstrating sustained leadership and initiative that is worthy of recognition.
Award recipients are invited to and celebrated at the annual Emerging Leaders Dinner (the 2017 Emerging Leaders Dinner will be held on March 16).
The Biomedical Engineering symposium is to be held at the University of Manitoba
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships: Government of Canada – International Fellowship Opportunity
We are pleased to provide you with information on the competition for the 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – Canada’s most prestigious and highest valued award for postdoctoral researchers to-date -- "2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition"
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and International Researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.
The 2016-2017 competition was launched in April 2016 and the application deadline is September 21, 2016 at 20:00 EDT. Please note that institutions may have internal deadlines.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit:
- Visit Vanier Canada on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Banting-Postdoctoral-Fellowships/123924494307340
- Questions can be sent by email to Banting@researchnet-recherchenet.ca.
Paul White Wins People's Choice at Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
-- February 25, 2016
Paul White, Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Jesslyn Janssen, & Ahmad Byagowi
Congratulations Paul White, who won the People's Choice Award at the 3MT, UofM Finals, Thurs., 25 February 2016!
As the People's Choice winner Mr. White was awarded $1,000 and a mini iPad!
3-Minute Thesis Title: Immersive Virtual Reality as a Cognitive Treatment tool for Alzheimer’s Disease
|GAME CHANGER 2016
BME TEAM TAKES SECOND PLACE!
Paul White, Ahmad Byagowi, & Jesslyn Janssen
Photo Credit: Kazu Kimura
Game Changer, now an annual competition at the University of Manitoba, challanges students to solve any problems and/or offer ideas which would offer positive change. This year five subject areas (health, food, medical, climate, or education) were selected idea/problem development. In September, UofM students submitted their problems and/or ideas identifying practical, real-world challenges and which would enact positive change if a solution was found -- 77 problems were submitted. On February 11, 2016, teams (which can include one non-student) offering winning solutions present a 5-minute oral presentation http://umanitoba.ca/research/game_changer/requirements.html.
This year, our BME Team, comprised of Paul White (BME), Ahmad Byagowi (BME), & Jesslyn Janssen (Science), posed an idea regarding Alzheimers Disease. Dr. Moussavi, Prof. Lithgow and Dr. Albensi advised/supervised the research. The team won $5,000!
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