The Research Awards are open to residents from our member departments. We also take applications from nursing students and engineers.
Congratulations to past winners of our research awards! The Branch is excited to see the continued global scope of research projects that residents pursue.
Past award recipients
Vanessa Fawcett, General Surgery
Towards Comprehensive Injury Surveillance in Africa: the Cape Town Trauma Registry
Field Mission: January 2010 – South Africa (Cape Town)
Sonia Yeung, Ophthalmology
Corneal Transplantation in India: Indications, Outcomes, and Impact on Eye Banking
Field Mission: July-August 2009 – India
Paul Mick, Otolaryngology
Identifying Barriers to the Effective Treatment of Chronic Middle Ear Disease in Uganda
Field Mission: October-November 2009 – Uganda
Danielle MacNeil, Otolaryngology
Identifying the Barriers to the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Cancer in Uganda
Field Mission: October-November, 2010 – Uganda
Zaheer Kanji, General Surgery
The Status of Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review of the Literature and the Development of Future Strategies for Surveillance
Field Mission: December 2010-January 2011 – South Africa (Cape Town)
Jacqueline Hudson, Anesthesiology
Development and Evaluation of a Wireless Pulse Oximeter on a Cell Phone (iPleth) for Safe Perioperative Care in Uganda
Field Mission: August-September, 2010 – Uganda
Monica Langer, Pediatric General Surgery
Coaching Surgical Trainees in Africa: a feasibility study using video replay to maximize short-term training opportunities
Gareth Eeson, General Surgery
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Fungal Colonization and Infection in Burn Patients at Mulago Hospital, Kampala
Field Mission: Fall 2011 – Uganda (Kampala)
Anali Dadgostar, Otolaryngology
Mental Practice in Surgical education: A Pilot Study using an Otologic Surgery Model in Uganda
Field Mission: Uganda
Lise Leveille, Orthopaedic
Medical devices for diagnosis and management of orthopaedic trauma: a needs assessment study of orthopaedic services in Uganda
Field Mission: September-October 2011 – Uganda (Kampala)
Flora Teng, Obstetrics and Gynecology
The ASPIRE Project: Advances in Screening and Prevention in Reproductive Cancers
Field Mission: March-April 2012 – Uganda (Kisenyi)
Sean McLean, Anesthesiology
A Mobile Diagnostic and Advisory Device for Management of Children with Sepsis in Developing Countries
Field Mission: March 2013 – Uganda
Eiman Zargaran, General Surgery
Distribution and determinants of injury in Cape Town, South Africa: A prospective cohort study using an injury surveillance tool
Field Mission: January 2012 – South Africa (Cape Town)
Sheona Mitchell Obstetrics and Gynecology
Determining an optimal cervical cancer screening paradigm in a low-resource setting: A community-based randomized controlled trial comparing self-collected HPV testing with visual inspection and acetic acid (VIA) screening in Kampala, Uganda
Self-collection based HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in Uganda: a descriptive analysis of knowledge, intentions to screen and factors associated with HPV positivity.
Kristelle Chueng, Otolaryngology
Endemic Thyroid Goiters in the Rural Philippines: Prognostic Indicators for Improvement in Health-Related Quality of Life Post-Thyroidectomy
Field Mission: February 2013 – Philippines
Florin Gheorghe, Mechanical Engineering
Participatory Design for Surgical Innovation in the Developing World
Field Mission: October 2012
Development of a Unifying Target and Consensus Indicators for Global Surgical Systems Strengthening: Proposed by the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (The G4 Alliance).
Kimberly Luu, Otolaryngology
Validity Testing a Lo-Fidelity Simulator for Ear Surgery in a Low-Resource Setting
Field Mission: January 2016 – Uganda
Assessing the impact of a longitudinal collaboration on a developing residency program in low resource setting. Presented at WB & MH Chung Lectureship and Research Day, October 2017.
David Stockton, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical outcomes for open tibial shaft fractures: A prospective randomized trial comparing external fixation to unreamed intramedullary nailing in Uganda
Field Mission: September 2015 – Uganda
Report on global surgery from Canadian academic orthopaedic programs. Presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association 2017 Annual meeting in Ottawa.
A resident’s perspective of the USTOP experience: Challenges and new directions. Presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association 2016 Annual meeting in Quebec City.
Oleksandr Butskiy, Otolaryngology
Development of a centre-specific head and neck microvascular surgery clinical care pathway in Mongolia
Field Mission: September 2017 – Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
Joseph Margolick, General Surgery
Implementation of a bilateral, sustainable clinical exchange between UBC and HCC Polanco.
Field Mission: August 2017 – Mexico
The foundations of a bilateral academic exchange between a high- and a middle-income country ‐ the UBC‐HCC Polanco partnership. Presented at WB & MH Chung Lectureship and Research Day, October 2017.
An Analysis of Collaboration and Sustainability in Global Surgery. Presented at UBC Residents’ Research Day, May 2017.
Heather Armstrong, PGY3 Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assessing the impact of cervical cancer mortality on communities and children in Uganda
Field Mission: July 2017 Uganda (Kampala)