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Rapid-Fire Research Symposium 2 Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Rapid-Fire Research Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), designed to challenge trainees to present their research in 7 minutes! The symposium included a career development session, as well as a networking and awards reception for all the participants, their supervisors and a few special guests. Many thanks to the organizers, Dr. Thomas Netticadan and Dr. Samantha Pauls, with help from Chelsey Walchuk, Susara Madduma Hewage and Susan Zettler.

Dr. Taylor and Chantal Asselin
[L-R] Dr. Carla Taylor and Chantal Asselin

1st place: Chantal Asselin
Lab Affiliation: Dr. Davinder Jassal / Dr. Pawan Singal
Research project: Flaxseed prevents broken hearts in the breast cancer setting

Dr. Heather Blewett and Chelsey Walchuk
[L-R] Dr. Heather Blewett and Chelsey Walchuk

2nd place: Chelsey Walchuk
Lab Affiliation: Dr. Miyoung Suh
Research project: Eggs for eyes: Lutein and omega-3 enriched egg consumption improved the eye health of healthy Caucasian older adults

Anne Marques-Mendonça and Dr. Peter Zahradka
[L-R] Anne Marques-Mendonça and Dr. Peter Zahradka

3rd place: Anne Marques-Mendonça
Lab Affiliation: Dr. Harold Aukema
Research project: Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on sex differences in fat tissues in the rat

Dr. Champa Wijekoon and Mihir Parikh
[L-R] Dr. Champa Wijekoon and Mihir Parikh

4th place: Mihir Parikh
Lab Affiliations: Dr. Grant Pierce / Dr. Thomas Netticadan
Research project: Flaxseed helps to reduce irregular beats and injury after a heart attack