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Alison Michels

Posted 2017 May 04


Alison Michels awarded the JTH Editor's Award 2017.

Congratulations to Alison Michels (MD/PhD candidate and CIHR recipient in the Clinical and Molecular Hemostasis Research Group) on being awarded the JTH Editor's Award for one of the best published articles of 2016 by investigators younger than 35 years of age. The award will cover her travel to the ISTH 2017 Congress in Berlin.

This work will also be featured in the Journal of Visualized Experiments at the end of the month.

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Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) Research Abstract Award


Posted 2016 November 08


Congratulations to Jesse Lai (a PhD candidate in the Clinical and Molecular Hemostasis Research Group) on receiving a Canadian Hematology Society (CHS) Research Abstract Award.

Jesse will be presenting his project titled "Differential Glycosylation Between Recombinant Factor VIII Produced in Baby Hamster Kidney and Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Confers Differences in Immunogenicity in a Humanized Hemophilia A Mouse Model" as an oral presentation at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Diego (Sunday, December 4th at 9:45am). This award will be presented that evening at the annual CHS Gala Dinner.

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Canadian Cardiovascular Congress "Pitch Your Science" Winner


Posted 2016 October 27


Congratulations to Alison Michels on winning "Pitch Your Science" competition at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress held in Montreal on October 22, 2016.

Alison is an MD/PhD candidate in the Clinical and Molecular Hemostasis Research Group in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine.

Alison is also the recipient of a Canadian Institute for Health Research Canada Graduate Scholarship Award. Alison's work focuses on understanding the role of von Willebrand factor in immunothrombosis.

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Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award


2016 September 12th

On September 12th, 2016 Dr. David Lillicrap was awarded the Canadian Blood Services Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Honouring our Lifeblood recognition ceremony in Ottawa.

Dr. Lillicrap's recent guest blog "A celebration of blood" can be found at:
http://meds.queensu.ca/blog/?p=3483

SOUNDARYA SELVAM WINS 2016 EBERHARD F. MAMMEN YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD


Sept. 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Soundarya Sevlam has won the 2016 Eberhard F. Mammen Young Investigator Award. Soundarya, a PhD Candidate in Dr. James' laboratory, presented at the SSC Meeting of the ISTH in Montpelier, France, in June. Her presentation, entitled "Blood outgrowth endothelial cells from type 3 von Willebrand disease patients displays abnormal angiogenesis," is part of an investigation into blood vessel growth in patients with the bleeding disorder von Willebrand disease.

These awards are given by Seminars in Thrombosis & Hemostasis annually for the best presentation by a young investigator delivered to an international audience on the topic of thrombosis or hemostasis. As part of the award, Soundarya has been invited to write a review on her topic. Needless to say, the James Lab is very proud of Soundarya and her accomplishments!

Dr. PAULA JAMES LAUNCHES THE LET'S TALK PERIOD CAMPAIGN

July 22, 2016

Dr. Paula James has recently launched her new website, LetsTalkPeriod.ca, aimed at increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders. As many as 1 in 1000 Canadians could be suffering from a bleeding disorder, but may not know that their bleeding is abnormal. Her interview with CTV's Canadian Health and Family on the subject can be found below:

Video from LetsTalkPeriod.ca

RECORD NUMBER OF QUEEN'S PROFESSORS ELECTED TO ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

Seven Queen's University professors were named among the newest fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) today, more than in any other single year.

"It is remarkable in a university of our medium size to have seven distinguished faculty members elected to the Royal Society of Canada in one year. Each of these individuals has made important contributions to their fields, and I congratulate them on this well-deserved honour," says Principal Daniel Woolf, who currently serves on the RSC Executive Committee. "Moreover, fellowship in the three academies of the RSC is a much more meaningful and enduring measure of Queen's University's individual and collective achievements in research than are rankings exercises, which are too easily distorted by size of institution."

David Lillicrap (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) is an internationally-renowned researcher focused on the genetic basis of hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD). His work has led to innovative strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of the world's most commonly-inherited bleeding diseases. Lillicrap's novel findings, now being applied to clinical care worldwide, are improving the quality of life for patients with inherited bleeding disorders.

The Royal Society of Canada was established under an Act of Parliament in 1882 as Canada's national academy. It helps promote Canadian research, scholarly accomplishment and advises governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest.

By Anita Jansman 2013 September 06
From https://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/record-number-queens-professors-elected-royal-society-canada

WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL HEMOPHILLIA FOUNDATION 2011
"RESEARCHERS OF THE YEAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"

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