BBDC Trainee Travel Awards & Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2018/2019 – Period 2

For travel occurring between January 1 and June 30, 2019

Competition Deadline Date: April 16, 2019


Trainee Travel Awards

The following individuals have been offered up to $1,000 to present a first author abstract at a diabetes related conference.

NameSupervisor(s)Abstract Title
Al Rijjal, DanaDr. Michael B. Wheeler

Fish Oil Derived Omega-3 Prescription Drug Protects against High Fat Diet Impaired
Pancreatic Beta Cell Function

Batchuluun, BattsetsegDr. Tony LamDorsal Vagal Complex is A site for Brain Lipid Sensing to Regulate Lipid Homoestasis

Biancolin, AndrewDr. Patricia Brubaker

The Regulation of Glucose Metabolism Conference (FASEB), June 16-21, 2019, Palm Springs, California

Campbell, JhenielleDr. Patricia BrubakerThe regulation of circadian glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion from the intestinal epithelial L-cell by Munc18-1
Costa-Dookhan, Kenya

Dr. Margaret HahnInvestigating the association between plasma clozapine to N-demethylclozapine ratio in patients with obesity and ultra-treatment refactory schizophrenia
Frendo-Cumbo ,Scott

Dr. Amira Klip, Dr. John BrumellAtg16L1 Knockout Induces Insulin Resistance Through Proteasomal IRS1 Degradation, Mediated by the Induction of ER Stress
GhavamiNejad, Amin

Dr. Xiao Yu (Shirley) Wu, Dr. Adria GiaccaGlucose-responsive Glucagon Delivery via Microneedle Patch for Prevention of Hypoglycemia
Higgins, Victoria

Dr. Khosrow AdeliPostprandial dyslipidemia in obese and insulin resistant adolescents: Evidence for impaired response of intestinal glucagon-like peptides and abnormal bile acid profile
Isho, Baweleta

Dr. Philippe PoussierRole of maternal mucosal immunity on progeny susceptibility to type 1 diabetes
Jacques-Smith, Krystal

Dr. Derek Van Der KooyInsulin Negative Pancreatic Progenitors Are Derived From The Human And Mouse Pancreatic Endoderm Stage Of Development
Khan, Saifur

Dr. Michael B. WheelerThe Discovery of novel predictive biomarkers and early-stage pathpphysiology for the transition from gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes
Li, Jia Xu

Dr. Carolyn CumminsGlucocorticoid-Induced Adipose Tissue Remodeling is Attenuated by LXRβ Antagonism
Lytvyn, Yuliya

Dr. David CherneyRenal Hemodynamic and RAAS Profiles in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Heart Failure (HF)
McGaugh, Emily

Dr. Cristina NostroUsing hESC to model pancreatic patterning and specification
Misra, Paraish

Dr. Cristina NostroDetermining The Ability Of HLA-Deficient Human Pluripotent Stem Cells To Generate Insulin-Producing Cells
Poon, Frankie

Dr. Cristina Nostro

Deciphering the signaling pathways driving β-cells from human pluripotent stem cells

Read, Stephanie

 Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe Distribution of risk factors for type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes by ethnicity
Rivers, Sydney

Dr. Adria Giacca

Liver-Specific p38
MAPK Stimulates Hepatic Fat Accumulation and Reduces Insulin Sensitivity In Vivo

Sahin, Cigdem

Dr. Carolyn CumminsA novel PPAR pan-active agonist suppresses weight gain and stimulates lipolysis in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice
Semnani-Azad, Zhila

Dr. Anthony Hanley

Longitudinal Associations between Metabolic Status, Insulin Clearance, and Insulin Sensitivity: the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort

Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards

The following individuals have been offered up to $1,000 to present a first author abstract at a diabetes related conference.


Abstract Title

Weisman, Alanna

Dr. Gillian L. Booth

Identifying Type 1 Diabetes in Electronic Medical Records Data in Ontario: A Validation Study

Yashpal, Shahen

Dr. Anthony HanleyMetabolomic Profiling of the Dietary Approaches to stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet: Novel Insights for the Nutritional Epidemiology of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)