We’re pleased to announce 13 new graduate student scholarships at Western University for the 2016-2017 academic year. These awards are supported by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s very generous commitment to the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit (TBCRU) at London Health Sciences Centre’s London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP).
Trainees compete annually for these awards. Their applications are assessed on the scientific quality of their project, their academic record, the relevance of the project to translational breast cancer research and the strength of their mentor. Seven PhD students and six MSc students were selected for awards this year.
These students are enrolled in six departments or programs at Western (Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering Program, Chemistry, Medical Biophysics, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine). One of our trainees is jointly enrolled in the PhD Medical Biophysics/Clinical MSc CAMPEP (Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs) Accredited Program, which prepares trainees to become medical physicists. The trainees are working in research laboratories at LRCP, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Western.
Their research projects cover a wide range of research areas, including the metastatic spread of breast cancer, the role of immune cells in breast cancer progression, improved imaging for early detection, new treatments and much more. You can learn more about our trainees at the TBCRU website:
Over the coming year, the students will provide updates on their research progress here on the BCSC research blog.
Congratulations to our trainees – and thank you to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and its supporters!
Ann Chambers, PhD
Director of the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit