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Aaron Phillips Receives NSERC and HSFC Post-Doctoral Fellowships

April 7, 2013 Recent Events No Comments
Aaron Phillips Receives NSERC and HSFC Post-Doctoral Fellowships

We are honoured to announce that Aaron Phillips (one of our current PhD trainees) was recently awarded NSERC and HSFC post-doctoral fellowships. These are extremely prestigious honours recognizing all of the work that Aaron has done.We are proud of what Aaron has accomplished during his time with our research team. Here is a list of the recent publications that Aaron has been part of in our laboratory:

  1. Phillips A, Ainslie P, Krassioukov A, Zheng A, and Warburton DER. Neurovascular coupling of the posterior cerebral artery in spinal cord injury: a pilot study. Brain Sciences (Accepted March 28, 2013).
  2. Phillips AA, Krassioukov A, Ainslie P, and Warburton DE. Baroreflex function following spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 2012:10;29(15):2431-45. Impact Factor = 3.654
  3. Phillips AA, Cote AT, Foulds HJ, Charlesworth S, Bredin SS, Burr JF, Ngai S, Ivey A, Drury CT, Fougere RJ, and Warburton DE. A segmental evaluation of arterial stiffness before and after prolonged strenuous exercise. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism 2012;37(4):690-6. Impact Factor = 2.215
  4. Phillips AA, Cote AT, Bredin SSD, Krassioukov AV, and Warburton DER. Aortic stiffness increased in spinal cord injury when matched for physical activity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2012;44(11):2065-70. Impact Factor = 4.4
  5. Phillips AA, Cote AT, Bredin SSD, and Warburton DER. Heart disease and left ventricular rotation – A systematic review and quantitative summary. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012;12:46. doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-46. Impact Factor = 2.02
  6. Drury CT, Bredin SSD, Phillips AA, and Warburton DER. Left ventricular twist and exercise in healthy individuals: a systematic review. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine 2012:3;1–18.
  7. Cote AT, Bredin SS, Phillips AA, and Warburton DE. Predictors of orthostatic intolerance in healthy young women. Clinical & Investigative Medicine 2012;35(2):E65. Impact Factor = 1.5
  8. Cote AT, Phillips AA, Bredin SSD, and Warburton DER. A questionable association of stroke volume and arterial pulse pressure under gravitational stress. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012;72(3):708-712. Impact Factor = 3.129
  9. Burr JF, Bredin S, Phillips A, Foulds H, Cote A, Charlesworth S, Ivey A, Drury T, Fougere R, and Warburton DER. Systemic arterial compliance following ultra-marathon. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2012;33(3):224-9. Impact Factor = 1.59
  10. Phillips AA, Burr JF, Cote AT, Foulds H, Charlesworth S,  Bredin SSD, and Warburton DER. Comparing the Finapres and Caretaker systems for measuring pulse transit time before and after exercise. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2012;33(2):130-6. Impact Factor = 1.59
  11. Phillips AA, Fougere R, and Warburton DER. Maximal aerobic power testing in spinal cord injury: Consisderations from clinical experience. Health & Fitness Journal of Canada 2012;5(2):30-37.
  12. Phillips A, Cote A, Warburton DER. A systematic review of exercise as a therapeutic intervention to improve arterial function in persons living with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2011;49(6):702-14.
  13. Cote A, Phillips A, Bredin SSD, and Warburton DER. A practical review of acute orthostatic intolerance. Health & Fitness Journal of Canada 2010;3(2):39-44.
  14. Phillips A, Cote A, Warburton DER. A simplified approach to left ventricular torsion. Health & Fitness Journal of Canada 2010;3(2):4-12.

 

Katie Chapman Successfully Defends Her MKIN

August 23, 2011 Recent Events No Comments

A heartfelt congratulations to Katie Chapman on her successful defense of her MKIN.

Premier of British Columbia Announces $3.5 Million Grant to MITACS

August 5, 2011 Recent Events No Comments

We were honoured to have Premier Christy Clark visit our laboratory, and make the formal announcement of a $3.5 million grant to support the MITACS program. We are particularly pleased that the Premier and MITACS chose to highlight the work of one of our graduate trainees, Aaron Phillips (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Medicine), and our ongoing research collaborations with Brad Zdanivsky (the inventor of openPAW) and SOC Robotics Inc.

Further information regarding this announcement and pictures showing the Premier, Pat Bell (Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation), Dr. Stephen Toope (President, the University of British Columbia), our graduate trainees, and various other dignitaries can be found on various websites:

http://www.mitacs.ca/new-funding-means-more-research-training-opportunities-bc-grad-students

http://president.ubc.ca/2011/05/12/bc-government-provides-3-5-million-grant/

Aaron Phillips receives the prestigious MITACS Accelerate Internship

February 24, 2011 Recent Events No Comments

We are honoured and proud to announce that Aaron Phillips has been awarded the prestigious MITACS Accelerate Internship. Aaron will continue working towards improving the health and well-being of persons living with spinal cord injury through the application of innovative technology. Congratulations, Aaron!

The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Welcomes Dr. Jamie Burr

August 21, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jamie Burr has joined the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Dr. Burr did his training at the internationally renowned laboratories of Dr. Norman Gledhill and Dr. Veronica Jamnik. He has already published several peer-reviewed first author publications. We are extremely fortunately to have Jamie join our team. Jamie will be working on the Physical Activity Line of BC in research and development, and will be spearheading various research trials related to the primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease in individuals from across the lifespan. Since arriving in July, Jamie has made an immediate positive impact upon our laboratory having participated in several studies and assisting with the development of various grants. We look forward to working with Jamie during his time in our program.

The Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit Says Farewell to Dr. Shirley Ngai!

August 19, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Dr. Shirley Ngai. Shirley will leave our program at the end of this month. We are happy that Shirley will be able to return to her family and friends shortly. However, we will miss Shirley’s amazing attitude and her endearing demeanour. We were truly blessed to have Dr. Ngai spend the last three months in our laboratory. She has been a great ambassador for the Pan Pacific Trainee Exchange, and for Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Jones and Dr. Pang certainly can be proud of how Shirley represented their program.

During her time, Shirley took the lead on several studies and worked side by side with our graduate trainees. We envision a series of leading publications resulting from this work. All of us that had a chance to work with Shirley were truly honoured. Her work ethic and compassion for others was remarkable.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Shirley in the future, but more importantly we look forward to a lasting friendship that was forged during her time here. We would like to thank our friend, Dr. Alice Jones, for recommending such a remarkable trainee for our exchange program.

In closing, we would like to thank Shirley for playing such an integral part in our laboratory over the past three months. We look forward to hearing about your future plans and are certain that you will become internationally renowned in short order. You will always be welcome at the University of British Columbia. We also look forward to our next trip to Hong Kong and the continuation of the interesting research that we started here.

Sincerely,

Darren and Shannon

謝謝 雪莉成為我們團隊的一個這樣重要的成員。認識了你, 我們都擁有了更好的!

Heather Foulds Successfully Defends Her MSc

August 15, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are extremely pleased to announce that Heather Foulds has recently (August 9, 2010) defended her MSc. Heather’s accomplishments during her MSc studies are remarkable with numerous peer-reviewed presentations, abstracts and published articles, and extensive external funding. She was able to complete her thesis is less than the allotted time, despite personally collecting data on over 700 participants. This involved a 13-week lab-based assessment of 106 participants, and a community-based physical activity intervention involving over 500 persons of Aboriginal descent. Her work simply is at the forefront of the field and we are extremely proud of her accomplishments. We are excited to have Heather remain in our laboratory for her PhD studies in the Faculty of Medicine.

Congratulations Heather, you surely deserve every honour that you have received!

Mischa Harris Receives the CIHR Masters Award

August 15, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Mischa Harris has been awarded the prestigious CIHR Masters award. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments.

Katie Chapman Receives the CIHR Masters Award

August 15, 2010 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Katie Chapman (LEARN Laboratory) has been awarded the prestigious CIHR Masters scholarship. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments.