BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners

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Winners of the 2018 BRIC NS Student Research Award. Left to right: Martha Paynter, Duygu Biricik Gulseren, Keisha Jefferies, Brianna Richardson.  Missing from photo: Noelle Ozog.

BRIC NS, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, held a reception on September 20 to honour the recipients of the 2018 BRIC NS Student Research Award.  The award is given annually to graduate students working in primary and integrated health care research to provide financial support while they complete a thesis-based project.  Winners are chosen by a panel of reviewers based on the quality of the application, strength of the patient engagement and knowledge translation plans, and relevance to BRIC NS priorities.

The BRIC NS Student Research Award is just one of the ways that BRIC NS is working to build capacity in primary and integrated health care research.  The Award is supplemental to the NSHRF Scotia Scholars competition and is open to students at any Nova Scotia University.  This year’s winners are students and Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University.

The recipients and their projects are:

Duygu Biricik Gulseren (PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary’s University): Prevention of physiological stress in the workplace: The RIGHT way

Keisha Jefferies (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): The Health of the Black Community and the Role of African Nova Scotian Nursing Leadership

Noelle Ozog (Master of Nursing, Dalhousie University): Feasibility of an influenza vaccination program during low acuity “wait times” at the QEII emergency department

Martha Paynter (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): Perinatal health outcomes of criminalized and incarcerated women in Canada

Brianna Richardson (PhD, Nursing, Dalhousie University): The effect of an eHealth learning platform on parental confidence and involvement with healthy newborn pain management: A randomized control trial

Congratulations to all of our winners!

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

Recipients and supervisors
Recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Research Award and their supervisors

You are invited to a special presentation about primary and integrated health care research being conducted by the recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Student Research Award.

When:  July 4, 2018 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Where:  Room 264, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
Remote attendance will be available through Zoom.  Contact bricns@dal.ca for details.

This seminar will cover two topics.  Jad Sinno will present “Mental Health in the HRM: Treatment preferences and experiences of adults living with anxiety, depression, or psychological distress in the Halifax Regional Municipality.” Alysia Robinson will present “Community Variation in Hospital Length of Stay: An Indicator of Community Care Integration.”

About the speakers

Jad Sinno is a Lebanese-Canadian, who was born in Kuwait and immigrated to Halifax in 2004. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2016 with a BSc Combined Honours in Neuroscience and Statistics with a Minor in Philosophy. Jad is currently a Master’s of Psychiatry Research Candidate with a focus in trans-cultural psychiatry under the supervision of Dr. Amy Bombay. He is hoping to explore the treatment preferences and experiences of various ethno-racial groups in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Jad has deferred offers to attend Law School at the University of Toronto where he hopes to pursue a career in legal academia. In his spare time, Jad enjoys swimming and biking, as well as traveling whenever an opportunity presents itself.

Alysia Robinson is a second year Master’s student in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Health Sciences, French Immersion, from the University of Ottawa. Her interests are in health services research and primary health care. These interests align with her thesis project that is being supervised by Dr. George Kephart and Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell. Outside of research, Alysia enjoys playing soccer, reading, and hiking.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: bricns@dal.ca

BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

Recipients and supervisors
Recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Research Award and their supervisors

You are invited to a special presentation about primary and integrated health care research being conducted by the recipients of the 2017 BRIC NS Student Research Award.

When:  June 13, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where:  Room 311, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax
For remote attendance options please contact bricns@dal.ca

This seminar will cover two topics.  Sydney Breneol will present “Children with Medical Complexity in the Canadian Maritimes: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol.”  Holly Mathias will present “Accessing Mental Health Supports and Services in Rural NS – A Youth Perspective.”

About the speakers

Sydney Breneol is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2016. She has experience working with the paediatric population both in Prince Edward Island and Kenya. She is currently enrolled in Dalhousie’s PhD in Nursing program under the supervision of Dr. Janet Curran and Dr. Marilyn Macdonald. Her work seeks to describe the population of children with medical complexity in the Maritime provinces. Sydney is supported by a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, NSHFR Scotia Scholar Award, and BRIC NS Student Research Award.

Holly Mathias is a Masters of Arts Health Promotion candidate in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. She is also enrolled in the Certificate of Teaching and Learning through Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching. Her research focuses on how youth in rural NS perceive and experience access to mental health supports and services. Originally from Westville, Nova Scotia, Holly also holds a BA (Honours) in Global Development Studies from Queen’s University. Outside of research, she enjoys reading, running, traveling and trying new foods.

All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more information: bricns@dal.ca

BRIC NS Student Poster Award

Congratulations to Brianna Richardson of Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing! Brianna was the winner of the BRIC NS Student Poster Award at Primary Health Care Research Day 2018 for her poster, “Evaluation of eHealth Resources for Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review.”

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BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners

Recipients and supervisors
BRIC NS Student Research Award Winners and their supervisors (L-R): Dr. Lois Jackson, Holly Mathias, Dr. Amy Bombay, Jad Sinno, Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener, Jaimie Carrier, Sydney Breneol, Dr. George Kephart, Alysia Robinson (Absent from photo: Dr. Janet Curran)

BRIC NS, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, was pleased to present 5 Student Research Awards on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at the Dalhousie University Club. 

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