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Keeping Our Members Informed and Connected

April 2023

Member Highlights and Successes

Letting us know about the accomplishments of you and your colleagues let’s us celebrate the great work being done in our region, build further collaborations, and ignite excitement about research in Windsor-Essex! Here are just a few of your latest successes.


New Projects

Emadi A, McKay M, Ng K, Porter L, Soucie K, Tong Y, Zadeh P. University of Windsor. (2023) Canadian Hub for Health Intelligence & Innovation in Infectious Diseases (HI3).


Publications / Articles / Presentations

Biondi F. (2023). Companies oversell the self-driving capabilities of their cars, with horrific outcomes. The Conversation.

Fatimah H, Rappaport LM, Bornovalova MA. (2023). Symptoms of borderline personality and related pathologies behave as temporal and contemporaneous networks. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Kichler JC. (2023). A Paradigm Shift in the Evaluation of Behavioural Interventions for Diabetes: Promotion of Sustained Behaviour Change in Clinical Practice. Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Ménard AD, Soucie K, Ralph J, Chang YY, Morassutti O, Foulon A, Jones M, Desjardins L, Freeman L. (2023). One-year follow-up of hospital nurses' work experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study.  Journal of Advanced Nursing. 

Visighizaker A, Trivedi Y, Rueda L. (2023). Cell Type Annotation Model Selection: General-Purpose vs. Pattern-Aware Feature Gene Selection in Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data. Genes.

Wunder M, Seslija D, & Liem N. (2023). Left brachial plexopathy after prone positioning with covid-19: A case series. University of Toronto Medical Journal.

Appointments and Awards


Appointments to Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Department of Biomedical Sciences: Dr. Jennifer Voth, Dr. Larry Jacobs, & Dr. Reema Ray

Alexander Agostinis and Kylie Slogan placed among the top 30 teams in the Ignite Medical Case Competition

Lia Oschanney and Alan Ciewlukowski tied for second place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology oral presentations category at the Ontario Biology day held at Brock University.

Ms. Karen Metcalfe received a Service Excellence Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor

Dr. Simon Rondeau-Gagné received a Research Excellence Award, as well as a Research Mentorship Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor

Windsor Cancer Center Foundation received a Friends of Science Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor

Emmanuel Boujeke, Waffa Bakheet, Jillian Calandra, Omer Elkhidir, and Siri Ravapati successfully presented posters at the 2023 UWill Discover Conference

Congratulations everyone!

Submit your news items to The Spark! (Pictures/links encouraged)
Research Toolkit
WE-SPARK Health Institute offers support to researchers. Here are a few of the tools that you may find useful.

The 2023 Think Tank schedule is on our website. Register to participate or contact us to be a presenter wesparkhealth@uwindsor.ca.

WE-SPARK has app for members to help people connect and share ideas. A promo video and instructions on how to get started can be found on our website.

Submit a request on our new Volunteer Request Platform to have students matched with your projects to provide support in a variety of areas.

We want to hear about your latest projects, grants, publications, awards, and conferences!
Send your great news to wesparkhealth@uwindsor.ca
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