August 2019

WCRG Matters
A newsletter to keep members and partners informed.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Porter!
WCRG Founding Director, Dr. Lisa Porter has taken on a new role as the Executive Director for the Windsor Health Institute, a partnership between the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare and Windsor Regional Hospital. Details on the official launch of the Institute will be coming this Fall. WCRG will work closely with the new Institute and Lisa will remain on the WCRG Executive continuing her leadership role in growing health research in our region. Congratulations Lisa! 
WCRG Welcomes New Translational Research Director
WCRG is pleased to welcome Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved as our new Translational Research Director. Dora has been an active WCRG member since its inception in 2012, serving on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Public Outreach and Education Committee. Dora's research background in cancer biology and education have been instrumental in building WCRG's student engagement initiatives and our Cancer Smart community outreach program.  She will work alongside Dr. Caroline Hamm who continues to serve as the Clinical Research Director
The Impact of Patient Driven Solutions
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) recently featured a story about the Clinical Trials Navigator pilot project currently underway at Windsor Regional Hospital. The driving force behind this project is a team brought together through WCRG - Ron Truant was a member of the WCRG Executive Committee, Dr. Caroline Hamm is the Clinical Research Director, and Youshaa El-Abed was a member of the WCRG CURES Team.
Amazing things happen when we work together! Read the story.
Latest Researcher Snapdshot
The latest snapdshot featured Dr. Ming Pan and can be found on the WCRG website. WCRG Researcher snapdshots are found in the print edition of snapd Windsor and shared through various newsletters and announcements. The goal of these "Snapdshots" is to raise awareness about the cancer research conducted in Windsor-Essex and stimulate new research collaborations. Thank you snapd Windsor for contributing to our cancer smart community!
Upcoming Lecture Series - Mark Your Calendars!
A lecture series organized by Dr. Siyaram Pandey will bring Dr. Natasha Kekre, a University of Windsor alumnus and world renowned researcher in CAR-T cell transplant to the University of Windsor campus.  
Public Lecture: CAR-T cells: New Hope for Cancer Patients
When: Friday Sept 27, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Where: University of Windsor, Toldo Building, Room 100


Research Seminar: Bench to bedside, what does that really mean?  The Example of CAR-T cell Implementation

When: Friday Sept 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Where: University of Windsor, Essex Hall, Room 186  


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Member Highlights
Letting us know about  the accomplishments of you and your colleagues allows us to  celebrate the great work being done in our region and further  build collaborations. Here are just a few of your latest successes.

Funded Projects      
Matthew Krause (Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor). ($100,000). CIBC. Cancer Cachexia.  Read more here
John Trant (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor). ($150,000). NSERC Research Tools and Innovation Grant. Acquisition of a High Resolution 3D Bioprinter for an Interdisciplinary Research Team.
John Trant (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor). ($150,000). Early Career Researcher Award: Ontario Government. Support for the BioForge: The Laboratory for Bioorganic and Functional Materials at the University of Windsor.
Ferraiuolo RM., Meister D., Leckie D., Dashti M., Franke J., Porter LA., Trant JF. 2019. Neuro- and hepatic toxicological profile of (S)-2,4-diaminobutanoic acid in embryonic, adolescent and adult zebrafish. Journal of Applied Toxicology ; 1-10.
Shakourian-Fard, M., Kamath, G., Taimoory, S.M., Trant, J.F. 2019. Calcium-ion batteries: Identifying ideal electrolytes for next generation energy storage using computational analysis. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123, 15885-15896. 
Be sure to submit any news items as they happen and we will include them. Pictures and links to details are welcome!