2021 UBC Psychiatry Research Day Evaluation & Feedback



Dear colleagues,

We wish to thank everyone who participated in the 2021 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day yesterday, and also express our gratitude to all of the outstanding presenters and Lightning Talk speakers for their engaging presentations and hard work in helping to make our virtual Research Day a success.

Additionally, we wish to thank everyone who prepared and submitted their electronic research posters for the virtual poster gallery.  This year, despite not having the option to present in a physical space, the virtual format allowed the posters to be viewed by wide audiences from across BC and beyond.   For those who were not able to attend the event, the posters will remain accessible on our website, and recordings of the presentations will also be posted online soon.

At this time, we ask all attendees to please complete the online Research Day Evaluation and Feedback Form by Friday June 11, 2021. Your suggestions and feedback will help us to improve on our future Research Day events, and also plan other engagements to promote and showcase the excellent work being done by faculty, residents, students and trainees across the Department and beyond.

Finally, we would like to congratulate once again the following trainees, who were announced as our 2021 Research Day Lightning Talk & ePoster People’s Choice Award winners yesterday:

Lightning Talk, First Set: Laura Jones, Help-Seeking Behaviours Amongst B.C. University Students With Suicidal Plan and Intent

Lightning Talk, Second Set: Clara Westwell-Roper, Celecoxib versus placebo as an adjunct to treatment-as-usual in children and youth with obsessive- compulsive disorder: A single-site randomized quadruple-blind phase II study

Basic Science Poster (Tie): Judy Cheng, Behaviour Characterization of the 10-month-old Q175/B6 Huntington’s Disease Mouse Model  and  Wissam Nassrallah, Calcium Handling in Striatal Neurons in Huntington Disease

Translational Research Poster: Gayatri Saraf, Positron Emission Tomography Study of Dopamine Transporter Availability in Current and Recently Remitted Mania

Clinical Research Poster: Andy Man Yeung Tai, The Application of Machine Learning and Predictive Modelling to Understand Risk of Overdose (A preliminary model)



Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Sophia Frangou, Professor and Associate Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Tim Murphy, Professor, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty, Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Psychiatry