Resident Research Projects and Awards

 

Showcasing some of the interesting research projects by our residents. If you are a resident working on a project that you would like featured here, please email Margaret Koshi, Manager of Communications and Partnerships, at margaret.koshi@ubc.ca.

 

 

The following is a partial list of papers authored and co-authored by our Residents. Research Track Residents are denoted by an asterisk (*). We are working on updating this list, so if you are a resident who published a recent paper, and you would like it listed here, please contact Margaret Koshi at margaret.koshi@ubc.ca.

  • *Chakrabarty T, Sepehry AA, Jacova C, Hsiung GY. Prevalence of depressive symptoms in Frontotemporal Dementia: a meta-analysis. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2015; 93(5-6):257-71.
  • *Chakrabarty T, Kozicky JM, Torres IJ, Lam RW, Yatham LN. Verbal memory impairment in new onset bipolar disorder: Relationship with frontal and medial temporal morphology. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 24:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hippman C, Ringrose A, Inglis A, Cheek J, Albert AYK, Remick R, Honer WG, Austin JC. A pilot randomized clinical trial evaluating the impact of genetic counselling for serious mental illness. J Clin Psychiatry (in press).
  • Muralidharan K, Torres IJ, Silveira LE, Kozicky JM, Bücker J, Fernando N, Yatham LN. Impact of depressive episodes on cognitive deficits in early bipolar disorder: data from the Systematic Treatment Optimization Programme for Early Mania (STOP-EM). Br J Psychiatry. 2014 Jul;205(1):36-43.
  • Gibson J, Nguyen D, Davidson J, Panagiotopoulos C. Effectiveness of an educational handbook in Improving psychiatry resident knowledge of second-generation antipsychotics. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • *Jenkins W, Vila-Rodriguez F, Paquet K, Macewan GW, Thorton A, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Lang D, Honer WG. Social network characteristics and effect on severity of psychosis in a community sample with high prevalence of stimulant use. Submitted.
  • Bhat V, *Leong K, Lee J, Voineskos D, Daskalakis ZJ, Lam RW, Jollant F. Research-track programs for residents in psychiatry: a review of literature and a report of 3 Canadian experiences. Can J Psychiatry. 2014 May;59(5):268-75.
  • Favalli G, *Li J, Belmonte-de-Abreu P, Wong AH, Daskalakis ZJ. The role of BDNF in the pathophysiology and treatment of schizophrenia. J Psychiatr Res 2012; 46:1-11.
  • Gignac A, *McGirr A, Lam RW, Yatham LN. Recovery and recurrence following a first episode of mania: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospectively characterized cohorts. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print].
  • *McGirr A, Berlim MT, Bond DJ, Neufeld NH, Chan PY, Yatham LN, Lam RW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of adjunctive ketamine in electroconvulsive therapy: efficacy and tolerability. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Mar; 62:23-30.
  • Gignac A, *McGirr A, Lam RW, Yatham LN. Course and outcome following a first episode of mania: four-year prospective data from the Systematic Treatment Optimization Program (STOP-EM). J Affect Disord. 2015 Apr 1; 175:411-7.
  • *McGirr A, Berlim MT, Bond DJ, Fleck MP, Yatham LN, Lam RW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of ketamine in the rapid treatment of major depressive episodes. Psychol Med. 2015 Mar;45(4):693-704.
  • McGirr A, Fisman DN. Duration of pertussis immunity after DTaP immunization: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):331-43.
  • *McGirr A, Van den Eynde F, Tovar-Perdomo S, Fleck MP, Berlim MT. Effectiveness and acceptability of accelerated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder: An open label trial. J Affect Disord. 2015 Mar 1;173:216-20.
  • *McGirr A, Pavenski K, Sharma B, Cusimano MD. Blood conservation in neurosurgery: erythropoietin and autologous donation. Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 Sep;41(5):583-9.
  • *McGirr A, Berlim MT. A comment on Fond and colleagues' systematic review and meta-analysis of ketamine in the treatment of depressive disorders. Psychopharmacology 2014.
  • *McGirr A, Berlim MT, Bond DJ, Fleck MP, Yatham LN, Lam RW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of ketamine in the rapid treatment of major depressive episodes. Psychol Med. 2014 Jul 10:1-12.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, *McGirr A, Tham J, Hadjipavlou G, Honey CR. Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with deep brain stimulators. J ECT. 2014 Sep;30(3):e16-8.
  • Neufeld NH, Sharma B, *McGirr A. Debates in medicine: global representation in medical discourse. Lancet. 2014 Mar 1;383(9919):779.
  • *McGirr A, Davis L, Vila-Rodriguez F. Idiopathic burning mouth syndrome: a common treatment-refractory somatoform condition responsive to ECT. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Apr 30;216(1):158-9.
  • *McGirr A, Van den Eynde F, Chachamovich E, Fleck MP, Berlim MT. Personality dimensions and deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) for treatment-resistant depression: a pilot trial on five-factor prediction of antidepressant response. Neurosci Lett. 2014 Mar 20
  • *Perrin AJ. Intentional misuse of veterinary medications in human suicide. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2015; 38(3):209-13.
  • *Perrin AJ, Donovan JC. Lichen planopilaris following whole brain irradiation. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Oct;53(10):e468-70.
  • *Perrin AJ, Lam JM. Habit-tic deformity. CMAJ 2014; 186:371.
  • Rothbart R, Stein DJ. Pharmacotherapy of trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder): an updated systematic review. Exp Opin Pharmacother 2014; 15:2709-2719.
  • Torchalla I, Linden I, *Strehlau V, Neilson E, Krausz M. “Like a lots happened with my whole childhood”: Violence, trauma, and addiction in pregnant and postpartum women. Harm Reduction 2015; 12:1475-77.
  • *Strehlau V, Torchalla I, Linden I, Li K, Krausz M. Sexual health, vulnerabilities and risk behaviours among homeless adults. Sex Health. 2014 Mar;11(1):91-3.
  • Torchalla I, Li K, *Strehlau V, Linden IA, Krausz M. Religious participation and substance use behaviors in a Canadian sample of homeless people. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Oct;50(7):862-9.
  • Torchalla I, *Strehlau V, Li K, Aube Linden I, Noel F, Krausz M. Posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity in homeless adults: Prevalence, correlates, and sex differences. Psychol Addict Behav. 2014 Jun;28(2):443-52.
  • Krausz RM, Werker GR, *Strehlau V, Jang K. Applying addictions harm reduction lessons to mental healthcare. Adv Dual Diagn 2014; 7(2):73-79.
  • Schultz K, Tham J, Northcott C, Chan P, Vila-Rodriguez F. Occurrence of postictal α/β activity during maintenance course of electroconvulsive therapy. J ECT. 2015 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Murphy A, Szumilas M, Rowe D, Landry K, Martin-Misener R, Kutcher S, Gardner D. Pharmacy students' experiences in provision of community pharmacy mental health services. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2014 Jan;147(1):55-65.

This page lists the research awards our Residents have won during their time as Psychiatry residents at UBC. Congratulations to all recipients!

Did we miss one of your awards? Contact Dr. Anthony Bailey

2018

  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr. Gabrielle Bosse-Chartier (PGY-3).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. Verena Langheimer (PGY-5).
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators award to Dr. John-Jose Nunez (PGY-2) and Dr. Rebecca Zivanovic (PGY-3).
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Leadership Fellow Award to Dr. Marlon Danilewitz (PGY-4).
  • UBC Clinician-Investigator Program award to Dr. Andrew Perrin (PGY-5).
  • UBC Friedman Award for Scholars in Health to Dr. Andrew Perrin (PGY-5).

2017

  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-5).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. Andrew Perrin (PGY-4).
  • Young Investigator Award, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty (PGY-5).
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators award to Dr. Nicholas Ainsworth (PGY-2) and Dr. Clara Westwell-Roper (PGY-2).
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Leadership Fellow Award to Dr. Amanda Degenhardt (PGY-3).

2016

  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr. Verena Langheimer (PGY-3).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. Priyanka Halli (PGY-5).
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-5).
  • UBC Clinician-Investigator Program award to Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY-5)

2015

  • Resident Research Award from the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada (ACPC) to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-3).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-3).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty (PGY-3).
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators award to Dr. Verena Strehlau (Langheimer) (PGY-3) and Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty (PGY-4).
  • Young Investigator Award, International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-3).

2014

  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr.KaWai Leong (PGY-3).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-2).
  • Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators award to Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY-4) and Dr. Alex McGirr (PGY-3).

2013

  • Resident Research Award from the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada (ACPC) to Dr. Fidel Vila-rodriguez (PGY-6).
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Fellowship Award to Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY-2).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry George Davidson Scholarship Award (for research and scholarly activity during residency training) to Dr. KaWai Leong (PGY-2).
  • UBC Dept Psychiatry Award for Significant Contribution to Research (during residency training) to Dr. Alan Bates (PGY-5).

2012

  • Professional Association of Residents of British Columbia (PAR-B.C.) Award of Merit to Dr. Alan Bates (PGY-5).