Acadia's 2019-20 Undergraduate Scotia Scholars Announced


Acadia University is pleased to share the Research Nova Scotia (RNS) announcement of the recipients of the 2019-2020 Scotia Scholars Awards (Undergraduate).

The Scotia Scholars Awards were created to provide financial support to high-calibre trainees engaged in health-research related academic study at Nova Scotia universities.

The value and duration of the Scotia Scholars Award are up to $5,000 for eight months for undergraduate students. Funds were allocated to Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and St. Francis Xavier University. The number of awards issued were determined by each university. Applicants were evaluated by their institution based on their past academic, leadership, and research achievements.

Please join us in congratulating the following undergraduate recipients at Acadia of the Scotia Scholars Awards:

Lily Callon
Biology

Project: Investigating the Cytotoxic and Anti-Proliferative Effects of Phloridzin-Docosahexaenoate on Colon Cancer Cells

Supervisor: Melanie Coombs
Amount: $3,000


Tomer Chaffer
Biology

Project: Epidemiology, Behavioral Interventions, and Pharmacological Approaches to Primary Polydipsia in Persons with Serious Mental Illness: A Meta-Analysis

Supervisor: Brian Wilson
Amount: $3,000


Cristina Forcione
Kinesiology

Project: Whole-body Vibration Training as an Alternative Resistance Exercise Intervention in Type 2 Diabetes

Supervisor: Jonathon Fowles
Amount: $3,000


Yingqi Li
Biology and Mathematics

Project: Effects of Mastoparan Derivatives on Leukemia Cells

Supervisor: Melanie Coombs
Amount: $3,000


Katelyn McMillan
Biology

Project: Investigating the Anticancer Effects of Mastoparan Against HCT 116 +/+ Colon Cancer Cells

Supervisor: Melanie Coombs
Amount: $3,000


Brooke Thompson
Kinesiology

Project: The Effects of Neuromuscular Training Intervention on Clinical Risk Factors for Sport Related Concussion in Female Athletes

Supervisor: Lauren Lattimer
Amount: $3,000


Robert Tupper
Psychology and Computer Science

Project: I Want to Live: How Desire for Life Moderates the Impact of Self-Esteem and Mortality Salience on Anxiety

Supervisor: Joseph Hayes
Amount: $3,000


Lindsay Wyatt
Psychology

Project: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying a Gradual Home-Based Therapeutic Prism Adaptation Protocol: An Electroencephalographic Investigation

Supervisor: Anne Sophie Champod
Amount: $3,000


Samar Ali
Chemistry

Project: Synthesis of Lignin Nanoparticles for the Effective Administration of Antibiotics in Wound Care Management

Supervisor: Martin Mkandawire
Amount: $5,000


For more information
See the complete list of recipients in the Research Nova Scotia release.


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