Lina Shoppoff is a family physician who completed her training at the University of Ottawa. She practices in a multidisciplinary setting and knows firsthand the importance of inter professional collaboration to ensure optimal patient care. She is the director of Interprofessional Education and Community Service Learning at the Faculty of Medicine. She is also the director of undergraduate education for the Department of Family Medicine.
Co-Chair Co-Chair Co-Chair
Hi! My name is Alexander Pearson, and I am a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because I believe it is important for medical students to develop collaborations with other healthcare professionals early on in our careers. This conference is a wonderful way of building interprofessional dialogue.
My name is Mohammad Jay and I am a second year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because I noticed healthcare is becoming increasingly reliant on collaboration between different disciplines. I am hoping this conference will allow students to recognize the value of interdisciplinary approach to healthcare and provide us with some tangible ways in which we can offer help to and rely on other disciplines.
Hello! My name is Melissa Phuong, and I’m a second-year student in the MD/PhD Program at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because I believe that interdisciplinary collaborations are key to improving the quality of care that patients receive. As students, we may have a tendency to stay in our silos. ISRCH offers a great opportunity to branch out, learn from others, and work together towards innovative solutions.
VP Finance VP Internal VP Communication
Hello! My name is Darrell Vandenbrink and I am a 2nd year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because, as medical students, we are often isolated and have very little exposure to other disciplines. However, I believe interdisciplinary collaboration is central to high-quality patient care and is a valuable component of medical training. Therefore, I believe increasing student knowledge of different disciplines will be hugely beneficial and I am excited to see the role ISRCH can play in contributing to this goal.
Hi! My name is Sandy, I’m in my second year of Medicine. I came into medicine from a basic science background with an interest in the translation between basic science to clinical medicine. I joined ISRCH because I believe it’s important to have crosstalks between different groups of health care workers/students to promote better patient care.
Hi! My name is Kevin and I’m a second year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because interdisciplinary teamwork is becoming more prevalent in successful patient care. As members of the healthcare team, it is important that we understand the different roles we play on the team and how we can work together efficiently to optimize patient care.
VP Events VP Events VP Faculties
Hello, my name is Deron Britt and I am a first year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined the ISRCH team to promote the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and hopefully address this importance to students and those interested in research and medicine. I believe that by understanding how we can work together more effectively, in many multidisciplinary facets, we can further advance ourselves in research and provide better patient care overall. I am also a proud member of the Metis community and therefore hope to provide a better understanding of the multiple factors regarding the social determinants of health within the indigenous community here in Ontario and throughout Canada.
Hi there! My name is Jack Mouhanna, and I am a first-year medical student at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because it is an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of interdisciplinary healthcare. I believe that interprofessional collaboration is key to optimal healthcare and hope to provide a platform that brings various healthcare professionals together through ISRCH.
Hi! My name is Serina Khater, and I’m a first- year student in medicine at the University of Ottawa. I joined ISRCH because I believe we are stronger working together. Nowadays, healthcare is becoming more interdisciplinary and this doesn’t play a large role in our curriculum. So, I strongly believe that we can learn a lot from different faculties through the ISRCH and hopefully we can collaborate to learn from each other and help each other. ISRCH will serve as a great platform to start the conversation about interdisciplinary efforts in healthcare.
VP Research VP Fac. of Engineering VP Promotions
Hi! My name is Mehr Jain. I am a first year student at the University of Ottawa, studying medicine. I joined ISRCH because I believe interdisciplinary collaboration is key to improving patient care and outcomes. Creating an educational platform such as ISRCH allows students from various disciplines to learn about each other’s work and contributions, which will equip them to build strong professional relationships and guide each other in tackling healthcare questions.
Hi there! My name is Anita and I’m a fourth-year computer science student at the University of Ottawa. I joined the ISRCH planning team because I have a passion for the role of tech in healthcare and I feel that it’s the next sector in which the tech industry will play a huge role over the next decade. I hope that the conference can bring together techies and non-techies who can collaborate on new projects that will help diagnose and treat everyone via a combination of analytical and human approaches, especially when it comes to long-term patient care.
Hi, my name is Taylor Jamieson. I am a second year student in the MD/PhD program at the University of Ottawa. I first joined the ISRCH team, because I believe that interprofessionalism plays a huge role in good patient care. After one year of medical school I realized that there are few opportunities to learn how to capitalize on these interactions and build productive interprofessional relationships, this conference will be a great chance to learn how to do this. I am also an active member of the Indigenous community and hope to incorporate my knowledge of Indigenous culture in this initiative!
VP Fac. of Health Sciences VP Faculties VP External
Hi! My name is Dana Tabet, I am a third year student in the Undergraduate Health Sciences program at the University of Ottawa. I decided to join ISRCH because I believe that patient care is most efficient when a variety of approaches are centred on the patient. This conference will allow to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and will be a great space of network for students and professionals.
Salutations! My name is Yipeng, studying Medicine at uOttawa in my second year. My background education has drawn me towards health inequity and social determinants of health work and learning. I joined ISRCH for the reason that health care and providing quality care to patients is inexplicably an interdisciplinary and collaborative effort. Improving patients’ lives holistically involves so much beyond what is taught in medical school, and these events to bring together future collaborating professionals for one common goal and purpose is crucial for us as learners, and for patients down the line.
Hi! My name is Aditi. I am currently in my second year of Medicine. I joined the ISRCH because I believe that inter-disciplinary collaborations are crucial in ensuring patient care. Despite its importance, inter-professionalism is not integrated into many curriculums. I therefore feel as though the ISRCH can create a platform to allow students from different disciplines to create longstanding inter-professional relationships.
VP Fac. of Law VP Physiotherapy
Hi! My name is Sukey, and I’m a first-year student in the faculty of Law (Common Law section). I am particularly interested in health law and access to medicines. I joined ISRCH because I believe that different perspectives and interdisciplinary cooperation is essential to developing responsible and informed improvements to health care. I am very excited to work on this conference, and to help facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between the legal and health sectors.
Hi – my name is Elliott Dooley, and I’m a second-year MSc Physiotherapy student at the University of Ottawa. I joined the IRSCH team because I’ve seen first-hand just how rewarding and beneficial interdisciplinary work can be in the context of healthcare, and I think it’s important as future health care professionals to have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other disciplines. This conference can serve as a platform for students from different programs to better understand and appreciate each other’s contributions, which can only serve to benefit everyone – especially our patients, who as a result will be the recipients of optimized care down the road.