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Dana Tabet | Co-Chair
Hello! My name is Dana Tabet, I am a second-year master’s student in Interdisciplinary health sciences! I have been with ISRCH since its foundation four years ago! I started as VP of health sciences and then got the pleasure of being co-president. As co-president I decided to bring a bilingual aspect to this conference. This conference will help promote interdisciplinary collaboration, be a great networking space for students and professionals, and allow students to engage in research opportunities! I am so excited to work with such an incredible team this year! Although it has been a difficult year, ISRCH2021 has some exciting events planned for you and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Kaylee Brooks | Co-Chair
My name is Kaylee Brooks, and I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Previously, I was the VP Promotions for 2 years and this year I have the pleasure of being Co-President with Dana. As Co-President, I plan to include more educational pieces to our conference with a focus on good abstract writing and presentation skills. I believe that communication is a large part of good science and research development and hope to promote that through ISRCH 2021. I joined the conference committee back in 2018 because I am passionate about bringing different faculties and disciplines together to encourage the use of interdisciplinary research and health care. Working together improves the quality and efficiency of the care patients receive and the research conducted. Looking forward to ISRCH 2021!
Isaac Kim | VP Internal
Hello! I’m Isaac and I am a medical student here at the University of Ottawa! I got involved with ISRCH first as a participant and then have been part of the organizing team since 2019. I think this conference is a great opportunity for students to present their own research, get to know more about other studies as well as highlight the importance of collaboration between all disciplines for the benefit of patients and the healthcare system. I hope you join us by presenting, attending, networking, collaborating, and having tons of fun at the conference!
Hussein Samhat | VP Events
You can call me Huss. I am currently pursuing my second degree, BSc-psychology. I have been part of the ISRCH team since 2018 and I am excited for our next conference. As a student in the health science field and as a strength coach working and cooperating with other health professionals, an interdisciplinary approach in health care conforms with my beliefs and values. Moreover, I believe that a human being is a collective of biology, physiology, and psychology that is influenced by society, interactions, technology and, most importantly, the interrelationship that connects them all. This partnership can only lead to better practice and patient care. For more about my projects, visit HSL Academy, the all-encompassing agora in which I share what I have learned and what I continue to learn with the aim of building a bank of knowledge to acquire Health, resilient Strength and functional Longevity.
Konstantin Alexeev | VP Faculties
Hi everyone! My name is Konstantin and I’m the VP Faculties at the ISRCH. I’m currently doing a Master’s in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, so you can find me at RGN pretty much most of the time. I joined ISRCH back in 2018 and was a VP Communications in the first year and then transitioned to my current role. I loved its multidisciplinary nature and wanted to be a part of the team full of brilliant individuals that put a lot of work into providing the best opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students. I’m very enthusiastic about ISRCH going virtual this year and will do my best to help my colleagues make it a success!
Ion Pop | VP Finance
Hey! My name is Ion, I am a second year Biomedical Sciences student. I joined ISRCH this year because I loved the idea of being able to provide a conference which would bring people from different fields together. Really excited to help bring value to everyone attending the events this year.
Sara Al Sharani | VP Promotions & Design
Hi everyone! My name is Sara and I’m currently a 3rd year Biomedical Science student doing research in the field of Neuroscience. I joined ISRCH as a volunteer back in 2019 and this year I’m VP promotions. I’m very happy to be a part of a brilliant team of students who are very passionate about the interdisciplinary approach of healthcare. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to organize a successful virtual conference this year!
Mary Ojo | VP Communications
Hello everyone! My name is Mary Ojo, and I am a third-year health science student at the University of Ottawa. This is my first year working with ISRCH and I am the new VP of Communications. I joined because as a health science student, I know that health does not just comprise of biology but instead combines aspects of different disciplines to be truly understood. I think the idea of different disciplines coming together is important to properly understand anything. The conference is a great opportunity for students from various disciplines to present their research as well as to network with people from other fields and gain insight from different perspectives. ISRCH also offers great workshops to teach how to write abstracts for students that may have not written one before or who want to brush up on their skills. I am excited to be working with a great team and hope to meet many of the great students out there.