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.
Hello, my name is Deron Britt and I am a second-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.
Hello! My name is Dana Tabet, I am a fourth-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 centered on the patient. As well, I believe that it is necessary to have a conference open to every faculty, in order to spark conversations with different people and learn about new research. Once we can bring together different angles to the table we can work towards one goal and get the job done more efficiently and seamlessly. This conference will help to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, be a great space for networking for students and professionals, and allow students to engage in research opportunities.
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Hi! My name is Serina Khater, and I’m a second-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.
Hi, my name is David de Launay and I am a first-year medical student at the University of Ottawa. Some of my most fulfilling research and leadership experiences have been with interdisciplinary teams. What these successful teams have all had in common are important collaborations across multiple disciplines, with each profession offering interesting and unique ways to address challenges and reach a common goal. I have joined the ISRCH team to further promote interdisciplinary research collaborations and improve the quality and delivery of healthcare to patients.
Hello everyone, my name is Konstantin Alexeev and I’m currently in my fourth year of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa. I decided to join ISRCH because I’ve been deeply interested in the health field and medicine since high school and have been actively expanding my knowledge of scientific research and laboratory work which I also greatly enjoy. ISRCH happens to bring together these two areas in their mission and I found it a perfect opportunity to channel my passion into bringing more awareness to the conference as well as working towards the common goal with my colleagues and continuing to learn from this experience. I believe that with the current advancements in health care, it’s important to consider the perspectives of multiple disciplines in order to bring the best out of the ideas and paths for improvement coming from the minds of healthcare professionals and aspiring students.
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Gooood day, I am Huss plus 2.0 :). I am a kinesiology student and I am currently studying psychology and doing research in metabolic behaviour. I moved a few mountains to make it to the first ISRCH event in 2018 and I was happy that I did. I knew after that day that I would like to be a part of the team running the show. As a student in the health science field, and since research obliges you to be humble, 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. Interdisciplinary interactions of various fields allow for different viewpoints to come together to create a whole which could, in turn, lead to optimized research, prevention, and care. Those who already work in the field are equipped with experience and knowledge that benefit those who are on the pathway into this discipline. This partnership can only lead to better practice and patient care.
Hello! My name is Isaac Kim and I am a third-year student in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa. I attended the ISRCH conference last year and enjoyed it so much that I decided to join the team to continue facilitating discussion about the collaborative aspect of healthcare. I believe that the future of healthcare lies in distributing tasks between many disciplines to improve the quality of our healthcare system. I would love to see students and experts from every faculty and field participate in the discussion about how they can help our patients of the future.
Hello! I am Amos Wung Buh, a first-year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. I attended the last ISRCH conference and was marveled by the attendance of people from different disciplines. What was more striking to me was the level of interest the diverse attendees showed towards research through the various abstracts presented in posters and also orally. Being a student in an interdisciplinary program, I felt it was important to join the ISRCH team to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and also promote networking among students especially on issues involving research and knowledge translation. I believe that the future of an improved healthcare delivery that assures better management of patients, lies in interdisciplinary collaboration and research.
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Hi! My name is Miya and I’m a 2nd year MSc student in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. I joined ISRCH because I believe in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in health care. Interdisciplinary collaborations help ensure better patient care by decreasing the risk of overlooking an important piece of information. A diverse team of brainstormers is more likely to come up with the right solution to a complex healthcare problem. ISRCH is an innovative and ambitious student-led conference and I am excited to be a part of it for the 2018-2019 year! I’m looking forward to hearing about the diverse research being done by students right now!
Hello, my name is Alanna Jane and I am a fourth year Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences student at the University of Ottawa. I have possessed a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare since joining the uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association (IPHA) back in my first year of university. Through my involvement in IPHA, I heard about ISRCH and jumped at the chance to participate in a conference with such a similar alignment in goals! I had a wonderful experience presenting at the conference last year, so much so that I decided to join the executive team to help bring this amazing conference and its values to a wider portion of the uOttawa community! I am thoroughly excited to work together with the team to make this the best ISRCH conference yet!
Hi! My name is Kaylee Brooks and I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Rehabilitation Sciences. I joined the ISRCH team to promote interdisciplinary collaborations among both researchers and clinicians to continue to improve patient care. A team from a variety of backgrounds tackling the same problem are more likely to create a better solution and decrease the risk of overlooking important information. I am looking forward to collaborating with my peers on the ISRCH team to bring students and faculty together from all over the university and get them sharing their ideas and skills.