Friedman Award recognizes ten students and residents working in health

Ten graduate students and medical residents doing research in the field of health have received the 2022 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health.

Named after Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Livingstone-Friedman, the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health. Winners stem from a variety of programs, including Zoology, Engineering, Experimental Medicine and Political Science.

Friedman Scholars receive funding to study outside of western Canada to bring perspectives to their education, and further their career options. This year’s recipients are travelling to the UK, Switzerland, Australia and the USA.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!


Name Topic Status/Department Host Institution
Matthew Hickey Investigating causes of failure in total knee replacement Doctoral Student in Biomedical Engineering Golden Jubilee National Hospital / The University of Strathclyde
Beverley Larssen Brain biomarkers for sensory and motor recovery after stroke Doctoral Student in Rehabilitation Sciences La Trobe University
Nima Moghaddam Research in field of advance heart failure and transplant cardiology; critical care cardiology Medical Resident in Cardiology Duke University Hospital and Duke Clinical Research Institute
Naomi Potter Cell-based models to support equitable access to breakthrough Cystic Fibrosis therapies Doctoral Student in Experimental Medicine The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research Institute
Lisa Ritland Investigating intergenerational risk and resilience in children's social and emotional development Doctoral Student in Population and Public Health Deakin University
Melody Salehzadeh Mass spectrometry imaging of glucocorticoids in the thymus Doctoral Student in Zoology University of Edinburgh
Leah Shipton Exploring the politics of global health governance Doctoral Student in Political Science University of Geneva
Michael Yong The use and cost-effectiveness of biologics and innovative therapies for Chronic Sinus Disease Medical Resident in Otolaryngology Stanford University
Wenwen Zhang Multivalent arrays for capturing viruses Master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Berkeley
Karl Zimmermann Tools for water partnerships Doctoral Student in Chemical and Biological Engineering Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology
Monday, 24 October 2022