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Ngan Phan

Bachelor of Science, UBCO

Projects:

  • Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for automated electronic medical record review

Grown up in Vietnam, Ngan travelled to Canada to pursue undergraduate degree. She is going to third year at UBC Okanagan, majoring in Computer Science. She joins the Early Detection Group as a research intern and works on an NLP project to automate the medical record review, hence improves the time and accuracy of the process. In her free time, she would love to make some sweet treats, join hackathons and travel around Kelowna.

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Helen Chiang

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBCO

Projects:

  • Validation of Volumetric Breast Density As a Risk Factor For Breast Cancer Screening

Growing up in Vietnam, Helen has settled in Kelowna since 2019 to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at UBC Okanagan. She is a biochemistry enthusiast and loves to participate in research. After serving as a research student in the UBC MURPH program, she will be working on the Validation of Volumetric Breast Density project with Early Detection after her successful application to the UBC Faculty of Medicine SSRP. Helen desires to be a physician one day.

Outside of school, she loves cooking and biking in the woods.

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Abisola Adegbulugbe

BSc Microbiology, UBCO

Projects:

  • Exception Handling in Deep Learning Applications in Breast Cancer Detection Using Mammography

Abisola is a fourth-year student at UBC Okangan pursing a BSc in Microbiology. Upon completing a computer programming course, Abisola developed a strong interest in the practical applications of programming in the health sciences. In her spare time, Abisola enjoys playing board games, baking, and writing poetry. In the future, Abisola hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare field.

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Amos Chua

BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBCO 2022

Projects:

  • Deep learning for Differential Diagnosis and Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Upon completing my two-year national service in the Singapore Civil Defence Force in 2018, I decided to come to Kelowna to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at UBCO. As being part of the UBCO community, I have been rendered various of opportunities including the research project that I will be working on this summer. With much enthusiasm, I am looking forward to seeing how the deep learning model can serve not only as a tool for lung cancer predictions, but revolutionise the way medical-related problems are approached to a greater extent. Apart from my deep-seated interest in artificial neural networks, my academic interest extends to include neurology, which I hope to specialise in medical school one day! Beyond the academics, I love playing the violin, reading, and going for runs.

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Shahid Jahagirdar

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MSc Data Science

Projects:

  • Deep Learning Applications in Oncology for CT Scan Segmentation

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Ajhmair Lali

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Christabelle Bitgood

UBC Faculty of Medicine, 2015
UBC B.Sc. Biochemistry, 2010

Projects (2010 – 2011):

  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Since finishing her degree, Christabelle has been thrilled to work on valuable research investigating breast cancer risk in the population, and has counted it invaluable in her career pursuit as a medical doctor. She has recently been accepted to the UBC MD program as part of the first cohort of students in the Okanagan.

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Brent Parker

BSc. UBCO 2012, Public Health Student

Projects

  • Wait Times for Lung Cancer Patients
  • Breast Cancer Outcomes Dashboard
  • Breast Cancer Care Pathway and Micro-Simulation Model
  • Prostate Cancer Web Follow Up Pilot
  • Development of A Web Based Platform for Long Term Monitoring of Patients After Radiation Treatment
  • Prostate Brachytherapy Clinical Initiatives and Research Studies
  • Population Based Screening Mammography Research Studies

Brent is a public health student involved in several research projects through the BCCA and Early Detection since 2011. He currently works primarily for Interior Health Authority in the delivery of health services for throughout the Interior of British Columbia. Over the next several years Brent plans to continue his formal training in the fields of medicine and public health. 

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Chelsea Vandenberg

UBC Faculty of Medicine, Class of 2017
B.Sc. Biochemistry, UBCO 2012

Projects:

  • Enhancement of SMPBC Questionnaire
  • SMPBC Radiation Dose Study
  • Breast Cancer Care Pathway and Micro-simulation Model 

Chelsea has been working as part of the Early Detection Research Group at the BC Cancer Agency since receiving a student research grant from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in the summer of 2011. Since then, she has received a studentship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and has been involved in multiple research projects focused on breast cancer. The work she has done at the Cancer Agency has prepared her well for a career in medicine, which she is actively pursuing as a UBC medical student in Victoria, BC.

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Stephanie Ruscheinsky

UBC Faculty of Medicine, Class of 2017
BSc. Biology, UBC Okanagan 2012

Summer 2012

Stephanie is a recipient of the 2011 BC Cancer Studentship and worked at the cancer agency on the breast cancer risk assessment project. In her free time she enjoys sport such as hockey and softball, scrap-booking, and doing various volunteer activities.