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UWinnipeg student-athlete finishes first at the Medical Physics Summer Student Symposium

Emma Friesen
Emma Friesen

The very best undergraduate student research in medical physics was on display Tuesday, August 11, during the Medical Physics Summer Student Symposium.

This annual event, which is hosted by UWinnipeg, the University of Manitoba, and CancerCare Manitoba, showcases research by students from across Winnipeg and gives them, along with faculty members, the chance to learn about the research their colleagues are conducting.

UWinnipeg was represented by:

  • Madison Chisholm, who presented Inferring Axon Diameter Measurements in White Matter Tracts of the Mouse Brain Using Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging;
  • Jessica de Kort, who presented Localizing Catheter Tips in Prostate Brachytherapy Through a Deep Learning and Feature Extraction Pipeline; and
  • Emma Friesen, who presented Voxel-Based Analysis of the Mouse Corpus Callosum Using Oscillating Gradient Spin Echo MRI Pulse Sequences.

“Madison, Jessica, and Emma’s summer research advanced the field of medical physics and helped pique their interest in the field,” said Dr. Melanie Martin, Professor in the Department of Physics. “In the fall, Jessica is continuing toward her Bachelor of Science in Physics, Madison is starting the Master of Science in Bioscience, Technology, and Public Policy, and Emma is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry.”

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