We are delighted to announce the first recipient of the Hector Ma Award in Research in the Department of Internal Medicine – Dr. Brett Houston from the Section of Hematology for her research project: “Evaluating the use, efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid to reduce red blood cell transfusion in major non-cardiac surgery.”
Dr. Houston is a PGY5 resident, and is concurrently completing a PhD in the Department of Pharmacy. Her ultimate goal is to practice hematology and function as an independent clinician-scientist at the University of Manitoba where she hopes to be engaged in patient oriented, practice-changing research in the fields of hematology, transfusion medicine and blood conservation.
With a generous gift from Dr. Hector T. G. Ma to the University of Manitoba in 2015 – an endowment fund to enhance resident research in Internal Medicine was established. Dr. Ma, a graduate of the University of Manitoba (M.D./59) is currently the Director and Senior Consultant Radiologist in the Scanning Department at St. Theresa’s Hospital in Hong Kong. In addition, the Department of Internal Medicine provides matching funds to the award.
To be eligible, residents must be: enrolled full time in the Department of Internal Medicine and be in good standing, demonstrated outstanding interest and commitment to research and performing a supervised research project.
Congratulations to Dr. B. Houston on being chosen the inaugural winner of the award.