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The Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Summer Studentship

The Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Summer Studentship

The Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Summer Studentship
I would like to encourage all medical students in first or second years to consider applying to the Dr. M. Daria Haust Pathology Summer Studentship. This opportunity is generously funded by a donation from Dr. M. Daria Haust, a Pathologist and Queen’s alumnus and provides $4,500 in funding for students to undertake a 10-week studentship in the Queen’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. There is considerable flexibility in structure of the studentship depending on the interests of the successful candidate. Typically, there is a combination of participation in one or more areas of clinical pathology (e.g. autopsy service, surgical pathology, molecular diagnostics or other clinical labs) plus involvement in a research project or critical enquiry under the supervision of a faculty member.

See complete details and application: https://www.path.queensu.ca/pdf/haust2022.pdf

William Edward Nelson ("Bill") Corbett passed away peacefully, in the presence of family, on August 9, 2021

From https://thewhig.remembering.ca/obituary/dr-william-e-n-corbett-10832263…

CORBETT, Dr. William E. N. ("Bill") M.D.
October 7, 1932 - August 9, 2021

William Edward Nelson ("Bill") Corbett passed away peacefully, in the presence of family, on August 9, 2021, at Arbour Heights Nursing Home in Kingston. Bill, along with his beloved twin sister, Mary (Botterell), was born on October 7, 1932, in Ottawa, to Nelson Corbett and Rena Corbett (nee Landry).

Bill grew up in Ottawa and attended Glebe Collegiate. He shared many great adventures with the Huxtable boys who lived across the street and with Mary during summers at a cottage along the St. Lawrence River. A childhood bout of pneumonia left him bedridden for a year and fostered a lifelong passion for reading. He always had several books on the go and encouraged a love of the arts in his children.

At the young age of 17, Bill started medicine at Queen's University in Kingston (Meds '56) where he was one of the students who lived in Medical House. It was early at Queen's that Bill met the love of his life, Lois (nee Grant) from Smiths Falls (Arts '54). They married in December 1956 before Bill started his residency in pathology at Queen's. Two daughters, Susan (Ken Smith) and Cynthia (John Visser) soon joined the family. In 1961, the young family departed for London, England, where Bill continued his training for two years at the Post-Graduate Medical School of London, where he was among the first physicians in Canada to receive training in the application of a then nascent technology, the electron microscope, to pathology. During this time, he held research fellowships in pathology from both Queen's and the National Cancer Society. His research earned him an M.Sc. from Queen's in 1962.

In 1963, the family returned to Canada where Bill started his career in the Department of Pathology at Queen's, joining the staff at Hotel Dieu Hospital and later transferring to Kingston General. A son, Hugh (Denise Lash) soon followed. Bill taught pathology to generations of Queen's medical students for 34 years until his retirement in 1996 as a full professor of medicine. He was recognized over the years by the students for his teaching excellence. Bill was proud of his contributions to the growth of the department and felt blessed to have worked with so many exceptional colleagues and residents over the years. Bill formed many close friendships with his classmates and colleagues and cherished playing bridge and celebrating new years eve with the same small group for nearly 50 years. Bill also looked forward every year to renewing friendships with colleagues from around the world at international pathology conferences.

Bill was an avid sailor and often said many of his happiest moments were spent sailing the waters of Lake Ontario, first racing his International 14 dingy out of the Kingston Yacht Club and later cruising with Lois and the kids on their boat, Panacea. For several years, Bill and Lois spent their winter vacation bareboating in the Caribbean with friends. Bill's other lifelong passions included jazz and wine. Bill and Lois spent many happy summers with friends and family, including his brother- and sister-in-law, Jim and Karen Grant, at the family cottage on Big Rideau Lake, sharing stories and laughter over cocktails, meals and loud games of Trivial Pursuit. In between sailing his Laser, fishing and swimming, Bill restored the rock piles that had been dislodged by the winter ice with the precision of a stone mason.

Bill and Lois travelled extensively, both on their own, and with his twin sister, Mary and her husband, John Botterell, on art and museum tours. Bill and Lois celebrated their 50th anniversary with a memorable Caribbean cruise with their children and grandchildren and their Diamond anniversary in 2016. In retirement, Bill fulfilled one of his life dreams when he and Lois rented a house in Provence for a summer. In his later years, Bill took up oil painting and French lessons at the Kingston Seniors Centre. He enjoyed both activities immensely and was grateful for his wonderful instructors. In addition to Lois and their children, Bill leaves behind six grandchildren - Mackenzie and Kelly (Susan), Andrew and Brendan (Cynthia), and Kathryn and Megan, as well as two step-grandchildren, Maya and Gabriel (Hugh). He also leaves behind his dear nephews, Andrew and Angus Botterell. He was immensely proud of all of them and took great satisfaction in their many accomplishments.

Bill also leaves behind three great-grandchildren - Isla, Kieran and Halina - whom he never met due to the pandemic. Bill was cremated and his life will be celebrated in September. Updates will be on the James Reid Funeral Home website. In lieu of flowers or donations, Bill would want you to enjoy a glass of your favorite red wine with family and friends or with a good book. Tributes may be sent to tributesbillcorbett@gmail.com.

Published on September 11, 2021

Graduate Awards 4/4

Graduate Awards 4/4

Congratulations to Tim Walker on defending his Mini-Master’s and receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to
pursue a PhD with Dr. Lois Mulligan. Tim will explore the mechanism by which signalling from the Ret
receptor tyrosine kinase is disrupted in cancer.

Congratulations to Paolo Nasute Fauerbach for her recent publication on the role of definitive presurgical diagnosis for successful breast conserving surgery. Paola’s research with Drs. David Berman and Gabor Fichtinger is supported by Dean’s Doctoral Award.

Congratulations to Ivan Shapovalov on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue his PhD in Dr. Peter Greer’s lab where he is exploring the role of Calpains-1/2 in breast cancer and developing biosensors to screen for allosteric inhibitors of these proteases.

Congratulations to Danielle Harper on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue her PhD in Dr. Peter Greer’s lab where she is using HTP screening to discover synthetic lethal interactions between genetic
disruption of calpains-1/2 and libraries of clinical approved drugs.

Congratulations to Daniel Sainsbury Espiritu on receiving a Dean’s Doctoral Award to pursue his PhD
with Dr. Anna Panchenko where he will use computational method to identify histone mutations and
explore their involvement in oncogenesis and patient prognosis.

Graduate Awards 3/4

Graduate Awards 3/4

Congratulations to Tejo Poluri on winning a Robert J. Wilson Fellowship. Tejo’sPhD project with Drs. Bob Gooding and David Berman uses a bioinformatic analysis of DNA methylation patterns to detect and diagnose prostate cancer, and p redict which patients will require treatment.

Congratulations to Justin Wong on receiving a Robert J. Wilson Fellowship. Justin’sPhD project with Dr. Neil Renwick explores using miRNAs that are expressed in neuroendocrine tumors as biomarkers to detect and diagnose these clinically challenging tumors.
 

Congratulations to Alex Pipchuk on winning an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Alex’s MSc project in Dr. Xiaolong Yang’s lab studies the Me rlin/NF2 tumor suppressor using a clever split-luciferase biosensor designed to evaluate its mechanism of regulation in cancer cells.

Congratulations to Emily Cohen on winning a Carmichael Fellowship. Emily’s MSc project in Dr. Tricia Cottrell’s lab
studies the response of lung cancer patients to immune checkpoint blockade treatment and the correlation with
immune cell composition of the tumor.