Dr. Tan re-elected to the IAS Governing Council!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Darrell Tan has been re-elected to the International AIDs Society (IAS) Governing Council. He will continue to serve on the Governing Council, the elected thought leadership body of the IAS, for the next four years. Please see the following link for more information: Election results: 2024 IAS Governing […]

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PRECISE Study receives funding!

We are excited to announce that the PRECISE (Prepare, REact, Collect, Innovate, Share, and Engage) study has been awarded funding from the Government of Canada. This study, on which Dr. Darrell Tan is one of four clinical leads, is a $19 million initiative that will help improve diagnostics to strengthen Canada’s response to future pandemics. […]

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Congratulations, Yasamin!

Yasamin Sadeghi, a Master’s student in the Options Lab, has recently been awarded a 2024 St. Michael’s Hospital Research Training Centre Top-Up Award to support her graduate studies. Congratulations, Yas!

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New paper accepted – Congratulations, Matt!

Matthew McGarrity, a previous MPH and summer student in the Options Lab, has just had his paper on hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV vaccination uptake in the ON-PrEP cohort study accepted for publication in a journal called Sexually Transmitted Infections! Matt is also currently pursing his medical degree in Ireland, and will be returning […]

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Welcome Myo!

Myo Minn Oo is joining the Options Lab as a Senior Research Associate. He brings a wealth of prior experience studying medicine in Myanmar and epidemiology in Thailand, followed by epidemiology fieldwork and research on a variety of global health issues including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.  To start with, Myo’s role on our team will […]

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Options Lab Team Success at CAHR 2024

Congratulations to the Options Lab team. Many of our members were accepted for either poster presentations or oral presentations at the 33rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDs (CAHR 2024) in London, Ontario. Oral abstracts were presented delivered by Maryam, Stanley, Monica and Yasamin. Maryam and Stanley presented on the status of their update of the […]

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CONGRATULATIONS, EMMA!

We are proud to announce that Emma Monti, a second-year medical student at Queen’s University and a 2023 Keenan Summer Research Student in the Options Lab, has had her abstract accepted to the Community-Based Research Centre Summit. This conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from November 16th to 17th, and Emma will be presenting […]

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CONGRATULATIONS ASHAN!

We are excited to announce that Ashan Wijesinghe, a MSc student in the Options Lab, has been accepted to the Fast Track Cities Conference and the European AIDS Conference, with abstracts titled “A Descriptive Analysis of Patients Receiving Injectable ART at Academic HIV clinics in Toronto” and “Marginalization related to Material Deprivation and Ethnic Concentration among Patients […]

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Summer Students at the 2023 Keenan Research Poster Competition

This year’s Options Lab summer students, Ivan Qian, Archchana Arulananthan, Emma Monti and James Lisondra participated in the Keenan Research Summer Student program’s poster competition on July 26th, 2023. This group is joined by Siham Mohamud and Monica Rudd, two other summer students in the lab. This annual gathering brings together summer students from various […]

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Keenan Research Seminar (July 2023) – Emma Monti & James Lisondra

Every summer, the Keenan Research Summer Student programs runs weekly research seminars, giving undergraduate and medical students the chance to share more about their ongoing summer projects with their fellow peers and colleagues at St. Michael’s Hospital. On Thursday, July 6th, two of the Options Lab’s summer students, Emma Monti and James Lisondra delivered a […]

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