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Tien Do

Biology major & Data Science minor, UBCO

Projects:

  • Validation of AI models for identifying breast cancer in screening mammograms

Tien was born and raised in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. She came to Kelowna for an undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan. She recently shows interests in Data Science, specifically in Data Analytics and Machine Learning with medical applications. She is excited to join Early Detection group this summer to work on the project validation of AI models for identifying breast cancer in screening mammograms as a recipient of SSRP. In her freetime, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, baking, and painting.

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Olivia Ireland

BSc. Biochemistry, UBCO 2023

Projects:

  • Radiation Induced Cardiac Toxicities in Breast Cancer Survivors

Olivia grew up in Penticton, BC, and is currently a second-year undergraduate at UBC Okanagan studying Medical Biochemistry and Psychology. She is an incoming student this summer at BC Cancer in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program. Having a keen interest in women’s health and cancer epidemiology, Olivia is excited to work alongside Dr. Sarah Lucas and Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe on a project that will analyze a correlation between radiation treatment and subsequent coronary artery disease. Outside of school and research, she enjoys Irish dancing, creative arts, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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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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Ajhmair Lali

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Xiaohan (Lotus) Wei

B.Sc. Statistics, UBCO

Projects: 

  • Breast Density as an Imaging Biomarker

Xiaohan is a 3rd-year Statistics student at UBC, resides in the beautiful Kelowna, BC. In May 2020, Xiaohan proudly became a member of the Breast Density group as a summer research intern. She assists Dr. Rasika Rajpakshe by performing timely data cleaning and validation process. Xiaohan enjoys seeing herself as both “a diligent scientist” and “a cheerful artist.” In her free time, Xiaohan particularly loves freehand painting, which she believes to be the best way to capture the beauty in her everyday life.

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Quinn Wright

BSc. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UBCO 2017
BSc. Computer Science, UBCO 2021

Projects:

  • De-identification, curation, and migration of large volume DICOM imaging data to AWS

I was born in Kelowna and appreciate the what the Okanagan Valley has to offer! I’ve been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field for quite some time, but decided to take a few years off after my first degree and try my childhood dream of cooking for a living. That completely changed once I started programming, and now I’m very excited to be involved with the Early Detection Research Group in a technology focused role. I’m a bit of a generalist and tend to have a new hobby every few months, but some constants are food and wine, reading, and looking for great new music to enjoy.

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Mitch Wiebe

BSc Physics, UBCO 2020
MSc Medical Physics, UBCO 2022

Projects:

  • Tomohistology/ Lung RP
  • Deep Learning for Differential Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Mitch is a recent graduate from UBCO with a BSc in Physics and will be moving into an MSc in Medical Physics this fall. He has contributed to projects that endeavour to predict high risk patients of radiation pneumonitis and detect lung cancer in its early stages. This summer his efforts will be focussed on using machine learning for the early detection of lung cancer. Outside of school and research, Mitch enjoys skateboarding, biking downtown, and snowboarding.