Category Archives: Research

CREATE-BEST poster day

Check out the photos here!


Superstar colleague…

My colleague’s article gets editor’s choice award 2nd year in a row!

We made PLOS ONE’s most cited list!

One our articles is on PLOS ONE’s most cited list!  !

Finally published!

Sometimes it takes patience and persistence to get a paper published.  In this case, it finally paid off.  The paper I wrote with Ugo a couple of summers ago is now in (electronic) print.  I’m so please!

Chouinard and N. Baddour, Matlab Code for the Discrete Hankel Transform, Journal of Open Research Software 5:4, January 2017.

Help preserve uOttawa’s library holdings

I think it’s sad that it’s come to this, but I just signed the petition “The University of Ottawa Senate: Preserve uOttawa’s library holdings”.  For those who can help, please do so by adding your name to the petition.


Our goal is to reach 1,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:


My 15 minutes of fame…

Here’s my 15 minute of fame:

Health app researchers get $1.65M in funding

A project that includes researchers from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and McGill University has received $1.65 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s CREATE program.

The project, led by University of Ottawa engineering professor Natalie Baddour, aims to provide engineering students with the professional and practical skills needed to compete in the growing market of healthcare applications.

The CREATE Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training (BEST) program will prepare the next generation of engineers to design, develop and commercialize apps that would collect community and clinical health data, deliver healthcare information to practitioners, researchers and patients, monitor patients and all practitioners to provide health care through mobile telemedicine.

The evolution of healthcare apps is seen as a way to bridge the information gap between the home and the clinic, lower healthcare costs, allow doctors to monitor patients remotely and grant the patient more freedom.

Research Opportunities for Undergrads

The Office of Undergraduate Research wishes to circulate the information on the following two Undergraduate Research programs:

  • NSERC – Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA): Award value is $5625 ($4500 from NSERC + $1125 from supervisor) for a full-time internship during the summer, in science or engineering. Deadline to apply is February 10 2016for the summer 2016, fall 2016 and winter 2017 sessions. An information session will be held at the following times:
    1. Thursday January 21, 1:30 pm, TBT083, in French
    2. Thursday January 21, 2:30 pm, TBT083, in English
  • Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award: To provide undergraduate students in the life sciences, mathematics and computer sciences with an opportunity to undertake computational biology health-related research projects with established researchers in an environment that provides strong mentorship. The value of the awards are up to $5000 and twenty will be awarded this year. Deadline to apply: January 21, 2016


Le Bureau de la recherche au 1er cycle souhaite faire circuler l’information suivante pour deux programmes de recherche au 1er cycle.

  • Programme Bourse de recherche au 1er cycle (BRPC) – CRSNG: Bourse de 5625 $ (4500$ du CRSNG + contribution du superviseur de 1125$) pour un stage de recherche à temps plein en sciences naturelles et génie. La date limite pour poser sa candidature au programme est le 10 février 2016, que ce soit pour la session d’été 2016, d’automne 2016 ou d’hiver 2017.  Une séance d’information aura lieu aux temps ci-dessous. Étudiants, professeurs et personnel de soutien sont les bienvenus.
  1. Jeudi 21 janvier, 13h30, TBT083, en français
  2. Jeudi 21 janvier, 14h30, TBT083, en anglais
  • Programme de bourses d’été en biologie computationnelle pour étudiants de premier cycle: Bourses d’été pour les étudiants de 1er cycle ensciences de la vie, en mathématiques ou en informatique. Le but de ce programme est d’offrir à ces étudiants l’occasion d’entreprendre des projets de recherche en biologie computationnelle sous l’angle de la santé avec des chercheurs établis et dans un milieu où les ressources en mentorat sont bien développées. Les bourses sont d’une valeur allant jusqu’à 5000 $ et le programme prévoit en distribuer 20 au total. Date limite : 21 janvier 2016


For more information please contact:

Mme / Ms. Pascale Lafrance,

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research


Tel.: 613-562-5726