Ph.D. Student – Medical Biophysics
Profile & Research Interests
Kathryn Manning is a Ph.D. student focused on studying paediatric and adolescent concussion. Using diffusion imaging and resting state functional imaging and resting state functional imaging, she aims to understand the mechanism of this injury and hopes to improve diagnostic capabilities as well as shedding light on how and when the brain recovers.
- B.Sc. Physics and Applied Mathematics, Memorial University
- MSc in Medical Biophysics with Dr. Menon focused on hemiplegic cerebral palsy and neural correlates to constraint therapy.
Awards & Scholarships
- 2017 Donders Institute-Brain and Mind Institute Trainee Exchange Programme Competition Award Recipient. Erasmus+ Scholarship and Fellowship with Dr. Christian F. Beckmann at Radbound University, Nijmegan, The Nethelands (EUR 5076)
- 2016 Nellie Farthing Fellowship in Medical Sciences recognizing excellence in research ($3,000)
- 2016 Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) finalist
- 2016-2017 Western’s Doctoral Excellence Research Awards ($5,000)
- 2016 Poster Award at Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (SONA) conference in Waterloo, Ontario
- Merit Abstract Award for 2015 OHIBM Meeting ($2,000)
- May 2014 ISMRM Merit Award for Oral Presentation
- May 2014 and 2015 ISMRM Education Stipend
- April 2014 NSERC CGS-D Scholarship ($33,000)
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Western University, Sept 2011-Aug 2012, $15,000
- WGRS Medical Biophysics, Western University, Sept 2011-Current, ~$2,500.
- May 2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)
- April 2011 Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Award ($7,500)
- Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Graduate Award, April 2011, $7,500.
- Dr. Leslie Harris Alumni Association Scholarship, Memorial University, Sept 2007-April 2011, $16,000.
Journals and Publications