Kawasaki Disease Canada is pleased to congratulate Mathew Mathew as the winner of our Inaugural Student Research Award! Mathew’s research involves working to construct computer models of KD patients with large aneurysms and use computers to investigate how blood flows through the models. It is expected that this will help determine how the location and shape of the aneurysm affects the chance of forming blood clots. This work forms part of Matt’s Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Matt’s research is overseen by Dr. Brian McCrindle, staff cardiologist and senior scientist atThe Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.
Along with members of Kawasaki Disease Canada’s Board of Directors and Mathew’s colleagues from SickKids, joining us on March 8, 2016 at the award presentation were KD moms and kids Pam & Sandra Cummings (the funds raised at their event last summer funded this award) and Nora & John Chisel (John was in Toronto to receive his Ontario Junior Citizen award). We were thrilled that they could join the celebration!