TRP student recognised by Temerty Medicine for outstanding academic achievement
The GSEF Merit Scholarship for International Students is awarded by the Office of Vice Dean, Research and Health Science Education through the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and recognizes international master’s students starting their second year of studies who have demonstrated the highest degree of academic excellence.
We’re proud to announce that this year, Xianyi (Lance) Liang, a Translational Research Program student, received this award for his exceptional accomplishments and passion to be the change he wants to see in the world.
Liang, who suffered from eating disorders in middle school, studied obesity and type-2 diabetes as a researcher at Peking University in Beijing but he "didn’t believe that the work I was doing was helping real people and recognized a significant gap in knowledge translation".
He joined the Translational Research Program (TRP) in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine to explore this challenge further.
"Here at the TRP, I continue to focus on eating disorders and disordered eating, but this time I hope to assist real people suffering from an unhealthy relationship with food alongside my amazing TRP colleagues. Our current project is centered on the creation and development of an intervention that will enable those with eating disorders to receive adequate care. We hope that this project will increase recognition and comprehension of eating disorders in order to prevent their development and reduce the risk of adverse long-term health effects."