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Vincent So

Vincent So

Queens University

Vincent is a fourth-year medical student at Queen’s University, soon to be starting a residency program July 2022. Prior to medical school, Vincent completed his Bachelor of Science in Integrated Sciences at McMaster University, and his Master of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. Vincent has a keen interest in 2SLGBTQ+ health, translational research, and youth programming. His previous research experiences include projects varying from basic sciences, translational research with patient samples, clinical epidemiology, and systematic reviews.

During medical school, Vincent has served as the lead of the LGBTQ+ Health Committee and the Pediatric Interest Group lead. In addition, Vincent served as youth group leader in a local 2SLGBTQ+ youth group in the Kingston community, leading weekly recreational and educational sessions for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. In 2020, Vincent also served as a regional assistant for LGBT Youthline, leading the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP). In this role, Vincent supported 8 youth ambassadors across Ontario as they developed projects for their local communities aimed at increasing 2SLGBTQ+ programming and building networks amongst youth. He has a passion for mentorship, teaching, and working with vulnerable populations.

Vincent will be a first year residency physician starting July 1st, 2022. He matched Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Career coaching
  • Education
  • Grant writing
  • Research and development
  • Wellness coaching

Education

  • M.Sc, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
  • MD Candidate, Queen’s University
  • BS.c, Integrated Sciences Program, McMaster University

  • Canadian Graduate Scholarships—Master’s Program ($17,500) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), 2017
  • Research Training Competition (Restracomp) Award ($26,000 x 2 yrs), The Hospital for Sick Children, 2017
  • Lunenfeld Summer Studentship ($6000) The Hospital for Sick Children, 2019
  • Leadership, Opportunity, Unity & Diversity (LOUD) Scholarship ($2500), LOUD Foundation, 2021
  • CFMS-MD Financial Leadership Awards ($2000), Canadian Federation of Medical Students, 2021
  • Student Contribution Award ($250), Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Queen’s University, 2021

  • So V, Balanaser M, Klar G, Leitch J, McGillon M, Devereaux PJ, Arellano R, Parlow J, Gilron I. Scoping Review of the Association Between Post-Surgical Pain and Heart Rate Variability Parameters. PAIN Reports 6: e977 (2021).
  • So V, Klar G, Leitch J, McGillon M, Devereaux PJ, Arellano R, Parlow J, Gilron I. Association Between Postsurgical Pain and Heart Rate Variability: Protocol for a Scoping Review. BMJ Open 11 (4): e044949 (2021).
  • So V, Coo H, Khurshid F. Validation of Published Rebound Hyperbilirubinemia Risk Prediction Scores During Birth Hospitalization: A Single-Center Retrospective Chart Review. Pediatric Research (2021).
  • So V, Watts M, Moharir M, Vargas C, Adrian-Gutierrez J, Sakran M, Elmekkawi A, Duong H, Kukreti V. 2-year-old girl with anemia and irritability. Paediatrics and Child Health: pxab046 (2021).
  • Moorthy SD, Davidson S, Shchuka V, Singh G, Malek-Gilani N, Langroudi L, Martchenko A, So V, Macpherson NN, Mitchell JA. Enhancers and super-enhancers have an equivalent regulatory role in embryonic stem cells through regulation of single or multiple genes. Genome Research. 27 (2): 246-258 (2017).
  • So V, Jalan D, Lemaire M, Topham MK, Hatch GM, Epand RM. Diacylglycerol Kinase Epsilon Suppresses Expression of p53 and Glycerol Kinase in Mouse Embryo Fibroblasts. BBA—Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. 1861 (12): 1993–1999 (2016).

  • Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP) Assistant for LGBT Youthline: supported 8 youth ambassadors from Southern Ontario to identify, create and develop projects for their local communities
  • Co-Founder of LGBTQ+ Mentorship in Medicine Initiative at Queen’s School of Medicine
  • LGBTQ+ Health Committee Lead at Queen’s School of Medicine
  • Local Officer of Sexual and Reproductive Health (LORSH) for Canadian Federation of Medical Students
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Group Leader in Kingston, Ontario

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