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Conference Proceedings


Awards

Conference Proceedings


Awards

Major Academic Awards

2018 - UBC Faculty of Medicine Publication Award ($750)

2017-2019 - CIHR-UBC-MD/PhD Studentship Award ($21,000 per year)

2016 - UBC Faculty of Medicine Publication Award ($750)

2014 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($150,000 over 3 years)

2014 - Leonard and Kathleen O'Brien Humanitarian Trust Graduate Fellowship ($10,000)

2014 - CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award ($105,000 over 3 years; declined)

2013 - Dorothy May Ladner Memorial Scholarship for TBI Research ($5,475)

2013 - CIHR-UBC-MD/PhD Studentship Award (accepted in title)

2012 - UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Award ($8,605)

2012 - UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (accepted in title only)

2010 - University of Waterloo President's Scholarship ($10,000)

2010 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

2005 - SFU Gordon M. Shrum National Entrance Scholarship ($25,000 over 4 years)

 

Conference Awards

2016 - Young Investigator Award, 16th International Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring Conference ($500 USD)

2016 - Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium Travel Award ($1,000)

2015 - 3-Minute Thesis, UBC Finalist

2011 - Ohio State University Injury Biomechanics Symposium Travel Award ($500 USD)

2011 - Dr. Margaret H. Hines Award for Best Poster Presentation, Injury Biomechanics Symposium ($200)

2010 - Canadian Society for Biomechanics Travel Grant ($150)

2010 - RBJ-UW Research Institute for Aging Travel Award ($150)

2010 - Canadian Society of Biomechanics Masters Award ($150)

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Publications


Publications

Publications


Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, S. Fraser, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2018). Sport-related concussion alters indices of dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Frontiers in Neurology: in press.

  2. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2018). A prospective transcranial Doppler ultrasound-based evaluation of the effects of repetitive subconcussive head trauma on neurovascular coupling dynamics. Clin J Sport Med: in press.

  3. J. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, J. Smirl, P. van Donkelaar (2018). Sub-concussive trauma, acute concussion, and history of multiple concussions: effects on quiet stance postural control stability. International Journal of Psychophysiology S0167-8760(18)30118-1.

  4. S. Fraser, A.D. Wright, P. van Donkelaar, J.D. Smirl (2018). Speaking to patients about concussions: does our terminology impact recovery outcomes? Brit Col Med J 60(1):8,10

  5. P. van Donkelaar, J. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl (2018). A history of concussion does not lead to an increase in ocular near point of convergence. Int J Sport Med: in press.

  6. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2018). Systolic and diastolic regulation of the cerebral pressure-flow relationship differentially affected by acute sport-related concussion. Acta Neurochir Suppl 126:303-308.

  7. J.D. Smirl, A.D. Wright, P.N. Ainslie, Y-C Tzeng, P. van Donkelaar (2018). Differential systolic and diastolic regulation of the cerebral pressure-flow relationship during squat-stand manoeuvres. Acta Neurochir Suppl 126:263-268.

  8. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2017). A prospective transcranial Doppler ultrasound-based evaluation of the acute and cumulative effects of sport-related concussion on neurovascular coupling response dynamics. J Neurotrauma 34(22):3097-3106.

  9. J.D. Smirl, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Wheres Waldo? The utility of a complicated visual search paradigm for transcranial Doppler-based assessments of neurovascular coupling. J Neurosci Methods 270(1):92-101.

  10. J.D. Smirl, M. Kennefick, A.D. Wright (2016). Crosstalk: Transcranial Doppler ultrasound still has a role in cerebrovascular research, commentary on CrossTalk: The middle cerebral artery diameter does/does not change during alterations in arterial blood gases and blood pressure. J Physiol doi:10.1113/JP271981.

  11. J.D. Smirl, M. Kennefick, A.D. Wright (2016). Crosstalk: HIIT and Aerobic training are like apples and oranges… both are better for you than being sedentary, commentary on CrossTalk: High intensity interval training does have a role in risk reduction or treatment of disease. J Physiol 593(24).

  12. A.D. Wright*, M. Jarrett*, I. Vavasour, E. Shahinfard, S. Kolind, P. van Donkelaar, J. Taunton, D. Li, A. Rauscher (2016). Transient reduction of myelin water fraction after mild traumatic brain injury – a prospective cohort study in collegiate hockey players. PLoS ONE, Published online February 25, 2016.

  13. A.D. Wright, G.A. Heckman, W.E. McIlroy, A.C. Laing (2014). Novel safety floors do not influence early compensatory balance reactions in retirement home-dwelling older adults. Gait & Posture 40(1):160-165.

  14. A.D. Wright, A.C. Laing (2012). The influence of headform orientation and flooring systems on impact dynamics during simulated fall-related head impacts. Medical Engineering & Physics 34(8):1071-1078.

  15. A.D. Wright, A.C. Laing (2011). The influence of novel compliant floors on balance control in elderly women – a biomechanical study. Accident Analysis and Prevention 43(4):1480-1487.

* denotes co-first authors

Refereed Conferences

 

  1. J.K. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, J.D. Smirl, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Postural control is transiently altered following acute concussion. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS), Journal of Exercise, Movement & Sport 52(1), October 20-22, Waterloo, Canada

  2. J.K. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, J.D. Smirl, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Postural control is maintained despite a season of sub-concussive head impacts. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS), Journal of Exercise, Movement & Sport 52(1), October 20-22, Waterloo, Canada

  3. A.D. Wright†, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, S.K. Fraser, H.S. Grewal, M. Jakovac, J.K. Dierijck, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Acute sport-related concussion induces transient impairment in dynamic cerebral autoregulation that is related to SCAT3 performance. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  4. A.D. Wright†, J.D. Smirl, S.K. Fraser, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). A history of multiple concussions does not confer long-term impairments to dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  5. A.D. Wright†, J.D. Smirl, M. Jakovac, S.K. Fraser, K. Bryk, H.S. Grewal, J.K. Dierijck, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Exposure to rotational acceleration over the course of one athletic season is related to impairments in an index of dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  6. A.D. Wright†, S.K. Fraser, J.D. Smirl, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Comparison of spiral versus block curriculum styles in preparing medical students to diagnose and manage concussions. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  7. A.D. Wright†, J.D. Smirl, H.S. Grewal, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Acute sport-related concussion suppresses heart rate variability beyond clinical recovery. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  8. A.D. Wright†, H.S. Grewal, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). History of multiple sport-related concussions alters variability in heart rate response to activity. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  9. A.D. Wright†, K. Bryk, M. Jakovac, J.D. Smirl, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Examining the cumulative effect of repetitive head impacts on the ability to inhibit a motor response. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  10. J.D. Smirl†, A.D. Wright, K. Bouliane, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Transcranial Doppler ultrasound measures of neurovascular coupling are maintained following acute sport-related concussion. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  11. J.D. Smirl†, A.D. Wright, K. Bouliane, K. Bryk, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2016). A history of multiple concussions does not alter the transcranial Doppler-based assessment of the neurovascular coupling response. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  12. J.D. Smirl†, A.D. Wright, K. Bouliane, K. Bryk, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Neurovascular coupling response is maintained despite exposure to repetitive sub-concussive head trauma over the course of one contact-sport season. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  13. J.D. Smirl†, H.S. Grewal, A.D. Wright, M. Jakovac, S.K. Fraser, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Heart rate variability reductions following a season of sub-concussive head hits are related to the magnitude of impacts experienced. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  14. J.D. Smirl†, J.K. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Effects of acute concussion on centre of pressure variables during quiet stance. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  15. J.D. Smirl†, J.K. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Effects of a history of 3+ concussions on centre of pressure variables during quiet stance. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  16. J.D. Smirl†, J.K. Dierijck, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, M. Jakovac, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Effect of sub-concussive head impacts sustained throughout a contact-sport season quiet stance centre of pressure. Accepted to the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, October 27-28, Berlin, Germany.

  17. K. Kostoglou†, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar, G.D. Mitsis (2016). Dynamic cerebral autoregulation in young athletes following concussion. 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August 17-20, Orlando, USA.

  18. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Systolic and diastolic regulation of the cerebral pressure-flow relationship differentially affected by acute sport-related concussion. 16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring, June 28-July 2, Boston, USA.                                                                                                    
              * Awarded 1st Prize, Young Investigator Award

  19. K. Kostoglou†, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar, G.D. Mitsis (2016). Concussion and cerebral autoregulation in young athletes. 16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring, June 28-July 2, Boston, USA.

  20. J.D. Smirl†, A.D. Wright, P.N. Ainslie, Y.-C. Tzeng, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Differential systolic and diastolic regulation of the cerebral pressure-flow relationship during squat-stand manoeuvers. 16th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure and Neuromonitoring, June 28-July 2, Boston, USA.

  21. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, C. Wallace, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Indications of impaired cerebrovascular buffering of rapid blood pressure changes following one season of participation in contact sports. 10th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, May 29 – June 1, Toronto, Canada.

  22. K. Bryk†, J.D. Smirl, A.D. Wright, M. Kennefick, C. Wallace, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Concussion does not affect an athlete’s ability to inhibit a motor response.  10th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, May 29 – June 1, Toronto, Canada.

  23. J.K. Dierjick†, J.D. Smirl, A.D. Wright, C. Wallace, K. Bryk, K. Bouliane, J. McNulty, J. Purpur, M. McLeod, M. Kennefick, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Effects of an acute bout of soccer heading on neurovascular coupling. 10th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, May 29 – June 1, Toronto, Canada.

  24. M. Kennefick†, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Anticipatory postural adjustments as a function of response complexity in simple reaction time tasks. 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, April 24-29, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

  25. K. Bryk, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Fjeld, P. van Donkelaar (2016). The effects of concussion history on response inhibition. 2016 UBCO Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference, March 15, Kelowna, Canada.

  26. A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Fjeld, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Temporary impairment in buffering capacity of the cerebrovasculature to rapid blood pressure changes following sport-related concussion. 11th World Congress on Brain Injury, March 2-5, The Hague, Netherlands.

  27. J.D. Smirl†, A.D. Wright, K. Bryk, K. Fjeld, P. van Donkelaar (2016). Diminished cerebrovasculature buffering capacity after repeated concussions. 11th World Congress on Brain Injury, March 2-5, The Hague, Netherlands.

  28. K. Bryk†, A.D. Wright, J.D. Smirl, K. Fjeld, P. van Donkelaar (2016). The effects of concussion history on response inhibition. 11th World Congress on Brain Injury, March 2-5, The Hague, Netherlands.

  29. A.D. Wright, J. Smirl, K. Fjeld, K. Bryk, P. van Donkelaar (2015). Sport-related concussion induces transient impairment in dynamic cerebral autoregulation. 2015 Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Annual Scientific Meeting, November 23-25, Toronto, ON.

  30.  C. Wallace†, K. Bryk, A.D. Wright, M. Kennefick, P. van Donkelaar (2015). Effect of an acute bout of soccer heading on executive function in soccer players. Neuroscience 2015, October 17-21, Chicago, IL.

  31. T. Burnett†, C. Wallace, A.D. Wright, P.N. Ainslie, P. Neary, P. van Donkelaar (2014). Pathophysiology of sport-related concussion injuries: Interrelationships between physiology, neurocognitive, and subjective symptom changes, 10th World Congress on Brain Injury, March 19-22, San Francisco, CA. 

  32. A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2011). The influence of novel compliant flooring systems on impact dynamics during simulated impacts to the back of the head, 2011 International Society of Biomechanics Conference, July 3 – 7, Brussels, Belgium.

  33.  A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2011). Evaluating the protective capacity of novel compliant flooring systems during simulated head impacts using a surrogate human headform, 7th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium, May 23 – 24, Columbus, Ohio.                                                     * Awarded Margaret H. Hines Award for Best Poster Presentation

  34. A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2011). Novel versus traditional compliant flooring systems: effects on the accelerations and forces applied to a surrogate headform during simulated ‘worst-case’ head impacts, 2011 Ontario Biomechanics Conference, March 11 – 13, Barrie, ON.

  35. A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2010). Towards the reduction of fall-related injury risk: novel compliant floors do not influence rate of balance control responses in older women, 16th Biannual Conference of The Canadian Society for Biomechanics, June 9-12, Kingston, ON.

  36. A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2010). Novel compliant flooring to reduce fall-related injury risk- effects on balance in older women, 2010 University of Waterloo Graduate Student Research Conference, April 26-30, Waterloo, ON. p. 122.   
              Awarded Best Oral Presentation for Special Session on Aging, Health, and Well-being

  37. A.D. Wright†, A.C. Laing (2010). Reducing fall-related injury risk in seniors: novel compliant flooring systems minimally affect COG and COP margin of safety in older women, 2010 Ontario Biomechanics Conference, March 12 – 14, Barrie, ON.
             * Awarded Canadian Society of Biomechanics Undergraduate/Masters Award

    † - denotes individual(s) who presented the research

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Invited Presentations


Invited Presentations

Invited Presentations


Invited Presentations

  1. A.D. Wright, “Concussions – Diagnosis and Management”, guest lecture for HMKN 336, University of British Columbia Okanagan, March 11, 2016.

  2. A.D. Wright, “Selected topics in Concussion: Advanced Neuroimaging”, guest lecture for HMKN 495, University of British Columbia Okanagan, October 21, 2015.

  3. A.D. Wright, “A note of gratitude to UBC donors” presented at the President’s Summer Event, Norman Mackenzie House, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, July 2, 2015.

  4. A.D. Wright, “A multidisciplinary look at concussions” presented at True North Science Bootcamp, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, May 26, 2015.

  5. A.D. Wright, P. van Donkelaar, “Objective concussion tests: the Holy Grail of concussion research” presented at the bimonthly meeting of the Medical-Legal Society of British Columbia, Vanocuver, BC, April 16, 2015.

  6. A.D. Wright, “Head hits and brain blood flow: what’s happening after a concussion?” presented at the 3-Minute Thesis Showcase, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village, Vancouver, BC, April 11, 2015.

  7. A.D. Wright, “Advanced neuroimaging techniques in concussion”, guest lecture for HMKN 495: Concussions, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, February 23, 2015.

  8. A.D. Wright, R.L. Buna, “The journey to a career in Medicine” presented at Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC, October 29, 2012.

  9. A.D. Wright, A.C. Laing, “Aging, mobility, and fall-related injuries in the retirement home setting - Part II” presented at Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, ON, December 1, 2010.

  10. A.D. Wright, “Anthropometrics”, guest lecture for KIN 121: Introduction to Biomechanics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, October 7/12, 2010.

  11. A.D. Wright, A.C. Laing, “Aging, mobility, and fall-related injuries in the retirement home setting - Part I” presented at Winston Park Retirement Home, Kitchener, ON, September 22, 2010.