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A few recently funded research projects will help kids be kids // Photo: Kaboompics

Supporting the best ideas in Canadian health research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research awards $9.45 million in funding

Three University of Manitoba researchers will receive $3,732,853 from the newly awarded health research Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Another 13 will receive $5,723,972 from the Open Operating Grants competition. The projects cover the spectrum of things impacting our health: from post-traumatic stress disorders to childhood maltreatment to aging. Fifteen of the 16 researchers are professors in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

“Canada is home to exceptional health researchers,” said Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of CIHR. “Our new Foundation Grants will provide stable, long-term support to some of these top minds so that they have the time and resources needed to find new ways of preventing disease, managing chronic conditions and enhancing health care delivery.”

“I congratulate these national leaders in health research on their success in receiving this funding,” says Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International). “This research will have direct impacts on the health of Manitobans and reach beyond the local community to national and international populations.”

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