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(L-R) U of M Associate Vice-President (Partnerships) Jay Doering, MP Terry Duguid, Dr. Terry Klassen, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Dean & Vice-Provost Brian Postl, Manitoba Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Cliff Cullen and President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Lawrence Prout at the SPOR announcement on June 16, 2017.

(L-R) U of M Associate Vice-President (Partnerships) Jay Doering; MP Terry Duguid; Dr. Terry Klassen; Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Dean & Vice-Provost Brian Postl; Manitoba Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Cliff Cullen; and President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Lawrence Prout at the SPOR announcement on June 16, 2017.

Prescribing the right medicine for children

$8.4 million in new research funding for national partnerships

Today, the University of Manitoba announced more than $8.4 million in new research funding provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Research Manitoba, and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba in partnership with other institutions across Canada.

Led by Dr. Terry Klassen in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, the SPOR Network – Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials (IPCT) Project will use real patients under carefully controlled situations to measure how well a medication works and how safe it is. Knowledge gained from trials will help doctors choose which medicines to prescribe.

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