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Five UM researchers receive funding from Research Manitoba IPoC Program

Grants will fund research in medicine, engineering, and manufacturing

February 6, 2024 — 

A total of five University of Manitoba research projects will receive a total investment of nearly $550,000 over two years through Research Manitoba’s Innovation Proof-of-Concept (IPoC) Grant Program. The grants have been awarded to successful candidates in three areas: bioscience; infrastructure, transportation, and technologies; and advanced manufacturing.

Dr. Donald Miller, professor of pharmacology and therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Dr. Zahra Moussavi (professor, Price Faculty of Engineering) and Dr. Ayesha Saleem (assistant professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management) will receive the bioscience portion for research involving radiation therapy advancements, sleep apnea treatments and diagnostic markers of genetic disease.

Dr. Song Liu (professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences) will receive funding for their research into corrosion-resistant plumbing infrastructure, and Dr. Pooneh Maghoul (adjunct professor, Price Faculty of Engineering) is the successful candidate for the advanced manufacturing grant for their work involving space mining robotics.

“Congratulations to all five UM researchers for receiving this investment into their cutting-edge research and innovation projects,” said Mario Pinto, Vice-President (Research and International). “This funding will allow these researchers to advance their meaningful work while providing the private sector with new insights and technologies to help improve the lives of many Manitobans.”

The Research Manitoba IPoC Grant Program was created to bridge the funding gap between research concepts and production to advance various Manitoba industries and promote the global reach of Manitoba-based research. For more information, view the full announcement here.

Dr. Pooneh Maghoul

Dr. Song Liu

Professor Donald Miller, a man with curly hair and a goatee

Dr. Donald Miller

Dr. Zahra Moussavi

Dr. Ayesha Saleem

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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