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MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Medicine announcement

April 2, 2018 — 

The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba invite applications from individuals as candidates for MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Medicine Award, to be effective July 1, 2018.

The intent of the award is to attract and retain clinicians into population research at the University of Manitoba for the general benefit of health research in Manitoba. Individuals who have previously held, or currently hold, such an award will not be eligible for the MMSF Award. 

Candidates must be physicians or health care professionals licensed to practice in Manitoba, have a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba and must be engaged in research related to the health of populations groups in Manitoba. To be successful, a candidate must be judged to be in the early stages of a successful research career as a health care professional scientist. This judgment will be based on qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have been engaged in independent research in population medicine for not more than 7 years, should have received one or more grants from a national granting agency, such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and should have a satisfactory publication record in peer reviewed journals. 

The Award is given for a period of three years. It may not be held concurrently with another personal career award and is not renewable.

The award consists of a contribution of $50,000 per annum to the awardee’s salary during the three-year term. During the tenure of the award, the awardee must guarantee a 50% time commitment to research.

The appointment will be subject to annual reviews. An awardee who receives the MMSF John Henson Clinical Research in Population Medicine Award is not eligible for other MMSF Salary Awards. 

A one-year term grant-in-aid to the appointee of up to $20,000 may be made during the first year of the appointment. 

Applicants shall submit a completed Research Module (which can be found at: and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. The original plus seven copies of the application with supporting letters of recommendation must be submitted no later than May 4th, 2018 to: 

Dr. Kevin Coombs, Assistant Dean (Research) Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba Room A203 Chown Building 753 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 


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