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A pregnant woman holds her hands on her belly.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Pediatric and pregnancy clinical trials training network to launch

January 19, 2023 — 
A scientist from the University of Manitoba has been awarded a national training network to help prepare the next generation of researchers to run clinical trials in the areas of pregnancy and pediatrics.

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3D render of mpox virus.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Researchers from UM, Central Africa team up to investigate mpox

January 10, 2023 — 
Scientists from the University of Manitoba and the National Biomedical Research Institute in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are joining forces to investigate the recent global spread of mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) and the evolving virus that causes the illness.   

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Dr. Lisa Lix sits at a table and uses a laptop. On a screen behind her are six graphs.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Data Quality Detective

January 4, 2023 — 
Lisa Lix [M.Sc./91, PhD/95] took an unusual path to becoming an internationally recognized biostatistician.

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Individual portraits of the winners side-by-side.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Six grad students receive Rady Dean’s Prize

December 6, 2022 — 
The Dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Student Achievement Prize was awarded to six exceptional graduate students in 2022.

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Mother is holding her daughter's hand and is checking her child's diabetes by monitoring blood glucose with a device.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty research projects receive $6.9-M in CIHR funding

November 28, 2022 — 
Six studies led by Rady Faculty of Health Sciences researchers received nearly $7 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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A man's arm on an armrest is attached to an IV with tubes.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers identify protein linked to heart failure in chemo patients: Finding could save millions of lives

November 4, 2022 — 
A team led by Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and St. Boniface Hospital Research has identified a protein called TRAF2 that stops functioning in cancer patients taking the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which can result in heart failure.

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Alekhya Lavu sits at a desk looking at one of two computer monitors.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Pilot promoting health sciences grad studies, professional programs ‘helps students find their passion’

October 26, 2022 — 
Organizers of the Multidisciplinary Health Research Experience (MHRE) say the pilot was a success and will be offered again this year to University of Manitoba undergraduate students interested in the health sciences.

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Valcourt poses for photo in front of 12 framed drawings of the CMHF laureates. Text on the wall reads "Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates."

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Med student, passionate researcher wins CMHF Award

October 20, 2022 — 
Max Rady College of Medicine student Emelissa Valcourt is a winner of the 2022 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award.

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Portrait of Natascha Fitch.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Immunology degree equips grad for scientific sales role  

October 10, 2022 — 
Alumna Natascha Fitch shares her journey from master's degree to scientific sales.

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Dr. Frederick Zeiler speaks at a lectern.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

$3.5-M in support of groundbreaking research for traumatic brain injuries through HSC Foundation, MPI and UM partnership

October 6, 2022 — 
The Health Sciences Centre Foundation together with Manitoba Public Insurance and the University of Manitoba announced on Oct. 5 that $3.5 million in funding will be going towards Max Rady College of Medicine associate professor of surgery Dr. Frederick Zeiler’s research that’s looking at ways to provide more individualized care for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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