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Christine Zhang

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM facility recognized by national scientific platform group

August 14, 2020 — 
The manager of a University of Manitoba facility that offers flow cytometry-based services to academic researchers and the public sector was recently recognized by a national scientific group.

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A drawing of planet Earth in space, with spikes emanating from the planet so that it resembles the coronavirus.

No ‘back to normal’ after COVID-19

August 12, 2020 — 
COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the inequities of Canada’s current “curative” health-care system and the problems associated with viewing health policy in isolation from social factors.

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Dr. Sherif Eltonsy and Dr. Chris Anderson

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Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Fund awards diverse Rady Faculty projects

August 12, 2020 — 
Two interdisciplinary research teams at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have received one-year grants from The Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Fund for cutting-edge projects that will advance research in the areas of brain disease and mother-infant health.

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Read new issue of RadyUM magazine online

August 11, 2020 — 
The summer 2020 issue of the RadyUM magazine is digital only and now available online.

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Dr. Vanessa Poliquin wins Canadian Medical Association Award

August 10, 2020 — 
Dr. Vanessa Poliquin was awarded the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders (Early Career).

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Dr. Marnie Kramer, College of Nursing

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Mindset a key part of success for nursing students, distance educator says

August 6, 2020 — 
One of the biggest adjustments for university students, staff and faculty in 2020 has been figuring out how to work offsite, due to physical distancing measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. But for Dr. Marnie Kramer, a new faculty member in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, there was little for her to adapt to, as she was already working remotely.

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Meghan Azad, UM researcher in pediatric health sits in an office at a desk next to a computer.

UM pediatric researcher comments on World Breastfeeding Week

August 4, 2020 — 
UM researcher Dr. Meghan Azad is Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM). She was on CTV Winnipeg Morning Live to talk about the importance of breastfeeding.

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Jason Kindrachuk (University of Manitoba) and Alyson Kelvin (Dalhousie University) stand in front of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre | Photo: David Stobbe/University of Saskatchewan

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Canadian universities partner to fight COVID-19 at USask’s VIDO-InterVac

July 22, 2020 — 
Infectious disease experts from Dalhousie University and University of Manitoba join the leading-edge research team at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre.

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Tracie Afifi

Research and International

Protecting children from maltreatment

July 22, 2020 — 
Professor Tracie Afifi, a world-renowned expert in child maltreatment and mental health, has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Childhood Adversity and Resilience.

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UM researchers find new targets for deadly children’s brain tumour

July 20, 2020 — 
After discovering how a specific gene fuels a deadly form of children’s brain tumour, University of Manitoba researchers have successfully decreased this cancer in mice.

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