The project: “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Defining the Impact, Severity and Natural History of NAFLD in Canadian First-Nations and non-First Nations Communities”
- Term: 5 years
- Approved total funding amount: $2,031,075.
- Principal Investigator (PI): Julia Uhanova, Section of Hepatology,
Gerald Minuk, Section of Hepatology,
Brenda Elias, Department of Community Health Sciences;
Robert Tate, Department of Community Health Sciences
Byron Beardy, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
The project: Promotion of breastfeeding for preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity In First Nations mothers and children in communities.
- Term: 3 years
- Approved total funding amount: $424,575.
- Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Shen Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
- Co-investigators: Sora Ludwig, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The project: Heparin anticoagulation to improve outcomes in septic shock: The HALO International Phase II efficacy RCT
- Term: 3 years
- Principal Investigators: Ryan Zarychanski (Nominated), Anand Kumar, and Dean Fergusson
- Co Applicants: Alejandria M, Yvette Barez, Cook DJ, Turgeon AF, Marshall JC, Fox-Robichaud A, McIntyre LA, Ramsay T, Green R, and Murdoch Leeies (Critical Care Fellow)
- Canadian Institute of Health Research ($631,000) – International sites and trial infrastructure
- CancerCare Manitoba Foundation ($120,000) – Patients enrolled in Manitoba
- Philippine Council for Health Research & Development ($125,000)–Patients enrolled in Philippines
This international trial will be directed from Manitoba, but will enroll patients from several high, middle and low income countries.
The strength of any department lies in its’ members and their achievements and awards
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Ethans, Dr. Alan Casey and Dr. M. Tarhoni for winning a best poster presentation entitled:
“A Randomized Double – Blind, Placebo – Controlled, Cross – Over Trial Assessing the Effect of Tadalafil (Cialis) on the Cardiovascular Response in Men with Complete Spinal Cord Injury Above the Sixth Thoracic Level” at the American Urology Association Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Shuangbo Liu, PGY-6, in the Adult Cardiology residency training program recipient of:
First Prize at the Annual Postgraduate Medical Education Resident Research “3 Minute Thesis Competition” Awarded for “Stent and ship: safety of early transfer of STEMI patients after PCI”
2017 Cardiology Trainee Teacher Award of the Year for excellence in teaching, nominated by medical students and residents
2017 Sanofi Canada/Heart & Stroke Foundation Award in Cardiology for excellence in research and scholarly activity
Dr. Brent Schacter completed his term as President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) at the May annual meeting attended by 710 delegates from around the world. As Past-President, he will continue on the ISBER Executive Committee for a further year.
2017 Internal Medicine Residents’ Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Kulvir Badesha, General Internal Medicine
In recognition of his dedication and teaching excellence.
Dale Iwanoczko Award
Dr. Lindsay Torbiak
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program demonstrating commitment, compassion, caring and integrity.