Christine Doucette

Meet Dr. Christine Doucette

Dr. Doucette was born and raised in Toronto, ON and completed her PhD in plant molecular biology and biochemistry in 2007. She studied the role of the mitochondrion in cell death and defence pathways in Tobacco.

Dr. Doucette wanted to pursue work in a field with more relevance to human health so she began her post-doctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Michael Wheeler at the University of Toronto studying the role of uncoupling proteins in the regulation of pancreatic function and glucose homeostasis.

Learn more about Dr. Doucette.

Dr. Grant Hatch

Dr. Grant Hatch has Canada Research Chair renewed

Manitoba Institute of Child Health researcher Dr. Grant Hatch can continue his groundbreaking research thanks to the support he recently received from the federal government.

Dr. Hatch, a professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Therapeutics & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba and a scientist at MICH, was renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiolipin Metabolism and awarded $1.4-million over the next seven years as a Tier 1 chair on March 15.

The CRC program was launched in 2000 with the goal of helping Canada’s post-secondary institutions attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished researchers.

Dr. Hatch’s CRC research is focused on cardiolipin metabolism that may lead to new therapies for diabetes, heart disease, obesity and Barth Syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder in boys that results in a weakened heart muscle and immune system.

Dr. Hatch said it’s an honour to be renewed for another seven years.

“It’s nice to be recognized that we’re doing important work. It will help us to continue doing what we’re doing, especially in the DREAM (Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba) theme,” said Dr. Hatch, who first received the chair in 2006.

Read more here.
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Journal submissions

Click here to read the paper "The epidemiology of intermittent and chronic ataxia in children in Manitoba, Canada" by Dr. Michael Salman that appeared in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

Also, Dr. Allan Becker and members of his team were invovled with a study on gut microbiota in Canadian infants that appeared in CMAJ. To read the report click here.

Dr. Becker

Dr. Allan Becker receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

MICH is proud to share the news that Dr. Allan Becker was presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on February 28 after being nominated by the Manitoba Lung Association.

Congratulations Dr. Becker.

Roberta Woodgate

New research chair

Congratulations to MICH researcher Roberta Woodgate for being awarded a research chair in child and youth health from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Read more here.

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2013 Dr. Noni MacDonald Award

Congratulations to Drs. Kristy Wittmeier, Brandy Wicklow, Angella Griffith, Elizabeth Seller, Jon McGavock and Heather Dean whose article "Success with Lifestyle Monotherapy in Youth with new-onset Type 2 diabetes", published in the March 2012 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health, has been selected as winner of the 2013 Dr. Noni MacDonald Award.

The award recognizes author(s) whose article published during the nomination year has positively affected paediatrics by raising awareness of an issue, presenting new scientific research, or leading to change.

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