Congratulations Dr. Snider

Congratulations to
Dr. Carolyn Snider who received the Gerry McDole Professorship Award in early December. Funding for the professorship is made possible through an endowment from AstraZeneca and is designed to support research that results in “improved healthcare delivery to rural, remote and underserved populations of Manitoba"

New year, new name

The Manitoba Institute of Child Health officially changed its name on January 6 and will now be known as the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. As you know from previous emails, the IT Department is currently migrating our emails to reflect this change. Currently you will receive any emails being sent to a or account, but you won't be able to send from a account until next week. IT will be around to ensure the transition is smooth for everyone.

Our website has also gone through some changes, the new site is now up and running and can be viewed at

Thank you for your support and patience during this process. The new name closely reflects are relationship with the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital-HSC Winnipeg. We look forward to growing these relationships further in the future.

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Dr. Benedict Albensi has been taking part in a number of media interviews this week to discuss new advances in Alzheimer’s disease research and about January being Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Thank you Dr. Albensi for helping spread the word and increase awareness.

Research Manitoba Applied Health Services Research Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Roberta Woodgate on being named one of the 2014 Research Manitoba Applied Health Services Research Grant recipients for her project “Improving Access and Quality of Mental Health Services for Youth through Implementation of a Shared Care Stepped Approach.” More information can be found here.

Bruce Squires Award

Congratulations to our researcher
Dr. Meghan Azad and the entire research team she worked with for being awarded the Bruce Squires Award. The award is presented each year to the authors of a research article that promotes high standards of reporting and evidence-based medicine. The team received the award for an article published in 2013, Gut microbiota of healthy Canadian infants: profiles by mode of delivery and infant diet at 4 months. More information on the award can be found here.

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