AllerGen/CHILD researchers receive Research Manitoba awards
AllerGen is pleased to share the news that four Network-affiliated researchers have received awards from Research Manitoba and partners.
Drs Meaghan Jones & Jennifer Protudjer receive New Investigator Operating Grants
Dr. Meaghan Jones (left), Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Medicine), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, received a New Investigator Operating Grant in the amount of $130,000 for her project: “Epigenetic mechanisms of biological embedding of prenatal cigarette smoke.”
Dr. Jennifer Protudjer (right), Department of Pediatrics and Child Health (Medicine), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, received a New Investigator Operating Grant in the amount of $129,454 for her project: “A mixed methods investigation into the bidirectional association of atopic dermatitis and maternal-infant bonding.”
New Investigator Operating Grants support new investigators in Manitoba to establish independent research programs and achieve the research productivity necessary for obtaining long-term research funding.
Drs Taiana Martins & Sarah Reyes Paredes receive Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships to study CHILD breast milk
Dr. Taiana Martins (left), Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, received a Fellowship in the amount of $44,100 to support her research into “Extracellular vesicles in breast milk and the developmental origins of asthma.” Dr. Martins works in the lab of Dr. Ayesha Saleem.
Dr. Sarah Reyes Paredes (right), Department of Pediatrics and Child Health (Medicine), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, received a Fellowship in the amount of $44,100 to support her research into “Human milk components and the nasal microbiota as causal factors in the prevention of wheezing and ear infections during the first year.” Dr. Reyes Paredes works in the lab of Dr. Meghan Azad.
Both Fellowships are funded by the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM).
Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowships support highly qualified postdoctoral trainees to prepare for careers as independent researchers. These exceptional trainees significantly increase the productivity of the research programs with which they are affiliated.