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Dr. Dolinsky receives the Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award

Dr. Vern Dolinsky has recently received the Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF), which is valued at $170,000. Dr. Dolinsky’s research program focuses on investigating the mechanisms involved in the development of gestational diabetes and how gestational diabetes contributes to the development of obesity, diabetes and related cardiovascular disease in youth. He aims to addresses the clinical problem of obesity and heart disease in the offspring utilizing both mechanistic and translational approaches. Funds provided by the MMSF Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award will be instrumental for the dev

Dr. Doucette receives the Dr. John A. Moorhouse Diabetes Fellowship

Dr. Christine Doucette has recently received the Dr. John A. Moorhouse Diabetes Fellowship from the Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba, valued at $120, 000. Dr. Doucette’s research is focussed on understanding how and why the pancreatic beta cell fails to secrete appropriate amounts of insulin, leading to type 2 diabetes. Projects in the Doucette lab include investigations into the role of circadian clock dysfunction in beta cell failure as well as examining the role of a single nucleotide polymorphism in the HNF-1a gene (HNF1aG319S) in the development in youth-onset type 2 diabetes in Manitoban Indigenous youth. Funds provided by the Dr. John A. Moorhouse fellowship will be instrumental in sup

iCARE Study Newsletter

The iCARE research study creates a newsletter in order to share updates, recent findings, and other exciting news related to the study. CLICK HERE to view the newsletter.

DREAM scientists Profiled by CIHR During World Breastfeeding Week

Dr. Meghan Azad, an assistant professor in pediatrics and scientist within DREAM and DEVOTION was highlighted by CIHR for her research on the power of breast milk (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50478.html). Dr Azad’s lab is interested in what factors within breast milk help protect children against the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. Scientists within DREAM recently found that the simple act of initiating breastfeeding in the hospital lowers a child’s risk against type 2 diabetes by ~25% (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27741196). Last month her team discovered that certain h ormones that are found in breast milk are linked to weight gain in a baby’s first year of life (https://www.

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