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Congratulations to Dr. Vernon Dolinsky as the recipient of the MMSF Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award

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    Dr. Vernon Dolinsky

The MMSF is pleased to announce that the 2017 to 2020 MMSF Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award has been awarded to Dr. Vernon Dolinsky

This Clinical Research Professorship award is valued at $170,000, with an annual salary of $50,000 for three years for the awardee. A $20,000 grant-in-aid during the first year of the appointment has also been awarded.

Promoting basic science research at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Dolinsky’s term begins July 1, 2017, with a guaranteed 75 per cent time commitment towards research. An Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Dolinky’s work focuses on the role of gestational diabetes and SIRT3 in the developmental origins of cardiometabolic disease.

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For details on all MMSF awards please see the Award Recipients Section of our website.

Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Poliquin and Dr. Lin Yang as the Recipients of the 2017/2018R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine

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    Dr. Vanessa Poliquin

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    Dr. Lin Yang

The MMSF is pleased to announce that the 2017/18 R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine has been awarded as a shared award between Dr. Vanessa Poliquin and Dr. Lin Yang. This award is co-sponsored by the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) and the University of Manitoba McLaughlin Foundation with each contributing $25,000 for a total award of $50,000 (Canadian). The Dean’s Fellowship Fund at the University of Manitoba is also contributing $34,634, valuing this year’s award at $84,634. This sum will be equally divided between the two recipients.

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For details on all MMSF awards please see the Award Recipients Section of our website.


The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) provides funding to new Manitoba researchers and students, for the advancement of scientific knowledge, and other endeavors, in order to improve the health and well-being of all Manitobans.

The MMSF strives to be an important source of support for health-related research and education, in collaboration with other Manitoba organizations. We are inspired by the accomplishments of those who have received funding through the MMSF and their partners, and we look forward to continuing our mission of supporting health-related research and education in Manitoba.

Since 1971, the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation has provided over $20 MILLION towards furthering heal-related research and education in Manitoba.

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