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The MMSF Congratulates Dr. Amir Ravandi on Being Selected as the Recipient of the MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship Award

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Dr. Amir Ravandi

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Amir Ravandi, Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Physiology & Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba, has been awarded the MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship Award. This award is valued at $170,000. The award is given for a period of 3-years during which the MMSF will contribute $50,000 per year towards the salary (including benefits) of the awardee. A one year term grant-in-aid to the appointee of up to $20,000 may be made during the first year of the appointment.

This award is provided with the intent to promote clinical research at the University of Manitoba for the general benefit of health research in Manitoba. The term of the award is for three (3) years, commencing on July 1, 2016. During the tenure of the award the awardee must guarantee a 50% time commitment to research.

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New Assistant Executive Director announced at The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation

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Dr. Grant Pierce

The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Grant Pierce as Assistant Executive Director. An established administrator, educator and researcher specializing in cardiovascular sciences and nutraceuticals, Dr. Pierce has served as a director to the MMSF since 1997. He was a former recipient of the MMSF Basic Science Career Development Research Award Fellowship, he has extensive knowledge of MMSF processes and granting procedures and has demonstrated his capacity to provide effective scientific leadership.

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The MMSF Congratulates Dr. Frederick Zeiler on being selected as the Recipient of the 2016/17 R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine

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Dr. Frederick Zeiler

We are pleased to announce that the 2016/17 R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine has been awarded to Dr. Frederick Zeiler. 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 $20,000, valuing this year's award at $70,000.

This award is provided with the objective of enhancing the scholarship of the Faculty of Medicine through the training of future clinical faculty members in the areas of research and medical education. The term of the award is for one (1) year, commencing on July 1, 2016.

Dr. Zeiler will be completing his PhD (Medicine) at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, as well as the Resident Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Manitoba.

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The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation's Mission is to promote and fund scientific, educational and other activities to improve the health and well-being of Manitobans, focusing on support of new researchers. Our Vision is to continue 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 the researchers who have received funding through the MMSF. We look forward to continuing our goal of supporting health-related research and education in Manitoba.

Research applications are welcome from medical and scientific researchers, medical and dental students and allied professionals, such as social workers, nurses, epidemiologists and any other health workers involved in preventive, therapeutic, or rehabilitative care. Projects promoting scientific, educational and other activities to maintain and improve the health and well-being of Manitobans are considered.

The MMSF is proud of the accomplishments of each recipient since the Foundation's inception in 1971. The Foundation looks forward to continuing its mission.

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  • Photo of Dr. Lindsay Du ValDr. Lindsay Du Val
    Chair of the Board
  • Photo of Dr. Peter CattiniDr. Peter Cattini
    Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Photo of Dr. Greg HammondDr. Greg Hammond
    Executive Director
  • Photo of Dr. Grant PierceDr. Grant Pierce
    Assistant Executive Director
  • Photo of Mr Andrew YorkeMr. Andrew Yorke
    President & CEO Manitoba Blue Cross