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Congratulations to Dr. Versha Banerji for being selected as the 11th Annual MMSF / SBRC Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award Recipient

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Dr. Versha Banerji (Principal Investigator); Background - Rebecca Lang (Medical Student); Armando Poeppl (Technician); Irisi Gehrke (Post Doctoral Fellow)

Dr. Versha Banerji is from the University of Manitoba Departments of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry & Medical Genetics.

This award contributes to the operating expenses of a BSc (Med) Supervisor at the University of Manitoba to offset operating expenses incurred for the supervision of a BSc (Med) student at the University of Manitoba. This award has been presented to Dr. Versha Banerji to support the project of BSc (Med) student Rebecca Lang entitled ‘Modulating Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK-3) in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)’.

The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) and the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre (SBRC) have each contributed $2,000 to this award for a total award of $4,000.

Thank you to all of the applicants who applied for this award, to the BSc Awards Selection Committee for adjudication of the candidates, and to the University of Manitoba for administrative support to the process.

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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 to promote and fund scientific, educational and other activities to improve the health and well-being of Manitobans, focusing on support of new researchers.

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