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Congratulations to Dr. David Dawe, Dr. Yoav Keynan and Dr. Afshin Raouf for being selected as the 12th Annual MMSF / SBRC Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award Recipients

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The 12th Annual MMSF / SBRC Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award Recipients:
Dr. David Dawe; Dr. Yoav Keynan; Dr. Afshin Raouf

The 2015 award was split three-ways as each supervisor and each project merited support. This award contributes to the operating expenses of a B.Sc. (Med.) Supervisor at the University of Manitoba to offset operating costs incurred for the supervision of a B.Sc. (Med.) Student.

The award has been equally divided in the amount of $1,333 each and awarded to:

  • Dr. David Dawe who is supervising B.Sc. Med. student Trevor Aquin on their project 'The Effect of Performance Status on Cancer Outcomes for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients in Manitoba'. Dr. Dawe holds an appointment with the Department of Internal Medicine.

  • Dr. Yoav Keynan who is supervising B.Sc. Med. student Quinlan Richert on their project 'Systemic Inflammation Before and After Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation as a Predictor of Immune Response among HIV Infected Individuals in Manitoba'. Dr. Keynan holds appointments within the department of Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Community Health Sciences.

  • Dr. Afshin Raouf who is supervising B.Sc. Med. student Alexei Berdnikov on their project 'Examining the Mechanisms Through Which Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Enhance Breast Tissue Proliferation and Differentiation in Reconstructive Breast Surgeries'. Dr. Raouf holds appointments in the Departments of Cell Biology and Immunology.

The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) and the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre (SBRC) have each contributed $1,999.50 to this award for a total award of $3,999.00.

Thank you to the B.Sc. Awards Selection Committee for adjudication of the candidates, and to the University of Manitoba for administrative support to the process.

Posted on June 24, 2015

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