Awards & Achievements
2020: Awards | Grants |
2019: AwardsGrants |
2018: AwardsGrants |

2020 AWARDS

GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • CIHR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Kailee Rutherford – MSc Student with Dr. Kirk McManus
    • Natasha Osawa – MSc GCP Student
    • Cassie McDonald – MSc GCP Student
  • NSERC GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
    • Michaela Palmer MSc Student with Dr. Kirk McManus
  • MINDEL RADY OLENICK FELLOWSHIP IN HUMAN GENETICS
    • Qian Liu  PhD Student with Dr. Pingzhao Hu
  • WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
    • Claire Morden – MSc Student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal
  • RESEARCH MANITOBA
    • Khatereh Saei Arezoumand - MSc Student with Dr. Mojgan Rastegar
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA PRESIDENT'S GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN HUMAN GENETICS 
    • Yong Won Jin - MSc Student with Dr. Pingzhao Hu
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP (UMGF)   
    • Emily Barker - MSc Student with Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine 
    • Katherine Chimney - GCP MSc Student
     

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Francis Amara
Med I Teaching Award nomination, 2018-19 Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) (February)
Med II Teaching Award nomination, 2018-19 Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) (February)

Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine
Bachelor of Science in Medicine Supervisor Mentorship Award, 2018-19 Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) (February)

Dr. Pingzhao Hu
Rh New Investigator Award  - Recipient in the "Interdisciplinary Category" (Sep 2020)

2019 AWARDS

GENETIC COUNSELLING

Shannon Chin
Association of Genetic Counselling Program Directors Supervisor of the Year Award (UM).
Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellor Professional Practice, Innovation, and Advocacy Leadership Award.

Charity Fan
Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors New Leader Award.

GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • CIHR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Selina Casalino – MSc GCP Student with Dr. Mark Nachtigal
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - Dean's Travel Award
    • Claire Morden - MSc student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal
    • Qian Liu - PhD student with Dr. Pingzhao Hu
  • IEEE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
    • Qian Liu – MSc Student with Dr. Pingzhao Hu
      • Best Oral Presentation
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA – THREE-MINUTE THESIS
    • Berardino Petrelli – PhD student with Dr. Geoff Hicks
      • Finalist
    • Taryn Athey – MSc GCP student with Dr. Patrick Frost

CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Grant Recipient:

  • Dr. Meaghan J Jones. "Epigenetic chnges linking prenatal exposures to tobacco or cannabis smoke with asthma risk". 

Faculty Research Grant Recipients:

  • Dr. Pingzhao Hu (NSERC - November). "Deep learning for prioritizing small molecules candidates for drug repositioning". $25,000 

2018 AWARDS

GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • RESEARCH MANITOBA
    • Tricia Choquette - MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
    • Lucile Jeusset - PhD student with Dr. Kirk McManus
    • Shavira Narrandes - MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
    • Berardino Petrelli - PhD student with Dr. Geoff Hicks
  • MANITOBA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Taryn Athey - MSc GCP student with Dr. Patrick Frost
    • Promita Ghosh - MSc student with Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine
    • Claire Morden - MSc student with Dr. Kirk McManus
  • DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    • Chloe Lepage - MSc student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal 
  • NSGC INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
    • Ashleigh HansenMSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - BMG Studentship
    • Manisha Bungsy - MSc student with Dr. Kirk McManus
  • CIHR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Marjorie Buist - MSc student with Dr. Mojgan Rastegar
    • Rachelle DinchongMSc GCP student with Dr. Patrick Frosk
    • Angela KrutishMSc GCP student with Jessica Hartley
    • Ashleigh Hansen - MSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
    • Chloe Lepage - MSc student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal 
  •  UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - THREE-MINUTE THESIS 
    • Sandhini Lockman, MSc student with Dr. Mojgan Rastegar 
      • Finalist
    • Ashleigh Hansen, MSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
      • Finalist

 Faculty Research CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Grant Recipients:

  • Dr. Versha Banerji (June). "Pulling the Plug on Small Cell Lung Cancer". $120,000.
  • Dr. Jim Davie (June). "MSK directed H3K27 acetylation and enhancer activity in triple negative breast cancer cells". $120,000.
  • Dr. Spencer Gibson (June). "Role of EGFR-TSSC4 in regulating autophagy in GBM". $120,000.
  • Dr. Michael Mowat (June). "The role of DLC1 Tumor Suppressor loss in PI3 Kinase Driven Breast Cancer". $120,000.
  • Dr. Etienne Leygue (June). "Interspecies co-culture as a new tool to investigate drug resistance". $120,000.