Government of Canada invests in health research excellence at the University of Manitoba

Researchers to advance knowledge in areas such as Indigenous health, HIV, kidney transplants, and antimicrobial resistance

WINNIPEG, Dec. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Health research leads to discoveries and knowledge that helps improve the health of Canadians through new treatments, health services and health promotion and disease prevention programs. The Government of Canada is one of the country's largest investors in health research through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Today, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced 16 grants being awarded to health researchers at the University of Manitoba, for a total investment of $10.2 million through CIHR's Project grant program.

The funding will support the work of researchers at the University of Manitoba across the spectrum of health research areas, ranging from microbiology and nanoparticles, to healthcare delivery and population-based wellness strategies.

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"The Government of Canada is proud to support the outstanding work of health researchers in all regions of the country. These researchers are producing knowledge that will improve the health of Canadians and strengthen our health care system."
Jane Philpott
Minister of Health

"Some of Canada's most important health discoveries are being made right here in Winnipeg. This announcement highlights the bright minds and the strong support for research and innovation at the University of Manitoba."
Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre

"The Project Grants announced today show that CIHR invests in the very best ideas to advance health science – from biomedical and clinical, to health systems and public health. The results of this research will benefit all Canadians."
Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy
Scientific Director, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: Contacts: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, 613-957-0200; Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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