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Congratulations to Dr. Yoav Keynan as the reciepient of the MMSF / SBRC 14th Annual Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award

  • Dr. Yoav Keynan

The MMSF and SBRC are pleased to announce that Dr. Yoav Keynan has been named this year’s recipient of the Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award, a $4,000 contribution to help offset the operating expenses for the supervision of a B.Sc. (Med) student at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Keynan is supervising B.Sc. (Med) student Ruochen Tony Mao for their project titled ‘Functional Consequences of Lung Inflammation Accompanying Pneumonia among HIV Infected Individuals’.

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For details on all MMSF awards please see the Award Recipients Section of our website.

Congratulations to Dr. Vernon Dolinsky as the recipient of the MMSF Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award

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    Dr. Vernon Dolinsky

The MMSF is pleased to announce that the 2017 to 2020 MMSF Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Research Award has been awarded to Dr. Vernon Dolinsky.

This Clinical Research Professorship award is valued at $170,000, with an annual salary of $50,000 for three years for the awardee. A $20,000 grant-in-aid during the first year of the appointment has also been awarded.

Promoting basic science research at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Dolinsky’s term begins July 1, 2017, with a guaranteed 75 per cent time commitment towards research. An Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Dolinky’s work focuses on the role of gestational diabetes and SIRT3 in the developmental origins of cardiometabolic disease.

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For details on all MMSF awards please see the Award Recipients Section of our website.


The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) provides funding to new Manitoba researchers and students, for the advancement of scientific knowledge, and other endeavors, in order to improve the health and well-being of all Manitobans.

The MMSF strives 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 those who have received funding through the MMSF and their partners, and we look forward to continuing our mission of supporting health-related research and education in Manitoba.

Since 1971, the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation has provided over $20 MILLION towards furthering heal-related research and education in Manitoba.

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