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Congratulations to Dr. Vanessa Poliquin and Dr. Lin Yang as the Recipients of the 2017/2018R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine

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    Dr. Vanessa Poliquin

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    Dr. Lin Yang

The MMSF is pleased to announce that the 2017/18 R. Samuel McLaughlin/MMSF Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine has been awarded as a shared award between Dr. Vanessa Poliquin and Dr. Lin Yang. This award is co-sponsored by the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) and the University of Manitoba McLaughlin Foundation with each contributing $25,000 for a total award of $50,000 (Canadian). The Dean’s Fellowship Fund at the University of Manitoba is also contributing $34,634, valuing this year’s award at $84,634. This sum will be equally divided between the two recipients.

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


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.

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