Supporting health through research and education.

Professorships

MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship Award

Photo of Dr. P. Bernstein.

Dr. C. N. Bernstein Awardee 1991-2002

This award is named to honor Dr. Du Val who served on the MMSF Board from 1976 until his death on May 14, 2002. He was a much respected surgeon, professor, teacher and philanthropist who co-funded the Surgery Can Be Fun Club in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Du Val’s involvement in the health field was extensive including Chair of the Board of Manitoba Blue Cross, Director of Blue Cross Life Insurance of Canada, Secretary to the Manitoba Medical Association, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and Treasurer and member of the Executive of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The legacy of Dr. Du Val is further enhanced by the establishment of this new partnership.

To date the MMSF has supported this award in the amount of $1,435,000.

Award Guidelines

  • The award is given for a period of 3 years during which the MMSF will contribute $50,000 per year towards the salary of the awardee. A one year term grant-in-aid to the appointee of up to $20,000 may be made during the first year of the appointment.
  • Candidates must be physicians or health care professionals licensed to practice in Manitoba with a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba and must be engaged in research related to the health field. During the tenure of the award the awardee must guarantee a 50% time commitment to research.
  • To be successful, a candidate must be judged to be in the early stages of a successful research career as a health care professional scientist. This judgment will be based on qualifications and experience. The candidate must have been engaged in independent research for not more than 7 years, should have received one or more grants from a national granting agency, such as the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and should have a satisfactory publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • The intent of the award is to promote clinical research at the University of Manitoba for the general benefit of health research in Manitoba. Individuals who have previously held, or currently hold, such an award will not be eligible for the MMSF award.
  • An awardee is not eligible for the MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship Award for a second 3-year term.
  • The award cannot be held concurrently with another personal career award.
  • An awardee who receives the MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorship Award is not eligible for other MMSF Salary awards.

*The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and the Manitoba Health Research Council teamed to cooperatively fund two Dr. F. W. Du Val Clinical Research Professorships for the betterment of Manitobans;

(3 years @ $50,000/year - $20,000 Grant-in-Aid during the 1st year)

  • PhotoDr. A. Ravandi

2016 - 2019

"Oxidized Phospholipids as Mediators of Myocardial Injury"

  • PhotoDr. J. Ho

2014 - 2017

"Developing Renal Allograft Surveillance Strategies: From Implantation to Late Post-Transplant"

(Dr. Ho received a CIHR New Investigator Salary Award and gave up the Professorship in July 2015)

  • Photo of Dr. R. AroraDr. R. Arora
  • (MMSF/MHRC Funded)*

2011 - 2014

"Determining the Incidence of Postoperative Delirium in the Current Era of Cardiac Surgery"

  • Photo of Dr. S. DakshinamurtiDr. S. Dakshinamurti
  • (MMSF/MHRC Funded)*

2010 - 2013

"Regulation of Thromboxane Receptor Hypersensitivity in Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn"

The 2007 - 2010 award was split between Dr. Jassal and Dr. Singh

  • Photo of Dr. D. JassalDr. D. Jassal

2007 - 2010

"The Interaction of Hyperlipidemia and NOS3 on Left Ventricular Remodeling After Pressure-Induced Overload"

  • Photo of Dr. H. SinghDr. H. Singh

2007 - 2010

"Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Safe Screening and Early Detection: A Series of Population-Based Studies"

  • Photo of Dr. E. BohmDr. E. Bohm

2004 - 2007

"Does Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibition Impair Bone Healing?"

  • Photo of Dr. M. Del BigioDr. M. Del Bigio

2001 - 2004

"Role of Extravasted Blood in Potentiation of Injury in the Immature Brain"

  • Photo of Dr. P. BernsteinDr. C. Bernstein

1999 - 2002

"Viral Infections and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Population-Based Case-Control Study"

(Dr. Bernstein received a CIHR Research Chair and gave up the Professorship in January 2001)

MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship Award in Population Health

Photo of Dr. S. Moses.

Dr. S. Moses Awardee 2000-2003

This professorship is named the MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Health to commemorate the memory of the late John Henson, who was CFO and VP at Manitoba Blue Cross for many years. John Henson was an avid supporter of the Foundation and provided many years of valued financial and business advice. John believed in the betterment of the health and well-being of all Manitobans and this professorship best endows his beliefs.

To date the MMSF has provided support for this award totaling $785,000.

Award Guidelines

  1. The award is given for a period of 3 years during which MMSF will contribute $50,000 per year towards the salary of the awardee. A one-year term grant-in-aid to the appointee of up to $20,000 may be made during the first year of the appointment.
  2. Candidates must be physicians or health care professionals licensed to practice in Manitoba and have a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba and must be engaged in research related to the health of populations groups in Manitoba. During the tenure of the award, the awardee must guarantee a 50% time commitment to research.
  3. To be successful, a candidate must be judged to be in the early stages of a successful research career as a health care professional scientist. This judgment will be based on qualifications and experience. The candidate must have been engaged in independent research in population health for not more than 7 years, should have received one or more grants from a national granting agency, such as the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and should have a satisfactory publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  4. The intent of the award is to attract and retain clinicians into population health research at the University of Manitoba for the general benefit of health research in Manitoba. Individuals who have previously held, or currently hold, such an award will not be eligible for the MMSF award.
  5. An awardee is not eligible for the MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship Award in Population Health for a second 3-year term.
  6. The award cannot be held concurrently with another personal career award.
  7. An awardee who receives the MMSF John Henson Clinical Research in Population Health Award is not eligible for other MMSF Salary awards.

This professorship is now awarded under the title of the MMSF John Henson Clinical Research Professorship in Population Health.

*The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and the Manitoba Health Research Council teamed to cooperatively fund two John Henson Clinical Research Professorships in Population Health for the betterment of Manitobans.

(3 years @ $50,000/year - $20,000 Grant-in-Aid during the 1st year)

  • PhotoDr. Y. Keynan

2013 - 2016

"Drivers and Consequences of Immune Activation-Suboptimal Immune Responses Among HIV Infected"

  • Photo of Dr. R. SchrothDr. R. Schroth (MMSF/MHRC Funded)*

2010 - 2013

"Evaluating the Feasibility and Effectiveness of High Dose Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy on Newborn 25(OH)D Levels and Infant Health"

  • Photo of Dr. M. BeckerDr. M. Becker (MMSF/MHRC Funded)*

2010 - 2013

"Improving Infectious Treatment Outcomes Among Vulnerable Populations"

  • Photo of Dr. A. KatzDr. A. Katz

2006 - 2009

"Primary Care Prevention: A Population-Based Research Program"

  • Photo of Dr. S. TabackDr. S. Taback

2003 - 2006

"Clinical and Epidemiological Research in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes"

The 2000 - 2003 award was split between Dr. Moses and Dr. Peschken

  • Photo of Dr. C. PeschkenDr. C. Peschken

2000 - 2003

"Differences In and Determinates of the Outcome of Rheumatoid Arthritis in First Nations and Caucasian Patients"

  • Photo of Dr. S. MosesDr. S. Moses

2000 - 2003

"Intervention Research for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections"

(Dr. Moses received a CIHR Award and gave up the Professorship August 2001)

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