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Dr. Bram Ramjiawan

Director of Research for the Asper Clinical Research Institute

Director of Research Innovation and Regulatory Affairs

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Clinical Trials

Active, Future, and Completed Studies

St. Boniface Hospital Honours Winnipeg Philanthropist Paul Albrechtsen

Clinical Research

Bringing Discoveries to the “Bedside”

Scientific discoveries must be translated into practice to improve human health. However, basic research can also be stimulated when clinical researchers uncover questions while investigating new treatments. Thus, the two work best in proximity and collaboration with each other. Our current research infrastructure strengthens and accelerates this critical part of clinical research. The I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute, next door to the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, has three exciting research programs established or in development:

  • Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research – Areas of focus include strengthening communication between cancer patients and health professionals, addressing the specific needs of children and adolescents with cancer, the nutritional needs of late-stage cancer patients, tobacco control, and the psychosocial needs of dying patients.
  • Clinical Research in Cardiovascular Disease – Integrating with research efforts directed towards the complications that occur in arteries and veins in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Nutritional interventions developed within the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) will determine if nutraceuticals and functional foods can alter the incidence or progression of a disease in human subjects.

Hack wins Brain Tumour Foundation CAPO Award

Thomas F Hack, PhD, Director, Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Nursing Research, I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute, recently received the Award for Excellence in Psychosocial Oncology, presented annually by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Dr. Hack is also...

MSPrebiotic celebrates clinical trial success

A clinical trial conducted by Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research In Health and Medicine principal investigator and medical microbiologist Dr. Michelle Alfa was celebrated today for its contribution to the development of a commercial product. MSPrebiotic® is used...

University of Winnipeg Collegiate Students Awarded Silver Medals

Sandeep Mangat, grade 10 student from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate University of Winnipeg Collegiate students and twin brothers Sandeep and Mandeep Mangat were awarded silver medals at the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) on April 22, 2017. Both are...

New position for Arora

Dr. Rakesh Arora has accepted the position of Section Head and Regional Lead, Cardiac Surgery, University of Manitoba and WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program as well as retaining his position as Medical Director of Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care. Dr. Arora is the principal...

BSc Med and MED II Awards Day 2016

Some BSc Med students under St. Boniface Hospital Research supervision received awards at last week’s BSc Med and MED II Awards Day 2016 celebration: Pegah Afsharinezhad (Kirshenbaum) BSc.(Med) Student Joe Doupe Presenter Honour Award Merck Sharp & Dhome Award for...

Jassal explains STEMI

Dr. Davinder Jassal, Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Imaging, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, cardiologist and Medical Director of WRHA Coronary Care Unit has been in the media explaining ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). STEMI is a...