Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director, St. Boniface Hospital Research received the Outstanding Leadership in Health Research Award from the Life Science Association of Manitoba (LSAM) at their annual Life Science Awards this week. The awards program recognizes leaders and innovators in the life science community, and this award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary vision and leadership in life science research in Manitoba in such areas as public awareness, scientific discovery or commercial application. Dr. Pierce was recognized for initiating the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine.
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Dr. Pierce is also Principal Investigator of Cell Biology within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at St. Boniface Hospital, Assistant Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine, and
Professor of Physiology and Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba.
The Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) is dedicated to understanding the health-related benefits of nutraceuticals, functional foods and natural health products (health food). CCARM represents a unique partnership between St. Boniface Hospital , the University of Manitoba , and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada , and is located within St. Boniface Hospital Research – a world renowned $40 million state-of-the-art medical research facility.
The Life Science Association of Manitoba builds and supports Manitoba’s Life Sciences, manufacturing and research industries through: Sector Promotion, Training and Advocacy. “Life science” or “the life sciences” describes several of world’s most advanced industries, including:
- Biotechnology and genetic research for therapeutic uses;
- Medical device design and production;
- Health care product and software design and services;
- Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, and Functional foods and nutraceuticals product development and marketing.