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Dr. Amir Ravandi, Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Lipidomics, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, recently made the cover of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation 2012 Awards in Review. Ravandi was awarded a $20,000 grant from the MMSF for his study “Role of oxidized phospholipids in myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury”.

Dr. Ben Albensi, Principal Investigator, Synaptic Plasticity & Memory Dysfunction, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders (DND) received the Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award ($1,000) from the MMSF in support of student Ryan Dale’s BSc Med project entitled “Use of Diffusion MRI Technique as a Tool in the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease”. Dale also received 2 awards from the MMSF’s BSc Medicine Summer Student Program.

From the MMSF website: The MMSF endeavors to follow its roots by: being committed to community; providing mentorship and feedback through direct engagement of applicants, for which the highest priority for funding is given to new researchers who are establishing themselves in Manitoba and do not yet have long-term stable research funding; developing collaborative partnerships with other granting organizations; providing funding to advance health-related research for the benefit of Manitobans; managing our resources with an aim to sustain our mission for future generations.

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