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Congratulations to Dr Michael Czubryt, this year’s recipient of the Ronald Duhamel Innovation Fund Award.

Dr Czubryt received the award in recognition of his innovative research into cardiac fibrosis. Czubryt has proven that a protein regulator called scleraxis can lead to the development of collagen, which stiffens the heard in cardiac fibrosis.

Czubryt is currently leading a team of international collaborators to develop a new class of drugs for patients with fibrosis in the heart – and potentially other areas like the lungs and kidneys.

The award was presented to Czubryt at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation’s annual donor appreciation breakfast on April 23rd.