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Congratulations to PhD Student Victoria Sid (supervised by Dr. Karmin O, Integrative Biology Laboratory), who was recently awarded the Smerchanski PhD Studentship, St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation.

Currently working on her PhD in Physiology and Pathophysiology, Sid has been the recipient of several awards, including a CSATVB Young Investigator Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (2015), a CSATVB Travel Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (2015), and an Undergraduate NSERC Student Research Award, University of Manitoba ( 2012). Her current study is entitled The Role of Folate in Metabolic Disorder – Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. How does high-fat diet affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and impair folic acid metabolism?