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Congratulations to Dr. Carla Taylor and Dr. Peter Zahradka, who have both accepted a three-year renewal as Team Leaders, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM).

Dr. Taylor is Principal Investigator, Metabolic Nutrition, CCARM, Professor Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba and Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba. She is currently an Associate Editor for Lipids and has completed the maximum two terms as an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Nutrition. Dr. Taylor’s research has been recognized through two major awards: the International Life Sciences Institute Future Leader Award in Nutrition in 1996 and the Canadian Society of Nutritional Sciences – Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award in 2005.

Dr. Peter Zahradka is Principal Investigator Molecular Physiology, CCARM, Professor Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology & Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba. Over his seven years as Team Leader, he helped the unit grow from its original 3 scientists to 12 scientists who now occupy the entire second floor. From 2012 to 2018, he also served as head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease in the Department of Physiology, a role that fits well with his research program.

CCARM’s vision is to add value to agricultural commodities and finished products through innovative functional food and nutraceuticals research. The CCARM research program aims to translate positive results from basic laboratory science into new and safe dietary supplements and food products that will directly impact the health of the Canadian public.

Our best wishes to Drs. Taylor & Zahradka for their continued success leading the CCARM team here at St. Boniface Hospital Research!