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Congratulations to Mihir Parikh, who took home two of the most prestigious prizes at the recent Canadian Student Health Research Forum — The E. L. Drewry Memorial Award, the highest honour conferred upon a senior doctoral student of Max Rady College of Medicine, as well as The St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Inc. Award.

“It’s a real honour and I am very humbled by these two awards,” said Parikh, a PhD student in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

“I owe this to the great mentorship of my supervisors Drs. Grant Pierce and Thomas Netticadan and to the collective efforts of my Pierce and Netticadan lab members. Thank you very much, folks!”

Parikh joins the ranks of several St. Boniface Research graduate students who have earned The E. L. Drewry Memorial Award since the early 90’s, strengthening once again St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen and the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences as one of the preeminent basic cardiovascular research programs in the world offering a superior training program for graduate students.

Interested in furthering his studies in the area of molecular cardiology, Parikh recently left Winnipeg for New York, where he will be investigating mechanisms related to ischemic heart disease at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine.

Congratulations again Mihir!