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L-R: Ronak Fahmi, PhD student; Breanne Semenko, MSc student & Sawanee Wickramasekara, MSc student.

Congratulations to three outstanding young investigators with CCARM, who have each been recently recognized with student endowment awards through St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

PhD student Ronak Fahmi is a member of Dr. Michel Aliani’s Metabolomics lab, and will receive $11,050 from the Mark G. & Patricia N. Smerchanski Endowed Studentship Fund which supports young investigators in research every year since 2010.

Breanne Semenko will receive $4,400 from the TD Bank Group Graduate Student Award, as well as $6,650 from the Smerchanski Endowed Students Grant. Breanne is a MSc student supervised by Dr. Miyoung Suh in the Nutrition & Neurological Diseases lab. The TD Bank Group Graduate Student Award Endowment Fund was established in June 2015 to support research into aboriginal health issues at St. Boniface Research Centre.

Sawanee Wickramasekara is a MSc student in Dr. Carla Taylor’s Metabolic Nutrition lab, and will receive $6,900 from the Frank & Jeanne Plett Endowed Studentship Grant, which recognizes graduate students at St. Boniface Hospital Research annually since 2016.

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