CIHR, JDRF Canada invest $33M into diabetes research projects


Canadian Institutes of Health Research and JDRF Canada have announced a $33M investment into 12 research projects focused on preventing, detecting, managing, and treating diabetes. Eight of the project teams are led by researchers from Canadian postsecondary institutions: Dr Shazhan Amed (University of British Columbia), Dr Elizabeth Rideout (UBC), Dr Peter Thompson (University of Manitoba), Dr Sonia Butalia (University of Calgary), Dr Jonathan McGavock (UManitoba), Dr Holly Witteman (Université Laval), Dr Doug Klein (University of Alberta), and Dr Michelle Mottola (Western University). “Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Canada,” stated Canada Minister of Health Mark Holland. “This investment in research will improve our understanding of diabetes and will ultimately result in better supports for Canadians currently living with the condition.”

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