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At the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, a unique framework of developing and established research themes encourages and assists research collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Themes are areas relevant to child health with faculty of recognized excellence acknowledged as having critical mass within the Institute. Theme members are scientists of a national calibre, hold extensive individual, national, or international research funding support, and bring unique strengths to the theme, increasing the theme s ability to collaborate and make progress beyond the capacity of individual efforts.
New and continuing research themes make ongoing, substantive contributions to discovery research in areas of child health and help bridge the gap from discoveries made in the laboratory and in clinical and epidemiologic research, to the delivery of advances in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of childhood illness and disease.
The theme structure offers an effective and efficient mechanism for decision making in allocating resources and support to scientific investigators and trainees at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.
Research themes at the Institute share the following common attributes to meet theme requirements:
The first established theme at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba was the Biology of Breathing, whose basic science and clinical research focus is pediatric pulmonary biology and disease. Since then the Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba or DREAM theme has been developed to create an environment and provide the infrastructure to support state-of-the-art epidemiological and basic science research in the area of obesity and Type 2 diabetes complications. Also the Next generation Sequencing (NGS) platform has joined CHRIM and will give Manitoba researchers the tools required to advance discoveries in areas such as epigenetics, cardiovascular research, cancer, diabetes, stem cell biology and other areas of human disease..
A consultative review process is currently underway for Research Themes at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.
Dr. Terry Klassen, (204) 789-3754, email@example.com
Dr. Andrew Halayko, Biology of Breathing Theme Leader, (204) 787-2062, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Grant Hatch, DREAM Theme co-leader (204)-789-3405
Dr.Jon McGavock, DREAM Theme co-leader, (204)-480-1359
Dr. Jim Davie, NGS Platform Leader, (204)-975-7732