Manitoba researchers have made numerous contributions to the world of medicine over the years. But there is more to come.
The research community in this province has never been as large or as vibrant as it is today. Throughout the province, the work being done by local researchers is leading the way to better health care here in Manitoba and beyond.
Their efforts are changing the way we create healthy communities for aging seniors and improving the effectiveness of hip and knee replacement surgeries. And one day, research done here in Manitoba may lead to cures for cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Many of the researchers working in Manitoba have been supported at one time or another by the Manitoba Health Research Council. Here are just some of the Manitoba researchers who are working today to improve health care tomorrow.
|Dr. Andrew Goertzen |
The work being done by Dr. Andrew Goertzen's research team could advance medical research into new treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's disease, cancer and heart disease.
|Dr. Verena Menec |
Nothing would please Dr. Verena Menec more than helping to make Manitoba the best place on earth to grow old. And she has spent much of her career trying to do just that.
|Dr. Eric Bohm |
Dr. Eric Bohm helped make it standard practice to track the results of patients receiving hip and knee replacements at Manitoba's central hub for most joint replacement procedures.
|Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov |
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov's research shone a light on the need for a holistic approach to health care that addresses the physical, psychological, spiritual and existential needs of patients.
|Dr. Grant Pierce |
Cell biologist Dr. Grant Pierce has been studying the causes of heart disease for decades.
|Dr. Renee Robinson |
Home isn't just where the heart is. It's also the basis for good mental health - Which is certainly no surprise to leading researchers like Dr. Renee Robinson.
|Dr. Maureen Heaman |
Maternal health has come a long way since the late 1970s, says Dr. Maureen Heaman. But for Winnipeg's lowest-income mothers, there's still a long way to go.
|Dr. Judith Bartlett |
Dr. Judith Bartlett and other stakeholders are using Knowledge Networks to help address the Métis people's health needs.
|Dr. Geoff Hicks |
Winnipeg has long been a leader in the world of genetic research. Dr. Geoff Hicks is building on that tradition.
|Dr. Dean Kriellaars |
When it comes to grade school, numeracy and literacy are the first two items on the learning to-do list. If Dr. Dean Kriellaars has his way, physical literacy will be number three on that list.
|Dr. Song Liu |
Dr. Song Liu wants to make that old saying "like ripping off a bandage" a phrase of the past.