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May 16, 2019
Source: McGill Reporter and RI-MUHC. Four graduate students from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) are among the 16 from McGill to win 2019 Vanier Scholarships, the federal government’s most prestigious program recognizing doctoral research excellence. The announcement was made on May 15 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. Congratulations to Matthew Dankner, Kashif Khan, Anastasios Maniakas and Yifan Wang!
Our 2019 Vanier Scholars:
Matthew Dankner, MD-PhD student, Experimental Medicine
Project: Identifying and targeting functional mediators of leptomeningeal metastasis
Kashif Khan, PhD student, Experimental Surgery
Project: The clinical significance of Wingless signalling in atherosclerosis: a new player in an old disease
(Photo courtesy of: University of New Brunswick)
Anastasios Maniakas, MD; PhD student, Experimental Surgery
Project: Azithromycin as add-on therapy in patients failing medical and surgical treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Yifan Wang, PhD student, Experimental Surgery
Project: Targeting distinct therapeutic vulnerabilities in homologous repair-deficient pancreatic adenocarcinoma
The Vanier program is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).