July 05, 2017

Diabetes Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 research competition. This year’s awardees represent some of the best work being done in the field of diabetes research in Canada.

“We are thrilled to be able to support this group of diabetes researchers,” says Jovita Sundaramoorthy, vice president, research and education at Diabetes Canada. “In this competitive research funding environment, we appreciated all submissions. This year, we made the decision to focus our funding on investigators who are conducting innovative diabetes research in the areas of prevention, management, treatment and cure. Diabetes Canada is committed to funding world class research in the country and we are grateful to our donors who make this important work possible.”

The 2017 Diabetes Canada Research Competition Awardees are:

  • Dr. Andrew Advani, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Carreau, University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz
  • Dr. Satya Dash, University Health Network
  • Dr. Claudia Gagnon, Centre de recherche du CHUL (CRCHUL) University Laval
  • Dr. Ahmad Haidar, McGill University
  • Dr. James D. Johnson, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Saifur R. Khan, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Christopher McGlory, McMaster University
  • Dr. Adriana Migliorini, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Rucha Patel, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
  • Dr. Elite Possik, CR-CHUM, University of Montreal
  • Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Montreal Clinical Research Institute
  • Dr. Jonathan Schertzer, McMaster University
  • Dr. Gregory Steinberg, McMaster University
  • Dr. Samaneh Yazdanikivi, Hospital for Sick Children

Please visit our website to learn more about the specific research projects and funding timelines.

Diabetes Canada has been funding research since 1975 and has been able to fund thousands of Canada’s most renowned diabetes researchers and trainees in their quest for new and innovative developments in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes.

Funding decisions are based on the results of a rigorous peer review process and the expert recommendations of Diabetes Canada’s National Research Council.

To make a donation in support of Diabetes Canada’s research programs, please visit our donation page

For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Krista Lamb
Communications, Manager
Diabetes Canada
416-408-7708
krista.lamb@diabetes.ca