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2019

Arneet Saltzman, PhD

Department of Cell and Systems Biology University of Toronto Investigating the role of heterochromatin readers in genome stability Chromosomes consist of DNA packaged with proteins to form chromatin. The organization of our DNA into chromatin is important for controlling which genes are active or inactive, and for preserving the integrity of the genome during cell…

2019

Daiva Nielsen, PhD

Department of Human NutritionMcGill University Characterization of the workplace food environment in Montreal Canada: New directions for gene-environment interaction and health research The retail food environment is acknowledged to play a significant role in public health and while previous studies have examined the role of the food environment around one’s residence, the food environment around…

2019

Benoit Laurent, PhD

Department of BiochemistryUniversité de Sherbrooke Deciphering the epigenetic regulation of alternative splicing in neurons Aging can reduce the birth of new neurons, a process called neurogenesis. The challenge is to prevent our neurons from dying in old age and keep growing new ones in order to stave off neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Laurent’s research project aims…

2019

Mahsa Jessri, PhD

Department of Food, Nutrition, and Health, University of British Columbia Dietary Patterns and Food Policies: Measuring the Impact on Health With the dramatic increase in life expectancy that occurred during the 20th century, we can be more optimistic than ever that good health is both achievable and sustainable. Unlike smoking, whose contribution to death and…

2019

Andrea Bombak, PhD

Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick Intersections of Weight Stigma in New Brunswick Weight stigma affects risk for stress, diabetes, and heart disease. Little research has explored how people facing other stigmas (like racism, ageism, or classism) are affected by weight stigma. Place also affects health by making it easier or more difficult to access…

2019

Lindsay Bodell, PhD

Department of PsychologyWestern University Negative Affect and Reward Processing in Individuals with Binge Eating Binge eating is defined by consuming a large amount of food over a short time period and feeling out of control while eating. This behavior is a key feature of eating disorders, affects approximately 10% of the population, and is associated…

2019 Discovery Award Recipients
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2019 Discovery Award Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the Banting Research Foundation 2019 Discovery Award recipients! This year, we were able to fund six projects from outstanding applicants, chosen out of 79 applications. These applicants were the highest ranking in our 2019 peer-reviewed competition. The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award is unique in that it it focuses on early-career…

The CIHR 2018 Gold Leaf Prize Ceremony
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The CIHR 2018 Gold Leaf Prize Ceremony

Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Banting Research Foundation, met with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, at the CIHR 2018 Golf Leaf Prize Ceremony at Rideau Hall, on June 20, 2019.  Dr. Whiteside had the pleasure of thanking the Governor General for recently granting…

Announcing our Honorary Patron: Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette
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Announcing our Honorary Patron: Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette

The Banting Research Foundation is delighted to announce Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, as our Honorary Patron. The Governor General grants Viceregal Patronage to recognize special contributions to society, and to bring special attention to worthy causes and showcase excellence. As Canada’s oldest medical research granting charity, The Banting…

Welcome Gerald Lokash
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Welcome Gerald Lokash

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Board member, Mr. Gerald Lokash. Mr. Lokash is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Business Advisor with a multi-industry background in areas such as finance and corporate development. Mr. Lokash has considerable experience having served on a number of not-for-profit organization Boards. We wish Mr. Lokash a very warm…