Celebrating Health Research

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Welcome to CIHR’s Celebrating Health Research storybook, where you can read about the life-changing research happening right here in Canada – presented by researchers and patients in their own words.

Hear from researchers about why they pursued a career in health research, and learn about the health problems they’re tackling and the new scientific knowledge they’re creating.

You can also read the stories of patients who have been involved in or touched by health research.

Be sure to check back often, as we’ll be adding new stories all the time.

Men’s health: Out of the shadows into the spotlight

Dr. John Oliffe
University of British Columbia

Advocating for “hands on” approaches to cancer prevention

Dr. Carolyn Gotay
University of British Columbia

Free to be me, unconditionally

Dr. Colleen Anne Dell
University of Saskatchewan

Demystifying health, empowering patients

Dr. Holly Witteman
Laval University

The protective power of breast milk

Dr. Meghan Azad
University of Manitoba

When our DNA mutates, cancer can be the result

Dr. Mani Larijani
Memorial University of Newfoundland

A window on the circuitry of the brain

Dr. Kurt Haas
University of British Columbia

Helping young brains recover from concussion

Dr. Roger Zemek
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute

The far-reaching effects of bullying

Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt
University of Ottawa

Why some kids get asthma and others don’t

Dr. Stuart Turvey
University of British Columbia

Developing a molecule to help people with allergies breathe easier

Dr. Christine McCusker
Montreal Children’s Hospital

Extending the lives of people with cystic fibrosis

Dr. Christine Bear
Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)


Dr. Christine Chambers
Dalhousie University

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