Training and Career Development

The Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (CIHR-INMD) is committed to supporting a new generation of health researchers in nutrition, metabolism, digestive system, kidneys and the liver. We will achieve this goal by providing important training, early career development and mentorship support to researchers. INMD embeds capacity development, and networks for support and mentorship of trainees, into each of the programs that it funds. This section includes resources designed to help you throughout your career path.

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CIHR Fellowships

CIHR’s Health Research Training Strategy aims to equip research trainees so that they emerge from their training as scientific, professional, or organizational leaders within and beyond the health research enterprise. Generating research leaders of tomorrow is a key objective for CIHR.

Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

INMD Priority Announcements

Gastroenterology (FGA)

The CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD), in partnership with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG), will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the research priority areas as described below:

  • applications that relate specifically to biomedical or clinical research related to gastroenterology that will contribute to building increased Canadian research capacity in the field.

More information on the research priorities of CIHR-INMD and CAG can be found on their websites.

CIHR Funding Results / Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Fellowships in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Nominated Principal Investigator Subject Area Institution Project Title
Cristian Hernandez Gastroenterology Sinai Health System (Toronto) Interplay of diet, bile acid-metabolizing bacteria and bile acid receptors as a gut microbiota-driven immunomodulatory pathway in inflammatory bowel disease
Ashish Marwaha Gastroenterology Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) Identification of novel single gene variants in the IL-17 pathway leading to early onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Maryam Ebadi Hepatology University of Alberta Prognostic Value of a Prospective, Longitudinal Evaluation of Body Composition in Patients with Cirrhosis Evaluated for Liver Transplantation
Deeqa Mahamed Hepatology University Health Network (Toronto) Intrahepatic immune response to discontinuation of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B patients

Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT)

CIHR Funding Results / Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships and the 2019 KRESCENT New Investigator Awards.

Nominated Principal Investigator Supervisor Institution Project Title
KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Sergei Clotet-Freixas Ana Konvalinka University Health Network Sex and Human Kidney Metabolism: New Insights into Diabetic Kidney Disease
Janine Farragher Brenda Hemmelgarn Calgary University A Pilot RCT of the PEP Program for Adults on Chronic Dialysis with Fatigue
Tyrone Harrison Brenda Hemmelgarn Calgary University Improving the perioperative care of patients with end-stage renal disease
Claire Martin Anne-Claude Gingras Mount Sinai Proteomic mapping of the kidney's blood filtration barrier
Marko Skrtik Lisa Robinson UHN Pro-resolving mediators and Slit2-Robo pathway in acute kidney injury
KRESCENT New Investigator Award
Meghan Elliott n/a Calgary University Supporting Engagement in Chronic Kidney Disease Care and Research
Gregory Hundemer n/a Ottawa Health Research Institute Characterizing Renal Outcomes in Overt and Subclinical Aldosterone Excess
Matthew Lanktree n/a McMaster University Assessing the Omnigenic Contribution to Chronic Kidney Disease

Health System Impact Fellowships 2020

These fellowships were developed as a way to provide support to highly qualified individuals with a doctorate degree in health services and policy research, or related fields, to undertake experiential learning opportunities in health care organizations and also include academic mentorship. These awards were developed and launched in partnership with seven Institutes (IA, ICRH, IHSPR, III, INMD, INMHA, IPPH), the Healthy Cities Research Initiative, Mitacs, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. For additional information, please visit ResearchNet

INMD Early Career Investigator (ECI) Partnership Prize (2020/2021)

The INMD Early Career Investigator (ECI) Partnership Prize will support ECI Prizes awarded by voluntary health organizations (such as non-profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities) that recognize outstanding research related to the Institute's mandate. Partner organizations may apply directly to INMD for these awards. For additional information, please visit the INMD Early Career Investigator Partnership Prize page.

CIHR Funding Results / Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 INMD Early Career Investigator Partnership Prize.

2019 CIHR-INMD/Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Early Career Investigator: Caroline Richard, PhD, University of Alberta

2019 CIHR-INMD/ Diabetes Canada (DC) Young Scientist Award: David Cherney, MD, PhD, University Health Network

2019 Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Investigator Award: Jean Eric Ghia, PhD, University of Manitoba


Contact information

For more information, please contact:

Hasnain Saherawala

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