Training and Career Development

The CIHR 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.

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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.

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 (CIHR-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 2019 Fellowships in Gastroenterology.

Nominated Principal Investigator Institution Project Title
Sun-Ho Lee Sun-Ho Lee Sinai Health System (Toronto) Defining the pre-inflammatory changes of gut microbiome, metabolome, and host proteome associated with the development of Crohn's disease in healthy first-degree relatives of Crohn's disease patients
Josie Libertucci McMaster University The role of mucosa-associated proteolytic bacteria in Crohn's disease
Daniel Mulder Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) Polygenic variant patterns explain new pathway-based molecular models of inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis
Larissa Périco University of Calgary Protease-activated receptor (PAR)-2: A novel effector of mucosal healing in inflammatory bowel diseases

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

CIHR Funding Results / Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 KRESCENT New Investigator Awards.

Nominated Principal Investigator Institution Project Title
Justin Chun University of Calgary Precision Medicine for Glomerular Disease: Role for Lipid Droplets
Thomas Kitzler Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre A comprehensive approach to study genetic causes of chronic kidney disease

Health System Impact Fellowship 2020

The Health System Impact Fellowship 2020 were developed 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.

New Investigator Partnership Prize

The New Investigator Partnership Prize in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin will support Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Early Career Researcher (ECR) Prizes awarded by a partner organization (voluntary health sector organizations such as non- profit organizations, professional organizations and registered charities) for outstanding diabetes research. Partner organizations may apply directly to INMD for these awards.

INMD Early Career Researcher (ECR) Partnership Prize (2021/2022)

The INMD Early Career Researcher (ECR) Partnership Prize will support ECR 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.

CIHR Funding Results / Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 INMD Early Career Researcher Partnership Prize.

2020 CIHR INMD / Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) New Investigator Partnership Prize: Kyly Whitfield, PhD, Mount Saint Vincent University

2020 CIHR-INMD / Diabetes Canada (DC) Young Scientist Award: Jennifer Estall, PhD, McGill University

2020 CIHR INMD / Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) Early Career Investigator Partnership Prize: Laura Sly, PhD, University of British Columbia

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Contact information

For more information, please contact:

Christine Dhara
christine.dhara@sickkids.ca
416-978-1332

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