CoMGRADs make a big impact

Nearly $600,000 in research funding was awarded in 2016

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One of the winners, Adriana Angarita Fonseca (centre), stands with (l-r) Adam Baxter-Jones, Marek Radomski, Brenna Bath and Catherine Trask (supervisors)

The College of Medicine celebrated over half-a-million dollars in scholarships being awarded as part of the 2016 College of Medicine Graduate Student Awards (CoMGRAD) ceremony last week.

“(We’re) delighted with the success of our new, competitive graduate student internal grant scheme,” explained the vice-dean of research, Dr. Marek Radomski. “Out of 33 MSc, PhD and postdoctoral applications new were able to fund 15 applications to the tune of $596,000.”

The scholarships provide financial support to graduate students and faculty supervisors at the CoM who demonstrate an interest in furthering medical research, and in doing so further the profile of the college by demonstrating the dynamic work our students and faculty are currently engaged in.

This year CoMGRAD was able to fund:

  • 6 out of 9 MSc applicants, $216,000
  • 5 out of 7 PhD applicants $220,000
  • 4 out of 17 Post Doc applications $160,000

“We would like to congratulate all awardees and their mentors,” Radomski continued. “And we wish them great discoveries in research quest, and encourage our graduate students and postdocs to participate in the 2017 CoMGRAD.”