SHRF announces $720,000 in funding support for USask early-career researchers to address health challenges

Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers will tackle a wide variety of health challenges—from developing new therapeutics for cancer to creating a culturally responsive research framework that supports Indigenous people in navigating their healing and wellness journeys—thanks to an investment of $720,000.

By USask Research Profile and Impact

The Establishment Grant funding from SHRF (Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation) is intended to attract and retain those with the knowledge and expertise needed to build careers in the province, create effective collaborations, and work to improve health outcomes for the people of Saskatchewan.

The 2021-22 Establishment Grant Recipients from USask:

Dr. Alexandra King (MD), College of Medicine - $120,000

  • Gathering our bundle: Creating a culturally responsive research framework to support the wellness of First Nations and Métis in Saskatchewan


Dr. Anand Krishnan (PhD), College of Medicine - $119,999  

  • Exploring the mechanism of nerve-dependent cancer progression to identify new therapeutic approaches for cancer


Dr. Anil Kumar (PhD), College of Medicine - $120,000

  • Understanding the role of Enterovirus D68 in Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a novel polio-like illness


Dr. Eric Sy (MD), College of Medicine - $120,000

  • Studying and improving the safety of direct discharges to home from the Intensive Care Unit (Regina-DISH Project)


Dr. Jenny-Lee Thomassin (PhD), College of Medicine - $120,000

  • Shipping and receiving: identification of cargo proteins exported by pathogenic Escherichia coli during infection


Dr. Changting Xiao (PhD), College of Medicine - $120,000

  • Reining in Gut Fat Handling to Treat Heart Disease and Stroke


For more details on these and other SHRF-funded research, search the SHRF Results Database.

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