We are proud to announce the winner of our 2016 SANSAR Young Investigator Award, Mr. Justin Chan!Mr. Chan is a PhD. candidate in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia. For the purpose of this award, his intention is to continue his project, titled Epidemiology and healthcare utilization of inflammatory bowel disease in South Asians living in British Columbia. This work will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The award, sponsored by the CIBC in 2016, will be presented at SANSAR’s 3rd Annual Gala: Discover South Asia, on Friday, June 9th, 2017 to be held in Vaughan, Ontario.
Congratulations to SANSAR's 2015 award winner, Michael Zulyniak! The award was presented at the Gauging the Guidelines Symposium on February 27, 2016, at the Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.
Michael Zulyniak, PhD CIHR RCT Trainee & Research Fellow Department of Medicine McMaster University
Project: High blood sugar during pregnancy is common in South Asian women and may lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes in both mother and child. Diet and physical activity may protect a pregnant woman from developing diabetes but the research to-date is not clear. This research aims to develop a (i) diet, (ii) exercise, and (iii) diet & exercise program for pregnant South Asian women.
Iris Lesser, PhD Candidate Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Simon Fraser University
Project: Assessing the effect of standard and culturally relevant exercise on abdominal fat and cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal South Asian women.
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