CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) investigator Dr. Meghan Azad has been named winner of the 2020 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI).
The award recognizes outstanding and innovative research by a young researcher in the first eight years of his or her first university assignment. It consists of a one-year membership to CSCI, a plaque, and a $1,000 cash prize.
As part of the recognition, Dr. Azad will present the Joe Doupe Annual Lecture online on November 12.
“It’s a big honour” comments Dr. Azad, “and a recognition of great teamwork. My body of research has been achieved with a huge team of people – including trainees, collaborators, research staff and mentors across Canada and internationally.”
Dr. Azad is an associate professor of pediatrics and child health at the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine; holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease; co-directs the new Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC) at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM); and is co-leader of CHILD’s Manitoba site.