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August 7, 2020
Welcome to the second Research Newsletter! We hope you enjoyed our first issue. The summer is just flying by!  Please subscribe by heading to the bottom of the newsletter and clicking the Subscribe button, and send along to all your research friends, students, colleagues and assistants. If you have any ideas for the newsletter, or if you want to include something in an upcoming issue, please email

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Happy reading and happy researching! 

Research Spotlight

The 2020 Rene Guilbeault Research Award of $8,000 has been awarded to Dr. David MacLean for his project entitled:

"The effects of electrical muscle stimulation on preventing doxorubicin accumulation and skeletal muscle cachexia following anthracycline administration” 
Congratulations, Dr. MacLean!


Stories and Art of Local
Transformation (SALT):
Social Accountability in COVID-19 Times
is looking for Faculty to participate in their study.
If you are interested, please contact Holy Fleming at or by telephone at 807-766-7471

NOSM research student Jake Pirkkanen wins Governor General’s Gold Medal


Last edition we incorrectly put the wrong link in this story, we are so sorry, Jake. 

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Contest: Help us name this newsletter (and you can win a prize!)

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Internal NOSM Awards and Grants

New Education Research Fund Submission is Now Extended to September 15

The call for proposals to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's new Education Research Fund is now open.
Please read the guidelines and submit your completed application to by September 15 at midnight.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact


External Grants and Awards

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Deadline October 1

Ontario SPOR Support Unit: Deadline September 8

Fulbright Canada Awards: Various Deadlines

CCS/CIHR-ICR/BC Novel Technology Applications in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: Deadline October 1

New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Deadline for Notice of Intent August 18

Nominations for the 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards (only available in English): Deadline October 1

SSHRC Insight Grant: Deadline October 1


Upcoming Research Events

Save the date for the Virtual Northern Health Research Conference October 2, 2020. Program and Schedule Available soon

NOSM COVID-19 Weekly Clinical Rounds
Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

See details.

Research Insights

Did you know that if you are applying for funding as a NOSM researcher you also need to fill out a NOSM Research Approval Form? The form can be found on the Research webpage, in sharepoint, or here

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