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Funding announced for U of R health researchers to improve health outcomes

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: June 29, 2021 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Natasha Gallant’s $116,410 SHRF Establishment Grant will help her to discover if providing group psychological therapy to individuals living with chronic diseases will reduce the depression, anxiety, and other psychological distress they often face.
Dr. Natasha Gallant’s $116,410 SHRF Establishment Grant will help her to discover if providing group psychological therapy to individuals living with chronic diseases will reduce the depression, anxiety, and other psychological distress they often face. Photo: stock

Four University of Regina researchers received funding from the Saskatchewan Health and Research Foundation (SHRF) to improve health outcomes for the people of this province.

Dr. Michael Dubnewick’s research project will help identify culturally-relevant ways to support Indigenous youth as wellness leaders in their communities.

Dr. Cameron Mang, assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, received $119,947 for his research to help to improve walking function and support positive change in the central nervous system for people living with MS.

Dr. Omar El-Halfawy, Canada Research Chair in Chemogenomics and Antimicrobial Research, received $120,000 to uncover the microbial weapons unleashed by superbugs during infection that make them resistant to antibiotics.

Dr. Natasha Gallant’s research findings could lead to better chronic disease management in Saskatchewan and across Canada.

Read more about the research funding that is enabling U of R researchers to address health challenges and improve health outcomes for the people of Saskatchewan in the story, “Funding announced for U of R health researchers to improve health outcomes,” found on Discourse, the University of Regina’s research magazine.