Research

Toward Data Justice

About 15 years ago, medical anthropologist Dr. Robert Lorway was conducting postdoctoral research in Mysore, India.
His goal was to understand why male sex workers, who had a high prevalence of HIV infection, weren’t coming to free clinics that were run by UM, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Genevieve Thompson.

‘Out of the Shadows’

While COVID-related public health restrictions have put a pause on much of her research, Genevieve Thompson [BN/97, MN/03, PhD/07] says the pandemic is having a positive effect on the future of her work.

Dr. Vimi Mutalik peers intently into the large microscope on her office desk.

Focusing on Oral Cancer

Dr. Vimi Mutalik peers intently into the large microscope on her office desk. It’s the tool she uses to make a difference in the world.
“This is my favourite gadget,” says the assistant professor and division head of oral diagnosis at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. “People have their smartphones; I have my microscope.”

Dr. Ted Lakowski.

On Target

Dr. Ted Lakowski’s research passion is the relatively new field of epigenetics.
It focuses on whether certain genes are switched on (activated) or switched off (silenced) inside cells.

Diana-Sanchez-Ramirez holds a device used in her research

Respiratory Rehab at Home

When the first wave of COVID-19 hit Manitoba in March 2020, Dr. Diana Sanchez-Ramirez was less than two months into her position as assistant professor of respiratory therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.