Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in youth: Mechanisms and moral obligations - Dr. Jonathan McGavock - University of Manitoba


Start 18 November, 2021, 12 PM

End 1 PM

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Jonathan McGavock is a CIHR Applied Health Chair in Resilience and Obesity in Children. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He established the Centre for Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health at the Children’s Hospital Institute of Manitoba in 2006 to study the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in youth. His lab has held continuous CIHR funding from 2008-2019. He is currently the lead for the DREAM and DEVOTION research teams within the institute, which are both focused on reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes in youth in Manitoba. Collectively, these two themes have secured over $22M in external funding to address the growing rates of type 2 diabetes in children in Canada. Jonathan has been partnering with several Indigenous communities in Manitoba over the last 7 years to help establish novel strengths-based programs to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes in youth. He currently is the PI for a CIHR Pathways team grant that assembled Canada’s largest network of scientists and Indigenous communities focused on the prevention of type 2 diabetes among Indigenous youth. 

His lab is currently funded by CIHR, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Research Manitoba and the Lawson Foundation.

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