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Diabetes researcher receives $99,000 NRC award


Quebec City, QC – Dr Jennifer Estall has been presented with the HL Holmes award. Dr Estall will receive $99,100 per year for two years to pursue research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of the Harvard School of Medicine, in Boston.

Through this research, Dr Estall hopes to gain a better understanding of the cellular mechanisms that facilitate beta-cell destruction. Understanding these mechanisms may allow for the identification of novel treatments to prevent or decrease pancreatic damage in diabetic patients.

The HL Holmes Award was established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in honour of the late Dr RHL Holmes, a chemist who spent most of his research career in Alberta. Bequeathed by the late Dr Holmes, in recognition of NRC’s commitment to promote research excellence, the award gives recipients the opportunity to conduct post-doctoral studies under outstanding researchers at world famous graduate schools or research institutes.