Anita Durksen   MSc Anita is a Research Associate at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba. Anita has worked on projects involving school and individual level based lifestyle interventions targeting the prevention of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.  Her current work includes the examination of social, biological, and psychological predictors of T2D and its comorbidities in a cross-sectional study of adolescents in Manitoba. Read More Email: adurksen@chrim.ca


Anita Durksen   MSc

Anita is a Research Associate at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba. Anita has worked on projects involving school and individual level based lifestyle interventions targeting the prevention of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.  Her current work includes the examination of social, biological, and psychological predictors of T2D and its comorbidities in a cross-sectional study of adolescents in Manitoba.

Read More
Email: adurksen@chrim.ca

Laetitia Guillemette   MSc Laetitia is a PhD candidate in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests lie in understanding the impact of maternal diabetes status on the child’s risk of cardiometabolic complications when the child develops type 2 diabetes during adolescence. Her doctoral work examines heart function markers, and non-pharmacological treatment options. Read More lguillemette@chrim.ca


Laetitia Guillemette   MSc

Laetitia is a PhD candidate in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests lie in understanding the impact of maternal diabetes status on the child’s risk of cardiometabolic complications when the child develops type 2 diabetes during adolescence. Her doctoral work examines heart function markers, and non-pharmacological treatment options.

Read More
lguillemette@chrim.ca

Jacqueline Hay   MSc Jacqueline is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and the Training Coordinator for the VIGOR study, investigating the effects of high intensity interval training on low blood sugar in Type 1 Diabetes.   She has previously worked on research projects involving high intensity interval training on the risk factors for type 2 diabetes in youth. Email: jhay@chrim.ca


Jacqueline Hay   MSc

Jacqueline is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and the Training Coordinator for the VIGOR study, investigating the effects of high intensity interval training on low blood sugar in Type 1 Diabetes.   She has previously worked on research projects involving high intensity interval training on the risk factors for type 2 diabetes in youth.

Email: jhay@chrim.ca


Andrea MacIntosh  BSc, BA, MSc Andrea has worked as a research assistant on a number of projects relating to cardiometabolic health in youth since 2007.  She is currently a MSc student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.  Her thesis research will examine a strategy involving vigorous intensity exercise for preventing exercise-related hypoglycemia in endurance-trained individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. Read More Email: amacintosh@chrim.ca


Andrea MacIntosh  BSc, BA, MSc

Andrea has worked as a research assistant on a number of projects relating to cardiometabolic health in youth since 2007.  She is currently a MSc student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.  Her thesis research will examine a strategy involving vigorous intensity exercise for preventing exercise-related hypoglycemia in endurance-trained individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.

Read More
Email: amacintosh@chrim.ca

Mathura Thevarajah   MDCM, BSc Mathura completed her bachelor of science and medical studies at McGill University in Montreal and is currently completing her Pediatric Residency with the University of Manitoba, College of Medicine.  She has a deep seated interest in family dynamics and adverse childhood events and its subsequent impact on a child's mental and physical well being.  Her research interests focus on divorce and low socioeconomic status and her current research project is entitled “Growing Up In Ireland – Divorce, Parenting & Behavioral Outcomes in Children.” Email: mthevarajah@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


Mathura Thevarajah   MDCM, BSc

Mathura completed her bachelor of science and medical studies at McGill University in Montreal and is currently completing her Pediatric Residency with the University of Manitoba, College of Medicine.  She has a deep seated interest in family dynamics and adverse childhood events and its subsequent impact on a child's mental and physical well being.  Her research interests focus on divorce and low socioeconomic status and her current research project is entitled “Growing Up In Ireland – Divorce, Parenting & Behavioral Outcomes in Children.”

Email: mthevarajah@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Joan Tien-Estrada  BSc (Hons), MD Joan is a 4th year Pediatric Resident with the University of Manitoba.  Joan is pursuing a career in Community Medicine.  She is currently working on a research project looking at the barriers to successful pediatric resident research projects. Email: jtienestrada@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


Joan Tien-Estrada  BSc (Hons), MD

Joan is a 4th year Pediatric Resident with the University of Manitoba.  Joan is pursuing a career in Community Medicine.  She is currently working on a research project looking at the barriers to successful pediatric resident research projects.

Email: jtienestrada@exchange.hsc.mb.ca


Tamara Beardy   MLA, NA Tamara is a Research Assistant at the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and she is currently working on the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program.  The AYMP project involves school and individual level based lifestyle interventions targeting youth in the prevention of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.  The Study is aimed at determining the health outcomes on First Nation communities related to wellness and Type II Diabetes where research will examine the effects of peer support and counselling to increase physical activity as a means of management and prevention in youth living with Type 2 Diabetes. Email: tbeardy@chrim.ca  

Tamara Beardy   MLA, NA

Tamara is a Research Assistant at the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and she is currently working on the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program.  The AYMP project involves school and individual level based lifestyle interventions targeting youth in the prevention of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.  The Study is aimed at determining the health outcomes on First Nation communities related to wellness and Type II Diabetes where research will examine the effects of peer support and counselling to increase physical activity as a means of management and prevention in youth living with Type 2 Diabetes.

Email: tbeardy@chrim.ca  

Jana Slaght   MSc Jana is the DREAM research coordinator, and although her research interests started in kinesiology, focusing on the level of physical activity required in order to obtain optimal health benefits, her interests are always expanding. She works to facilitate many different research projects, and feels fortunate to work with such a multidisciplinary team of researchers who all have a common interest of improving the health of youth living with type 2 diabetes. Email: jslaght@chrim.ca     

Jana Slaght   MSc

Jana is the DREAM research coordinator, and although her research interests started in kinesiology, focusing on the level of physical activity required in order to obtain optimal health benefits, her interests are always expanding. She works to facilitate many different research projects, and feels fortunate to work with such a multidisciplinary team of researchers who all have a common interest of improving the health of youth living with type 2 diabetes.

Email: jslaght@chrim.ca   

 

Jenna Stacey   BKin Jenna has worked in health psychology research since 2012. Currently, she is employed by the University of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba as a project coordinator for the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP). The project, which focuses on wellness promotion and Type II Diabetes prevention in Indigenous communities, has been successful at the provincial level for the past 10 years. This fall 2016, AYMP will begin its national expansion, rippling into diverse communities across Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Email: jstacey@chrim.ca   

Jenna Stacey   BKin

Jenna has worked in health psychology research since 2012. Currently, she is employed by the University of Manitoba and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba as a project coordinator for the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP). The project, which focuses on wellness promotion and Type II Diabetes prevention in Indigenous communities, has been successful at the provincial level for the past 10 years. This fall 2016, AYMP will begin its national expansion, rippling into diverse communities across Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Email: jstacey@chrim.ca