Jon McGavock

Jon McGavock

Degrees, Title/Position:
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Child Health, University of Manitoba
CIHR Applied Health Chair, Co-Lead DREAM Theme,
Lead PI for the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program Intervention and Vigor Trials

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Indigenous Peoples & New Therapies

Research Description:

Dr. McGavock established his lab at the Children’s Hospital Institute of Manitoba in 2006 to study the treatment and prevention of type 2 diabetes in youth. He is a CIHR Applied Health Chair (2014-2019) and the lead for the DREAM and DEVOTION research teams that have secured over $22M in external funding to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes in youth in Canada. 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.

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Twitter: @jonmcgavock

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