Executive Team

Chair
Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine and Immunology
Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology


Vice-Chair
Dr. Janilyn Arsenio

Canada Research Chair in Systems Biology of Chronic Inflammation
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology
Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology


Dr. Hope Anderson

Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies – Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair – College of Pharmacy &
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Allison Balasko

MD/PhD Student and Vanier Scholar
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Education (Current degree, past, training programs): I received my undergraduate degree of Honours in Microbiology at the University of Manitoba and am currently an MD/PhD student in the U of M College of Medicine. Currently a trainee of the International Infectious Disease & Global Health Training Program. Research Project: My project focuses on understanding and reversing immune exhaustion in chronic HIV infection. More specifically, I study immune exhaustion markers, such as LAG-3 and PD-1, on immune cells like T, NK and iNKT cells to understand how these exhaustion markers affect immune cell function in people living chronically with HIV; are these immune cells too exhausted to function normally? Can we reverse this immune exhaustion resulting in a healthier immune response? Awards: Vanier Doctoral Scholarship, CIHR Masters Scholarship, 2019 UM Emerging Leader, 2018 Student Affairs Participation Award. Interests: Basketball (U of M Varsity alumna, Go Bisons!), Biking, Hiking, Boating. Basically, anything outdoors!


Dr. Keith Fowke

Head, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Professor,  Departments of Medical Microbiology and Community Health Sciences


Jackie Gruber

As EDI Director of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Ms Gruber leads the faculty in enhancing practice, and supporting a culture, of respect, equity, diversity and inclusion.  This includes reviewing policies and procedures, ensuring they are inclusive; identifying best practice to increase diversity in the workforce; creating programs, training and values around EDI; and supporting and guiding search committees to attract diverse applicants and removes bias. Prior to her role Ms Gruber served for over eight years as the previous Human Rights and Conflict Management Officer at the University of Manitoba. During that time, she took a lead role in training faculty, staff and students in human rights discrimination, human rights-based harassment, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodation, sexual assault and sexual violence, conflict resolution, and the Accessibly for Manitobans Act (AMA). Prior to working at the U of M she spent eight years as a mediator for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.  Jackie holds a degree in philosophy and conflict resolution studies from the University of Winnipeg.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Science at the U of M focusing her research on advancing positive medical student academic learning environments to enhance student well-being.


Janice Gushulak

Administrative Support


Dr. Sara Israels

MD FRCPC
Department Head Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis

Associate Professor
Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Division Head of Periodontology
Program Director of Graduate Periodontics 


Dr. Linda Larcombe

Associate Professor
Department of Internal of Medicine


Dr. Ruey Su

Research Scientist, National Laboratory for HIV Immunology, PHAC
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases


Dr. Jude Uzonna

Manitoba Health Research Chair Professor
Associate Professor, Departments of Medical Microbiology and Immunology


Dr. Pamela Wener

Associate Professor and Acting Head
Department of Occupational Therapy


Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld

MD., M.Sc., FRCSC., FACS., CCPE


Dr. Roberta Woodgate

RN, PhD
Professor
Canadian Research Chair (Tier 1) in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare 


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