The Gordon F. Mutch Young Investigator Award in Diabetes Research
The Gordon F. Mutch Young Investigator Award in Diabetes Research of the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) is given for basic or clinical research studying the role of lifestyle factors on the prevention and/or treatment of type 2 diabetes. The Award is given for the highest ranked abstract investigating the role of diet, individual nutrients, physical activity, sleep, circadian rhythms, etc. on type 2 diabetes using cell culture or animal models, or through human intervention trials.
To be considered for this award, the applicant:
- must enter the competition at the time of abstract submission and must indicate on their form that they would like their abstract to be reviewed for The Gordon F. Mutch Young Investigator Award in Diabetes Research along with the Nutrition Graduate Student and Trainee Award;
- must be a graduate student, post-degree dietetic intern, or medical resident. Authors already holding a PhD degree are not eligible;
- must be willing to present (oral or poster presentation) their work at the conference;
- both the applicant and his/her supervisor must be current members in good standing with the CNS at the time of submission to be eligible.
A committee, appointed by the CNS President and Awards Chair, will short list potential recipients for the Gordon F. Mutch Young Investigator Award in Diabetes Research. The Gordon F. Mutch family will make the final selection. The Award will be presented at the virtual 2021 CNS Annual Conference. The award package consists of a monetary award, and a framed certificate or plaque. * NOTE: Due to the continued effect of COVID-19, the CNS 2021 Annual Conference will take place virtually. Details on format, including how award presentations and lectures will occur will be determined in the coming weeks. Please watch for updates.
Previous Award Winners
2020 - Not Awarded
2019 - Leila Khorraminezhad, Université Laval
2018 - Brittany MacPherson, University of Guelph
2017 - Simon Bissonette, University of Montréal
2016 - Hubert Cormier, Université Laval
2015 - Sarah Dainty, University of Guelph
2014 - Kaitlin Roke, University of Guelph
2013 - Shirin Panahi, University of Toronto