Meet our newest cohort of postdoctoral fellows

Supporting the next generation of researchers

The WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports outstanding researchers seeking to continue their training—under the supervision of WCHRI academic members—and further their career goals in children and/or women’s health research at the U of A.

These postdoctoral fellows are conducting meaningful research that will make a difference to children and women today and for future generations. The research supported this year looks at the role of stress in a genetic disorder, minimizing the risk of preterm birth, improving vaccine responses for moms and their babies, and why older women have a higher risk of complicated pregnancies.

“WCHRI's support through the Foundations is particularly critical as it provides me with a much greater opportunity to specialize in my field and make further research progress,” says Postdoctoral Fellow Amy Wooldridge. “I hope that my research findings lead to the development of new therapeutics that target pregnancy complications and improve pregnancy health.”

Congratulations to all the 2020 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients:

  • Mansi Garg—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Oncology—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

  • Kelycia Leimert—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology— Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

  • Peris Munyaka—Faculty of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

  • Amy Wooldridge—Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology—Funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Read about this year’s supported research.

Postdoctoral Fellows (from left to right): Amy Wooldridge, Kelycia Leimert, Peris Munyaka, Mansi Garg

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

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