Dr. Sarah Malecki receives the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

by 22q Administrator

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sarah Malecki is a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2024. This prestigious scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), awarded to only 55 individuals from across Canada, provides 3 years of support for PhD studies. Here is the official news release from the Government of Canada. Sarah’s project focuses on Adult Impact of Complex Childhood-Onset Diseases - and of course 22q is a model for this!

Sarah is a Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto, and has been working with Dr. Anne Bassett for several years. Together, they have published world-leading research findings on several important aspects related to 22q11.2 deletion syndrome including hypertriglyceridemia, obesity, type 2 diabetes, multimorbidity, cost of aging, and mortality. You can also see our Clinic’s 2020 Newsletter for an interview with Sarah.

Congratulations, Sarah!