Faculty Research Award

MHRC Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Award (updated July 2021)

Please download the Information and Application word document which contains all the relevant information to submit an application.

View previous recipients of this award.


This MHRC grant is available to assist faculty in developing collaborative research projects.


All full-time active MHRC faculty members who currently supervise graduate students may apply.


Applicants may request a maximum of up to $5000. In 2021, two such awards will be given.


Friday, October 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm.


For more information, please contact Dr. David Hood, MHRC Director at dhood@yorku.ca.


Previous Recipients of the MHRC Faculty Research Award:

Year Recipient Summary of Research

Dr. Ola Adegoke


Amino acids are critical components of our diet, in that they are needed to make the different proteins that perform crucial functions in our bodies. Under some circumstances however, they have been implicated in insulin resistance. In this proposal, Dr. Adegoke will use funds provided by MHRC to examine the link between amino acids and insulin action in skeletal muscle.

Dr. Mazen Hamadeh

Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and paralysis of muscle. Dr. Hamadeh is investigating the mechanisms that contribute to muscle dysfunction in this disease model. The award will be used to understand the role of vitamin D in mitigating the severity of the disease by manipulating vitamin D exposure at different levels from deficiency to adequacy to supraphysiological doses.

Dr. Michael Connor