The PRECISE team is incredibly thrilled to announce that our very own Maggie Woo Kinshella has received the highly prestigious 2019-2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). As a Vanier Scholar, she is among a select group of accomplished doctoral students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.

Maggie is a PhD student in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (RDS) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her current focus is on maternal nutrition and pregnancy hypertension driven by a passion to reduce disparities in health, especially among marginalized women. Her research is a part of the PRECISE network which plans to recruit a cohort of 10,000 women across Kenya, Mozambique, and the Gambia. Through the Vanier scholarship, Maggie will be working on mapping the pathways of risk between maternal dietary patterns and pregnancy hypertension for women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our team takes great pride in Maggie’s success, particularly in light of the very competitive nature of the Vanier CGS selection process. We are positive that Maggie will strive to promote the development and application of leading-edge knowledge in her fellowship and change many lives in the realm of academia and beyond.

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