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Dr Charles De Mestral Receives an Ontario Early Career Researcher Award

Dr Charles De Mestral Receives an Ontario Early Career Researcher Award
By kristalamb
Posted date: October 28, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Charles de Mestral for being awarded an Ontario Early Researcher Award (ERA) for his proposal entitled: Regional Foot Core and Amputation Prevention Pathways For All Ontarians.

Dr. de Mestral is a Surgeon-scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital & Unity Health Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. The Early Researcher Awards program helps new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions, in a variety of academic fields, build their research teams. The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. This award (S190,000 over 5 years) will support research on foot care and amputation prevention for people with diabetes or peripheral artery disease in Ontario.

The complete press release can be found  Here

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Diabetic Foot Care and Prevention of Lower Limb Amputations

Preventing lower limb amputation through a community-based chiropody-led approach to treating and preventing foot ulcers.

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On episode four, Patient Partner Tom Weisz and Dr. Charles de Mestral discuss the work being done by the Diabetes Action Canada foot care and amputation prevention team, which is looking at community-based approaches to improving treatments and avoiding lower limb amputations.

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