What is a Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) Member?
A MICH member:
* Is an individual who holds a faculty appointment at a Manitoban university
* Is involved in child health research
* Has successfully applied or has been invited to become an ACTIVE MICH member.
An ACTIVE MICH Member:
* Provides an updated CIHR Academic CV yearly, due by October 1st of each year
* Has an up-to-date researcher profile on the MICH website
* Participates in MICH events
* Participates in the MICH blog and video series
* Has an active role in the grant review panel of Grants & Awards when invited
* Attends MICH Town hall Events
* Provides feedback and creative suggestions for MICH
* Participates/Attends Child Health Research Day & Teddy Bears’ Picnic
* Collaborates with other researchers to build a sense of “community” at MICH
* Includes the MICH logo on any MICH related research communications (internal and/or external)
What are the benefits of being a MICH Member?
MICH membership offers a number of key benefits to individuals with an interest and commitment to child health research, including:
* The opportunity to contribute to child health research efforts through building unique collaborations with other investigators, involvement in the training and mentoring of new child health researchers, assisting with public outreach and education, assisting with development of international symposia on a range of topics related to child health research, and participating in the peer review of research programs.
* The ability to apply for MICH funding opportunities such as operating grants, studentships and/or awards for research trainees, specialized equipment grants, travel grants, and funds for Visiting Professors collaboratively with MICH.
* The use of facilities at MICH, such as shared specialized equipment, patient examination rooms, meeting and conference rooms, audiovisual resources, and information technology systems.
* The ability to access essential research support services offered at MICH, such as the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) and their onsite research nurses, and biostatistical consulting services.
* The chance to enhance and confirm your dedication to child health by joining and sharing in MICH’s mission to improving the health of children and youth in Manitoba and across the world.
* The opportunity to share research and research related stories through communications at MICH.
Am I Qualified and Eligible?
MICH Membership is open to individuals with faculty appointments at a Manitoban university and who have an interest in child health research. Membership is not restricted to the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, nor the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.
The major decisive factor for membership is ACTIVE involvement and commitment to child health research. Evidence of involvement or commitment may include:
* A major professional career focus in child health care delivery in medical or allied health disciplines.
* A major research focus in childhood disease or preservation of child health, as supported by research grants and contracts, production of technology to improve child health, direct monitoring of child health research trainees, and publication of new knowledge and insight into child health.
* Active collaboration in a child health research project.
* Active role in grant review panel for grants and awards.
* Active role in MICH (events, website, blog, video series, mentoring etc.)
* Participation in Child Health Research Day (in October) and Teddy Bears’ Picnic (in May)
Priority for all grants, spacing allocations and other requests will be given to ACTIVE MICH members.
Categories of Membership:
Membership can occur under various categories, as described below. A number of factors including extent of time currently spent in child health research, prior research training and/or accomplishment, stature in the research community, and stage of research career will determine the category of membership.
* A Scientist is someone who works full time within the child health environment who conducts or directs research themselves or who makes significant contributions to child health research projects on an ongoing collaborative basis. A scientist may apply to have assigned space within the facilities of the Institute and is expected to play an active role in research, research training, administration and/or promotion.
* A Visiting Scientist is a scientist who is hosted by a supervisor or collaborator who is an ACTIVE MICH Scientist. Visiting Scientists are not eligible to apply for grants and awards on their own, but the ACTIVE MICH member they are hosted by is eligible to do so. Requests for facility access must also be done via the ACTIVE MICH Scientist. Membership in this category is for a finite time followed by return to the home institution.
How do I apply?
Applications for membership can be made at any time, through the office of the Director of Research. To apply, please submit a letter to the Director of Research that includes a one-page summary of your interest, current and proposed involvement in child health research. The application form must be filled out completely and should indicate the category of appointment that you seek, must be accompanied by current full curriculum vitae and your signature.
Click here to complete MICH Membership Application Form
Applications can be sent to:
Dr. Terry P. Klassen, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Director of Research
Manitoba Institute of Child Health
Room 513 John Buhler Research Centre
715 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P4
Email requests are encouraged to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of an application, contact will be arranged to explore the potential role of the applicant in MICH. All new applicants for MICH membership will be required to make a presentation during the weekly MICH Research Rounds (Thursdays at noon) as a means of introducing themselves and their research interests to the wider community and to facilitate more meaningful interaction and collaborative opportunities.
N.B. Applications for any category of MICH financial support will not be accepted until membership is confirmed in writing by the Director of Research.