Nutritional disease researcher receives $1M grant to continue research

January 24, 2018

Mount Saint Vincent University Applied Human Nutrition assistant professor Kyly Whitfield has received a grant of over $1M from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further her research in Cambodia on nutritional deficiencies. The grant will also enable two MSVU graduate students to work in the field alongside Whitfield. “My collaborators and I are thrilled and honoured to have received support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Sackler Institute to be able to continue research in Cambodia,” said Whitfield. “With their support, we hope to make potentially life-saving strides in our understanding of thiamine deficiency and beriberi.”