The Government of Manitoba — Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research

IMRIC Location: 
IMRIC, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Partner Location(s): 
Government of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
IMRIC Contact Person: 
Prof. Avraham Fainsod, Vice Chairman, IMRIC, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

The Government of Manitoba has invested $750,000 in the development of the Canada-Israel International Fetal Alcohol Consortium, a new multi-partner IMRIC collaboration that will conduct translational research in Manitoba in order to reduce the instances of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Manitoba. This collaboration was developed at the request of government of Manitoba, which learned about Professor Avi Fainsod's research in the  IMRIC lab in Jerusalem and specifically asked that he help them begin clinical trials to see if the results in the field will support findings in the lab. Working with the University of Manitoba, Prof. Fainsod will test whether adjusting the levels of vitamin A in the diet can reduce the severity and the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as shown in the experimental system.  

The consortium will explore the socio-economic impact of the applied research in the field and, for the first time, gather information to create a cross-generational database that will enable future application of the research in other communities across Canada and in other countries.

Collaborative Projects

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research

IMRIC is proud to be involved in this partnership with the University of Manitoba, whose physical presence stretches all across the province. Its main campus provides students with the unique opportunity to study, learn, and hone their skills in a collaborative way alongside some of the best practitioners in the country. 

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