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Awards and Funding

Fellowships and bursaries
CIHR Drug Safety and Effectiveness Fellowship (2017-2018)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship (2015-2017)
Child & Family Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined: 2015-2016)
National Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2014)
Stellenbosch University Merit Bursary (2010-2011)
Harry Crossley Foundation Masters Bursary (2008)
National Research Foundation Grant-Holder Bursary (2007-2008)
Stellenbosch University Graduate Merit Bursary (2007)
Stellenbosch University Undergraduate Merit Bursary (2003)

Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Publication Award (2017)
for Wright et al. “The global spectrum of protein-coding pharmacogenomic diversity” Pharmacogenomics J
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Day: Best Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation (2016)
International Society of Paedatric Oncology (SIOP) Young Investigator Award (2015)
Ingenuity Variant Analysis Grant Program (2013-2014). Project: Medical genomic approaches to disease in South Africa
Best Young Researcher Prize, Neuroscience Session, Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Academic Day, Stellenbosch University (2010)

Research funding
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (co-investigator, 2017-2021): Discovery, validation, and pre-clinical development of novel strategies to prevent anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity ($573,750)
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute: Evidence to Innovation Seed Grant (co-investigator, 2017-2018): Genome-wide association study of L-asparaginase-induced pancreatitis in pediatric cancer patients ($8,240)
University of the Western Cape (Department of Research Development) Research Fund (co-investigator, 2013): Identification of the genetic defect in a family with progressive myoclonic epilepsy (ZAR 30,000)

Travel bursaries
More than ten stipends to attend national and international meetings