2024 Recipients of NMD4C and MDC Neuromuscular Fellowship Funding Competition

Together the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C) and Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) are excited to announce the 2024 recipients of our neuromuscular fellowship funding competition to award postdoctoral fellowships in NMD research and clinical fellowships in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography! NMD4C and MDC are committed to empowering the next generation of early-career researchers and clinicians in building successful careers in neuromuscular disease (NMD) research and clinical practice to improve neuromuscular care, research, treatment, and health outcomes for all Canadians. 


The 2024 competition provides salary support for two early-career scientists to conduct postdoctoral studies in laboratories focused on NMD research, and three early-career neurologists to participate in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography training programs. Successful applicants receive $40 000 in funding over a one-year period for postdoctoral fellowships, and $80 000 in funding over a one-year period for clinical fellowships. Since 2022, this competition has provided $1 million in funding to support neuromuscular postdoctoral researchers and clinical fellows in Canada, made possible by generous supporters of MDC, with one clinical fellow each year by the Canadian Society for Clinical Neurophysiologists. 


This competition involves an extensive review by leading Canadian neuromuscular researchers and clinicians to ensure the top-ranked candidates are selected for this funding opportunity.  From the entire neuromuscular community, congratulations to all 2024 recipients! 

Read the full press release from MDC


Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipients:

Cedrik Happi Mbakam

Dr. Cedrik Happi-Mbakam SickKids Hospital, Toronto, ON

Yassin Ouhaddi

Dr. Yassine Ouhaddi Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, QC








Learn more about the 2024 postdoctoral fellows and their research projects. 


Clinical Fellowship Recipients

Yiu-Chia Chang

Dr. Yiu-Chia Chang University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Mark Krongold

Dr. Mark Krongold University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Bram De Wel

Dr. Bram De Wel University of Calgary, Calgary, AB








Learn more about the 2024 clinical fellows. 

Congratulations to the 2024 neuromuscular clinical and post-doctoral fellowship recipients. Photos of the fellows with information about their research insitutions.

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