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$3.5M funding supports new institute for advanced medicine

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Partnership Agreement is providing $3.5 million toward the construction of the Siemens Institute for Advanced Medicine at the city’s Health Sciences Centre.

The institute is expected to employ up to 300 highly skilled individuals and attract as much as $30 million annually in research and development funding.

“We have already begun to see the impact of the Siemens Institute with the recruitment of a number of new clinical and scientific leaders whose programs will be in the new institute,” says Dr Brock Wright, chief operating officer of the Health Sciences Centre.

Clinical research and the delivery of treatment at the institute will be centred on four themes: medicine, surgery, medical imaging, and medical informatics. Researchers will investigate advances in technology in the areas of infectious diseases, neurological sciences and neurosurgery, along with advanced surgical techniques.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall. The Health Sciences Centre Foundation has committed to raising $10.5 million from the community toward capital costs.