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$3.7M to support medical research in Halifax


Halifax, NS – The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation says it is providing $3.7 million to support research in the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in the coming year.

The largest contribution in the foundation’s 27-year history, it includes a one-time $2-million pledge to the planned Life Sciences Research Institute. Of the remaining $1.7 million, $805,000 will fund cancer research and the rest will support recruitment, research chairs, capital equipment and training awards.

The planned Life Sciences Research Institute will provide much-needed research and incubator space for the region’s growing life sciences and biotechnology sectors.

The Brain Repair Centre will be the lead Life Sciences Research Institute tenant, occupying two-and-a-half floors of the five-storey building. The centre, which has harnessed the talent of more than 100 scientists and clinicians, is the largest research initiative in the Atlantic Provinces.

Reported by Melanie Jollymore