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$5M creates new health research facility


Sudbury, ON – Ontario’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $5 million to help create a new health facility in Sudbury to conduct research on cancer, infectious diseases and vaccines.

With the funding support, the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) and Health Sciences North are renovating a former school in the city to open the new health research facility.

“I am very pleased this innovative research facility is being established in Northern Ontario,” says Michael Gravelle, minister of northern development and mines and chair of the NOHFC. “This new centre will further strengthen health research links among the local hospital, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Laurentian University. It will facilitate the sharing of scientific data and health care research, leading to improved patient care.”