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Alberta health research projects receive $46.5 million in federal funding


Edmonton, AB October 15, 2003 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced it is providing $46.5 million to fund health research in Alberta.

“The Government of Canada has more than doubled its health research investment over the last three years and by doing so, has contributed to the development of an internationally competitive health research environment in Alberta,” said Anne McLellan, minister of health. “The projects we are announcing today will help to improve the health of all Canadians, while also attracting and retaining some of the best researchers right here in Alberta.”

The 123 research projects funded will be conducted at the University of Alberta, the Alberta Cancer Board, and the University of Calgary. The studies will be carried out over periods of one to five years and cover a wide spectrum of health research.