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18 December 2015

MSFHR receives $50M to boost BC health research

On December 14, Health Minister Terry Lake announced $50 million in funding that will support the ongoing work of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR).

“It’s crucial to our health system that we maintain the global competitiveness of BC’s health research and life sciences sector,” said Minister Lake at a special event hosted by the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).

Since 2001, the BC government has provided approximately $450 million to support MSFHR. In this time, the foundation has funded nearly 1,600 individual research projects and more than 70 research teams.

“With the support of MSFHR and the provincial government, BC researchers are at the forefront of many fields,” said Dr. Diane Finegood, MSFHR president & CEO. “This investment will bolster BC’s capacity for world-class innovation that addresses our greatest health challenges.”

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MSFHR People

Adeera Levin internationally renowned nephrologist, received the 2015 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize at last month’s MSFHR Trainee recognition event. In her remarks to the guests, Levin offered perspectives on innovations in kidney care and research. A video of her complete presentation is now available.


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