• Molly Appeal for Medical Research

    The upcoming 2016/17 campaign will be dedicated to Inflammation, Infection and Immunity Research.

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  • Competition Schedule

    Dalhousie medical school researchers and their students can apply for funds through a variety of programs.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Research

    Gillian's Hope Fund created to recruit and hire an MSologist to the Maritime Provinces.

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  • Melanoma Research

    Leslie and Allan Shaw have given a major gift of $1 million to support melanoma research at Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.

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  • Funding Research Excellence

    Amazing advancements in medicine are made right here in the Maritimes. This is where tomorrow’s big leap forward takes its first step.

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DMRF - Where Breakthroughs Begin

At DMRF, we are proud of the work we support, because it is work that is changing and saving lives. Every day, our medical researchers dedicate their time and talents to finding the treatments and cures that are impacting people in the Maritimes and beyond. Please watch, to learn more.

Produced by Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Extreme Group and RPM Productions.

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DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar

On March 30th, we are proud to host this year’s DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar - Dr. Feng Zhang - a ground-breaking scientist who is instrumental in the development of gene editing technologies and applications. Learn more about his revolutionary work…

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DMRF Breakthrough Breakfast


The inaugural DMRF Breakthrough Breakfast: Eggs, With a Side of Hope was a huge success and we are grateful to all our guests, donors, sponsors and, in particular, our honouree, Mr. Frank Sobey…

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Research is the Best Medicine

The Molly Appeal is an important annual fundraising campaign of Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation. For over 35 years now, it has been making a measurable impact in the advancement of medicine right here in the Maritimes.

Each year, the campaign alternates on a rotating basis between for the four key areas of research emphasis and excellence at Dalhousie Medical School: neuroscience, cardiovascular, the related fields of inflammation, infection and immunity, and cancer.

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You can’t ever give up. In research, or in life, it’s not an option.

Mike Watson, ALS Survivor

Gillian’s Hope Video

Behind every great cause, there is a story. Gillian’s Hope is a short-form documentary that tells the story of friendship between two people who have been impacted by the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. This friendship led to the creation of a fund that will support the hiring of a dedicated MSologist to the Maritime Provinces in Canada.

Produced by Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and RPM Productions.

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Philanthropist Newsletter

At Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, we believe in the value of staying in touch, with both our donors and with the community in large. Our newsletter, The Philanthropist, is one of our most important ways of doing this. In these issues you will find stories about groundbreaking research taking place at Dalhousie Medical School, fundraising events and the amazing contributions of our donors, tips on maximizing the financial benefits of giving, and more. We invite you to browse through The Philanthropist.