• Led by 28 world-leading dementia experts, including Dalhousie's Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, a new global report finds that 40 per cent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life.

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  • DMRF 3rd Annual Impact Reception

    On July 8th, we celebrated our donors and the important health research they support at our 2020 Virtual Impact Reception.

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  • Conquering Coronavirus

    Today, COVID-19 poses a great threat to our global population. In response to this pandemic, Dalhousie researchers are taking swift action

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  • Support Molly

    Dalhousie University is a global leader in the discoveries and development of new vaccines, antiviral drugs and other life-saving viral therapies. And now, Dalhousie researchers are using their knowledge and expertise to focus on the fight against COVID-19.

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  • Healthier Years Ahead

    Let’s see how we can improve with age. Support our research in Frailty and Aging with a monthly donation.

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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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  • 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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COVID-19 Update: learn what DMRF is doing to support health and wellness during this unprecedented time.

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Support Life-Changing Research On Frailty and Aging.

With breakthroughs in modern medicine, people are living longer lives than ever before. Research shows that by 2036, nearly one quarter of the Canadian population will be over the age of 65. An aging population means an increased risk of becoming frail, which can often lead to a lower quality of life and higher risk of death, hospitalization and institutionalization.

That’s where DMRF comes in.

Become a monthly donor today and create healthier years ahead.

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The Philanthropist Magazine 2019

What once began as a small newsletter focusing on legacy giving has become a comprehensive story telling medium and beloved staple among DMRF donors.

This issue explores the many ways in which determination is a requirement of health research and philanthropy. We share stories of researchers who have overcome great odds to achieve outstanding health impacts, donors who have supported health research for decades, and patients whose lives have been changed, and indeed saved, by extraordinary health research at Dalhousie.

Thank you for being a part of our story for the last 40 years and thank you for supporting research through DMRF.


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I’m proud to know that we have such great doctors and scientists right here in the Maritimes doing ground-breaking work in cancer immunotherapy. If I had been diagnosed even five years earlier, I would not be alive right now.

Dr. Chris Field, Cancer Survivor

The Philanthropist 2019 Story Feature: Dr. Daniel Boyd and Biomaterials Research

“Glass is one of the most underrated materials on the planet when it comes to applications in medicine and dentistry. We’ve found that we can make glass materials that can do things like destroy tumours, bond with bone to repair fractures, and target the source of sensitivity in your teeth. With this material available to us scientists, it is our duty to develop new breakthrough technologies that harness the power of glass materials.”

- Dr. Daniel Boyd

Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Oral Sciences and School of Biomedical Engineering Dalhousie University

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DMRF Board Member Feature: Dr. Kate O’Brien

This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Kate O’Brien, Director of the World Health Organization’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals, to the DMRF Board. A world-renowned expert in the field of global health, vaccines and epidemiology, Dr. O’Brien’s 25-year career has focused on vaccine research, innovation, evidence and policy, and has contributed to hundreds of thousands of lives saved around the world to date.

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