• Support Molly!

    With your support, bad cells that cause cancer and disease will have no where left to hide.

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  • Small but mighty

    Using zebrafish to learn how cancers grow and respond to treatment is just one of the groundbreaking research studies being done here.

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  • A Life-Saving Pledge

    Dr. Ron Stewart makes a $1.3 million pledge to support Emergency Health Services research!

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    A world-renowned severe mental illness research study designed to help children and their families develop in a healthier way

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  • Viroceuticals Research

    Recent breakthroughs in viroceuticals research at Dalhousie are now being applied to the treatment and prevention of a host of life-threatening illnesses, with major impacts for the advancement of public health on a global scale.

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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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​Global Research Excellence

At DMRF, we support groundbreaking health research that is world-renowned and internationally competitive. This inspiring video shares a snapshot of just some of the outstanding talent and research that we are proud to support.

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Molly’s Holiday Appeal


Baby Ella hopes to be home for the holidays. Her mother Rebecca shares their family’s story, as well as the incredible medical research that helped their little girl have a fighting chance against cancer. Find out how medical research is making this possible and how you too can help families like the Frasers have better treatments for and recovery from diseases like cancer.

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Another Successful Breakthrough Breakfast

With over 400 guests in the room, our 3rd annual Breakthrough Breakfast was a great success!

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Introducing the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy.

Led by a team of collaborators from Dalhousie, the other Nova Scotia universities engaged in health research, the NSHA, the IWK, and the Government of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Integrated Health Research and Innovation Strategy (NS IHRIS) is a new, pan-provincial network supporting the health research priorities of Nova Scotia and its member organizations.

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

Mike Watson, ALS Survivor

​Prestigious CIHR Appointment for Dr. Chris McMaster

Dr. Christopher McMaster, a Professor at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine, has been appointed as the scientific director for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Genetics (IG).

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Where to Find Us

Our office is located at 5743 University Avenue, Suite #98 on the corner of Cathedral Lane. We welcome our researchers, donors, volunteers and community partners to visit us!

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