• 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 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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Give a Gift

Your generosity impacts their research excellence.

Our Impact Report tells the story of the remarkable impact your giving has on our researchers’ work. From all of us at DMRF, thank you.

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Open Dialogue: Local Research, Global Impact

Every day, researchers and health-care leaders around the world are inching closer to finding fast diagnosis, better treatments and ultimately, cures for conditions and diseases that affect millions of people globally. On May 31, at an Open Dialogue event during Dal Alumni Days, don’t miss an opportunity to hear directly from four Dal researchers who are doing just that. Together, the Faculties of Dentistry, Health and Medicine, along with the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation are presenting this event that is shining a light on how research and work happening at Dal is making an impact on a local, regional and global scale. An eat-in-your-seat will be provided. RSVP here!

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​A DMRF Board Member Named Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University

The DMRF team is pleased to congratulate Board member and donor, Mr. Mike Durland, who recently accepted the role of Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University.

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Thanks to you, we’ve made an impact.

Join us for a celebration of philanthropy and a glimpse of some of the incredible health research you’ve made possible!

Wednesday, June 12th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pier 21, Rudolph P. Bratty Hall

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Research in Action

The iconic, “Man in Motion”, Dr. Rick Hansen joined members of the DMRF team, donors and just a few of our internationally acclaimed neuroscience researchers at an intimate gathering and dinner mid May. An outstanding athlete, activist and storyteller, guests had the opportunity to hear Dr. Hansen speak, while enjoying cutting-edge presentations from neuroscientists Drs. Rafuse and Christie.

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

Mike Watson, ALS Survivor

UpLift - For Healthier Generations!

UpLift involves youth as change agents for their school, families and communities. Engaging youth to actively participate in decisions that impact them increases efficacy of programs and policies and acknowledges the skills and knowledge that they bring to the table. There are many organizations across Nova Scotia that offer a variety of resources to foster healthy environments and healthy public policy. UpLift acts as a catalyst to bring these groups together and unite everyone under the umbrella of health and wellbeing for our children and youth.

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A Special Announcement for SKIP!

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) is a knowledge mobilization network, based at Dalhousie University and co-led by Children’s Healthcare Canada, that seeks to bridge the gap between current treatment practices and available evidence-based solutions for children’s pain in Canadian health institutions. SKIP’s vision is healthier Canadians through better pain management for children, with a mission to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. SKIP brings together Canada’s world-renowned pediatric pain research community, front-line knowledge user organizations and end beneficiaries.

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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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Celebrating Women in Research!

We celebrate the outstanding contributions women are making to health research. Dalhousie’s Faculties of Medicine, Health and Dentistry, encourage research excellence that creates outstanding health and healthcare outcomes; women are integral to this process. To those who identify as women, we applaud you. In this article, we feature just a snapshot of the exceptional researchers we are honoured to support through the generosity of our donors.

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Genomics & Personalized Medicine: The Next Frontier in Preventing & Treating Bipolar Disorder

On February 7th a special announcement about research in bipolar disorder was made by world-renowned researchers Drs. Martin Alda and Rudolf Uher.

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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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Where to Find Us

Our office is located at 5743 University Avenue, Suite #98, on the corner of University Avenue and Cathedral Lane, in Halifax, NS.

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