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    Unintentional trauma is the leading cause of death for Canadians aged 1 to 35. Your support of research can help save these lives!

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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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  • FORBOW

    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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    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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The 4th Annual DMRF Breakthrough Breakfast!

Three world-renowned frailty and aging researchers from Dalhousie University spoke to a crowd of over 400 guests our 4th Annual Breakthrough Breakfast. Their presentations focused on how research can impact frailty and promote healthy aging. Drs. Kenneth Rockwood, Olga Theou and Mary McNally revealed that research in the areas of medicine, geriatrics, oral health and mobility intersect to uncover comprehensive solutions to the complex subject of our rapidly aging population.

Research shows that by 2036, nearly one quarter of the Canadian population will be over the age of 65. Atlantic Canada has the highest proportion of residents over 65, and it is estimated that by 2036, almost one in three Nova Scotians will fall into this age bracket. This has profound implications for population health and health care planning.

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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.

AVAILABLE IN BOTH PRINT AND DIGITAL FORMAT.

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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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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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