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Our blog, Behind the Breakthroughs, is where we share stories from our donors, patients, and researchers, talk about exciting scientific breakthroughs in our region and beyond, and give updates on our ongoing projects!

Behind the Breakthroughs explores important topics around health care and health research, philanthropy, and more. We'd love to hear your feedback or suggestions on topics you'd like to read about. 

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Impact Stories

Let's Talk About Series

Let's Talk About: Health Equity

It's World Health Day! In pursuit of health equity, DMRF is proud to announce that The DMRF Black…

Research Spotlight

Her Heart Matters: Raising Awareness of Women's Heart Disease

Heart Disease is on the rise. It's the leading cause of death for women worldwide. February 13th is…

Let's Talk About Series

Let's Talk About: Our New Look!

DMRF has updated our visual identity and we're excited to talk about!

Patient Perspective

Unlocking the Power of Biomaterials Research to Revolutionize Arthritis Treatment

Based on the fact that the majority of osteoarthritis patients like John aren’t eligible for…

Patient Perspective

Biomaterials Research Aids in Treatment of Liver Cancer for Bill Revels

Patient Bill Revels receives life-saving liver cancer treatment thanks to biomaterials innovation…

Feature Story

Who Was Katheryn Allen Weldon?

Behind every great act of philanthropy, there is a fascinating story about a real person who wanted…

Research Spotlight

Men's Health Awareness Month: Meet Dr. Gabriela Ilie - creator of PC-PEP

The program - referred to as PC-PEP (an acronym for Prostate Cancer Patient Empowerment Program) -…

Research Spotlight

Meet Dr. Paola Marignani

During breast cancer awareness month, we had the opportunity to connect with renowned researcher,…

Research Spotlight

Meet Dr. John Frampton - Innovative Solutions to Global Challenges

Can you imagine a sustainable, virus-killing face mask? Your giving has the power to advance health…

Patient Perspective

Preventing the Devastating Loss of Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, Mrs. Karen Brown’s husband Wally moved into an assisted…

Feature Story

The Story of Ryman Prize Winner, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood

On December 15, 2021, local geriatrician and renowned frailty and aging health researcher, Dr.…

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Omisoore Dryden

A Black queer femme, Dr. Dryden is the James R Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of…