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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. 


Impact Stories

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…

Research Spotlight

Meet Dr. Shashi Gujar

Dr. Shashi Gujar, an immunologist, scientist, professor at Dalhousie University, and award-winning…

Feature Story

Meet a DMRF Influencer: Lisa Bayers

The DMRF Influencers program is an exclusive giving program that is designed to make you an…

Feature Story

Taking Charge of Her Change: Dr. Gabriela Ilie Takes on the DMRF Breakthrough Challenge

DMRF is so excited to launch the Breakthrough Challenge, a way for Nova Scotians to challenge…

Research Spotlight

Mental Health Should Be Top-of-Mind

As we are now a couple of months into 2021, and we reflect on the challenges we have faced in the…

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: Dr. Natalie Rosen

The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation is proud to support Dr. Rosen's important research and we…

It feels good to give.

We all know it can feel good to give. That warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you give a gift you…