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Health researchers in McGill network receive $35.5 million in CIHR funding
Date:5/9/2008

avid Colman, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute. Our extraordinary success in securing CIHR funding is a testament to the outstanding and innovative new projects under development here at the MNI and McGill, and to the commitment of the CIHR to advance the best biomedical research, which is the ultimate key to improving the health of all Canadians.

"The Jewish General Hospitals Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) has become a world leader thanks to the work of our dedicated researchers, said Dr. Hartley Stern, Executive Director of the JGH. With the assistance of the CIHR we will be able to continue the excellent work that has improved the lives of patients at the JGH and the province of Quebec."

The results from the most recent competition amount to just over $7.3 million in operating and seed grants for Douglas researchers. We are proud of those results, which testifies to the high quality of scientific research at the Douglas, stated Rmi Quirion, OC, PhD, FRSC, CQ, MS, Scientific Director of the Douglas Research Centre and Scientific Director of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA).

One of the primary objectives of the Research Institute of the MUHC is to ensure that the MUHC continues its role as a leader in patient-centered, innovative medicine to provide the best care for life to our patients, said Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Director of the Research Institute of the MUHC. Continued funding from the CIHR helps ensure these goals are supported.

The Government of Canada is committed to investing in knowledge, science and innovation, said Minister Clement. In Budget 2008, we increased CIHRs budget by $34 million and we made a number of other strategic investments designed to further strengthen Canadas research capacity. The research being supported with the funding announced today will help us address important health issues affecting Canadians, suc
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Contact: Mark Shainblum
mark.shainblum@mcgill.ca
514-398-1385
McGill University
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