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U of M Receives Chunk of $300M to Fight Heart Disease

June 25, 2013 10:05 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Heart and Stroke Foundation of ManitobaThe Heart and Stroke Foundation has made a $300 million, multi-year investment in 19 of Canada’s leading research institutions, including the University of Manitoba.

The goal of the largest financial commitment in the Foundation’s 60-year history is to accelerate the progress of their goal to reduce Canadians’ rate of death from heart disease and stroke by 25 percent by 2020.

“This innovative new funding approach will provide us with the funds to strategically recruit the best researchers and support long term research programs,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) and professor at the University of Manitoba.

The Foundation funds nearly 1,500 researchers in medical institutes, universities, hospitals, and communities across the country on an annual basis. This new approach commits longer term funding to partner research institutions whose research programs are most likely to advance Foundation goals.