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HSC Foundation Awards Over $441,000 in Research Grants

Posted: September 6, 2018

This year, the Health Sciences Centre Foundation is providing researchers with over $441,000 in grants, helping fund ten projects at Manitoba’s hospital: HSC. These grants are one way donors help bring the future of health care to Manitoba today.
"The HSC Foundation is proud to support these projects that have the potential to transform patient care in Manitoba and beyond,” says Jonathon Lyon, President and CEO of the HSC Foundation. "These initiatives will enhance the knowledge of our medical teams, and could lead to better diagnoses and treatment methods. Thank you to our donors, who make this research possible.”  
Each application was reviewed by experts in their respective fields at HSC. There were four different competitions:
  • General Operating Grant Competition
  • Allied Health Grant Competition
  • Dolly & Michael Gembey Nursing Research Award & Grant Competition
  • Mindel & Tom Olenick Research Award in Immunology Competition 
"This year’s projects focus on many key areas of care at HSC, including inflammatory diseases, neurosurgery, mental health, chronic pain, and degenerative disorders,” says Paul Wiebe, Director of Research Administration at HSC. "It is incredibly important for Manitobans that we invest in innovative medical research, because it strengthens our understanding and application of patient care.” 
Since 1981, HSC Foundation donors have supported more than 400 research projects, equipping thousands of researchers with over 55,000-square feet of dedicated research space filled with cutting-edge technology and equipment. Supporting local and new research helps foster a strong research community in Manitoba, and is key to improving care for patients and their loved ones.
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About the Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Health Sciences Centre is Manitoba’s flagship hospital with specialized support for trauma, neuroscience, spinal, burn, transplant, and reconstructive surgery. Thanks to donors and supporters, the HSC Foundation helps improve patient care at HSC through promising research initiatives, advanced technology and facilities, and training opportunities for medical teams. Help us bring hope to life for patients and donate today at
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:  

Brina Gervais
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Health Sciences Centre Foundation