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Dr. Michael Kelly Heart and Stroke Clinical Research Chair for Saskatchewan

During the past five and a half decades, the Foundation has maintained a leading role in funding health research in Saskatchewan. The benefits of this support go beyond the research lab, helping to keep excellent physicians in the province, keeping expert teachers at our universities and helping do attract additional research dollars from outside the province to co-invest in these great minds.

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability and brings a significant cost to the Saskatchewan health care system. Research is the key to unlocking new ways to treat and prevent stroke, and three Saskatchewan organizations – the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) – is now funding Saskatoon brain surgeon and medical researcher Dr. Michael Kelly as Saskatchewan Research Chair in  Clinical Stroke Research to pursue his work in the operating room and at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to advance understanding of strokes and improve prevention and treatment.

 It is a huge step for the province, and is a strategic follow up to our investment in a biomedical beamline at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. Together, these two strategic research investments and will help attract and keep students, trainees and expert investigators alike, and will provide a significant boost to heart and stroke research in our province