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Heart and Stroke 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.

Over the coming four years, the Foundatiion will be partnering with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to launch the Heart and Stroke Research Chair for Saskatchewan. The program’s goal is to attract a world-class heart and stroke research leader who will work with other health researchers and community partners to give new energy and direction to the current heart and stroke research community in our province. The focus will be on collaboration between researchers and institutions, and will bring scientists from diverse disciplines together in the hunt for new ways to treat – and ultimately prevent – heart disease and stroke. 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.