Dear DMRF Donors,
Our history is one of pride and progression. Over forty years ago, a group of community leaders came together because they saw the immense potential of Dalhousie University medical researchers to advance their life-changing work; they just needed the right support. With visions of keeping outstanding health research vigorous and local, our Foundation was formed. Today, we have raised millions of dollars to support health research at Dalhousie and that’s thanks to your continued commitment. This fiscal year alone we granted $5.6 million to critical health research projects at Dalhousie, which represents our greatest granting year yet!
Because of DMRF’s generous donors, our researchers are working hard every day to support the health of our communities and find solutions to this pandemic, so that we can once again stand side-by-side in health.
– Joanne Bath, CEO, DMRF
A Living Legacy: The DMRF Dr. Reginald Yabsley Award in Orthopaedics
Awarded for the first time in 2019, The DMRF Dr. Reginald Yabsley Award in Orthopaedics supported two students this past year, selected for their outstanding balance of scientific knowledge, research acumen and interest in the area of orthopaedics. As the inaugural recipients of the DMRF Dr. Reginald Yabsley Award in Orthopaedics, Madison Stevens and Malik Ali are incredibly grateful to the Yabsley family for their support.
Chasing a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis:
The Gillian’s Hope MS Research Fund
When Gillian Morrow was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) over 20 years ago, she didn’t think she would have a problem. She was hopeful that a cure would be available within a few years, and that she could return to focusing on the things that made her happiest in life: family, friends, and a love of travel.
I’m honoured to be the first recipient of the DMRF Gillian’s Hope Clinical Fellowship in MS. I plan to continue MS research until we fully understand what causes this disease, and hopefully one day find a cure. This Fellowship will support a long line of people like myself, working toward the same goal.
– Dr. Michael Thorne