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CIHR JDRF Announcement George Canyon

One of the Biggest Investments in Diabetes Research in Canada announced this morning in Ottawa

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Build­ing a strong part­ner­ship to accel­er­ate clin­i­cal research on type 1 dia­betes

OTTAWA, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ — David McGuin­ty, MP for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Hon­ourable Jane Philpott, Min­is­ter of Health, announced today that the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da is invest­ing in a new part­ner­ship that will help improve health out­comes and qual­i­ty of care for the more than 300,000 Cana­di­ans liv­ing with type 1 dia­betes, and their fam­i­lies.

The announce­ment was made at the Children’s Hos­pi­tal of East­ern Ontario (CHEO). Mem­bers of the All-Par­ty Juve­nile Dia­betes Cau­cus – Pamela Gold­smith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Coun­try, Sonia Sid­hu, MP for Bramp­ton South, and Filom­e­na Tas­si, MP for Hamil­ton West—Ancaster—Dundas – were on hand for the announce­ment.

The Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da, through the Cana­di­an Insti­tutes of Health Research (CIHR), is part­ner­ing with JDRF to sup­port clin­i­cal tri­als research for type 1 dia­betes. Both CIHR and JDRF have com­mit­ted $15M to the Part­ner­ship to Defeat Dia­betes, for a total invest­ment of $30M.

JDRF and CIHR share a vision of improved care, out­comes and treat­ment for Cana­di­ans liv­ing with Type 1 dia­betes. The invest­ment announced today will advance the search for a cure and ensure that research results are applied for patient care for those liv­ing with dia­betes and oth­er autoim­mune dis­eases. This world-class col­lab­o­ra­tion also pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to main­tain Canada’s lead­er­ship in dia­betes research and clin­i­cal tri­als.

Cana­di­an coun­try super­star and Nation­al Spokesper­son for the JDRF Cana­da, George Canyon was on hand to give his per­son­al remarks about liv­ing with Type 1 dia­betes.

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CIHR JDRF Announcement George Canyon




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