By Rebecca Eras
Posted April 19, 2007
Twenty-four of the 29 medical researchers awarded a 2006 independent investigator award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research hail from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine. That makes the U of C the top recipient for the awards this year.
In total, 53 awards were selected from 122 applications. The research covers a wide variety of topics including:
Learn more about the leading-edge research being conducted by the Faculty of Medicine’s researchers. (Excel spreadsheet format)
This year, AHFMR offered $59 million in grants to 55 researchers at the universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Lethbridge. The AHFMR currently provides funding for more than 600 current and training researchers at the province’s three main universities. Under a new funding structure, the AHFMR now offers the richest and longest awards in Canada, proving advantageous in recruiting top health researchers to Alberta and retaining existing talent in the province.About the AHFMR
About the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
The U of C's Faculty of Medicine is a national leader in health research with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research, education and delivery. Through its educational programs, the Faculty of Medicine trains the physicians and scientists who will lead the next generation of health practitioners. Through its clinical work, continuing medical education programs, and close relationship with the Calgary Health Region, the Faculty of Medicine moves new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside efficiently and effectively, improving patient care.
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