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Supporting research that makes a difference

Research at the Faculty of Medicine has a strategic focus on the needs of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, yet the work we do for the benefit of this province will have a global impact.

Medical Conditions Impacting the People of Newfoundland and Labrador

Research focused on the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions including:

• Arthritis and
autoimmune diseases
• Cancer
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Diabetes
• Digestive disorders
• Genetic conditions
• Aging
• Hearing and vision
• Infectious diseases
• Kidney and liver diseases
• Learning and memory
• Mental illnesses
• Obesity
• Respiratory diseases
• Women’s health conditions



Healthy Communities and our Health-Care System

Other research initiatives look beyond specific diseases and concentrate on broader issues such as:
• The health of populations and communities
• Environmental health
• Living and working in harsh environments
• Government health policy
• Health system organization
• Health-care delivery


How can you empower new discoveries, life saving research and the optimization of health-care?


The MRF has been established by the Faculty of Medicine to develop and maintain research excellence.
Grants provide critical support to research projects at an early stage. A committee reviews project potential and research priorities, allocating funds to ensure the greatest impact.

Your contribution to this fund can be at any level. It will be a catalyst for our researchers, allowing them to unlock the potential of their ideas.


Naming and designating a research fund allows your gift to target a medical challenge, disease or systemic health care issue that is meaningful to you.

A minimum investment of $40,000 (or $10,000 per year for a four year commitment) will create this vitally important research fund in a name of your choosing.

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