Organization: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

Opposition growing to Alberta health research cuts

Alberta’s top health research managers are speaking out against the $22-million cut delivered in the last provincial Budget to Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. The cut, part of a $45-million reduction in Alberta Innovates funding, will result in fewer training grants for post-secondary researchers. The cut was achieved by reducing the amount the province draws…

Five Alberta research teams receive $25 million

Five research teams have received a total of $25 million in the second interdisciplinary Team Grants competition recently held by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). The Team Grants model is designed to accelerate health R&D in the province by funding teams to tackle research challenges in priority areas. The five winning teams…

AHFMR awards $59 million for health research

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) has awarded $59 million to 54 researchers. The recipients will receive the awards over seven years and are considered among the richest and lengthiest health research awards in Canada. The Univ of Alberta received $29 million for 32 of its researchers while 24 researchers at the Univ…

AHFMR funds inter-disciplinary research teams

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) has unveiled its new Interdisciplinary Team Grants program with the awarding of $20 million over five years to four research teams. Designed to build existing provincial strengths into positions of international stature, the program is providing the teams with $1 million annually for five years. The inaugural…

AHFMR expands commercialization program

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) is expanding its technology commercialization program to help fill gaps in the province’s innovation system. AHFMR decided to expand its ForeFront program based on input from the health and medical research community. It consists of one-on-one consultations between innovators and experts who provide technical, business, marketing and…

AHFMR honors premiers with two new awards

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) has created two new awards as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The two $100,000 awards are being named in honour of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed and premier Ralph Klein to recognize their contributions to the Foundation. The Lougheed Prize will be made annually to a…

US start-up NemaRx relocates to Calgary

Inno-centre Alberta (ICA) has reeled in a highly promising US pharmaceutical start-up to its business development mentoring program. NemaRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (formerly NemaGain) pushes the number of firms accepted into the program to nine in less than two years (R$, October 24/01). With less than five employees, NemRx possesses intellectual property with an impressive pedigree,…

WestLink launches two-year internship program

WestLink Innovation Network has launched a $2.1-million program designed to train 20 business and technology professionals with expertise in the area of commercialization. The successful interns were selected from a field of 200 applicants to participate in the two-year internship, giving them exposure to university research technology management, commercialization in a small high-tech firm, and…