University of Ottawa hosts major announcement on genetic research

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo of Denis Prud’homme, Pierre Meulien, Leona Aglukkaq, Gary Goodyear, Mona Nemer, Alain Beaudet and Jacques Bradwejn

From left to right : Dr Denis Prud’homme, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr Pierre Meulien, president and CEO, Genome Canada, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Dr Mona Nemer, vice president Research, University of Ottawa, Dr Alain Beaudet, president CIHR, Dr Jacques Bradwejn, dean of the Faculty of Medicine

OTTAWA, February 1, 2012 — The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, minister of health, and the Honourable Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology, were at uOttawa on January 31 to announce a major investment in genetic research. The ultimate objective is to advance personalized medicine, which has the potential to both provide more effective individual treatment for Canadians and make the country’s healthcare system more sustainable.

 

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Federal Minister of Health
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