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IWK Foundation part of the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition

The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic with a $1.5 million collective investment in COVID-19 focused research.

The first-ever Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition has been formed to bring together research leaders and foundation partners from across the province.

The Coalition includes:

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Dalhousie University
  • Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
  • The IWK Health Centre
  • IWK Foundation
  • QEII Health Sciences Foundation
  • Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, and
  • Research Nova Scotia

“The IWK Foundation is privileged to be working alongside our partners and our dedicated research community to make a powerful impact during this unprecedented time,” says Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO, IWK Foundation. “Working together with a common goal truly strengthens our individual expertise. This is an essential investment in the health of our province, both now during COVID-19 and for our future.”

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