August 29, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY – $21 million Investment in Patient-Oriented Research will put Patients at the Center of Health Research

MEDIA ADVISORY

$21 million investment in Patient-Oriented Research will put patients at the center of health research

EDMONTON, ABLERTA, August 29, 2022 – Reporters are invited to the announcement of $21 million in new funding for the Alberta Strategy for Patient Oriented Research SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU).

Patients will be available to tell how their personal contributions to patient-oriented research made a difference to them and to the way healthcare is delivered.

WHAT: Announcement of new funding for the next wave of Patient-Oriented Research in Alberta
WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHO:   
  • Katherine Debeaudrap – patient representative
  • Brian Dompe – patient representative
  • Randy Boissonnault – Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
  • Michael Strong, President Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Tim Murphy, Vice President, Health, Alberta Innovates
  • Roseanne Carey, CFO, University Hospital Foundation
  • Dr. Braden Manns, AHS Vice President, Provincial Clinical Excellence
  • Kelli Buckreus, Executive Director, AbSPORU
  • Dr. Finlay McAlister, Scientific Director for AbSPORU
WHERE: Lobby of Li Ka Shing Centre for Heath Research Innovation
University of Alberta
8602 – 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
CONTACT: Dwayne Brunner, Senior Manager, Media and Strategic Community Relations
Alberta Innovates
587.572.4091 (cell & text) | Dwayne.Brunner@albertainnovates.ca