Patrick Odnokon, SHRF CEO; Susan Cron, The Lung Association, Saskatchewan President & CEO; Jenna Brewer, double lung transplant recipient & cystic fibrosis patient; Dr. Mark Fenton, SHRF-funded researcher & The Lung Association, Saskatchewan Board Member; MLA David Buckingham, Saskatoon Westview. Photo by Amy Thorp Photography for SHRF and The Lung Association, SK.

SHRF and The Lung Association, Saskatchewan Commit $1M to Respiratory Research Funding

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. That’s why two of Saskatchewan’s leading health research funding organizations are looking to the future with a long-term investment of $1 million over five years.

This investment from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Lung Association, Saskatchewan (LAS) over the next five years will be dedicated to furthering health research in the areas of Indigenous health, respiratory disease control and management, patient-caregiver education, cannabis, sleep apnea and other areas of lung health.

“This partnership between Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and The Lung Association, Saskatchewan is a continued example of collaboration to address the health challenges that the people of our province face,” said Dr. Donna Goodridge, Director of the Respiratory Research Centre. “The research talent that exists in this province will be able to take advantage of this investment and drive innovative solutions forward for healthier breathing across Saskatchewan.”

The Respiratory Research Centre is dedicated to enable ground-breaking interdisciplinary respiratory health research from across Saskatchewan.

An earlier version of this story stated that the Respiratory Research Centre would be the sole recipient of the funding. The funding will be distributed through existing programs at SHRF and is intended for many potential researchers who may apply for respiratory research funding.

For the full announcement, visit SHRF’s website.  

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