A Brighter Future

Thank you to our partners for their $54.5 million commitment to research

The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute has received $14.5 million from the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and $40 million from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation — the largest gift in the U of A’s history. The institute is a partnership between the U of A and Alberta Health Services.

Geniene Korrall found out at 34 weeks’ pregnant that her baby’s heart was beating too fast. Fortunately, UAlberta’s partners had invested in the cure — research.

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Donor-supported research in the traditionally under-studied area of women and children’s health pushes the bounds of knowledge and creates brighter futures.

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Partnership supports change. The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute supports research to improve women and children’s health, including perinatal health. The institute represents 450 members, and over the past 10 years has supported 900 research grants and 550 research projects.

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The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation improves health care at its specialized centres of excellence, which include the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

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The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is building excellence in children’s health care delivery through its dedication to research and teaching.

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Alberta Health Services is a founding partner of the institute and has supported it over the last 10 years.


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Donors support research specific to women and children, and provide greater access to the best research-based care the world has to offer. Follow their lead.

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