Fonds uofa-2685 - Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research fonds

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Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research fonds

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CA UOFA uofa-2685

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  • 1976-1982 (Creation)
    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

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6 cm of textual records

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The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) was established by the Government of Alberta in 1980 to support biomedical and health research at Alberta universities, affiliated institutions, and other medical and technology-related institutions. Operating funds come from a portion of the interest revenue from a Government endowment, with an initial investment of $300 million. AHFMR supports more than 200 senior researchers recruited from Alberta and around the world, and approximately 350 researchers-in-training. Since 1980, AHFMR has supported more than 8500 positions, providing unprecedented opportunities for research careers. AHFMR is governed by a Board of Trustees with representatives from the universities, the medical profession and the general public. AHFMR is headed by a President who is the CEO. The Board of Trustees are advised by an international Scientific Advisory Council and other groups, including committees of researchers who assess applications for awards. AHFMR reports to the people of Alberta through the Minister of Innovation and Science but is arms-length from government. Every six years an International Board of Review assesses AHFMR Programs and submits a report to AHFMR and the Government of Alberta.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and dating from 1976-1982. The fonds relates to the founding of the AHFMP and consists of correspondence, proposals, notes and reports.

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Donated by Dr. Neil B. Madsen in 1995.


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  • The material is in English.

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Please see accession 93-08 for other materials relating to the AHFMP.<br><br>Record No. 95-176<br><br>

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