OHRI partners with new national stem cell network

May 19, 2014

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, through Dr. Duncan Stewart, is partnering with CellCAN, a new network based in Montreal that has a mandate to increase access to stem cell driven medical treatments. Led by Dr. Denis Claude Roy, CellCAN will receive $1.6 million over four years through the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program. CellCAN will work to bring together stakeholders in stem cell research, including governments, researchers, clinicians, funders, industry, charities, patient representatives and the public. The network aims to standardize practices and promote innovative treatments for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

About the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and is an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa, closely associated with the university’s Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences. OHRI includes more than 1,700 scientists, clinical investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff conducting research to improve the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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