McMaster University is home to a new infectious disease research centre.
University officials were joined by the president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on Friday afternoon, cutting a ribbon to officially open the Institute of Infection and Immunity.
Charu Kaushic is the scientific director of the institute which oversees national research worth $35 million annually.
Ensuring that research dollars are “used to inform evidence-based policies which make the health of Canadians better,” she says, is “really what we are about.”
The institute is involved in a variety of research initiatives including antimicrobial resistance, Lyme disease, hepatitis-C, HIV/AIDS and sepsis and pandemic preparedness.
CIHR President Michael Strong says research institutes, like the one at McMaster, are “the lifeblood of CIHR’s strategic initiatives.”
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