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Posted Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:59 in Health

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick receives research donation from Medavie Blue Cross

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick received a $75,000 donation from Medavie Blue Cross toward the Research Chair in Occupational Medicine, part of the Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie.

Key Points:

  • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick’s $15 million Medical Research Campaign is closing in on its goal after receiving this donation from Medavie Blue Cross.

  • The $75,000 donation will be used for the New Brunswick based research chair in occupational medicine.

  • The research chair in occupational medicine will promote training, research, and development in workplace risk management and occupational medicine. Emphasis will be on workplace health and safety, and accident prevention. The chair will provide knowledge and advice for employers and physicians across New Brunswick.

  • Medavie Blue Cross contributes to a variety of health and wellness-related causes each year. Through its community involvement program, Building Healthy Communities, they support positive outcomes in the health and social welfare of people in the regions where employees and clients live and work. The program supports events and initiatives that fall under the categories of health support, social welfare, medical care and employee causes. This program is a solid example of one of the core values at Medavie Blue Cross: “We engage in the well-being of our communities”.

  • Medavie Blue Cross is a trusted health benefits provider to individuals, employers and governments across Atlantic Canada, with a strong commitment to workplace wellness. In addition to its own employee wellness programs, Medavie Blue Cross provides innovative benefit solutions and wellness products to group clients in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario.

Pull Quotes:

  • “We applaud Dalhousie University as a Canadian leader in health research,” said Ruth Rappini, VP Organization Development, Medavie Blue Cross. “We’re proud to support Dalhousie Medical School’s New Brunswick-based Chair in Occupational Medicine through our community involvement program. As a group benefits provider, we know the importance of health in the workplace and recognize the value this research will provide to employers across Canada.”

  • “Medavie Blue Cross’ contribution to the Research Chair in Occupational Medicine helps strengthen the growth of medical research in New Brunswick, the Maritimes, and at Dalhousie University. We are happy to have a partner like Medavie Blue Cross who intimately understands the impact the workplace can have on the health of employees’ Dr. Tom Marrie, dean, Dalhousie Medical School.

  • “We are into the final leg of our $15 million Medical Research campaign and the search has already begun to fill the Chair in Occupational Medicine. The donation by Medavie Blue Cross brings us another step closer to our fundraising finish line and the starting line for our research! With the help of local businesses, we are doing our part to increase research in New Brunswick and at Dalhousie” Dr. John Steeves, associate dean, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

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