March E-News Bilingual

This past month March 15: The NCE Secretariat announced the results of the 2017 Letter of Intent phase of the current NCE Network

competition for new and established networks. Out of the 69 Letters of Intent re- ceived, the NCE Management Committee has invited 11 networks to submit Full Applications (16% success rate). Our joint application with McGill on cannabis did not survive triage. There is the need for cannabis (medical / health / clinical) research parallel to a funding campaign for prevention and education. Of those 11, none are (led) from Atlantic Canada and some are applications that did not obtain funding from the supercluster competition.

March 21 : the Minister responsible for NBHRF, the Hon. Benoît Bourque, several Ministers and MLAs, and our Board Chairperson, Mme Monique Imbeault, wel- comed the presentations of five keynote NB Health Researcher Speakers , Pro- fessors Sarah Pakzad, Danielle Bouchard , Anil Adisesh , Keith Brunt and Etienne Hébert Chatelain as well as over 40 guests at the Third Annual MLA Breakfast . On March 26 , Medavie Health Foundation , led by Bernard Lord, donated $360,000 to youth mental health program through the CIHR-Graham Boeckh Foundation-SPOR-ACCESS-Open Minds Project in New Brunswick , co-funded by NBHRF for “safe spaces” for youth ages 11 to 25. Mme Monique Imbeault speaking at the 3rd Annual MLA Breakfast.

Mr. Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie Health Founda- tion

From Left to Right: Dr. Bruno Battistini, President, CEO & Scientific Director, NBHRF; Mr. Jacque Paul Couturi- er, Recteur and Interim Vice-Chancellor, Université de Moncton; Hon. Benoît Bourque, Minister of Health, GNB; Irêne Vienneau, Vice-Chair, ACCESS OM NB; Nadine Pelletier, Chair, ACCESS OM NB; Dr. Jimmy Bourque, Primary Investigator, ACCESS OM NB, Mr. Bernard Lord, CEO, Medavie Health Foundation

Dr. Jimmy Bourque, Primary In- vestigator, ACCESS OM NB

March 28: NBHRF has moved from 30 to 10 Knowledge Park Drive. An official opening at our new location is planned as a Business After Hours with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce on May 10 . We hope to see you there.

Health Research Emanating from New Brunswick March: Throughout the month, the UNB Institute of Biomedical Engineering was highlighted in the media: “ University of New Brunswick bionics breakthrough cre- ates renewed sense of movement for amputees, ” “ Bionics breakthrough creates renewed sense of movement for amputees, ” and “ UNB researcher part of bionic breakthrough creating sense of movement for amputees .”

Dr. Jonathan Sensinger, Associate Di- rector, IBME, UNB

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