The University of Calgary

Registered Name: The Governors of The University of Calgary

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The Cumming School of Medicine at UCalgary COVID-19 Impact Fund

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary is working to address the COVID-19 global crisis, with clinician-researchers from across the school mobilizing research to impact positive change through basic science, clinical trials and initiatives to protect our front-line workers.

Gifts to the CSM Impact Fund support critical research and education priorities within the Cumming School of Medicine, including our response to COVID-19 and the important core infrastructure that supports this work. Below are some examples of COVID-19 research projects the CSM is spearheading which may be supported through this fund:

  • Collaborating with partners across Canada to develop a new vaccine
  • Mobilizing a clinical trial to test a promising treatment for COVID-19
  • Using drones to safely deliver medical supplies to First Nations and remote communities
  • Refurbishing lab space to safely study deadly pathogens
  • Evaluating hospital procedures to reduce the potential for COVID-19 transmission
  • Mapping immune responses to combat severe COVID-19
  • Exploring human immune system responses to protect the most vulnerable
  • Harnessing data to support timely policy and clinical decision-making
  • Understanding the long-term experiences of patients and families affected by COVID-19
  • Addressing the needs of homeless and other vulnerable populations during this pandemic

Your support of the CSM Impact Fund allows us to be nimble, providing critical funding for promising larger projects and seed money for smaller projects that can have significant impacts. Join us and, together, we will create the future of health.