Enbridge donates 1.2 million to U of Calgary, research chair first of its kind dedicated to holistic cancer care by Beth Frank, November 2005, Vol 2, Issue 2 Oncampus Online
The Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology will be the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only a few in the world dedicated to this area of cancer care. Jointly funded by energy transportation leader Enbridge Inc. ($1.2 million), the Alberta Cancer Foundation ($300,000) and the Alberta/N.W.T division of the Canadian Cancer Society ($1.5 million), it will build on the ground-breaking work of Bultz, Dr. Linda Carlson and others at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. … The role of the Enbridge Research Chair will be to conduct high-quality nationally funded research into the emotional care of cancer patients and their families, target research areas currently understudied in psychosocial oncology; and attract top-level researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows to Canada. “It’s a project that Enbridge could be passionate about, and it was the right thing to do,” says Pat Daniel, president and CEO of Enbridge. “The need for a compassionate and holistic multi-disciplinary health care model is critical.” Enbridge’s commitment is its largest community contribution ever, and is being offered as a centennial gift to Albertans. The gift is directed to Reach!, the fundraising initiative of the U of C and the Calgary Health Region. This chair is one of the approximately 100 projects and programs, which, through philanthropic support, will advance health research, education, and patient care to create a new world standard of health for Southern Alberta.
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