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Areas of Support

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Areas of Support

NOSM is rooted in the North.  We owe our progress in making Northern Ontario a healthier place for the many people and communities who have supported NOSM and advocated for improved health services in our region.  If you would like to join the effort to change the health-care landscape in the North for the better, support the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and open a world of possibilities.  Donations make learning, researching and practicing medicine in Northern Ontario possible.  Make a difference is the health of Northern Ontario by making your gift today.

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2018 Priorities

The Visionary Fund

CampMed

The Culinary Medicine Labs

The Health Sciences Library

Student Financial Support

Additional Important Initiatives

Research

Research at NOSM is reflective of the School’s mandate to be socially accountable to the diverse cultures of Northern Ontario, tackling important questions related to improving the health of the people of Northern Ontario. Research by our faculty and students covers a breadth of topics in clinical, community and population health, biomedical sciences, environmental health, health education and health services.

When you support research at NOSM, you make remarkable health discoveries possible and help our researchers solve today’s most crucial health challenges in Northern Ontario.

For more information on supporting research at NOSM visit the research section of the website here or contact the Advancement team.

Lab Equipment Fund

Advances in technology make the Lab Equipment Fund indispensable to the work our students and researchers accomplish at NOSM.  The fund support the purchase of new equipment as well as replacement, repair and upkeep costs of large and small equipment for our research and clinical skills labs.  Your donation can ensure that our learners and researchers have what they need to make an impact in the health of Northern Ontarians, Canadians and the world.

Examples of equipment needed at NOSM are:

Fluorescence Associated Cell Sorter (FACS)  
FACS can differentiate and separate different types of cells (autoimmune cells, neurotransmitter cells). This equipment would allow researchers to separate cells linked to certain diseases (for example MS) and test how they would react with a certain drug in a controlled environment. The cost is $210,000 of which $150,000 is tentatively secured.

Slit Lamp
Slit lamps are used to identify retinal detachment, open globe, foreign objects, abnormalities, increased intracranial pressure, and hemorrhages.  This equipment is often used in emergency medicine and it’s necessary at NOSM so that we can properly train our students how to use them.  The cost is $20,000.

Every gift and every donor is unique. The Advancement Team works with you to ensure that your gift is having the impact that is important to you. Contact us to hear about unique giving opportunities and how you can make a difference.