Areas of Support
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.
Additional Important Initiatives
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
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 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.