McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Chanchlani family

Chanchlani Research Centre opening: John Kelton, Jaya Chanchlani, Vasu Chanchlani and Sonia Anand
At the grand opening of the Chanchlani Research Centre, from left: John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences; Jaya Chanchlani, Vasu Chanchlani and their daughter Tina Chanchlani; and Sonia Anand, professor and director of the Chanchlani Research Centre

A generous $1 million donation to McMaster University from Vasu Chanchlani, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and founding member of the Canada India Foundation, and his wife, Jaya, a family physician in Brampton for more than 20 years has established the Chanchlani Research Centre at McMaster University.

The centre is dedicated to understanding the genetic and environmental causes of common diseases among diverse cultural groups, women and the socially disadvantaged while providing innovative training to the next generation of health researchers. An additional $250,000 from the Chanchlani family funds an award for an international scholar in the field.

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