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McMaster part of $30-million juvenile diabetes research

Published: November 23, 2009

McMaster University will benefit from a $30-million investment in juvenile diabetes research from the federal government and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.

The funding was announced today by Gary Goodyear, Cambridge MP and minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. He was at the University of Waterloo where a clinical trial network will be established with the goal of advancing research and developing new technologies in the treatment of juvenile diabetes.

The federal government will invest $20 million and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada is contributing $10 million. The government funding is part of the Southern Ontario Development Program aimed at creating jobs and promoting economic development.

McMaster University and the University of Waterloo are two of several Southern Ontario institutions that will join the network.

"We have considerable expertise in diabetes research, including clinical trials, here at McMaster, so we look forward to being involved," said John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences. "This is an important initiative on a disease that is practically epidemic in Canada."

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