The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is proud to have been supporting liver research in Canada for over 40 years.
In 1971, the CLF awarded its first summer studentship to a young medical student named Gary Levy. Today, Dr. Levy is a prominent liver specialist and the head of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital. In 1993, Dr. Diane Cox and her team at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital discovered the gene responsible for Wilson disease, a serious liver condition that causes copper overload. The CLF helped make this breakthrough possible by providing grants to members of Dr. Cox's research team.
These are just two examples of how the CLF has kept the search for answers going. Whether it's been attracting new talent, helping researchers get established or supporting new and ongoing research projects, the CLF's research grants have helped make it happen.
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