Health Research Institute
thanks to Kim Dempsey
A special issue
of the "Probe" was circulated to an expanded list of prospective
research sponsors and as a supplement to the London Free Press newspaper.
The newsletter highlighted some of the major achievements and works-in-progree
for eminent research scientiists affiliated with the institute. The articles
were chosen to reflect the scope of the institute's research specialties
and to feature the unique resources it offers for international research
Although LRI enjoyed great respect within its immediate circle of professional colleagues and sponsors,
it had not attracted the high public profuile enjoyed by other Ontario
research centres. Government funding had become severely restricted, so the institute needed to turn
to new sources. The anniversary newsletter provided a venue for demonstrating
the real-world results of its work in a way that would attract public
and corporate support.
Research That Saves Lives
In its 15 years, The Lawson Research Institute has earned
an admirable record of firsts in many areas. But the story
of Madeleine Currie truly gets to the heart of the LRIs ultimate
mission in life. She reminds us to
look beyond what we can do for science, to see what we can do for people.
At this writing, Madeleine is all of five years old, a vibrant young
girl now with a lifetime of discovery before her. Were very glad
to have her with us, because we almost lost her before her life really
...The Lewis team has refined the therapy, creating a new synthetic
surfactant which labs can produce in sufficient quantities for increased
testing, and developing a new aerosol method of administering
the surfactant. Now, an international multi-centre trial is about to
begin. Surfactant therapy made news recently as part of the neonatal
treatment provided to the McCaughey septuplets in Iowa.