$2.4M from the Trottier Family Foundation is supporting COVID-19 research and outreach, including CoVivre, a project to ensure underserved communities receive the support they need during the pandemic.
During the pandemic, many hospitalized patients experienced feelings of isolation. A generous $100,000 gift from TELUS helped MUHC researchers study how using tablets and video calling can combat loneliness.
Thousands of samples from COVID-19 patients are now stored in the Biobanque Québécoise de la COVID-19 (BQC19). A generous gift of $100,000 from Marc Parent is helping Dr. Vincent Mooser use the BQC19 to understand how and why some people have such severe reactions COVID-19.
A generous gift of $350,000 from TD is helping the MUHC improve telemedicine, allowing more patients to receive health care from the comfort of their own home through live translation and transcription services.
Vaccine hesitancy threatens to leave thousands of people at risk for COVID-19. Three Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) researchers are conducting research and developing programs to reduce vaccine hesitancy in target populations.
“With the support of corporations from our community and beyond, the MUHC received funding for its most pressing needs, PPE during a critical shortage, and tokens of appreciation for frontline workers in the form of meals, snacks and clothing. Every one of these gifts supported our hospital heroes as they fought on the frontlines to keep us safe, and the support of our community comforted them through the most difficult times.”
—Julie Quenneville, President and CEO, MUHC Foundation