uManitoba announces $2 M in gifts for blood research

March 15, 2016

The University of Manitoba has received two gifts of $1 M each to create the new Lyonel G Israels Professorship in Hematology. The donations were made on behalf of Bayer Inc and the family of the late Lyonel G Israels, and will be dedicated to supporting research on hematology and enhancing the treatment of blood diseases such as leukemia. “This gift will elevate the stature of our remarkable medical community by helping to attract leaders in the field of hematology whose discoveries will ultimately improve patients’ lives,” said uManitoba President David Barnard, “and by creating new opportunities for medical research, we will attract and retain even more outstanding students who will build exceptional careers right here in Manitoba.” uManitoba