Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund (SAIHF)

The Servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund (SAIHF) is a $1.7 million fund focused on fostering and accelerating research and health innovation in four areas of healthcare – cardiac sciences, diabetes, neurology and oncology.

A Private Public Philanthropic Partnership between Servier Canada Inc. - the Canadian affiliate of The Servier Research Group - the University Hospital Foundation and the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the fund supports health care research and innovation.

Three innovative health research projects have been funded through the SAIHF partnership:

Project: Using machine-learning techniques to predict heart failure hospital readmissions in Alberta: A province-wide derivation and validation study

Principal Investigators: Dr. Nowell Fine and Dr. Justin Ezekowitz

Project: A Population Approach to Improving Hypertension Management in the Community Using Pharmacists’ Advanced Scope of Practice in Alberta – A Cluster Randomized Trial of the Hypertension Canada Professional Designation Program

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ross Tsuyuki

Project: LASER (Lixiana Acute Stroke Evaluation Registry)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ken Butcher

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Servier Canada's $1 million investment with the University Hospital Foundation led to the opening in 2014 of the Servier Virtual Cardiac Centre at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, the first of its kind in Canada.

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