Hats Off To Harry Rosen

Harry RosenHATS OFF TO HARRY was an intimate occasion celebrating Canadian icon, Mr Harry Rosen.  The Tribute Dinner was hugely successful and raised $1.8million Canadian to support The Harry Rosen Diabetes Chair in Stem Cell Research in the McEwen Centre, University Health Network.  The Chair supports an outstanding investigator focused on applying state-of-the-art stem cell biology and regenerative medicine approaches to further the understanding of the causes of diabetes, andhelp develop treatments for this devastating disease.

The Tribute Dinner celebration took place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 where hats were tossed off to Harry!

About University Health Network University Health Network (UHN) consists of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.  The scope of research and complexity of cases have made UHN a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.  It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, and genomic medicine.  UHN is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.uhn.ca

About McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine was established in 2003 with a generous donation from Rob and Cheryl McEwen.  Its mission is to be a catalyst for regenerative medicine by facilitating collaboration and promoting research and awareness. Regenerative medicine focuses on healing techniques that use cells to repair or grow tissues, organs and new cells.  The McEwen Centre’s ultimate goal is to accelerate the development of enhanced and more effective treatments for life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and spinal cord injury.  The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine is located at Toronto General Hospital, and fully affiliated with University Health Network. www.mcewencentre.com

About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital as well as for their respective research arms, Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute. The Foundation’s vision is to enable global leadership and innovation in healthcare by developing and sustaining strong relationships with UHN stakeholders. www.tgwhf.ca

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