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Ivey family supports stroke research

by Karmen Dowling | September 24, 2008

Ivey family supports stroke research
Richard Ivey, left, and Dr. Henry Barnett attended the 22nd Annual Robarts Dinner where it was announced that Mr. Ivey has donated $500,000 in support of the Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research at Robarts Research Institute.

Richard M. Ivey, a name synonymous with making a difference, has made a giftof $500,000 in support of the Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research at Robarts Research Institute.

The announcement was made at the 22nd Annual Robarts Dinner as friends and family of Western’s scientific community celebrated the work of two of the world’s leading researchers and now J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipients, Michael E. Greenberg and Roger Nicoll.

Mr. Ivey and his late wife, Beryl Ivey, have always been strong supporters of Robarts, from its founding in 1986. Their generosity allowed Robarts to establish the Beryl and Richard Ivey Centre for Cardiovascular Imaging in 2003.

“In addition to honouring this dynamic and generous couple, the Chair will boost Robarts’ distinctive research strengths with a view to expanding the scope of our national and international influence on the prevention and treatment of stroke,” says John MacDonald, Scientifi c Director, Robarts Research Institute.

Dr. Henry Barnett is a former Western professor and Robarts Research Institute co-founder. In November, he was the first non-European to receive the Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research. The Karolinska Institute, in Sweden, also awards the Nobel Prize annually. Barnett’s extraordinary contributions to stroke research have changed the management of millions of stroke patients and prevented an unaccountable number of strokes.


This article appeared in the Fall 2008 edition of Impact Western
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