At a press conference March 5, John Efford, minister of natural
resources, on behalf of Pierre Pettigrew, minister of health,
announced funding of over $2.1 million for health research in
Newfoundland. Minister Efford made the announcement in the laboratory
of molecular geneticist Dr. Terry Lynn Young in Memorial University’s
Faculty of Medicine. Carolyn Bennett, minister of state (public
health), joined Mr. Efford in announcing operating funding for
Memorial researchers Dr. Sean Brosnan, Dr. Proton Rahman, Dr.
Michiru Hirasawa and Dr. Thomas Michalak, as well as Dr. Young.
Following the announcement, Dr. Young (R) gave a laboratory
tour to Ministers Efford and Bennett.