Research has a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of the people who live in our communities.
Health research provides important information about disease trends and risk factors, outcomes of treatment, patterns of care, and healthcare costs and usage to name a few. This is what fuels us to do more. Our journey to become a community-based research and academic centre began several years ago. Niagara Health established a dedicated Research Office to strengthen our research and academic partnerships and set out to conduct research that would inform care, inspire innovation and create environments of collaborative learning.
With the help of partnerships and collaboration, we are becoming community leaders in health innovation and research. Have a look at our Research Office’s first Annual Report that highlights research activities conducted over the past year here.
Brock University and Niagara Health launched a new partnership in March 2019 that will increase opportunities to improve the overall health and wellbeing in our region and beyond. It will place a heightened focus on research that will help people stay healthy, improve both patient outcomes and the way healthcare is delivered, and create training and employment opportunities for Brock students and graduates.
The Research Office has built strong networks within our organization that include departments such as Quality, Patient Safety & Risk, Decision Support, Health Records and many clinical departments and units across Niagara Health.
We're also very proud to work closely with our community partners:
Four of our researchers were published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal (May 19, 2020 issue) examining the importance of more community hospitals participating in trials of COVID-19 treatments. Dr. Jennifer Tsang, Research Lead, Intensivist and Co-Director Critical Care Research, George Farjou, Infectious Disease Specialist, Dimitra Fleming, Clinical Pharmacist and Erick Duan, Intensivist and Co-Director of Critical Care Research were part of a team of clinicians who highlighted that one major untapped resource for research in Canada is our community hospitals (accounting for 65% of hospital beds), which provide care to most Canadians and represent a broader cross-section of patients, especially in suburban and rural areas. Read more
Director, Interprofessional Practice, Ethics & Spiritual Care & Research Administration.
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Physician Research Lead, Intensivist, Niagara Health,
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
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For guidelines, application forms etc.
For reference documents relating to Health Canada regulated trials.
Food and Drug Regulations - Division 5 Part C
For regulations which govern clinical investigation drug trials in Canada.