The research we conduct at Niagara Health has a profound impact on the health and well-being of our patients and communities.
While medical research is traditionally conducted in academic hospitals that are affiliated with universities, the majority of patients in Canada receive care in community hospitals.
Niagara Health researchers are at the forefront of a national movement to bring more medical research into community hospital settings like ours.
Our Research Office is dedicated to building our capacity and currently supports more than 50 research studies and clinical trials involving Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pediatrics and Surgery. These studies contribute to better understanding some of the most significant healthcare challenges of our time and have the potential to benefit patients in Niagara and across Canada.
Dr. Jennifer Tsang, Research Lead, Intensivist and Co-Director Critical Care Research, was part of a team of clinicians published in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (Oct. 12, 2021) examining the importance of increasing participation in pandemic research in Canada. They highlighted that while many Canadian hospitals are participating in COVID-19-related research, the majority of Canadians are cared for in centres where clinical trials are not conducted, and how increased research participation will benefit all hospitals where patients in Canada are treated. Read more
Brock University and Niagara Health launched a 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:
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.
30 clinical trials across Cardiology, Critical Care, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Kidney Care and Medicine
14 clinical trials currently in the follow-up stage
110 multi-centre observational and investigator-initiated studies
$50 million in grant funding Niagara Health has been part of as principal or co-investigators