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 leaders in health innovation and research in Niagara and across the country. Niagara Health has two new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) research studies underway, one to better understand health outcomes for COVID-19 patients and the other to inform the development of a national strategy to expand clinical research in community hospitals in Canada.
Are you conducting research or quality improvement that supports Niagara Health's vision of a Healthier Niagara? Learn more about participating in our Annual Research Day.
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:
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
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.