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Recent research events at Niagara Health

Innovation through Research and Collaboration, September 2015

The first inaugural Niagara Health Research Retreat: Innovation through Research and Collaboration was a success. This retreat was held on September 23, 2015, with over 50 participants, representing leadership and front line staff from the Niagara Health, as well as leadership from surrounding healthcare and academic organizations. Participants took part in multiple breakout sessions to discuss the current state of research at the Niagara Health. Two main themes emerged from the retreat: research accessibility and engagement. These themes are being used to facilitate the development of a successful and productive research program at Niagara Health.

Innovation through Research and Collaboration Brochure (link)

Health Quality Symposium, April 2016

The Symposium is a collaboration among Brock University’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, McMaster University’s Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and Niagara Health to bring together health professionals to advance and embed quality in health services for Niagara.


  • To explore innovations across health organizations focused on providing an optimal experience for patients and clients.
  • To inspire discussions on how health professionals can lead quality improvement initiatives and engage in the quality agenda of their organizations.
  • To allow for networking and knowledge exchange across health settings to help advance our collective impact for enhancing quality

Research Lead Office Research Seminar Series: Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Program – March 29, 2016

This seminar was targeted to Niagara Health physicians, and provided information on eligibility for the Canadian Revenue Agency’s SR&ED program.

Speaker: Robert Janzen

Research Lead Office Research Seminar Series: Conducting Research at the NH – June 2, 2016

This seminar was for all Niagara Health staff, providing an introduction to the Niagara Health Research Lead Office, overview of the Niagara Health Research Coaching Program, and information on research question formation.

Speakers: Jennifer Tsang, MD, PhD, FRCPC Research Lead, Intensivist; Katie Ross, BPH, MA Research Support & Administrative

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