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February 26, 2020

New Research Grant to Fund Cervical Cancer Treatment in Development in Thunder Bay

Dr. Guillem Dayer, a researcher at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, won a prestigious Mitacs grant to continue research into new cervical cancer treatments. As part of the Zehbe Group, his research will build on the work of Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe, Dr. Melissa Togtema, and Dr. Robert Jackson into cervical cancer- and oral […]

John Dixon

Health Research Institute Board Member Profile: John Dixon

January 23, 2020

My research vision is to embed principles of two-eyed seeing into the development and translation of evidence-based health and social interventions for Indigenous led practice, holistic community-based prevention efforts, harm reduction, and changes that support the de-commodification of First Nation peoples in the health care system. Substance misuse issues in our region are complex social […]

Jean Bartkowiak

Hospital’s President and CEO and CEO of the Health Research Institute Announces Planned Retirement

January 23, 2020

Jean Bartkowiak, President & CEO of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, plans to retire at the end of his contract in January, 2021. “Mr. Bartkowiak has always been transparent regarding his planned retirement and remains committed to providing effective leadership as he completes his […]

Up-and-coming Thunder Bay researcher earns Mitacs & NCR-IRAP Award for Outstanding Commercialization

January 23, 2020

An up-and-coming researcher at Lakehead University, with strong ties to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, has been recognized for his innovative work to develop a cutting-edge medical imaging technology that delivers high-resolution pictures at a much lower dose of radiation, providing a breast-imaging alternative to mammography, positron emission tomography (PET) scan and other […]

Dr. Alla Reznik

Lakehead University researcher, Health Research Institute scientist receiving more than $448k from the Canadian Cancer Society

January 14, 2020

A Lakehead University researcher and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute scientist was awarded $448,800 from the Canadian Cancer Society to continue research into a new method of diagnosing breast cancer that may detect lesions earlier than current methods. This Innovation to Impact grant will allow Dr. Alla Reznik to spend three years developing Positron […]

Dr. Patrick McGrath

Research Day Returns to Showcase Health Research in Northwestern Ontario

October 8, 2019

After a successful debut in 2018, a local event designed to showcase health research returned for another year. The second annual Research Day took place October 4th at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and provided attendees interested in health research with valuable information, skills-building and networking opportunities. Research Day is a collaboration […]

Dr. Patrick McGrath

Moving Research to Patient Care: From Bench to Bedside

September 10, 2019

Health Research Institute and Hospital host 2nd Annual Research Day After a successful debut in 2018, a local event designed to showcase health research returns for another year. The second annual Research Day is taking place on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and will offer valuable information, […]

Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett

Health Research Institute Board Member Profile: Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett

August 27, 2019

The Vision Statement for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), “Innovative education and research for a healthier north”, captures the passion and philosophy of those of us who work and learn at NOSM. As the Associate Dean, Research I have the pleasure of working with bright and innovative researchers. They tackle tough problems, using […]

Dr. Michael Campbell, PhD

Finding Innovative Ways to Use Radioactive Isotopes to Solve Common Problems

August 15, 2019

Vision for research The goal of my research program is to find new and innovative ways to use radioactive isotopes to solve common problems.  My research lab applies chemistry techniques used for the synthesis of drugs, polymers or other common materials to find ways of working with these radioactive materials to answer specific questions. Some […]

Kathleen Lynch

Health Research Institute Board Member Profile: Kathleen Lynch

August 13, 2019

My research vision is to encourage and support research to meet the unique needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario and to improve the health outcomes of our population. In alignment with the Health Research Institute’s vision of “bringing discovery to life,” I am interested in exploring opportunities to enhance patient care, while inspiring students […]

Message from the Board Chair and CEO

Preparing for a New Era in Health Care

August 7, 2019

Message from the CEO and Board Chair Normally when we think of medical research advances, we think of scientists in white coats developing new treatments in test tubes. This is often still the case, but there is a new era in health care research on the horizon where test tubes are traded for something a […]