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October 2, 2020Dr. Jinqiang Hou

Lakehead University and Health Research Institute team exploring new diagnostic drugs for cancer

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has provided a Lakehead University and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute team with a $98,655 grant to develop new drugs that will help prevent, diagnose and manage cancer. In Canada, cancer is the leading cause of death, which is why Dr. Jinqiang Hou, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry […]

Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott

New Leader Appointed for Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

September 4, 2020

Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott has been appointed as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre and Chief Executive Officer of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, effective November 23, 2020. The announcement was made today by Matt Simeoni, Board Chair Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Chair […]

Dr. Alla Reznik

Lakehead researchers receiving $2.3 million from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

June 17, 2020

Lakehead University professors are receiving more than $2.3 million from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for bold research exploring advancements in robotics, X-ray imaging technology, radio frequencies, and other important projects that will improve the lives of people around the world. One of these recipients is Dr. Alla Reznik, a Lakehead Professor […]

Dr. Zubair Fadlullah

New Frontiers in Research Fund in Exploration Grant

June 2, 2020

Dr. Zubair Fadlullah, a Lakehead University-Health Research Institute Research Chair in Smart Health Technology, is one of two Lakehead University professors who have been awarded grants from the federal New Frontiers in Research Fund in Exploration to pursue important work that will benefit Canada and beyond. Dr. Fadlullah is receiving $250,000 over two years to […]

Thunder Bay's Newest Scientists

Dr. Guillem Dayer and the “New Wave” of Young Scientists

April 7, 2020

Dr. Guillem Dayer is part of the “new wave” of young scientists in Thunder Bay. Two years ago, he moved here to join the Zehbe Group at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. He saw working with Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe as a great opportunity. And the story of how he got here is fascinating. […]

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

February 26, 2020

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 […]