Featured StoryAugust 15, 2019
Finding Innovative Ways to Use Radioactive Isotopes to Solve Common Problems
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Community Donations Go a Long Way to Supporting Regional Health Care
July 16, 2019
Research is vital in Northwestern Ontario, helping us find solutions to our unique health care challenges. Despite our barriers to care, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre programs consistently rank among the best in Ontario, and we are a Leading Practice in several areas including orthopaedics, Telemedicine, and Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC). The […]
Designing Better Patient Care
July 16, 2019
Standard patient records, whether they are paper or electronic, are large and often fragmented collections of information. But what if you could bring all that information into a design environment and create a “blueprint of care”? This would allow care providers to literally visualize the treatment plan and instantly see the big picture. That’s exactly […]
Health Research Institute Board Member Profile: James Peotto
July 2, 2019
Thunder Bay is unlike other cities in Ontario in that local health care providers are not only responsible for servicing the city and its immediate surroundings, but for servicing the entirety of Northwestern Ontario. For patients living in outlying communities, geographical remoteness can result in delayed diagnosis and restricted access to ongoing treatment of chronic […]
New Smart Health Research Chair Will Overcome Geographic and Other Barriers to Health Care in Northwestern Ontario
June 28, 2019
“Smart health” is one of the most promising areas of health care advancement today. Smart health encompasses a wide range of technology that will help health care providers connect more easily with their patients, receive more information about their patients’ health faster, and ultimately improve patient care.
Summer School of Medical Imaging gives future scientists an opportunity to sharpen their skills
June 3, 2019
The Summer School of Medical Imaging (SSMI), jointly hosted by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute and Lakehead University’s Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, offers a unique research experience that showcases the graduate environment in Medical Imaging as a prospective career path for undergraduate students.
Save the Date for Research Day: October 4th, 2019
June 3, 2019
The second annual Research Day will take place on Friday, October 4th at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and will offer valuable information, skills-building and networking opportunities for anyone interested in health research.
Health Research Institute Board Member Profile: Andrew Ross
June 3, 2019
Andrew Ross is the Manager of the Anishnaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program, a collaboration of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA).