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October 8, 2019Dr. Patrick McGrath

Research Day Returns to Showcase Health Research in Northwestern Ontario

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 […]

(L-R) Mike and Dawn Wrenshall.

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 […]

(L-R) James McCormick, Lisa Ewen, Connor Little and Dr. Arnold Kim.

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 […]

James Peotto

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 […]

Dr. Zubair Fadlullah

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 Roster for 2019

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.