Clinical Trials & Research

Research and Clinical Trials for Improved Healthcare

Research plays an extremely important part in healthcare at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. As an academic health sciences centre, we are literally a centre for learning for researchers, students, teachers, and other healthcare professionals.

But that’s not why we do it. We emphasize research and training at the Health Sciences Centre because it leads to better patient care, today as well as tomorrow. We’ve attracted researchers from around the world to Thunder Bay to work at the Health Sciences Centre and/or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, the research arm of the Health Sciences Centre. Together, we’re partnering with other world-class researchers at Lakehead University, NOSM University and others, developing tomorrow’s healthcare techniques and equipment right now.

In turn, we’ve attracted some of the best physicians and other healthcare providers who want to work in our academic environment. Every year, we’re drawing students to Northwestern Ontario who want to train here, making them more likely to stay and practice here too.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials, in particular, have a positive impact on patient care and are an important part of any research program. Clinical trials are research studies investigating new treatment methods, medications, equipment, and/or medical conditions themselves to improve care for future patients.