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July 22, 2022

Canadian researchers using cutting edge technology to investigate long-COVID

In a multi-site study funded by the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, scientists discovered a clue into the cause of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS), also known as long-COVID. Led by Grace Parraga, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at Western University, researchers used novel lung imaging techniques to investigate gas exchange in the lungs of […]

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Welcomes Returning Board Members at Annual Meeting

June 24, 2022

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) celebrated another year of success at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on June 23, 2022. Dr. Andrew Dean, Board Chair, and Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott, CEO of TBRHRI, congratulated all returning Board Directors for the coming term. Dr. Pamela Wakewich was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board […]

Exceptional Care for Every Patient, Every Time: Hospital and Health Research Institute Launch New Strategic Plan 2026

June 23, 2022

With much anticipation and celebration, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) released Strategic Plan 2026 today – a plan that will guide both organizations along a path of growth and continued success for the next four years. “I am so pleased to see the official launch […]

NOSM / TBRHSC / TBRHRI Associate Scientist awarded national Fellowship in Health Systems Resilience

December 9, 2021

Dr. Brianne Wood, Associate Scientist at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) / Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI), has been awarded the Fellowship in Health Systems Resilience by the Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada. Dr. Wood was selected by the foundation’s […]

Health Research Speaker Series: Research Support Services at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

November 19, 2021

Join us (virtually) for the first presentation in our Health Research Speaker Series on Thursday, November 25th (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm), featuring Rabail Siddiqui, Research Development Coordinator at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. Title: Research Support Services at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021 Time: 3:00 […]

NOSM, TBRHSC and TBRHRI collaborate on the appointment of a joint Associate Scientist focused on social accountability and health education systems

November 1, 2021

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), in partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), announce Dr. Brianne Wood as the inaugural joint Social Accountability and Learning Health Systems Associate Scientist for a two-year term. Dr. Wood will focus on the development, implementation, […]

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Appoints Two New Board Members

June 25, 2021

Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, June 24th. Board of Directors Chair Dr. Andrew Dean and Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott, President and CEO of TBRHRI, welcomed Dr. Erin Cameron and Jocelyn Bel as new Board Directors serving 3-year terms. They will join Dr. Dean as well […]

Help Bring Discovery to Life By Joining Our Board

February 23, 2021

The Board of Directors invites interested Northwestern Ontario residents to consider serving as members of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Board of Directors. Successful candidates will be expected to participate actively for a three year term. As a skills-based Board, we are seeking to fill 2 vacancies with interested volunteers who: are willing […]

Message from Dr. Rhonda Crocker Ellacott

November 25, 2020

It is an honor and privilege for me to lead and serve our Hospital and Health Research Institute as your new President and CEO.  As we begin our journey together, I look forward to reconnecting with you, our dedicated staff, Professional staff, Scientists, Patient Family Advisors and Volunteers. In this role, I am here to […]

Farewell Message from Jean Bartkowiak

November 17, 2020

I write to you today with so many emotions. Pride. Nostalgia. A heavy heart. But mostly, I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude. On November 20, 2020, I will officially retire as a senior health care leader and as President and CEO of our Hospital and CEO of the Health Research Institute. It seems like […]

Dr. Jinqiang Hou

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

October 2, 2020

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 […]