After opening its doors in late 2013, the Gilgan Centre in downtown Toronto has drawn 11 new scientists and 800 new researchers and graduate students from more than 44 different countries, including Dr. Monica Justice, Senior Scientist and Head of the Genetics & Genome Biology program at SickKids.
Researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) have developed a strategy aimed at preventing falls and fractures for seniors residing in long-term care homes. It calls upon health care teams to improve vitamin D prescribing behaviours ‒ a big ask, but it could lead to a reduction in hip fractures.
As a former patient and current Patient Advisor with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Crystal Chin collaborates with Ontario’s health care leaders to ensure that the patient voice is part of the conversation. Crystal has a deep understanding of the importance of patient engagement in research—and she sat down with Catalyst to share her insights.
The Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter campaign and discussion was launched on June 1st. Join the discussion about how health research in Ontario is driving improved health care, at lower costs, fuelling a knowledge-based economy. Learn more and share your stories.