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    The Gilgan Centre: A buzzing hive of collaborative research

    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.

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    New Prevention Strategy Improves Prescribing Behaviours and Could Lead to Reduction in Fractures for Elderly

    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.

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    Patient-Engaged Research: A Conversation with Crystal Chin

    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.

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    Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter: A Health Research Agenda for Patients, People and Prosperity

    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.

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Moving Forward Towards a Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Ontario
Chair, CAHO, Leslee Thompson This edition of the Catalyst marks my farewell as Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). As a first order of business, I want to thank all CAHO members for allowing me to speak on your behalf, advocating for the importance of investing in health research to build […] Read more >
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Tapping into the Family Network: Engaging Clients and Families to Foster Research and Innovation
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital takes client- and family-centred care to the next level by partnering with clients and families to help drive innovation in research. The second floor at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is home to ScreenPlay, a high-tech interactive waiting area designed to improve care and reduce waiting room anxiety for children […] Read more >

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Together, We’re Driving a Health Research Agenda for Patients, People and Prosperity
On Monday, June 1st at MaRS Discover District, the Council of Academic Hospitals was pleased to launch A Health Research Agenda for Patients, People and Prosperity and the Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter campaign. With over 300 delegates participating in person and online at #onHWS, we were thrilled by the momentum that was generated and is continuing […] Read more >
Patient-Engaged Research: A Conversation with Crystal Chin
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. […] Read more >
New Prevention Strategy Improves Prescribing Behaviours and Could Lead to Reduction in Fractures for Elderly
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. We all know the devastating effect […] Read more >
The Gilgan Centre: A buzzing hive of collaborative research
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. In September, 2013, SickKids Hospital opened its […] Read more >

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