A Message from the Chair

Health System Research: Transforming Ontario Health Care | May, 2016

Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn: Good evidence is the foundation for rational and effective investment in the Ontario health care system. CAHO hospitals collaborate with our health community partners to conduct the research that informs policy decisions to address resource gaps that limit equitable access to excellent care. This edition of Catalyst demonstrates the power […]... Read more >

Enhancing our Knowledge-Based Economy | January, 2016

Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) is comprised of 24 research hospitals across the province, each committed to the core mission of improving care for patients today—and tomorrow. We are responsible for driving the future of health care through the research and education pillars of our mission. While […]... Read more >

A Health Research Strategy Requires Collaboration | September, 2015

Chair, CAHO, Dr. Catherine Zahn This edition of the Catalyst marks my introduction as Chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). First of all, a big thank you to our outgoing Chair, Leslee Thompson. During her two-year tenure, Leslee set the tone for collaboration. During Leslee’s Chairmanship, CAHO established a foundational partnership […]... Read more >

Moving Forward Towards a Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Ontario | May, 2015

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 >

CAHO Applauds CTO’s New ‘Streamlined’ Approach for Multi-Centre Clinical Trials in Ontario | March, 2015

On March 4, 2015 I had the opportunity to support a major announcement in our sector: A new ‘streamlined’ approach for the ethical review and oversight of multi-centre clinical trials in Ontario was launched on this day by Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO).... Read more >

Ontario Has the Choice to Make Positive Decisions | January, 2015

The Ontario fall economic statement made it clear that the government is committed to balancing the budget by 2017-2018. The annual Auditor General’s Report (December 2014) highlighted the fiscal challenge before Ontario. No doubt the Ontario government will have some difficult choices in the coming months leading up to the 2015 Budget.... Read more >

Attention Ontario’s Health Sector: The ARTIC Program is Seeking Proposals | November, 2014

The ARTIC Program is seeking proposals with the objective of spreading research evidence that has been proven and tested in at least one site and is ready to be applied across multiple organizations and/or sectors within Ontario. I’d like to add my voice, to spread the word and encourage people in our community to submit proposals. ... Read more >

On the Importance of Political and Legislative Champions | October, 2014

In less than two weeks, the Ontario Legislature will re-open. I’d like to take this opportunity to start a new dialogue with newly elected and returning members of the Legislature to underscore the importance of champions for health research in Ontario.... Read more >

Shining a Light on CAHO Hospitals’ Global Health Initiatives | September, 2014

With the commencement of the Fall season and a brand new issue of the Catalyst, I would like to apply a wider lens in my regular column and profile global health initiatives at CAHO’s research hospitals ‒ home of leading-edge research and globally recognized scientists. ... Read more >

Reflections on My First Year as CAHO Chair | May, 2014

This is a pivotal point in time: We are on the eve of the provincial general election and, as my first year as CAHO Chair folds into the remaining year, I’d like to reflect on the remarkable progress and achievements that we’ve realized this year, at the same time as reemphasize a call to action for a strengthened and sustainable health research enterprise. We’ve accomplished a great deal, but there’s more to do. ... Read more >
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