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OCHSU launches IMPACT – Child Health Awards

The Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU) has issued a call for Proposals for the newly created IMPACT – Child Health Awards. These awards – created to address gaps in priority research areas in child health – are designed to…

Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU) Launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit (OCHSU).  OCHSU is a collaborative of pediatric academic sites across the province. Led by CHEO and SickKids, OCHSU partners include McMaster Children’s, London Health Sciences Centre,…

New streamlined system for research ethics review launched in Ontario

A new ‘streamlined’ approach for the ethical review and oversight of multi-centre clinical trials in Ontario was launched on March 4 by Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO). The CTO Streamlined Research Ethics Review System allows any single ‘CTO Qualified’ research ethics…

Ontario Launches Updated Plan for Health Care

The Ontario Government has introduced the next phase of transformation to the province’s health care system to improve results for patients and support the needs of an aging population. The new plan – Patients First: Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care –…

OSSU Scientific Co-lead wins Gairdner Award

Congratulations to Dr. Salim Yusuf, one of OSSU’s Scientific Co-leads, who was recently awarded the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award by the Gairdner Foundation. Dr. Yusuf, who is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University, Director of the Population Health Research…

OSSU issues first Call for Research Proposals

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) issued its inaugural Call for Proposals today for the newly created IMPACT* Awards. “I’m delighted to announce today, the first round of patient-oriented research funding under Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, or SPOR as…