Ontario Shores’ Research Day

Dr. Mark Roseman of the OSSU Coordinating Centre presented at the 4th annual Ontario Shores’ Research Day, on February 24, 2015, hosted by the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.  The focus of the day, which featured plenary and…

POR: Improving health research by leaps and bounds

Working with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) to implement CIHR’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) represents an unprecedented opportunity to change the Ontario landscape for conducting large pragmatic trials, according to Dr. Dean Fergusson, head of the Ottawa Methods…

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…

Building a robust foundation that will serve generations to come

The launch of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit’s (OSSU’s) website signals an important step forward in our work to implement Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) here in Ontario. We are indeed fortunate to have the support and involvement of…

Dean’s Hour Presentation

Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan of the OSSU Coordinating Centre gave an invited presentation at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine‘s Dean’s Hour on September 17, 2014.  The presentation, which can be viewed below, aimed to explain patient-partnered research, discuss practices in…