Canadian Association for Neuroscience
Research and Innovation in Action
Sharing the stories of health research and innovation advancements
Here we profile some of the excellent research and innovation initiatives being undertaken by Members of Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery.
Health research, which leads to the development of new and better health products and services saves lives and eases suffering. Health research also provides employment and creates economic opportunity for our country. It makes our health care system more efficient, effective and, in many cases, more economical.
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
CPSR-funded study reveals absentmindedness points to earlier warning signs of silent strokes among people at risk
Heart & Stroke Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
Nova Scotia Health Authority
The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
CHEO Research Institute
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Alberta sisters participate in clinical trial to advance treatment options for rare genetic disorder
University of Calgary
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada and Pfizer announce the First National Research Program for Sickle Cell Disease
GE Healthcare Canada
University of Manitoba
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
University Health Network
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
University of Saskatchewan
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
SickKids Research Institute
Women's College Research Institute
Kingston Health Sciences Centre | Queen's University
BioCanRx Cancer Stakeholder Alliance Learning Institute
Women's College Hospital and Women's College Research Institute
Women's College Hospital
How drugs are approved in Canada
Clinical Trials Ontario: Why Ontario?
Saving Lives, Transforming Care
How drugs are approved in CanadaHow drugs are approved in Canada: This video shows the hurdles researchers and innovators face to bring effective medicines to patients.
Clinical Trials Ontario: Why Ontario?Research Canada encourages the promotion of clinical trials right across the country. This particular video, submitted by one of our Members, promotes Ontario; however, most of the advantages mentioned in the video apply to all of Canada and each province has much to offer.
Saving Lives, Transforming Care
Developing a virtual brain
In this video (right), Dr. Randy McIntosh, Director of the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Geriatric Centre, in Toronto discusses the development of a virtual brain and its benefits for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Occupational therapists keep drivers on the road safer and longer
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists(CAOT), launched the National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Older Drivers in February 2009. The Blueprint strives to enhance the capacity of older adults to maintain their fitness to drive and ability to drive safely for as long as possible.
Nitroglycerin skin patch use in preterm labour cases
The Obstetrics, Maternal and Newborn Investigations (OMNI) group of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has played an important role in a series of studies on the use of nitroglycerin skin patches in women in preterm labour. The most recent study shows that these simple, inexpensive patches can save an average of $5,000 in hospital costs per preterm pregnancy by reducing the need for neonatal intensive care. The researchers suggest that policies should be developed to encourage greater use of these patches. Read more about the study.
Solving complex research challenges requires more than individual effort. It also takes the willingness and skill to bring together government, academia and the private sector.
William N. HaitGlobal Head, Research & Development Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Increasing Canadians’ standard of living and growing the economy is not just about tax breaks. It is also about reinventing health care through robust investments in Canada’s health innovation system from discovery research to commercialization programs that translate research into products and services, which in turn create knowledge-based jobs and build an innovation nation. That’s how we will not only compete, but thrive in the knowledge-based economy.
We must also continue to catalyze the development and application of genomics and genomic-based technologies, which create economic and social benefits for Canadians through our support of Genome Canada.