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Our network kicks off Research Month TOgether!

Toronto, November 1, 2018

By Ana Gajic

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Researchers at our three sites work hard every day to spur innovations in basic science, clinical research and health services and policy research on a global playing field. With a new network, our research has more potential than ever.

To celebrate our network’s researchers and their dedication to driving innovation that will change the lives of patients, November became Research Month at St. Michael’s Hospital three years ago. For the first time ever, this awareness and recognition month has been expanded to all three sites, under the fitting theme of TOgether.

“This is our chance to thank you for all you do to inspire a culture of innovation across our clinics, labs and in our communities,” said Dr. Patricia O’Campo, interim vice-president of Research, at today’s opening event for the month.

During November, there will be at least one event every day to enable others within Research or whose work may not involve research to discover its potential at the network. From randomized coffee talks where researchers are encouraged to share a cup of coffee with staff to lectures about multiple sclerosis innovations and inter-professional based practice research, the month will cover a broad range of areas in research and opportunities to collaborate.

To view a full list of the events for Research Month, please visit this webpage and plan out a November full of highlights of the work researchers do across all three of the network’s sites. Passports to Research Month, which also include this full list, will be available at:

  • Health Sciences Library, LKSKI at St. Michael’s
  • Room A203 – Knowledge Centre at Providence Healthcare
  • Research Office, Sunnyside Building, 1st floor, Room 121 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Happy Research Month!

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 29 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

St. Michael’s Hospital with Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Health Centre now operate under one corporate entity as of August 1, 2017. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education.

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