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Researchers use leading-edge technology to study teamwork and communication in the operating room
February 15, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa are studying whether improving teamwork and communication among operating room staff can make surgery safer for patients. Studies suggest that over half of surgery complications can be l
Exercise, eye exams help prevent falls in older people
June 13, 2018 - Falls in older individuals can reduce quality of life and cause serious injury. Dr. Kednapa Thavorn was part of a group of researchers who published a meta-analysis in JAMA that identified the best ways to prevent falls in older people. After analyzi
Colonoscopies save lives, but study finds room for improvement
May 16, 2018 - Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in Canada. Colonoscopy can reduce the risks of CRC and CRC-related death through early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous growth. A new study led by Dr. Sanjay Murthy found that while co
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Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Chakraborty, Santanu
Senior Clinician Investigator
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Brain cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Traumatic brain injury Bioinformatics, Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Immunization, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment
Forster, Alan
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health Basic research, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Patient safety, Quality Improvement
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Kwok, Edmund
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Systematic reviews
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Saidenberg, Elianna
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anemia, Bleeding disorders Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Santos, Marlise
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Schramm, David
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cochlear implantation, Hearing loss Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Neuro-stimulation, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews