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Clinical trials improve care at TOH and around the world

May 25, 2016



Last year, more than 6,800 patients participated in clinical trials at The Ottawa Hospital. This past week The Ottawa Hospital shared the stories of several patients who have been involved in our clinical trials on social media for International Clinical Trials Day. These included Yves Brunet, who took part in 15 experimental HIV treatment trials, Charles Berniqué, who recovered from septic shock after receiving an experimental stem cell therapy, and kidney transplant recipient Jim Ward, who joined an eight-year clinical trial of post-transplant drugs. See our clinical research webpage for patients and our recent clinical research news stories to learn how our research is improving care at The Ottawa Hospital and around the world.

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion


The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

University of Ottawa


The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. www.uottawa.ca

For further information, please contact


Amelia Buchanan
Senior Communication Specialist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73687
Cell: 613-297-8315
ambuchanan@ohri.ca