Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw elected into Royal Society of Canada

September 10, 2019

Dr. Jeremy GrimshawDr. Jeremy Grimshaw has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a group called upon to make significant and substantial contributions of knowledge, understanding, and insight through engagement with the larger society.

Dr. Grimshaw is leading the way in knowledge translation and implementation science, a rapidly emerging field with substantial impact on health services and policy research. The senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake is also a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Grimshaw is considered one of the world’s top knowledge translation and implementation scientists, working to bridge the gap between research and clinical care. By encouraging health care professionals to adopt evidence-based research, new research discoveries can be converted into improved population health and efficient health care delivery.

In 2018, Dr. Grimshaw received the CIHR 2018 Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research, a pre-eminent career achievement award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research honouring him for his outstanding contributions to health services and policy research in Canada.

“If we can learn how to more efficiently move research into practice, we will improve the lives of Canadians and contribute to the sustainability of our publicly funded health care system,” says Dr. Grimshaw.

Dr. Grimshaw will be recognized at an official ceremony in November.

About The Royal Society of Canada:

  • The RSC was established in 1883 under an Act of Parliament as “the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country.”
  • The RSC consists of three bilingual Academies and the College of New Scholars, that cover the broad range of scholarly disciplines as well as the artistic and scientific fields.
  • Considered one of the highest academic accolades in Canada, election to the RSC is a distinction toward which many scientists strive.
  • The College was established by the RSC in 2014 to honour researchers in the early stages of their career.
  • Election as a Fellow of the RSC and as a Member of its College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists are but two accolades bestowed by the RSC on those scholars, artists and scientists considered the best in their field.

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. See for more information about research at The Ottawa Hospital.

University of Ottawa: —A crossroads of cultures and ideas

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