Special recognition for breast cancer and emergency medicine research

March 11, 2014

Dr. Mark Clemons and Dr. Ian Stiell were featured in the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) newsletter for leading research studies that have improved patient care at The Ottawa Hospital and around the world. Dr. Clemons discovered that the molecular characteristics of an individual’s breast cancer can change as the cancer spreads to other organs, and re-checking these characteristics will often open up new treatment options or suggest strategies that are more likely to work for a given patient. Dr. Stiell’s Canadian C-Spine Rule aims to reduce emergency department wait times and increase patient satisfaction by quickly identifying patients who do not require immobilization on a backboard for a neck injury. Dr. Stiell has implemented this project in hospitals across Ontario through CAHO’s Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) program.

About the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and is an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa, closely associated with the university’s Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences. OHRI includes more than 1,700 scientists, clinical investigators, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff conducting research to improve the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

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