$2.1M grant to help find better ways to bring research results to life

March 16, 2016

Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and his team were awarded a $2.1M Foundation grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to develop better strategies for applying research findings to health care, a process called knowledge translation or KT. His team will develop general principles as well as practical tools to help health-care systems design and implement their own strategies. As an example, they are currently working to develop a KT strategy to improve organ donation after cardiac death. If successful, this strategy could increase the number of annual organ donations in Canada by 15 percent. The team will also work with health-care partners (for example Health Quality Ontario) to optimize their KT strategies. The program will also foster a sustainable KT research community through mentorship, advanced courses and a new knowledge translation concentration for University of Ottawa graduate programs. This CIHR grant is one of 22 recently awarded to researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

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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.

For further information, please contact

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