Researchers and support staff recognized at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony

June 8, 2016

The Emergency Medicine Research Group took home the inaugural Research Excellence Team Award at The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Awards ceremony on May 31. This group of six scientists, six fellows and 40 research staff is currently supported by $12M in peer-reviewed funding. They are known around the world for leading large clinical trials in collaboration with paramedics and firefighters, and for developing clinical decision rules and risk scales to improve diagnosis and reduce unnecessary imaging. Their research has improved care for people suffering from cardiac arrest, trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, COPD and many other conditions. Research groups from the Intensive Care Unit and the Kidney Research Centre were also recognized among the top nominees for this award. In addition, Nancy Camack was a top nominee for the Outstanding Leader Award and Jodi Peters was a top nominee for the Working Together Award.

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.

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Jennifer Ganton
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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73325
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