Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded $472,000 by Ontario Research Fund

September 7, 2016

Three researchers from The Ottawa Hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa received grants from the Ontario Research Fund as part of a $3,784,890 investment in world-class research across the province.

They include:

Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi, Early Researcher Award, $140,000, “Evaluation of Blood Product Utilization, Healthcare Resource Consumption and Patient Outcomes in Novel Oral Anticoagulant-Related hemorrhage"

Dr. Sylvain Boet, Early Researcher Award, $140,000 ”“Improving care and outcomes for surgical patients through knowledge translation”

Dr. Dylan Burger, Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure “Extracellular vesicles in vascular and renal health and disease”, “$192,000”

“Here at The Ottawa Hospital, the Ontario Research Fund has allowed us to develop promising new treatments for patients, increase the efficiency of our health-care system and start several companies. This new funding will continue to make our province healthier, wealthier and smarter”.

--Dr. Duncan Stewart, Executive Vice-President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa

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

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
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