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“Every day is a struggle for me”: A new study is evaluating the effectiveness of a digital app in treating people suffering from long COVID
February 28, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute are studying the effectiveness of a digital health platform in helping people recover from post COVID-19 condition, or long COVID.
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital awarded 15 CIHR grants worth more than $8.4 million
February 3, 2023 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are playing a lead role in 15 new projects awarded more than $8.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Is there a link between suicide and epidemics?
August 1, 2021 - A systematic review published by Dr. Simon Hatcher, in partnership with researchers across Ontario, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, looked at the relationship between public health epidemics and the risk of suicide and self-harm.
Patient engagement in health research: 10 tips from people with lived experience
February 25, 2020 - Individuals with lived experience who worked with Dr. Simon Hatcher’s team on suicide prevention research developed a list of 10 recommendations for researchers based on their experiences. The comic format uses scenarios to make these ...
Engaging patients in research every step of the way
November 28, 2018 - CMAJ's new supplement on engaging patients in health research features commentaries led by Drs. Dean Fergusson, Simon Hatcher and Christian Vaillancourt, as well as 14 other teams affiliated with Ontario’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU). As ...
First responders to get mental health help at new research clinic
October 31, 2018 - Recognizing the mental health needs of first responders, the City of Ottawa is championing a new study led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The team will launch Canada’s first research-based mental health clinic ...
Can smartphone-assisted therapy help prevent suicide? Researchers get $1.7M grant to find out
January 27, 2016 - Every year about 1,200 people in Ottawa arrive at a hospital with self-harm, usually from an overdose of pills. About five percent of these people will die by suicide in the next five years. However, the treatment given to this high-risk group is