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Tim Ramsay, PhD


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Jodi Peters
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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital co-lead $39M Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Consortium
January 19, 2023 - The new Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Consortium, co-led by The Ottawa Hospital, aims to transform Canada’s clinical trials landscape by removing barriers, streamlining approvals, enhancing support and facilitating the engagement and ...
Predicting Parkinson’s: mathematical model could help with earlier diagnosis and treatment
September 23, 2022 - An innovative mathematical model developed by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital could one day help with the prevention and early treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Clinicians at The Ottawa Hospital launch 14 innovative projects to improve health-care delivery, thanks to funding from TOHAMO and The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute
March 22, 2019 - The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization (TOHAMO) has awarded $1.169 million in Innovation Grants to 14 teams, with supporting funds provided by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Drug dramatically reduces risk of dangerous blood clots in cancer patients
December 4, 2018 - A Canadian clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides the first approach for safely preventing blood clots (or venous thromboembolism) in people with cancer. About half of people newly diagnosed with a solid cancer ...
Researchers awarded $1.7 M to tackle stroke and heart attack from multiple angles
October 2, 2018 - Five groups from The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, were successful in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's recent grant competition. Drs. Dar Dowlatshahi, Tim Ramsay and Elizabeth Rochon were awarded $290,000* to test ...
Tattoo artist grateful to be off blood thinners thanks to made-in-Ottawa rule
April 26, 2017 - Ottawa resident Sarah Rogers would have been taking blood thinners for life, if not for a rule that showed she was at low risk of having a second blood clot. Ottawa tattoo artist Sarah Rogers thought she’d pulled a muscle when her right leg star
Over 10,000 Canadian women per year can stop taking blood thinners for unexplained vein clots
April 4, 2017 - Rule identifies women who have low risk of vein blood clot recurrence A Canadian-led research group has developed and validated a rule that could let half of women with unexplained vein blood clots stop taking blood thinners for life. These find
Three Ottawa-led stem cell trials get $2.2 million boost
November 23, 2016 - Ottawa researchers bring in half of clinical trial awards from Stem Cell Network Could stem cells help the body recover from septic shock, heart attack and liver transplantation? Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa
“Invaluable” study confirms blood thinners don’t prevent recurrent pregnancy complications
October 18, 2016 - Two years ago, Dr. Marc Rodger thought he had settled the debate about the use of blood thinners in pregnant women at high risk of developing blood clots. His trial of 292 women in five countries – the largest of its kind – definitely showed that t
Out-of-this-world research could help rehabilitation patients in Ottawa
May 13, 2016 - Entrepreneur Raymond Nicholas spent three months in a hospital bed and another three learning how to walk again. His doctor Dr. Guy Trudel is studying astronauts’ health in space, which he hopes will lead to faster rehabilitation for patients like Ni
Research in flight: Video shows astronaut participant in Ottawa MARROW study
March 18, 2016 - A new video from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) features European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake explaining the MARROW study aboard the International Space Station. The video gives a unique glance into research led by Dr. Guy Trudel, a ...
Dr. Greg Knoll awarded $3.9 million to create and translate knowledge in kidney transplantation
September 16, 2015 - Dr. Greg Knoll is one of a seven scientists at The Ottawa Hospital recently awarded Foundation Grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Knoll’s team will receive $3.9 million over seven years to undertake patient-centred research rel
Are generic immunosuppressants safe and effective?
July 15, 2015 - That is the question that Dr. Greg Knoll set out to research when he was asked to debate the topic during the 2014 annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Transplantation. Together with research fellow Dr. Amber Molnar, Dr. Dean Fergusson and other
$1.5M grant could improve care for trauma patients and save $10M per year
June 30, 2015 - Drs. Christian Vaillancourt and Ian Stiell have been awarded $1.5M from the Ontario SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) Support Unit to evaluate a strategy to reduce unnecessary immobilization of trauma patients by paramedics. Currently, pa
Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening
June 22, 2015 - Large clinical trial shows CT scanning does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained blood clots A large clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa has found that contrary to ...