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Smita Pakhale, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epi & Biostat)
613-737-8899 ex.79469
spakhale@ohri.ca

The Ottawa Hospital
501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Canada

Natalia Szerszunowicz
Research Administrative Assistant
Tel: 613-737-8899 ext 79469
Email: nszerszunowicz@ohri.ca


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News

New CIHR grants to support an equitable pandemic recovery
March 16, 2022 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded four grants as part of CIHR’s Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities competition, which was designed to support an equitable pandemic recovery for all Canadians.
$3.3M grant to enhance management of tobacco dependence in marginalized populations
January 13, 2022 - Dr. Smita Pakhale has been awarded $3.3 million from the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop better approaches for managing tobacco dependence in marginalized populations.
Partnering with the marginalized
December 11, 2020 - To tackle health-care inequities affecting vulnerable populations, Smita Pakhalé turns to community peer researchers in a grassroots approach to epidemiological research.
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $4.7 million for COVID-19 research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
June 25, 2020 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $4.7 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for four research projects that could transform our understanding of COVID-19 and ...
Understanding the challenge of COVID-19 for Ottawa’s most vulnerable people
June 8, 2020 - Dr. Smita Pakhale and her colleagues will harness the trust and engagement they have built with Ottawa’s most marginalized communities over the last 10 years through community-based participatory action research to examine how COVID-19 has ...
COVID-19 research on cell therapy, drug screening and marginalized populations funded through Ontario’s Rapid Research Fund
May 21, 2020 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded almost $2 million from Ontario’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund for three research projects that could help in the fight against the virus. These ...
COVID-19 research moving at ‘lightning speed’, thanks to generous community support
May 8, 2020 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are working around the clock to advance more than 50 potentially life-saving research projects to support the world-wide effort to find better ways to treat and prevent COVID-19. Now, nine of these projects have ...
The Ottawa Hospital awarded $12.7M for research, double the national CIHR success rate
January 30, 2018 - Sixteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded $12.7 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a success r
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 19, 2017 - Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a suc
Community researchers examine how to help Ottawa’s most marginalized quit smoking
January 26, 2017 - Community researchers like Kelly Florence and Tiffany Rose are collaborating with Dr. Smita Pakhale to find the best ways to help residents of Ottawa’s inner city reduce the amount they smoke or stop smoking altogether. Dr. Smita Pakhale wants
Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 17, 2017 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 33 percent of adults recently diagnosed with asthma by their physicians did not have active asthma. Over 90 percent of these patients were able to stop ...
Patient breathes more easily through weight loss
June 30, 2015 - For years, Janet Handy had trouble walking up stairs, tying her shoelaces…and just plain breathing. She was nearly 240 pounds in 2013 when she enrolled in the Weight Management Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital. “I had battled with weight on and off t