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September 28, 2017

CHI eUpdate - September 2017

The 2016/17 fiscal year brought tremendous growth to the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). CHI had a remarkable increase in collaborative initiatives, partnerships, and the quality of patient-oriented research in Manitoba. As a result, CHI engaged in more projects than ever before. More importantly, an ever-increasing number of  innovations and transformations generated by these projects are translating into enhanced patient experiences and outcomes.

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In This Issue...

Public Lecture: Patient Informed Consent in Clinical Research

Clinical Trials Director Inducted into RSC College

Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research in the Design and Grant Development Phase - Award Winners

A descriptive qualitative examination of knowledge translation practice among health researchers in Manitoba

Moving towards a more inclusive patient and public involvement in health research paradigm: the incorporation of a trauma-informed intersectional analysis

CHI welcomes Data Science - Senior Biostatistician, Dr. Robert Balshaw

Public Lecture: Patient Informed Consent in Clinical Research

On October 31—in partnership with CancerCare Manitoba and University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine—the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) hosted a thought-provoking public lecture on Patient Informed Consent in Clinical Trials.

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Clinical Trials Director Inducted into RSC College

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Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research in the Design and Grant Development Phase - Award Winners

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A descriptive qualitative examination of knowledge translation practice among health researchers in Manitoba

The latest publication from CHI’s Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Kathryn Sibley, examines the perceptions, experiences, factors, and perceived needs for knowledge translation (KT), from the perspective of Manitoba health researchers. Read the article here: A descriptive qualitative examination of knowledge translation practice among health researchers in Manitoba

Moving towards a more inclusive patient and public involvement in health research paradigm: the incorporation of a trauma-informed intersectional analysis

Knowledge Translation - Patient & Public Engagement Lead, Carolyn Shimmin has a new article published in the BMC Health Services Research journal. The article explores the problematic nature of how patient engagement in health research is currently conceptualized, and suggest ways to move towards a more inclusive public involvement in health research paradigm. Read the article here: Moving towards a more inclusive patient and public involvement in health research paradigm: the incorporation of a trauma-informed intersectional analysis 

CHI welcomes Data Science - Senior Biostatistician, Dr. Robert Balshaw

Dr. Robert Balshaw returned to the University of Manitoba to join the Data Science Platform of the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as a Senior Biostatistician.  Prior to his return, he was a Senior Scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control for almost five years, and for 14 years was the head of biostatistics at Syreon Corporation (Vancouver), a contract research organization working with the pharmaceutical industry.  He is a native Winnipegger and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Statistics at the University of Manitoba, as well as a PhD in education. He also ran the Statistical Advisory Service in the early 1990’s.

Dr. Balshaw’s research expertise includes clinical trials, the discovery and validation of ‘omic biomarkers, database studies, the use of observational data to approximate results of randomized studies, and the analysis of longitudinal and life-history data.  He has collaborated with a wide variety of researchers, from graduate students through big pharma, and has led or been part of literally hundreds of statistical projects, big and small.

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