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December 19, 2014

CHI News, December 2014

In This Issue...

CRINGe Speaker Series

Knowledge in motion: Winnipeg centre aims to improve health care

Self-management App for Mild-Hemophilia World’s First

Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award

Hacking Health Award

CHI Staffing Announcement

CRINGe Speaker Series

CRINGe Speaker Series - Short clinical research presentations where participant can: - Hear from and ask questions of experienced researchers - Meet others working in clinical research - Suggest topics for future presentations

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Knowledge in motion: Winnipeg centre aims to improve health care

Click here to read more about CHI and our Knowledge Translation Platform on page 36 of the Nov/Dec 2014 Issue of Wave Magazine.

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Self-management App for Mild-Hemophilia World’s First

A multidisciplinary team from The George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, the University of Manitoba, the Saskatoon Health Region, the University of Saskatchewan and MITACS have developed an app called HIRT? – Hemophilia Injury Recognition Tool - that will provide assistance in identifying an injury needing medical attention.

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Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award

CHI's Pingzhao Hu has received a Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. Selected investigators from across Canada will be provided funds to reimburse travel costs to Toronto to observe a grant panel meeting. This unique opportunity will provide members with an “inside look” at how research grants are reviewed in order to help structure their own grant proposals in future.

 

Hacking Health Award

CHI's Xibiao Ye, is an Epidemiologist/Researcher with our Evaluation platform, has been awarded the Prize for Innovation at the 2014 Hacking Health event. Hacking Health is Winnipeg's first ever weekend-long Hackathon bringing together the Health, Graphic Design, and New Media Industries to build prototypes and problem-solve new ways to deliver healthcare.

CHI Staffing Announcement

Please join CHI in welcoming the following new members to the team:

Brendon Foot, BA., CCRP, Project Manager- Research

Brendon joined the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation’s Project Management Office in September of 2014 as a Project Manager – Research.  He has worked in healthcare for over 20 years, dedicating the last 14 ½ years to clinical research specializing in the fields of mental health/psychiatric, cardiovascular and vascular sciences and has experience working within both the private and public sector.  Brendon brings project management experience that is specifically tailored to the needs of clinical research with experience in both industry sponsored and investigator initiated research.  His experience includes clinical research project planning, budgeting, management and coordination and has an extensive background in regulatory affairs, including drug, device and natural health product submissions to Health Canada, and research proposal submissions to local and national ethics boards and research review committees.

Brendon is certified as a Clinical Research Professional and is in good standing with the Society of Clinical Research Professionals (SoCRA) and continues ongoing education in project management with a desire to become certified as Project Management Professional in 2015. He can be reached at bfoot@wrha.mb.ca.

Arjun Kaushal, MSc, CAPM, Process Improvement Specialist

Arjun Kaushal holds a B-Tech degree in Mechanical engineering from India. He started his career as a project manager for his family-owned architectural firm. He moved to Winnipeg in 2011 to pursue MSc in Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering from the University of Manitoba, with a focus on virtual manufacturing and its applications in region’s healthcare sector. In 2012, Arjun received a fellowship from the Western regional training center (Faculty of Medicine) which is one of the six centers supported by CIHR, for pursuing healthcare services research.

Over the last 3 years Arjun has done extensive research to build a forecasting tool for Winnipeg’s emergency rooms using simulation; the purpose of the tool being current state modeling and predicting impact of performance improvement measures. His main research contribution was that he was able to incorporate human behavioral factors into simulation models by using a combination of discrete-event and agent-based simulation strategies. He has built forecasting tools for Victoria general hospital-ER as part of his thesis project and for Seven Oaks General Hospital-ER where he has been working as a process engineer since 2012.

Arjun is also a certified associate project management professional (CAPM). He joined CHI in October 2014 and will be working with Home-Care program initiatives and can be reached at akaushal2@wrha.mb.ca.

Amanda Osorio, Training, Education and Event Coordinator

Amanda has moved into the Training, Education and Event Coordinator from the Project Management Office . She graduated with honours in late 2002; receiving her Administrative Assistant diploma.

From 2003-2008 she worked as an Administrative Assistant within an organization that was project driven.  There she worked on developing and maintaining new procedures. In 2008 she entered an Admin Support role where she supported a Sales Manager and a sales team of over 10 individuals. Amanda joined the PMO in September 2010. She can be reached at aosorio@wrha.mb.ca.

George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Third floor, Chown Building
753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3E 0T6
Phone: 204.594.5391 Fax: 204.594.5394 Email:info@chimb.ca