Academic Health Sciences Leadership Program
This program identifies and mentors future leaders and is targeted towards mid-career health care professionals in the Health Sciences faculties, Regional Health Authorities, and the Government of Manitoba.More Info
2018-19 CHI Annual Report now available!
As Manitoba’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit, we are continuously working on ways to improve the health of Manitobans and the health system that cares for them. In this report, we address questions we get asked most often by our clients and partners such as how might we do research differently, how can we enhance the quality of care, and how can we facilitate research culture change towards patient engagement. View the report to see how we are empowering change.
Looking for a Research Associate-Biostatistician to join the team
CHI is seeking a full-time consulting biostatistician to join the Biostatistics Group in its Data Science Platform. The successful candidate will devote 80% of his/her time to collaborative and applied research and training and 20% of his/her time to independent methodological research in his/her area of expertise. Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Course Develops Current and Future Health Care Leaders
Our Academic Health Sciences Leadership program is approaching its ninth year, and we are looking forward to the next round of participants who will be joining us from September to February. UM Today News recently interviewed past participants who gained value in learning leadership skills, with topics ranging from project management to health system sustainability and social responsibility. As well as access to health leaders such as Dr. Brian Postl, dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Lori Lamont, chief operating officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Brock Wright, chief executive officer of Shared Health Manitoba.
A Database Providing Parents with Medical Advice
Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) developed parent and family tools to understand their child’s symptoms and know when to seek care. Our Academic Director, Dr. Terry Klassen, and TREKK's parent advisory group spoke with CTV's Medical Watch on the importance of having readily available, online resources for everyday health concerns.
Establishment of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform
Announcement: The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP) is a pan-Canadian initiative involving researchers and policy makers from every province and most territories in Canada, led by Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail from University of British Columbia and BC SPOR SUPPORT Unit. The SPOR CDP was initially proposed in 2014 and funded in 2018 ($39 million over 7 years) by CIHR with matching funds from other jurisdictions.
Big Data, Better Health
Local researchers are using artificial intelligence to mine complex statistical information and revolutionize the delivery of care. Read more about Wave Magazine's feature story and how CHI's own Dr. Lisa Lix contributes to the 5-year strategy.
VADA Summer School Reminds Students of American Idol
In an intensive two-day competitive workshop, students will be placed into teams to find solutions to complex data problems. Read more at UM Today.
Choosing Wisely Manitoba on CTV's Medical Watch
CHI's Dr. Eric Bohm joins CTV News' Medical Watch to discuss Choosing Wisely Manitoba and its work to improve the use and value of laboratory testing.
Choosing Wisely Manitoba featured in WAVE Magazine
Check out WAVE Magazine's feature on Choosing Wisely Manitoba for Jan/Feb 2019
VADA Program Featured in UM Today
The Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program recently marked the graduation of its first master's students. Rayhan Shikder is among the first students to complete the VADA Program including an internship at the iFLYTEK Laboratory for Neural Computing for Machine Learning in Toronto. You can read more about Rayhan's experience with VADA on UM Today: http://news.umanitoba.ca/vada-program-offers-valuable-skills-in-disease-prevention/
University of Manitoba partners with Deer Lodge Centre Foundation to improve fall-risk assessment tools
A research collaboration between the University of Manitoba and Deer Lodge Centre aims to improve the tools therapists use to assess falls risk. Dr. Kathryn Sibley, Director of CHI's Knowledge Translation platform and assistant professor in the U of M's department of Community Health Sciences, will lead the project to assess an existing tool called the Mini BESTTest. In January, Sibley and her team will start training physiotherapists at Deer Lodge Centre to conduct the project, which is funded in part by a grant from the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation. You can read more about this exciting project here: https://www.deerlodgecentrefoundation.com/a-delicate-balance/
Dr. Lisa Lix Named Canada Research Chair
Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of CHI's Data Science platform, has been named Canada Research Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality. Dr. Lix is one of 10 Canada Research Chairs named at the University of Manitoba, and her research will focus on developing methods enhance and evaluate the quality of electronic health databases.
Indigenous Master’s Excellence Award
Congratulations to Data Science's Stephanie Monkman who has received the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Master’s Excellence Award. This award is given to Canadian Indigenous graduate students enrolled full-time in a Master’s program at the University of Manitoba. Awards are offered to meritorious graduate students who demonstrate significant research ability and scholarly potential.
Ed Kroeger Mentorship Award
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of the Data Science Platform at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation for receiving the Ed Kroeger Mentorship Award for 2018. This award is provided by the Health Sciences Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Manitoba, to recognize excellence and distinction in mentorship, teaching, and research.
Interstellar Initiative Award
Congratulations to Dr. Pingzhao Hu of the CHI Data Science team, who was selected for the 2018 Interstellar Initiative. This is a joint program between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, which recognizes “the world's most promising Early Career Investigators in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and artificial intelligence."
Biostatistical Methodology and Implementation on Cancer Clinical and Genetic Research
2019.09.18 - 2019.09.26
September 18, 2019 - Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Data Science Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. It aims to stimulate discussion of computational and statistical method developments and applications for complex health data in translational and personalized medicine. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join this monthly event. All previous talks can be found at http://www.hu-bioinformaticslab.org/journal-club.html.
Spatial compound Poisson modelling of repeated events with an application to disease mapping
2019.09.24 - 12pm to 2pm
September 24, 2019 - Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Data Science Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. It aims to stimulate discussion of computational and statistical method developments and applications for complex health data in translational and personalized medicine. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join this monthly event. All previous talks can be found at http://www.hu-bioinformaticslab.org/journal-club.html.
Looking Forward to the Present: Incorporating Innovative Trial Methods and Practices to Inform Best Practice
2019.10.01 - 12pm to 1pm
October 1, 2019 - Just as knowledge and treatments in medicine evolve, so have methods to conduct clinical trials. This session will introduce innovative clinical trial designs and provide practical examples of their use, advantages, and potential pitfalls.
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Building and Leading Teams
2019.10.24 - 2019.10.25
October 24-25, 2019 - The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health-care system. It is an accredited professional and personal development program designed to prepare physicians, at any career stage, to be effective leaders and managers.
R for Absolute Beginners
2019.11.04 - 2019.11.08
November 4, 6, 8, 2019 - This workshop series will introduce participants to R by providing instruction and hands on exercises. Participants will leave with an understanding of basics in R including data manipulation, graphics and programming.
Case Study: Public and Patient Engagement in a Systematic Review
2019.11.13 - 12pm to 1pm
November 13, 2019 - The Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research Lunchtime Learning Series will introduce participants to the principles of patient and public engagement in health research. Join us from 12-1 pm, in Chown 474.
Using R for Basic Stats
2019.11.18 - 2019.11.22
November 18, 20, 22, 2019 - This hands-on workshop will get you ready to do basic statistical analyses in R. Previous introductory experience with R (e.g, our “R for Absolute Beginners”) and with basic statistical ideas (e.g., courses in research methods or introductory statistics) will be assumed. We will discuss: odds ratios, correlations, t-tests, chi-squared tests, and linear and logistic regression. More advanced methods may be introduced, including: multiple regression and analysis of variance.
Using GGplot2 for Data Visualization in R
2019.11.25 - 2019.11.27
November 25 & 27, 2019 - In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to create customized graphs using GGplot2. Previous introductory experience with R will be assumed.
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Course: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
2020.01.24 - 2020.01.25
January 24-25, 2020 - The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) is the Canadian Medical Association’s leadership development program designed specifically for physicians in Canada’s health-care system. It is an accredited professional and personal development program designed to prepare physicians, at any career stage, to be effective leaders and managers.