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
Fall 2019 PREPPP Award winners announcement
2020.02.06 - 10am to 10am
Congratulations to the recipients of the Preparing for Research by Engaging Patient and Public Partners (PREPPP) Award, Fall 2019! The PREPPP awards supports researchers, students, and community organizations in engaging with patients and members of the public as partners in the priority-setting, design, and grant development phase of a health research project.
Building equitable AI for public health
Dr. Lisa Lix, Director of our Data Science platform, is co-leading a pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable AI this summer. Read more at UM Today.
Reading the pulse of the community
Congratulations to our Evaluation platform for their exceptional work on producing and publishing the 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA) Report for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. The CHA is key to understanding the health needs of the population and is critical to effectively planning programs and services to meet their needs. View the full report.
We're hiring: Project Manager
CHI is seeking a full-time Project Manager to join the Project Management Office (PMO). Under the general direction of the Director, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Project Management Office (PMO), the Project Manager will apply the key functions of effective project management to provide leadership to ensure overall completion of project deliverables are achieved on time and on budget for approved projects. Promotes and maintains a positive, professional, and team oriented environment. Demonstrates a commitment to the vision, values, goals, and objectives of the WRHA. Posting End Date: January 16, 2020
Save the date for the Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference 2020
Mark your calendars for the 2020 Western Canadian Universities Big Data Health Conference (WCUC2020)! Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, BC. There will be a small fee to attend this conference. Registration will open in January.
Dr. Ahmed Abou-Setta joins the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
November 18, 2019 - CHI's Knowledge Synthesis Director, Dr. Ahmed Abou-Setta, was announced as the newest member of the Canadian Task Force. He will help to improve and streamline the systematic review process, detect research bias, support decision-making, and foster and empower patient engagement throughout the research process.
Special forum kick-starts PROMs discussion for Manitoba
CHI is working collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop a coordinated, provincial approach to the collection, analysis, reporting and use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in Manitoba. Find out more about this kick-off event where you answer some of your most pressing questions.
Deep Learning for Video Summarization
The Machine Learning Special Interest Group is sponsored by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as well as the Faculty of Science Data Science Nexus. It aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in training and research about the development and use of machine learning methods in the health sciences. View our latest presentation "Machine Learning Special Interest Group Research Presentation: Deep Learning for Video Summarization" now available on the CHI YouTube page.
Fall 2019 PREPPP Funding Award - Deadline Extended to November 18th
Fall 2019 award for public and patient engagement in health research design and grant development. Open to Manitoban researchers, students, and community orgs.
From skeptic to convert: Identifying vertebrae fractures by convolutional neural networks
2019.10.02 - 12pm to 12pm
The Machine Learning Special Interest Group is sponsored by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation as well as the Faculty of Science Data Science Nexus. to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in training and research about the development and use of machine learning methods in the health sciences. View our latest presentation "From skeptic to convert: Identifying vertebrae fractures by convolutional neural networks," now available on the CHI YouTube page.
Spring 2019 PREPPP Award Winners Announcement
Congratulations to the recipients of the Preparing for Research by Engaging Patient and Public Partners (PREPPP) Award, Spring 2019! The PREPPP awards supports researchers, students, and community organizations in engaging with patients and members of the public as partners in the priority-setting, design, and grant development phase of a health research project.
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.
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.
Source prediction of food-borne infections using machine learning approaches
2020.02.25 - 11am to 12pm
February 25, 2020 - Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club and Research Seminar Series is hosted by our Data Science platform. 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.
Characterizing Emerging Virus Circulation and Spillovers in West and Central Africa
2020.03.18 - 12pm to 1pm
March 18, 2020 - CHI hosts the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) and provides an opportunity for local SOCRA members to network, learn, and earn continuing education credits for SOCRA CCRP recertification. All are welcome to attend upcoming SOCRA events and past events are available for viewing.
Canada versus the world: how international comparative health systems research can challenge what we think we know
2020.03.30 - 10am to 11am
March 30, 2020—Join us for this special lecture presented by Peter Cram, Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network and a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when the stakes are high
2020.05.07 - 2020.05.08
May 7-8, 2019—Great leaders achieve results by building trusting and effective relationships through respectful, candid communication and this is especially true during high-stakes situations when emotions run strong. Join Shaundra Popowich to learn how to establish and maintain better relationships, gather and negotiate divergent perspectives, and achieve better results with honesty and integrity.