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
Flattening the Curve: UM researchers launch province’s first clinical trial to combat COVID-19
University of Manitoba researchers announced Manitoba's first clinical trial to test whether a malaria drug can prevent people from contracting COVID-19. They are urging volunteers from Manitoba, Quebec, and Alberta to step forward to participate in this study if they meet the criteria. This collaborative study is being conducted through the University of Manitoba, along with researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. Read more from UM Today.
The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is committed to providing a continued level of service to its clients and partners during these uncertain times. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we recently transitioned our team to a work from home model for the foreseeable future and will continue to prioritize staff and patient safety in our daily operations. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to support the evolving needs of our health system and research communities. As a reminder, all upcoming events have been cancelled. Where possible, future events will be setup online—people receiving this email will be notified of those events as they are scheduled. Meetings will also be moved to a teleconference or online format. Read more here.
Apply now for the CIHR AI for public health (AI4PH) Summer Institute
Are you a senior PhD student, postdoctoral fellow, or early career researcher interested in artificial intelligence, equity, and public health? Apply now for the Artificial Intelligence for Public Health (#AI4PH) Summer Institute in Montreal, July 20-24.
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.