Congratulations to our newest CHI PE Award winners!
2019.02.25 - 2pm to 2pm
The purpose of the Patient and Public Engagement Funding Award is to encourage and provide support for Manitoban health researchers, students, and community organizations to actively and meaningfully involve patients and the public in the early stages of their research project ― specifically in research priority-setting, design, and grant development. Congratulations to the most recent award winners Dr. Geert W. ‘t Jong, Dr. Jennifer Protudjer, Dr. Todd Duhamel, Dr. Kathryn Levine, Dr. Patricia Thille & Dr. Robin Westmacott.
Choosing Wisely Manitoba on CTV's Medical Watch
2019.02.21 - 3pm to 3pm
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
2019.02.19 - 11am to 11am
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."
Closing A Critical HIV Prevention Gap
Demonstrating safety and effective delivery of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of an HIV combination preventive intervention for sex workers in Kolkata and Mysore-Mandya, India
First efforts to optimize nursing see success
Long-time staff member Sharon Rempel looks after a patient in Stonewall. Reduced overtime for staff was among the goals achieved by the IERHA pilot project to deliver a LEAN approach to quality improvement.
Examining the Implementation of Preoperative Diagnostic Testing Guidelines in Manitoba
In Manitoba, as in other jurisdictions, audits have shown that many patients continue to receive unnecessary preoperative testing despite the existence of a province-wide guideline. In 2015, we undertook a multi-year project to design and implement knowledge translation strategies that we hypothesized would reduce unnecessary preoperative testing.
George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and WRHA release interim evaluation of Healing our Health System plan
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) released an interim evaluation of the first three months of the region's phase one of clinical consolidation.
Case Study: Using the PhotoVoice Method to Engage Immigrants and Refugees
2019.05.08 - 12pm to 1pm
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 June 12th from 12-1 pm, Chown 474.
Mixing it up! How qualitative and mixed methods can contribute to the impact of clinical trials
2019.04.24 - 12pm to 1pm
Join us for the next SOCRA event looking at "How Qualitative and Mixed Methods Can Contribute to the Impact of Clinical Trials" on April 24th, 2019.
Dismantling Institutional Racism to Achieve Health Equity
2019.05.27 - 12pm to 1pm
May 27th, 2019 - This month CHI's Grand Rounds are being co-hosted by the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing and will feature Dr. Ronald Wyatt in a discussion on "Dismantling Institutional Racism To Achieve Health Equity: A New Framework."
Dismantling Institutional Racism to Achieve Health Equity: A New Framework
2019.05.27 - 9am to 11am
Join us for this workshop hosted by the Ongomiizwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, which focuses on institutional racism - the structures, processes and norms that result in inequitable care and outcomes. This discussion will use the five-part framework in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s paper on Achieving Health Equity, published in 2016.
Introduction to SAS for Beginners
2019.05.16 - 2019.05.17
May 16th -17th - Register now for our upcoming Introduction to SAS for Beginners two day workshop. The workshop is intended for those with training in basic statistics, but without any SAS experience. Click here for more information or to register.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
2019.05.27 - 2019.05.28
May 27-28th - This course will introduce participants to systematic reviews including the role and value of systematic reviews in health-care decision making from a clinical, health policy and health system perspective.
REDCap Overview & Demonstration for PIs and Study Coordinators
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a web-based program designed to support data capture for research studies. This session highlights key features of REDCap and describes the local implementation and guidelines for access*. At least one research team member should attend this introductory seminar before implementing a project on the UM REDCap Production or Surveys Server or before taking more advanced REDCap training sessions.
Interpretable Deep Learning Models For Scoring Protein-Ligand In Drug Discovery
2019.04.30 - 2pm to 3pm
Bioinformatics-Biostatistics Journal Club (BBJC) is hosted by the Data Science platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. The BBJC aims to stimulate discussion of bioinformatical and statistical methods development and applications for complex health data in translation and personalized medicine. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join this monthly event.
Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Summer School
2019.06.12 - 2019.06.14
The 2019 VADA Summer School will consist of: a student‐led research conference, a Big Data Challenge, and professional skill development sessions.