2020 News


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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.

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COVID-19 Update

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.

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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.

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Fall 2019 PREPPP Award winners announcement

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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