Research ever-expanding at NYGH

North York General Hospital (NYGH) continues to make significant strides in transforming care through applied research and innovation. Recently, NYGH researchers' initiatives were awarded a series of grants by both provincial and national agencies, totaling almost $1.3 million, to support their work finding new ways to create an even better patient experience for the future (see list below).

“It's an incredible exciting time to be part of research at North York General,” says Dr. Donna McRitchie, Vice President of Academic and Medical Affairs at NYGH. “It underscores that, more than ever, advances to provide patients with timely, safe, and efficient care are needed to ensure the sustainability of our health care system.”

The Research Chairs at North York General are made possible through the generous support of the North York General Foundation.

Grants at a glance:

  • Patricia Trbovich, Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at North York General and her team received news that their recent application to the Ontario Centres of Excellence – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (OCE – NSERC) Engage grant “Development of an automated detection algorithm to improve efficiency of Operating Room Black Box analyses, Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)” was approved for $50,000 funding. Read more about Patricia Trbovich
  • Dr. Michelle Greiver, Physician in the Department of Family Medicine as well as a Scientist at North York General and her team learned that their recent application to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding Competition, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (CIHR-SPOR), Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grants “SPIDER-NET, A Structured Process Informed by Data, Evidence and Research-Network: An approach to support primary care practices in optimizing the management of patients with complex needs” was approved for $1 million funding. Dr. Greiver's work will help facilitate seamless integration in primary care organizations. Read more about Dr. Greiver's research.
  • Katie Dainty, Research Chair in Patient Centred Outcomes at North York General and her team learned that their recent application to the CIHR-SPOR, Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grants “Building Capacity for Patient Engagement & Priority-Setting in Resuscitation Science” has been approved for $40,000 funding. Katie's research will provide guidelines and a framework for engaging patients and their families in health care decision making. Read more about Katie Dainty.
  • Monika Kastner, Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation at North York General, learned that she was selected for an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science for a project “Optimizing the health of older adults with multiple chronic conditions: The development and evaluation of an innovative self-management tool.” Monika was awarded $140,000 for her project in the area of advanced health technologies and chronic disease management. Read more about Monika Kastner.
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