FATHER SEAN O'SULLIVAN RESEARCH CENTREPresentation Transcript
FATHER SEAN O’SULLIVAN RESEARCH CENTRE Annual Report 2003 - 2004
“ The wonders of modern medicine have been surpassed only by the tremendous human kindness of such dedicated doctors, nurses, their co-workers and those countless individuals whose prayers and concern have touched my heart”. Father Sean O’Sullivan
THIS REPORT “Young Investigators”
1. Our Report Card to You
Use of Foundation Funds
2. Our Young Scientists and how they help patients
“ Peer Reviewed”
This term typically means one of two things; either your research was chosen for publication or your research proposal was chosen for funding and the decision was made by a group of your scientific peers - a panel of independent experts.
For a scientist, peer reviewed funding or publication is very prestigious.
Kidney & Urinary Researchers
Christian Rabbat is investigating the risk of bleeding in haemodialysis patients and how we can minimize it.
Note: St. Joseph's Healthcare has 500 patients in dialysis. Joan Krepinsky studies cell signaling and the mechanisms of progression of chronic kidney disease. Catherine Clase looks at factors that lead to cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients, and therapies that will prevent vascular and thrombotic complications. Peter Margetts is investigating fibrosis and angiogenesis in the peritoneum, using molecular biology to determine their role in kidney disease .
HOW WE USED FOUNDATION RESOURCES
Anne and Neil McArthur Research Award
Career Awards + Salaries $ 661,954
Biostatistical & Other Services $ 202,109
Infrastructure $ 127,415
Administration $ 208,523
TOTAL $ 1,200,000
FIRH Support $450,000
DK : Numbers taken from 03/04 Budge projection not actuals
LIST OF CURRENT FSORC AWARDEES
Dr. M. Levine, CE/Health Services
Dr. B. Sakic, Mental Health/BBI
Dr. M. Smeija, Infection
Dr. D. Willison, CE/Health Services
Dr. R. Labiris, Respiratory/Thoracic
Dr. D. Wu, Kidney & Urinary
Dr. T. Sinuff, Clinical Research
Mr. J. Cosby, CE/Health Services
Mr. D. Ballok, Mental Health/BBI
Mr. D. Johnson, Infection
External Research Funding Fiscal Year Ending 1993 – 2004 (Based on Cash Deposits)
LIST OF CURRENT CHAIRS
Dr. P. O’Byrne – Moran Campbell Chair in Respiratory Medicine
Dr. M. Sears – AstraZeneca Chair in Respiratory Epidemiology
Dr. J. Miller – Mortgage Intelligence/GMAC Residential Funding of Canada Chair in Thoracic Surgery
Dr. D. Cook – Canada Research Chair, Research Transfer in Intensive Care
Dr. J. Kips – Canada Research Chair
Dr. R. Swinson – Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychiatry
Dr. M. Anvari – J&J Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation
Param Nair is a CIHR clinical scientist. His research interests are airway inflammation in asthma and COPD.
Martin Kolb is studying the pathogenesis of chronic inflammation and fibrosis in the lung . Renee Labiris , is a Pulmonary Pharmacologist investigating the delivery to the lung of therapeutic aerosols.
Publications in Past 5 Years Summari z ed by Program
Mark Crowther , MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. His research interest is focused on management of patients with antiphospholipid antibodies, including patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, and on studies designed to optimize oral anticoagulant therapy.
Current “Snapshot” Students and Trainees Summarized by Program
Mental Health/BBI Researchers
Michael Noseworthy is a n imaging scientist (MRI), his research interests focus on microcirculation and in MR spectroscopy.
Geoffrey Hall ’s main research focus is the application of neuro-imaging (PET and MRI) to mental health disorders such as depression, autism and social phobia. Jane Foster ’s main area of research interest is psycho-neuroimmunology. Her laboratory uses genetic, pharmacological, biochemical, neuroanatomical, and molecular biological approaches to investigate psychiatric disorders such as depression.
CHALLENGES FOR SCIENTISTS
Shift from “curiosity” to “contractualized research”
More “strings” attached to funding
Less flexibility in use of funds
More legislative requirements (e.g. ethics and privacy)
Scientists spend more of their time getting the fund for their salaries and research – less time for research
Shift from academic to business model
Expectation of economic benefit for Canada
Why is the Foundation so Critical to Research at SJHH
Peer Review (supports science)
Usually a foundation or government funded agency. Use panels of scientists to carefully select projects to be funded based on scientific merit.
Government (supports government policy goals)
Provide research funding to projects that support government policies.
Industry (supports profits)
Provide funding to support research that will:
- lead to new commercial discoveries/technologies
- support government approval of products
Where Our Funding Comes From Total Funding $ 20,261,388 2003 – 2004 (Based on Cash Deposits)
As the only truly “flexible” SJHH source of funding aligned with our Mission for our community you:
Create a synergy with McMaster University
Support research enterprise and unleash the research capacity of our clinicians and scientists
Leverage $20 million plus capital for research
Create career building blocks for Canadian talent
Attract research talent to our community
Create superb programs and high quality jobs
CE/Health Services Researchers
Lisa Dolovich , BScPhm, PharmD, MSc . Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine . Lisa’s research includes interventions that can improve prescribing and patient medication-taking behaviour.
External Funding 2000-2004 By Source
PATH and Infection Researchers
Chengsheng Zhang , MD, H e is interested in SARS and HIV and currently studying the interaction of viruses and host cells .
Photo not available Ron Goeree , His primary interests are methods of economic appraisal and modeling the long-term costs and benefits of health care interventions / technologies.
Total Grants & Contracts 2000-2004 By Research Groups
Our Young Investigators FSORC CE/Health Services Clinical Research Respiratory Thoracic Kidney & Urinary Infection Mental Health/BBI Dr. Zhang