We all gain from better, long-lasting outcomes for patients and for Canada’s healthcare system.

The Health Research Foundation’s (HRF) research projects are funded by Innovative Medicines Canada
members, as Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry remains firmly committed to supporting and
investing in health systems research that improves health outcomes for Canadians.

HRF-funded research projects not only examine solutions for timely issues impacting Canadian health
systems, but also look to analyze and develop meaningful actions that will help protect Canadians
against future health crises. Past projects have explored the possibilities of using artificial intelligence to
detect lung cancer sooner, identified lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for future pandemic
preparedness, and highlighted barriers to health equity in Canada.

Ultimately, the HRF is a vital partner in safeguarding public health, enhancing Canada’s health systems,
and ensuring a resilient society in the face of future challenges.

Read more below to see the impact our researchers have made on Canadians’ lives!

Our Contributions to Canadian Health Systems Research

HRF Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Health Research – Patient Outcomes

Awarded to: Dr. Steven Hawken, Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa

HRF Fellowship in AI Health Research – Health Systems Sustainability

Awarded to: Dr. Scott Adams, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority

HRF Research Team Grant in Virtual Care

Awarded to: Dr. Megan Macpherson, Regional Practice Lead for Research and Knowledge Translation for Virtual Health at Fraser Health in British Columbia

HRF Fellowship in Health Systems Resilience

Awarded to: Dr. Brianne Wood, Associate Scientist at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

HRF Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research 

Awarded to: Dr. Srinivas Murthy, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.


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