2021 Health Systems Impact Fellowship Recipient
The Strengthening Transitions in Care research lab is very proud to announce that post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Mari Somerville, has been awarded the 2021 Health Systems Impact Fellowship Award. Mari is using a learning health system lens to design, implement and evaluate quality and patient safety initiatives at IWK Health. This work has the potential to strengthen existing policy and service models and increase value-based care across the organization. This research will also serve as a catalyst to enhance strategic partnerships to improve quality and safety in the Maritimes.
STIC leading Covid-19 research of Variants of Concern
Two years after its emergence, the global impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic persist. Supported by the SPOR Evidence Alliance and COVID-END, researchers in the STIC lab are investigating the prevalence and impact of Variants of Concern (VOCs). The goal of this work is to highlight new data on VOCs, their epidemiology and how they impact the management of the pandemic. The focus will be on changes to parameters such as transmission rates and clinical outcomes of severity and mortality, impacts on diagnostic tests, vaccine effectiveness and impacts on other public health measures.
Crossroads Best Oral Presentation Winner!
Congratulations to Christine Cassidy, PhD Candidate, on her best oral presentation win at the 2018 Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Conference!
Sydney Breneol, PhD Student, was a finalist in the Dalhousie 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. She presented her thesis work exploring care transitions for children with medical complexity. CONGRATS!!!
Presentation at the CBC Behaviour Change Conference
Dr. Andrea Bishop, Postdoctoral Fellow, presented her work at the 2018 Centre for Behaviour Change Conference in London, UK.
IWK Research Rounds
Innovation Exchange Series
Halloween at the IWK
The STIC Team, along with the MOM-LINC Lab, dressed up as Paw Pawtrol to hand out treats to patients at the IWK and walked away the Best Decor award!