Congratulations to Patrick O'Byrne, Full Professor in the FHS School of Nursing, recipient of the 2019-2020 Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award.
The Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award (KMbE Award) is designed to recognize researchers who have conducted a successful and innovative project in promoting and facilitating the use of research outside academia.
In an interview O’Byrne explains how he and his team in partnership with Ottawa Public Health conducted a research review of the local epidemiology of syphilis which led to the identification of an outbreak. Read more here.
Patrick will be hosting a virtual seminar on June 22nd at 12:00 entitled “The Resurgence of Syphilis in Ottawa: Moving from Epidemiology to Practice-Changing Research for Nurses.” Register here.
Lara Pilutti is awarded an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario
Dr. Lara Pilutti, an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, is trying to break down obstacles for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), by adapting exercise interventions and lifestyle changes to meet the needs of this population.
Much needed decision aids developed by Dr. Dawn Stacey
Decision aids are effective interventions to support patients and families making decisions. Dr. Stacey and her team developed decision aids about whether or not to temporarily moving out of retirement homes, assisted living homes, long term care homes or nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tools were developed using the well-tested Ottawa template (based on the Ottawa Decision Support Framework, tested in >25 RCTs) in response to an identified need indicating this is a difficult decision. Our team included 4 different professions, researchers, and senior administrators at the Champlain LHIN.
Dr. Stacey is part of the Canadian COVID-19 response as a member of the CanCOVID Expert Network, organized by Canada’s Chief Science Officer.