Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is Leading Canada to a healthier future
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been ranked among the top three research hospitals in Canada, as announced in November by Research Infosource Inc.
Research Infosource Inc. is an independent, leading source of ranking information on research universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges in Canada. Each year, it releases results on the top 40 research hospitals in the country, based on total research revenue.
In 2017, Hamilton Health Sciences generated $207 million in research revenue, a 20 per cent increase over the previous year.
“As an academic teaching hospital with a mandate to improve patient care and our healthcare system through research, we take great pride in being ranked among some of Canada’s most accomplished health research communities,” says Ted Scott, vice president of research at HHS.
In partnership with McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences conducts research through five research institutes and centres, with expertise across the spectrum of health and health care. To date, more than one million people from across the six inhabited continents have participated in research led by HHS across a wide range of health and disease areas.
For example, at HHS’ Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, HHS oncologists are trialing a new wave of cancer therapy called “immunotherapy”, which may help extend the lives of people with advanced stage lung cancer.
At HHS’ Population Health Research Institute, research teams are test driving wearable technology that monitors patients after surgery to help ensure they recover without complication.
At the Offord Centre for Child Studies, teams are looking at whether early intervention through community-based programming can help set young children with behavioural issues on a positive path of emotional development.
To learn more about research at Hamilton Health Sciences, visit WeAreExplorers.ca.