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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

KGH Opens New Research Institute on Monday

W.J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre
The KGH Research Institute (KGHRI) is dedicated to building innovative partnerships and pursuing excellence in patient-oriented research through a collaborative approach that leverages the combined strengths of all partners in translating knowledge into effective therapies, treatments and best practices.

The new $4.2-million centre provides labs, workspaces, a treatment room for minor surgeries, eyetracking labs and robotic-assessment labs, a gastrointestinal disease research lab and patient exam rooms and meeting rooms.

The centre increases research space at the Kingston General Hospital site by 25 per cent and aims to:
  • Cultivate excellence in focused areas of research and education by increasing the number of outstanding scientists and trainees
  • Invest in facilities and infrastructure to enable collaborative and multi-disciplinary research
  • Increase external research funding
  • Translate research into novel and effective therapies, treatments and best practices
  • Increase the dissemination and commercialization of new knowledge
  • Champion the creation of a Kingston Health Sciences Research Institute with our partner institutions
The Centre brings scientists, treatment teams, patients and families together to improve health care.  It will be a multidisciplinary hub for researchers and practitioners across the continuum of care while fostering a spirit of collaboration and investigation, attracting top scientists and providing facilities that make it easy for community members and patients to participate in research activities.
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