Over the past year, $2.4 million in external funding has been spent on research and innovation activity across the organization, an 11 percent increase over last year. This includes 73 new projects, a 62 percent increase across THP since last year.
To foster and grow the existing culture of research and innovation, IBH appointed over 30 providers, researchers, staff and innovators across THP who are expanding the impact of research and innovation by leading activities at the front-line to improve care for patients. To build scientific capacity, IBH has attracted internationally renowned scientists to lead and support research projects that are aligned with the strategic priorities and needs of THP and the community.
I am extremely proud of the tremendous growth in research and innovation this past year. The highlights in this report are just a few examples of the exciting activities that are happening across THP to improve health for the community. These activities and continued growth would not be possible without the support from our patients, staff, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, learners, volunteers, donors and our board of directors - thank you for your support, passion and creativity. I look forward to another exciting year ahead to continue to grow our research and innovation activities, build scientific capacity and supports, and create partnerships to advance research and innovation to shape a healthier tomorrow.
Robert Reid, MD, PhD
Chief Scientist, Institute for Better Health
Senior Vice-President, Science, Trillium Health Partners