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Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre

The Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre (often abbreviated as "FSORC") encapsulates the wide-range of basic science, clinical and evaluative research that takes place within St. Joe’s.

Basic researchers typically begin their work in laboratories – working with the building blocks of life in order to construct solutions for current ailments.  For some researchers, the analysis of various cells, proteins and genes at a microscopic level make up the core of their practice.  Basic science research can lead to new knowledge and scientific capital, which can then be used in the development and creation of new drugs, therapies and treatments.

Clinical research at St. Joe’s begins and ends with the patient in mind.  Due to a long-standing partnership with McMaster University, dedicated clinicians have launched research studies that have aimed to directly improve the care that our patients receive on a daily basis.  Our clinical researchers often work closely with physicians, nurses and other clinical staff in order to carry out their research studies, and integrate successful discoveries into current healthcare practice.  Whether investigator-initiated or pharma-sponsored, clinical research at St. Joe’s reflects the compassionate care that our clinicians provide.

Evaluative research is a critical component of healthcare-related research that analyzes the effectiveness and efficacy of medical treatments and programs.  St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is home to Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH), which evolved from the previously-established Centre for Evaluation of Medicines.  Over the years, both groups had contributed heavily in guiding the healthcare expenditures of our federal and provincial governments.

The Biostatistics Unit, housed within St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, provides statistical support tailored to the needs of researchers within Hamilton's hospital network and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.  This group provides guidance in writing grant proposals, designing studies, collecting and analyzing data as well as report writing.

Lastly, PHENOM Research is an affiliated research group that specializes in providing cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis.  PHENOM supports clinical, economic and policy making decisions through economic modeling, health-related quality of life assessment, and utility measurement.


Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre

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Dr. Jonathan (Rick) Adachi View
Dr. Anthony Adili View
Mrs. Monica Alderson View
Dr. Nalin Amin View
Dr. Mehran Anvari View
Dr. Sriharsha Athreya View
Dr. Marla Beauchamp View
Dr. John Bienenstock View
Dr. Raja Bobba View
Mr. James Bowen View
Dr. Anne Boyle View
Dr. Margherita Cadeddu View
Dr. Rajendra Carmona View
Dr. Varun Chaudhary View
Dr. Max Chernesky View
Dr. Alfred Cividino View
Dr. David Conen View
Dr. Deborah Cook View
Dr. David Cowan View
Dr. Mark Crowther View
Dr. Joanna Dionne  
Dr. Julian Dobranowski View
Ms. Lisa Dolovich View
Dr. James Douketis View
Dr. Erick Duan View
Dr. Cagla Eskicioglu View
Dr. Forough Farrokhyar View
Dr. Mauricio Forero View
Dr. Gary Foster View
Dr. Scott Gmora View
Dr. Karen Gulenchyn View
Dr. Christopher Hillis View
Ms. Neala Hoad  
Dr. Anne Holbrook View
Ms. Kelly Holt  
Dr. Dennis Hong View
Dr. Alfonso Iorio View
Mr. Minesh Kapadia View
Dr. Nader Khalidi View
Dr. Khurram Khan View
Dr. Moin Khan View
Dr. Vickas Khanna View
Dr. Michelle Kho View
Dr. Wolfgang Kunze View
Dr. Margaret Larche View
Dr. Christine Lee View
Dr. Jenny Legassie View
Dr. Mitchell Levine View
Mr. Guowei Li View
Dr. Wendy Lim View
Dr. Peter Lovrics View
Dr. James Mahony View
Dr. Mark Matsos View
Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw View
Dr. Meghan McConnell View
Ms. Julie Moreland View
Dr. David Morgan View
Dr. John Neary View
Dr. Rahima Nenshi View
Dr. Michael Noseworthy View
Dr. Turlough O'Hare View
Dr. Daria O'Reilly View
Dr. Ryan Rebello View
Dr. Madan Roy View
Dr. Jill Rudkowski View
Dr. Harsha Shanthanna View
Dr. Marek Smieja View
Dr. Enitan Sogbesan View
Dr. Mark Soth View
Dr. Frederick Spencer View
Dr. Jean-Eric Tarride View
Dr. Lehana Thabane View
Dr. Achilleas Thoma View
Dr. Maria Tiboni View
Dr. Keith Tsoi View
Dr. Sarah Turvey  
Dr. Anne Woods View
Dr. Kevin Woodward View
Dr. Feng Xie View
Dr. James Edward Young View
Dr. Katherine Zukotynski View