Health Sciences Discovery Fund
Today’s medical research impacts tomorrow’s healthcare. World-class research in Northwestern Ontario has an additional benefit – communities that encourage medical research tend to be healthier themselves.
Supporting Excellence in Medical Research
Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI) has a unique mission - to improve the quality of healthcare through excellence in patient-centred research.
At the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, the patient is at the start of the research journey, bringing science to life through discovery, early detection, new treatments, and cures. We will pioneer a new standard of excellence in the clinical investigation of novel molecular imaging-based diagnostic technologies for disease prevention, early detection and image-guided treatment.
Scientists and clinicians work together with academic and industry partners to develop tools to efficiently bring molecular imaging and advanced diagnostic technologies to the patient in a research setting.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute will inject unprecedented capacity for Northwestern Ontario to revolutionize patient care through research. Clinical and basic scientists integrate with clinical teams at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, transforming the hospital into a vibrant academic health sciences centre with leading-edge patient care, research and education - the heart of its mandate.
Treating patients at the earliest stages of disease represents a critical path toward improved health outcomes for patients and significant cost-savings for the health system in general.
We have deliberately established a patient-centred research focus that is market oriented, working in partnership with industry and investors to ensure that innovation and discovery reach patients in our communities and around the world.
This is what we mean by “Bringing Discovery to Life.”