Project Highlight: Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Network (SPOR)—Network evaluation

In conjunction with Dr. Mathieu Ouimet's team at Université Laval, Dr. Val Rac's team at THETA has been engaged in a project to evaluate the Diabetes Action Canada a CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Network.

Dr. Krahn's study finds that home dialysis could lead to lower healthcare costs and better patient outcomes.

Dr. Murray Krahn, Program Director at THETA Collaborative and a Senior Scientist at UHN’s Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, led a study that analyzed the healthcare costs and survival rates of patients who received dialysis in the province of Ontario. The research showed that costs for patients receiving home dialysis were 60% lower than those for patients receiving dialysis in a clinic. In addition, the patients who received home dialysis had better survival rates compared to those who received dialysis at the clinic. Read more by clicking the title.

Congratulations Dr. Murray Krahn!

Dr. Murray Krahn, MD, MSc, FRCPC is the 2019 recipient of the Society for Medical Decision Making Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes distinguished senior investigators who've made significant contributions to the field and acknowledges seminal work in medical decision making. Dr. Krahn was also a recipient of the SMDM Award for Distinguished Service in 2018. The SMDM Award for Distinguished Service recognizes exceptional efforts in support of the Society.

Congratulations Ayse!

Aysegul Erman, a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Pharmacy supervised by Dr. Murray Krahn defended her thesis on September 2019. For her post-doctoral project, she will be working with Dr. Beate Sander, the Director of Health Modeling & Health Economics and Population Health Research at THETA to determine areas of investment where policymakers should focus efforts to eliminate HCV among immigrants in Canada using population-level administrative healthcare data.

CIHR grant awarded to THETA's project on the burden of Hep C among First Nations in Ontario. Congratulations!!!

THETA team and the collaborating partners from ICES, Ontario First Nations HIV Aids Education Circle (OFNHAEC), Public Health Ontario, University Health Network, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, St. Michaels Hospital and the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, have been awarded a three year project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
The core idea for this project and the collaborative relationship with the OFNHAEC has been formulated in part as a result of the work and research interests of Andrew Mendlowitz, PhD(c)