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Welcome to the October issue of CAHO CATALYST - the monthly e-newsletter from the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario.

CAHO is working together as a community and in partnership with others, to ensure the stability of health research investments. This issue highlights how CAHO is doing this, in addition to the exciting advancements in research and the extraordinary people from the CAHO community.

Building a Stronger Ontario Through Health Research
Liberals Hang on for a Third Mandate

Just one seat shy of a majority, Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals have won a third straight mandate to lead Ontario. With a total of 53 seats, out of a total 107 electoral ridings, the Liberals will need to work with both opposition parties to move their agenda forward.  More

Identifying challenges in resourcing research
Building a strong health research enterprise

Quality patient care starts with excellence in health research, which is fuelled by discovery. Together, CAHO hospitals bring their discoveries and research evidence from the lab to the patient’s bedside, to drive quality improvement in healthcare. More

St. Mike’s first to use novel blood-cleaning procedure in North America
Dr. Jeff Zaltzman with patient, Andre Cossette
St. Michael’s Hospital is the first in North America to have used a novel device that cleaned the blood of a kidney patient and allowed him to receive a transplant from a donor with a different blood type. More
Funding to support novel research to reduce urological infections
Drs. Hassan Razvi and Peter Cadieux
Two researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Health Care London have been awarded just over $566,000 as part of a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Research (NIH). This funding will help Drs. Peter Cadieux and Hassan Razvi to explore new ways to reduce bacterial build-up on urinary devices. More
Older musicians experience less age-related hearing problems
Study led by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute
A study led by Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto has found the first evidence that lifelong musicians experience less age-related hearing problems than non-musicians. More
Dr. Barry McLellan
Chair, CAHO

The strongest health system is one that is sustainable. Our ability to lead world-class research and innovation results in new and better ways to keep people healthy or care for them when they are ill. More

Jim Garner
Chair of CAHO’s Research Hospital Resourcing Task Force

Jim Garner was appointed SickKids’ Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services  in September 2008. Jim has an extensive background in executive leadership and financial business practice in the private sector.  More

October 14, 2011
CAHO Research Hospital Resourcing Task Force

October 31, 2011
CAHO Physician Quality Improvement Initiative (PQII) Steering Committee

November 2, 2011
CAHO Executive

November 4, 2011
CAHO Resources Committee

November 7, 2011
CAHO ARTIC Program Task Force & Selection Panel 

November 18, 2011
CAHO Council  

November 21, 2011
CAHO Physician Quality Improvement Initiative (PQII) Steering Committee

November 25, 2011
CAHO Research Committee 

Barb Saunders
Communications Specialist
T: 416-205-1469
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