CanROC Site Summary – Ontario



Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)

The uOttawa Department of Emergency Medicine offers a Clinical Research Fellowship which is also accredited by the U.S. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Although originally designed for residents and/or graduates of certified residency programs in emergency medicine, we recruit and train learners from various clinical specialties (e.g. neurosurgery, general surgery, anesthesia, internal medicine), and other allied health professionals (e.g. paramedics). The goal of the fellowship is to provide a sound background in the principles and practice of clinical research for physicians/clinical scientists who plan a career in academic emergency medicine. We offer a two-year program that has fellows obtaining a MSc degree from the uOttawa Department of Epidemiology. Fellows plan and conduct clinical research under the close and regular supervision of experienced researchers.

Investigators who would consider supervising/mentoring students include:

Dr Christian Vaillancourt – Professor, Research Chair in Emergency Cardiac Resuscitation

Dr Ian Stiell – Distinguished Professor and Clinical Research Chair, Emergency Medicine

George Wells PhD – Professor, Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre

Monica Taljaard PhD – Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Medicine

Dr Jeff Perry – Professor, Research Chair in Emergency Neurological Research

Dr Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy – Associate Professor, Scientist – Clin Epi Program

Dr Debra Eagles – Associate Scientist – Epidemiology Program


University of Toronto

St Michael’s Hospital

In Toronto, CanROC collaborates with the Resuscitation Repository & Research (R3) program based at the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) to conduct studies involving patients in life-threatening situations. The AHRC has organized thousands of studies and clinical trials, to oversee and coordinate data collection. CanROC and R3 Investigators include clinician scientists, qualitative research scientists, basic scientists and medical directors with decades of combined experience in conceptualizing and implementing large studies and randomized clinical trials that focus on time-sensitive responses and best practices to improve patient outcomes in prehospital and in-hospital settings. Our research includes innovative and cutting edge studies around new devices, drugs and systems of care. We also work with graduate students across a wide spectrum through the University of Toronto Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Science ( to promote multidisciplinary research training, collaboration and faculty mentorship to build capacity among the next generation of resuscitation researchers.

Investigators who would consider supervising/mentoring students include:

Dr Sheldon Cheskes – Associate Professor, Medical Director Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine

Dr Laurie Morrison – Professor, Clinician Scientist, Research Chair in Emergency Medicine (on sabbatical)

Dr Katie Dainty – Assistant Professor, Research Chair in Patient-Centred Outcomes, North York General Hospital

Dr Steve Lin – Assistant Professor, Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital

Dr Paul Dorian – Professor, Clinician Scientist, Head – Division of Cardiology