Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Lawson’s Administration Team remains committed to our community and will continue to meet the needs of research; however, we may at times experience reduced capacity and service levels.
Information for research participants
In our ongoing efforts to help keep the community safe, virtual visits for all study participants are being encouraged whenever possible. You may still be asked to come to a hospital site for your visit if it is essential as part of your care and participation in the research study. Necessary medical research has been deemed an essential service by the province of Ontario.
Your study team will contact you directly if there are any changes to your involvement including scheduled visits. You can also contact the study team should you have questions about your involvement and treatment (if applicable). Where possible, research teams will be using telephone or online communication to connect with you.
Any questions or concerns can be sent to Lawson directly at @email.
Please note that London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London sites have implemented visitor restrictions and active screening for anyone entering the buildings.
Information for study sponsors
Lawson Health Research Institute values the partnerships we share with sponsors to advance the health of patients around the world. We continue to facilitate sponsor visits using virtual methods wherever possible to protect the health and safety of our community.
Please download our remote monitoring guidance document and check back regularly for the most recent version (last updated on January 13th, 2022).
For more information or questions, pleases contact Lawson’s Quality Assurance and Education team at @email.
On-Site visits by sponsor and regulatory representatives
On-site visits by research (sponsor or regulatory) representatives are permitted in compliance with provincial directives. Individuals must be fully immunized, unless they meet the human rights exemption criteria; and must show proof of such at the screening door. While on-site, research representatives should maintain physical distancing, perform meticulous hand hygiene and adhere to universal masking/PPE policies. Remote visits should be conducted whenever possible.
Updates from our hospital and academic partners:
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Middlesex London Health Unit website.
COVID-19 research in London's hospitals
The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be one of the most pressing health challenges of our time. As the health research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Lawson excels in rapid response research and has been uniquely positioned to tackle this problem from within hospital walls.
- Read about Lawson's clinical research team responded rapidly during the first wave to support COVID-19 research
Find out more about how our research community has responded to the battle against COVID-19:
- Most instructions for inserting COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swabs don't go deep enough, research finds'
- Study identifies biomarkers that could be used in a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 blood screening tool
- Stroke can be the first presenting symptom of younger patients with COVID-19
- Evaluating virtual symptom tracking for COVID-19 positive patients
- Dialysis patients four times more likely to die from COVID-19 infection
- Researchers unravel two mysteries of COVID-19
- Study testing benefit of antibodies from people recovered from COVID-19 on severe cases of infection
- CIHR funding for COVID-19 enables researchers to investigate virus transmission during surgery and pandemic planning
- Researchers first in world to profile the body’s immune response to COVID-19
- Provincial funding enables coronavirus research in London, Ontario
- Researchers recruiting front-line healthcare workers for trial intervention during COVID-19 pandemic
- New device could reduce COVID-19 infection risk and demand for invasive ventilators
- Canadian team first in world to treat COVID-19 with specialized dialysis
- London researchers join global initiative to study loss of smell in COVID-19 patients
Studying the impacts of the pandemic
- Assessing the pandemic's impact on Canadian Veterans and their spouses
- Examining how the pandemic affects Southwestern Ontario's frontline hospital workers
- Researchers to study inhaled sedatives as solution to COVID-19 drug shortages
- Researchers seek Canadian health care workers for study on moral distress during COVID-19 pandemic