LONDON, ONMore than 50 per cent of Canadians live with a chronic disease, and Southwestern Ontario has some of the highest rates in the province. On March 1, Lawson Health Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation are marking the official opening of the Clinical Research and Chronic Disease Centre (CRCDC) at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The CRCDC, a first of its kind in the region, is a new research specific space that’s bringing together researchers in a variety of fields that focus on the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast and prostate cancer research enabled by the London Tumour Biobank.

The event marks years of hard work from the dedication of clinical and research staff to the generosity of donors, who made the 6,000 sq. ft. space a reality through their giving.

Media are invited to the opening of CRCDC:

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: Tours and spokespersons, including Dr. David Hill, scientific director, Lawson, Sue Allan, a patient and research participant in cardiac rehabilitation and Michelle Campbell, president and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation are available before the official event at 3:30 pm. Media are welcome to stay for remarks at 4:30 pm.  

Location:
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Grosvenor Street Lobby
268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario

Please RSVP with Marek Kubow if you are planning to attend.

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Lawson Health Research Institute: As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and working in partnership with Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world. www.lawsonresearch.ca

St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation: St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.

For more information, please contact:           

Marek Kubow
Communications & External Relations
Lawson Health Research Institute
519-685-8500 ext. 64059
Marek.Kubow@lhsc.on.ca

Laura Janecka
Marketing and Communications
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
519-646-6100 ext. 65449
Laura.Janecka@sjhc.london.on.ca

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