Researchers in clinical research setting

Hospital-based research in London, Ontario among top institutes in the country

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Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is ranked eighth in the country according to the 2017 edition of “Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List” by Research Infosource. This strong position has been maintained by Lawson for the past four years.

The research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Lawson also posted the highest research intensity (spending per researcher) among large institutions ($562,500 per researcher).

Dr. Amit Garg with a dialysis machine

Lawson scientists Drs. Amit Garg (above) and Chris McIntyre are leading a clinical trial that has the potential to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes for patients on dialysis.

Almost 70 years after the first artificial kidney machine in Canada was developed at LHSC’s Victoria Hospital, Lawson scientists are working to change the way we treat kidney failure in the future.

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In the 150 years since Canada’s Confederation, Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) - the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London - has achieved numerous national and world firsts in hospital-based research.

One is the development of the first artificial kidney machine in Canada, at LHSC’s Victoria Hospital. 

Until the late 1940s, patients diagnosed with kidney failure had no chance of survival.

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