Dr. Bob Teasell and his research team

Showcasing research and fostering collaboration

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Parkwood Institute Research (PIR) hosted an interactive and festive open house for research teams, partners, patients and families, and members of the public on Friday, Dec. 1. A program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and located within both buildings of St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute, PIR represents three major research programs in the areas of cognitive vitality and brain health, mobility and activity and mental health.

Attendees participating in a labyrinth walk.

Attendees at the Mental Health Research & Innovation Half Day had the opportunity to participate in a labyrinth walk in one of the event workshops.

Exciting recent projects showcased at 18th Annual Mental Health Research & Innovation Half Day 

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Over 130 hospital-based clinical, administrative and research staff members, persons with lived experience of mental illness, family caregivers, peer and community supporters, and staff from local community mental health agencies attended the 18th Annual Mental Health Research & Innovation Half Day on November 1, 2017. The event provided an opportunity to learn more about mental health research at Parkwood Institute and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care (Southwest Centre), part of the St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) family.

Sarah Donnelly

Magnetic Resonance Imaging could be used to compare the microbiome in healthy and diseased states to identify early signs of disease.

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Normally samples of bacteria must be removed from their microbiome environment for analysis, which can lead to changes in their metabolic activity and other behaviors, hindering our ability to accurately study the gut or urogenital microbiome.