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Study aims to better understand the pandemic’s impact on health care workers

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

Researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and the Centre of Excellence on PTSD and Related Mental Health Conditions are seeking 500 Canadian health care workers to participate in a study on moral distress and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will complete online surveys once every three months for a total of 18 months.

Researchers hope to improve COVID-19 outcomes by trialing use of bovine lipid extract surfactant suspension (BLES®)

St. Joseph's Health Care London - 

Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) have launched a new study to investigate the use of bovine lipid extract surfactant suspension (BLES®) for treating severe cases of COVID-19. They hope to improve COVID-19 outcomes, and reduce the time needed on mechanical ventilation for severe cases.

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Researchers in London received more than $400,000 in funding 

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute continue to make important contributions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its negative consequences. Two projects in London will address virus transmission during surgery and pandemic planning for COVID-19, thanks to new funding announced by the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with provincial partners.