Scan of brain

A new grant from CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) in collaboration with an EU consortium has provided a total of $2.1 million to establish a network of research centres focused on personalized medicine for mental disorders.

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

Leading the Canadian arm of the project is Dr. Lena Palaniyappan who is using Artificial Intelligence to help personalize treatment for patients with psychosis. Dr. Palaniyappan is an Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, Associate Professor at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Scientist at Robarts Research Institute.

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan

Drs. Jenny Thain and David Sanders are part of a research team bringing together their wide range of expertise to address the problem and test solutions.

Hip fracture unit study to help reduce delirium rate postoperatively

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

A unique care provider team led by orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians have come together to tackle the rates of delirium in a post-operative unit at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). 

A first-of-its-kind research study through Lawson Health Research Institute, they are aiming to reduce the overall incidence of delirium for patients recovering from hip fractures using a series of simple yet effective changes to the environment and coordination of care.