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.

St. Joseph's Health Care London - 

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.

Senior chemistry students tour Dr. Alexandre Legros' gait lab with Dr. Sebastian Villard (far right), postdoctoral scholar

Senior chemistry students from H.B. Beal Secondary School tour Dr. Alexandre Legros’ brain stimulation lab with Dr. Sebastien Villard (far right), postdoctoral scholar

Senior chemistry class learns about hospital-based research in London, Ontario

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

A group of senior chemistry students from H.B. Beal Secondary School visited Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) facilities at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 8. In addition to learning about Lawson’s world-renowned imaging research, the group toured the Cyclotron and PET Radiochemistry Facility and Dr. Alexandre Legros’ brain stimulation lab.

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