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Happy Holidays from Lawson Health Research Institute

As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Lawson Health Research Institute excels in rapid response research. We are uniquely positioned to tackle health challenges from within hospital walls.  

With the COVID-19 pandemic proving to be one of the most pressing health challenges of our time, 2020 has shone a light on the critical importance of hospital-based research.  

We would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of Lawson staff, researchers, learners and volunteers during a difficult year. Their remarkable knowledge, creativity and dedication never fails to astound. We also thank those who support health research in many different ways, including donations, study funding, and participation in clinical research.



This year, Lawson has again ranked eighth in the country according to the 2020 edition of “Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List” by Re$earch Infosource, keeping us within the top five in Ontario. We have maintained this position for the past seven years. Here you will find a compilation of Lawson’s top 12 research stories from the past year. We encourage you to share this with your friends and families as there is still much to celebrate in our community. 

We wish you all the very best this holiday season.