Lawson ranks in top ten of Canada’s research institutes

For the 12th year in a row, Lawson Health Research Institute has ranked top ten in the country for the 2022 edition of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List by Re$earch Infosource.   

Lawson, the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, has ranked in ninth place, and has also maintained the top ranking for research intensity among the large tier institutions with more than $700,000 of research spending per researcher.

“The most important metric is how we are growing year by year as an effective hospital research community,” says Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director at Lawson and Integrated Vice President, Research at LHSC and St. Joseph’s. “The rankings give us a measure of how we are comparing to peer hospitals across the country.”

Hospital-based research has been at the forefront since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The hard work and innovation to take research from bench to bedside during such a critical time has made a difference in patient outcomes around the world.

“Today’s research innovation is tomorrow’s health care. We need to maximize the former while shortening the gap between the two as much as possible. Being recognized in the top 10 reflects confidence research funders have in London’s hospital-based scientists.” says Dr. Hill. 

The top 40 list analyzes hospital-based research institutes from across the country on several metrics, including total research income from the previous fiscal year.  Lawson received $129,832 million in research income in 2022. The ranking looks at funds received from all sources, including both internal and external, to support research at LHSC and St. Joseph’s.

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