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Southlake Regional Health Centre and York University bring science and health care together at May 9 Open House

Southlake Regional Health Centre and York University bring science and health care together at May 9 Open House

How can Blackberry smartphones be used to reduce health risks? And what can head injuries teach us about how to rehabilitate our bodies?

Physicians and clinicians from Southlake Regional Health Centre, and researchers from York University, will speak at an open house Monday about how they are working together – in the hospital and in laboratories – to answer these types of questions.

The researchers, physicians and clinicians will be available to speak to reporters about their projects, which include:

  • research with the chronic disease, emergency medicine and surgical departments at Southlake to understand how the brain controls complex movements, shedding light on topics ranging from dementia to concussion.
  • improved surveillance of cardiovascular disease in York Region through the use of geospatial analysis, which applies statistical analysis techniques to geographically-based data.
  • investigation of the use of Blackberry smartphones and innovative software to help patients reduce health risks through exercise, diet and improve adherence to medication regimens.
  • collaboration with cardiac care and oncology clinicians to develop a more personalized approach for targeting the drugs that are used by individuals with cancer and heart disease.

Four research scientists from York University’s Faculty of Health and Faculty of Science & Engineering have been working with Southlake on joint projects designed to improve patient care and outcomes, and improve use of technology in the delivery of health care.

Southlake serves 1.5 million people through its regional programs and provides tertiary level care in many areas, offering almost unlimited opportunities for research collaboration between Southlake and York University.

What:               Southlake Regional Health Centre welcomes York University research scientists in a celebration event that will highlight the efforts of this partnership.
When:              Monday, May 9, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30
Where:             Southlake Regional Health Centre, Auditorium, Level 1, East Building

Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer, with files courtesy of Southlake Regional Health Centre's Corporate Communications department and Media Relations at York University.