Five Canadian Experts Join Parliamentarians for a Panel on Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation

OTTAWA, May 10, 2022 – The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) and Research Canada are proud to host the second virtual panel in a series of PHRC events under the theme of Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation. This invitation-only panel will feature some of the best and brightest Canadian health researchers and innovators who will share their health research and innovations that promise revolutionary change in human health and healthcare with Parliamentarians and special guests.

This event, sponsored by Innovative Medicines Canada and Johnson & Johnson, will showcase game-changing research in pediatric immunology, Indigenous health, newborn critical care, disability-inclusive public policy and interventions, and post-traumatic stress injuries among public safety personnel.

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM ET

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Nicholas Carleton, PhD, R.D. Psych
University of Regina
Research area: post-traumatic stress injuries among public safety personnel

Souvik Mitra, MD, MSc, FRCPC
IWK Health | Dalhousie University
Research area: newborn critical care

Pamela Roach, PhD
University of Calgary
Research area: Indigenous health services and health education

Stuart Turvey, MB BS, DPhil, FRCPC
University of British Columbia | BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute | Provincial Health Services Authority
Research area: pediatric health and the CHILD Cohort Study

Jennifer Zwicker, PhD, MPP
University of Calgary | Kids Brain Health Network
Research area: disability policy for children and youth

With Moderator:
Florence Dzierszinski, PhD
The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa

Parliamentary Health Research Caucus
Chair: Brendan Hanley, MP (Yukon)
Vice-Chairs: Stephen Ellis, MP (Cumberland—Colchester), Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing)
Senate Representative: The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, Senator (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Research Canada
Rosie Goldstein, MD, Chair
Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO

About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit

Since 2009, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events on Parliament Hill have helped to educate politicians on the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and innovation, as well as introduce them to the multi-sector partnerships among academic, private sector and health charity stakeholders essential to a robust health research enterprise and innovation system.

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For inquiries:
Christie Tomkins
Manager of Policy and Public Affairs