The NSHRF 2013-14 Annual Report: Informing Nova Scotians was tabled in the Nova Scotia Legislature on October 9, 2014 by the Minister of Health and Wellness. Click 'Read More' to view our Annual Reports page.
Pancreatic cancer is a frightening experience for patients and their families as they navigate through a maze of unfamiliar terminology, invasive tests and dismal survival rates. Cancer has always intrigued Scott Hurton, the 2013 recipient of the NSHRF's Colleen Elliott Award, as the motivation for cancer research always begins and ends with the patient - helping them to understand their diagnosis, their treatment options and their prognosis. To read more, click here.
Video: It Doesn't Have to Hurt
It doesn’t have to hurt: Strategies for helping children with needles is a fun, light-hearted, and engaging new video aimed at parents and health professionals. In this video a young child advises her mom on some simple things that parents can do—and shouldn’t do—to help make the experience less stressful and painful. The NSHRF is a proud supporter of this initiative. Learn more here.
The NSHRF E-News
E-News, the NSHRF's monthly electronic newsletter, keeps you informed of announcements and other health research related information from the NSHRF. To subscribe, click here.
CECs: Rapid Knowledge Synthesis
Dr. Jill Hayden and her team were funded through our Knowledge Programs to examine the evidence around Collaborative Emergency Centre's (CEC's). The team presented this rapid evidence summary report to the Department of Health and Wellness to assist in their decision making regarding CEC's.
On July 15, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced its funding decisions for the 2014 Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot; it was disappointing to see no Nova Scotian researchers were listed as funded.
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation is hosting a national competition for The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in order to identify two Evidence Review Synthesis Centres (ERSC). The Centres will be expected to produce systematic reviews in order to support the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) guidelines and recommendations.
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. This ninth annual program was created by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 31 companies.
The NSHRF is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2015 Mainstay Award for Small Business by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia. This is awarded to a small business (fewer than 20 employees or full-time equivalents) demonstrating an exemplary health and safety program, innovation and proven injury prevention and/or return to work track record.