The three academic hospitals affiliated with Queen's University (Queen's) in Kingston, Ontario are Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) and Providence Care (PC). KGH, HDH, PC, and Queen's have a proud tradition of achieving national prominence and international recognition through excellence in research, education, and health care innovation across the full spectrum of health sciences studies, including basic biomedical/discovery-based research, translational research, through to applied clinical research, health services and policy research, and knowledge synthesis and transfer. More than 300 faculty, numerous graduates trainees, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and research/technical staff are involved in health research across our institutions. Each year several thousand patients participate in clinical research studies and our research has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of life of patients with acute and chronic diseases and terminal illnesses. Essentially all of our clinical staff hold faculty appointments at Queen's and approximately 2000 medical and allied health professionals receive training each year. Investigators conducting research projects within KGH, HDH, PC, and Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences annually receive approximately 80 million dollars in funding from government, agencies, foundations, hospitals, research institutes and universities, and pharmaceutical companies.
As the only tertiary care hospital in Southeastern Ontario and the principal acute care teaching hospital associated with Queen's Medical School, KGH has a proud tradition of excellence in healthcare research. The KGH Office of Health Sciences Research has a close relationship with our partners at Queen's, HDH and PC, with whom we share common policies and procedures. KGH, HDH, PC, and Queen's work in partnership and the research agendas are integrated in order to facilitate the funding of research, to harmonize procedures and policies, to develop common principles for the conduct of clinical research, and to enable rational planning for assessing the impact of research programs on the Hospitals and University staff and resources, including space and overhead policies. Our mission is to excel in research, education, and innovative patient care, with research focused on understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
The Office of Health Sciences Research exists to support and assist investigators with their research projects, in collaboration with Queen's Office of Research Services. The KGH Vice President of Health Sciences Research is also the Vice Dean of Research within the Faculty of Health Sciences of Queen's and the HDH Director of Research, and thus our office plays a central role in enabling clinical researchers to be successful in their endeavors regardless of location. For further assistance in conducting research in a hospital setting, please see the links below, consult our research website at http://www.kgh.on.ca/en/Research/Pages/Default.aspx and/or contact the Office of Health Sciences Research at (613) 549-6666, ext 3344.