Clinical research support
The Clinical Research Support Unit is a source of biostatistical and epidemiological science to faculty, staff and students in biomedical and clinical sciences.
Ethical approval is required before we can begin work on a project.
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CoMRAD: College of Medicine Research AwarDs
The CoMRAD is a pilot initiative of the College of Medicine intended to support excellence in research in line with the objectives of the 2020 Strategic Research Plan. This competitive funding opportunity is open to all members of the College of Medicine Faculty and will provide successful recipients with initial or additional scoping funding or pilot/seeding stages funding of novel and innovative research prior to approaching, or on the advice of, external agency sources.
The College of Medicine is pleased to announce that the CoMRAD award winners have now been notified. Through a combination of support put forward by the College of Medicine and Donor Funded Endowments over $700,000 was devoted to this new initiative supporting research within the College of Medicine. Thank you to all who participated in this pilot project put on by the Vice-Dean of Research office and engineered by Dr. Stephan Milosavljevic. Please see the memo for further details.
CoMGRAD: College of Medicine Graduate Student AwarDs
The purpose of the College of Medicine Graduate Students Award scholarships is to provide support to graduate students and faculty supervisors from the College of Medicine (CoM) who demonstrate a passion for research that has been, or will be, translated into advancements in science. This is a pilot project pioneered by the Office of the Vice Dean Research with the intention of advancing the CoM’s profile by increasing dynamic research projects being completed by competitively-selected individuals.
The Office of the Vice Dean of Research is excited to announce that recipients of the 2016 CoMGRAD have notified of their success. An award ceremony is currently being scheduled and will likely take place in January. Congratulations to the winners!
Additionally, the next round of CoMGRAD funding will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned!
For more information on the CoMGRAD and the Hader MS Scholarship, or to submit your application, please see the link below to the SharePoint site. Please note that if you are logging in from a non-U of S computer you will may to enter your NSID as “usask\nsid”. If you have issues accessing the site, please contact Patricia Little for assistance.
Dean's summer research projects
The Dean’s Summer Research Projects acts to facilitate undergraduate medical students’ exposure to scientific research, which will assist them later in their careers. The program is intended to foster a spark and ignite a passion for research in our medical students, facilitating an understanding of the vital role research plays in today’s health care. This program is open to all first and second year undergraduate medical students.
Patricia Little – Project Coordinator, Research
Biomedical Summer Research Projects
The Biomedical Summer Research Projects will facilitate the research training of undergraduate students enrolled in the following programs: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. The purpose of these awards is to encourage students in these areas to go on to graduate studies. These projects are open to all Biomedical Science students in their second through fourth years. The projects are intended for students who will be entering graduate school so the emphasis is on upper year students who have a GPA greater than 80% on at least 60 CU.
To learn more about this program please follow this linkKey Contact:
Patricia Little – Project Coordinator, Research
- Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
Research, education, and health promotion programs aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of agricultural, rural and remote populations.
- Indigenous Peoples' Health Research Centre
Primarily focused on building capacity in health research among Aboriginal people, communities and institutions through trainee support, and promoting research into areas of Aboriginal health.
- Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
Focused on population health, health policy and planning, public policy at all levels of governance, incorporating a population health perspective into the education of health professionals.
- Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Centre
Established in 1996 with a mandate to support basic and clinical scientific studies into the cause, treatment and cure of MS and other neurological disorders.
The College of Medicine is proud to support the following research groups with their initiatives ranging from conferences to workshops. These groups further the research-intensive goals of the College of Medicine and showcase collaborations made between faculty and community partners.
- Airways Research Group
- AMRID – Assessing & Mitigating Risks of Infectious Diseases
- BioNEMS - Biological Nano Electrical Mechanical System
- Bone Imaging Research Group
- Cancer Research Cluster
- Cancer Stem Cell Research Initiative
- Cardiovascular Research Group
- Clinical Continuous Quality Improvement Research Group
- Creative Practices for People with Cancer
- Drug Discovery and Development Research Group
- GEMS – Gene Expression Mapping Using Synchrotron Light
- Institute of Child and Adult Arthritis Research Group
- Neuroscience Research Cluster
- Obesity Research Group
- One Health Imaging Research Group
- Primary Health Care Research Group
- PRISM Research Centre
- Quality End of Life Care Research Group
- Quality in Medical Imaging Research Group
- Reproductive Science and Medicine Research Group
- Research Group on Aging
- Safe Water for Health Research Group
- Saskatchewan Team for Research & Evaluation of Addictions Treatment & Mental Health Services (STREAM)
- SK Epilepsy Research Initiative
- SPHERU – SK Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit
- Tissue Engineering Research Group
- University of Saskatchewan Team for Prostate Research
Towards 2020 Research Plan
Our strategic research Plan, Toward 2020, outlines the strategic directions for research within the College of Medicine over the next 5 years and identifies strategies that will enable our college to achieve the three specific objectives:
- To increase the research intensiveness of the college through the development of interdisciplinary research and the fostering of a team science approach
- To have the college take its place among its peers in the U15
- To deliver improved health outcomes for the people of Saskatchewan by ensuring research findings are translated into enhanced health care delivery.
Toward 2020 is the first part of a multi-stage process of re-establishing our College of Medicine as a research-intensive college, and was developed in concert with The Way Forward and deliberately builds on the identified strategies. In a medical-doctoral university holding membership in the U15 - the country’s top 15 leading research-intensive institutions - the medical school must be the flagship college, an academic powerhouse making a significant contribution to the success of the entire institution. Toward 2020 calls for focus, rigor and commitment in its execution and will require the dedication of all faculty and staff. The establishment of "Priority Areas" of research was seen as a key component to successful execution of the Plan. Priority Areas were deliberately chosen to enable everyone to contribute to the Plan's success.
These priority areas include:
- Aboriginal Health - The ongoing and longstanding difference in health outcomes between the Aboriginal population and the non-Aboriginal population must be eliminated. The College of Medicine needs to place this social anomaly at the center of its research agenda. By doing so, the College will be acknowledging its social responsibility and ensuring the efforts of all researchers are focused on this critical area and ensure success by building on existing strengths.
- Health Services - Questions of sustainability of the Health System dominate policy-makers agendas and is an area of constant concern to Canadians. Appropriateness of interventions, medications, use of devices and elimination of waste in the system can only be achieved by properly constructed and implemented research programs. The College of Medicine is uniquely placed to best implement such research programs and engage with health leaders, policy makers and future health care providers to ensure the effective translation of research findings into practice.
Neurosciences - An aging population, the increasing prevalence of diseases such as dementia, the escalating costs incurred as a result of stroke, a firm research basis of research in the areas of epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, medical imaging and the availability of resources such as the Synchrotron all point to the need to include Neurosciences as a priority research area.
Office of the Vice-Dean Research
College of Medicine
Room 2D01, Health Sciences Building, D-Wing
107 Wiggins Road
Vice-Dean Research - Marek Radomski
The Vice-Dean, Research is the senior leader in the college for all research-related matters and provides vision and leadership for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated research plan for the College of Medicine.
Research Manager – Megan Steeves
The Research Manager is responsible for assisting researchers and faculty with various administrative concerns and aids in moving research initiatives forward in the College.
Research Facilitator – Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher
The Research Facilitator is a skilled professional who helps researchers, the college and the institution achieve funding success and research impact. She specifically supports the growth and development of research activity in the biomedical and clinical departments. Ph: 306-966-2211
Project Coordinator – Patricia Little
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the management of the Dean’s Summer Research Projects and the Biomedical Summer Students Projects. Assists student with all research related questions within the College.
Faculty Project Coordinator – Keleigh Fehr
The Faculty Project Coordinator is responsible for the management of Faculty Internal funding opportunities. Assists with various aspects of the research agenda for the College of Medicine as it relates to our Faculty.
Research Groups Administrative Coordinator – Doreen Stumborg
Maintains contact with the Research Groups' leaders and coordinates activities of the Research Groups from all health disciplines. Serves as a liaison between the Research Groups, the College of Medicine, the Office of Research Services and funding agencies.
Health Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator – Angela Zoerb
The Graduate Program Coordinator, supports the various aspects of the graduate studies and research agenda of the College including issues related to Graduate Students & the College of Medicine scholarships, The Clinicians Investigator Program, MD/PhD program, Life & Health Sciences Research Conference and other issues related to research and graduate studies.
Research Secretary – Lawrene Toews
Reporting to the Vice-Dean Research (VDR), the Research Secretary is responsible for providing support to the Vice-Dean’s Research Office team in fostering the research enterprise within the college. The Research Secretary provides administrative office and academic support to the Vice-Dean research on all research related matters and acts as the first point of contact within the office.