logo Think Tank topped by lightbulbA virtual think tank on June 23 will discuss three local health research projects.

Online session to spark health research collaborations

Researchers and students in all disciplines interested in discussing new ideas, solving problems, and making new connections are invited to WE-Spark Think Tanks.

A session on Zoom scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 23, will hear three presentations:

  • Finding solutions together that take into account the real experiences of providing care to those living with Borderline Personality Disorder in Ontario, Aman Ahluwalia-Cameron (she/her), School of Social Work, University of Windsor
    Stigma manifests in many ways between providers and patients, and at the organizational and policy level. The goal is to discuss with healthcare providers their experiences with supporting those with BPD in our communities, and public health level suggestions on how to disseminate this knowledge about provider based and structural stigma towards those living with BPD.
  • Readiness of healthcare professionals to care for children and youths with medical complexities in regional hospitals and community settings, Joanne Tay, Faculty of Nursing, University of Windsor
    Dr. Tay is new to Windsor-Essex and works as a registered nurse with families and children with complex medical conditions. Her program of research aims to improve children and families’ access to equitable and quality care. She is looking to connect and discuss opportunities to collaborate for recruitment and community partnership.
  • Endometriosis: Lateral flow assays moving beyond the antibody paradigm, John Trant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor
    Dr. Trant is looking to develop a multi-biomarker semi-quantitative point-of-care lateral flow assay coupled with machine learning approaches to address endometriosis, and looking for clinical partners who can help provide patient tissue from the disease, both positive and negative for endo, to validate the assay.

Details on each topic can be found on the WE-Spark website. Click here to register for the event.

WE-Spark Health Institute is a partnership of the University of Windsor, Erie Shores HealthCare, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take health outcomes to the next level through research.