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Think Tank logoThe next WE-Spark Think Tank is Oct. 8.

Think tank to spark health research collaboration

Do you like to discuss new ideas? Solve problems? Make new connections? Then WE-Spark Think Tanks are for you.

The event will begin with an update on local health research activities and new funding opportunities, followed by five-minute presentations on three projects that are looking for creative input and collaborators. The majority of the afternoon takes place in breakout sessions to move each idea forward.

The latest round features the following presenters and topics:

New Routes into Fluoroorganics with Medical Imaging Applications
Presented by UWindsor professor Marcus Drover of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who is looking for those with a particular interest in medical imaging and chemical synthesis and drug discovery.

When Signs Don’t Work: Reframing Beach Safety as a Public Health Concern
Presented by Chris Houser, dean of science and professor in the School of the Environment, for those with an interest in public health and expertise in how to communicate effectively with the public around safety issues.

Evaluating the Impact of a Shelter Health Network in Windsor, Ontario
Presented by Jennifer N. Bondy of the Schulich School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, a first-time Think Tank presenter looking to take a very new idea and develop some collaborations and research methodology.

Expertise is welcome but not required; WE-Spark Think Tanks are open to everyone.

This event will take place Friday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Click here to register.

WE-Spark Health Institute is a research partnership between the University of Windsor, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital that brings together health research strengths, expertise, and infrastructure from across the Windsor-Essex region.