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Sharing Clinical Research knowledge to improve Saskatchewan care

Updated: May 26, 2022

Building on the previous awarded Saskatchewan Clinical Research Chairs program, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation has awarded $50,000 through the Research Connections Program to the teams of Dr. Michael Kelly and Dr. Michael Levin to support knowledge translation of their program of research over the past five years.

This funding will be used to bring together the highly collaborative clinical teams, with team members from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and coordinate the use of evidence in practice for Saskatchewan stroke care and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) care.


Dr. Michael Levin, the Saskatchewan Clinical Research Chair in Clinical MS Research funded by SHRF and Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, will create opportunities for the key-players working in multiple sclerosis to share their updates and insight with regards to advances in research, practice, and services over the last five years.

Read more about Dr. Levin's Saskatchewan Clinical Research Chair here: MS Research That Matters


Dr. Michael Kelly, the Saskatchewan Clinical Research Chair in Clinical Stroke Research funded by SHRF and Heart and Stroke Foundation, will further engagement of the 7 primary stroke centres (Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Estevan, Prince Albert, North Battleford and Lloydminster) and 2 comprehensive centres (Regina and Saskatoon) to improve stroke performance metrics and clinical standards.

Read more about Dr. Kelly's Saskatchewan Clinical Research Chair and stroke research in Saskatchewan here: Stroke Research That Matters


Funding Recipients

Michael Levin | University of Saskatchewan | $25,000

Excellence in Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Co-creating an updated and prioritized Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Agenda

Michael Kelly | University of Saskatchewan | $22,000

Improving understanding of stroke performance metrics and clinical standards in Saskatchewan


About SHRF - Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with stakeholders to contribute to the growth of a high-performing health system, culture of innovation and the improved health of citizens by strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and aligning research with the needs of our stakeholders.

For more information, please contact:

Chelsea Cunningham, SHRF Programs and Engagement Manager

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