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CORNERSTONE OF A HEALTHIER SOCIETY
Health research and innovation is the cornerstone of a healthier society and we all have a part to play. SHRF invests in high quality health research through research grants and award opportunities, and promotes the impact this research has on local and global health.
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Saskatchewan is home to some of the most advanced research technologies in the world, and we continue to lead in system-wide thinking about how to improve the health of Canadians. Health research and innovation thrives when we develop strong partnerships. Together we can build a vibrant culture of health research and innovation.
A Research Connections Feature: Advancements in FASD Symposium
Here at SHRF we value collaboration and seek to facilitate the creation of partnerships among researchers, health care providers, patients and families, communities, not-for-profits and industry...
Happy Holidays from SHRF!
As we look back on a year of renewal and look forward to new opportunities in 2017, we want to wish all of our researchers, partners and friends a very happy and healthy holiday...
The NEW shrf.ca!
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. This past year at SHRF has been a time of renewal, with new leadership and staff, a new office space and, most importantly, a new...
Call for Nominations for the 2016 Achievement Award
Do you know a leader in health research?
Our Achievement Award honours someone who has distinguished themselves within the health research community and who has demonstrated significant...
Health Research At Work – A Look at Research and Innovation in Saskatchewan
When we talk about health research, the focus is typically on major discoveries, causes for disease, new health risks or improved medical practices. Researchers in Saskatchewan are indeed...
A World Without Cancer
A world without cancer, what would that be like? It seems like an insurmountable goal, but for Dr. Franco Vizeacoumar, Research Scientist at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Adjunct Professor in...
Adolescent Exercise for Bone Health
Osteoporosis is a major public health concern later on in life. The interesting thing about our bones is the only time you can increase the amount of bone in your skeleton is during the growing...
Improving Breast Health Care in Saskatchewan
According to the Canadian Cancer Society advisory committee on cancer statistics*, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Canadian...
Infectious Disease: Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 130 to 150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection. A significant...
Mapping Access to Primary Health Care
Did you know that the city or neighbourhood you live in can impact your access to primary health care such as family physicians, nurse practitioners and physiotherapists?
In Canada, there is a...
Transforming Métis Health Services Together
In 2014, an audit of emergency departments’ (EDs) patient charts determined that while First Nations patients with Indian Status could be identified through their status numbers, it was...
Unpacking the Puzzle of Childhood Asthma
According to the Lung Association, almost three million Canadians and more than 300 million people worldwide have asthma. Of those, roughly 100,000 Saskatchewan people are living with asthma...
Food Environments: Five Years Later
It’s been five years since Dr. Rachel Engler-Stringer, associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan, was funded for a SHRF...
Superbugs: Stopping the Infection Before It Happens
More than 18,000 hospitalized patients in Canada acquire multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria each year. By 2050, it is predicted that these ‘superbugs’ will kill more people than cancer...
Better Understanding for Better Care - Traumatic Stress and Health Care Experiences
Trauma exposure is a common issue with the majority of people experiencing some form of trauma at least once in their life. Unfortunately, people with a history of being exposed to trauma...
News & Events
Sprout Grant Informa...
Join us for an information session about the new patient-oriented Sprout grant funding opportunity where SHRF and SCPOR staff will present and answer your questions.
Wednesday, May...Read More
It has been predicted that a grey tsunami will soon overwhelm the health care system in Canada. As health care costs continue to increase, there is concerted effort underway to better connect...Read More
Research Teams Award...
Innovation continues to thrive in Saskatchewan’s health research community, and that is evident with the announcement of Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s (SHRF) latest recipients of...Read More
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