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A Year in Review from Bruyère Research Institute


As we look back on another year of patient-driven research, we celebrate the many ways research and innovation are changing the future of care at Bruyère and beyond.

This year we brought two of our major research programs together under the umbrella of Social Accountability. Our dedication to primary care and healthy equity is centered around optimizing models of care delivery, accessibility, and equity for everyone at all levels of care. Drawing on these strengths, we look forward to seeing the continued impacts of our research and fostering partnerships and collaborations on a local to global scale.

Top 40 HospitalWe also celebrated another year as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals, ranking sixth for research spending growth. Once again, many of our researchers were recognized on Elsevier’s list of the top 2% of most-cited scientists in the world, including Dr. James Downar; Barbara Farrell, PharmD; Dr. Paul Hébert; Dr. Peter Lawlor; Dr. Clare Liddy; Dr. Shawn Marshall; Jennifer Petkovic, PhD; Heidi Sveistrup; PhD, Dr. Peter Tanuseputro; Dr. Peter Tugwell; Vivian Welch, PhD; and Dr. Kumanan Wilson.


Elsevier 2023

Throughout 2023 we shared inspiring research success stories, including:


Ottawa Citizen with Donguk Jo and Jodi Edwards- How a nation-wide clinical trial is exploring how non-invasive brain stimulation can enhance recovery for stroke patients during rehabilitation


- How implementing a Francophone telehealth fall prevention program can help aging Canadians achieve equitable access to health tools and education in their first language

- How the development of an objective risk stratification tool could help clinicians assess older drivers’ collision risk

Ottawa Citizen photo with Isabelle Leclerc, Elizabeth Mugagh, Hillel Finestone- How a chronic pain management program embedded in primary care can improve care and reduce opioid use

- How in the 2022-2023, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère supported: almost 12,000 learners in the Communication at End-of-Life courses; updates and translation of the Diversity and Inclusion calendar, which received over 28,000 pageviews over the year; training 11,000 participants through the Clinical Nursing Leadership eLearning courses; and the development and application of a framework for deprescribing in a long-term care context, through the Bruyère Deprescribing Research Team