Identifying and Maximizing the Impact of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit Demonstration Projects
Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
To (1) disseminate knowledge to relevant knowledge users through brief presentations by research teams about their projects; (2) facilitate collaboration between the demonstration project research teams and relevant knowledge users through a guided discussion on the potential applications and impact of the demonstration projects' work, including all usable evidence; and (3) use discussions to co-create case studies describing each project, their main findings, and potential avenues for impact.
Sharon E. Straus is a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who trained at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She is the Director of the Knowledge Translation Program and Deputy Physician-in-Chief, St. Michael’s Hospital; Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Toronto; Vice Chair, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Dr. Straus currently holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Quality of Care and has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and 3 textbooks in evidence-based medicine, knowledge translation and mentorship. She is in the top 1% of highly cited clinical researchers as per Web of Science. She holds more than $57 million in peer reviewed research grants as a principal investigator. She has received national awards for mentorship, research and education.