KGH one of Canada’s top research hospitals

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KGH increases research income by 36 per cent

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) has increased its research income by 36 per cent, from just over $16 million in 2010 to more than $22 million in 2011, according to the latest survey by Research Infosource - Canada's source of Research and Development Intelligence.

The significant increase in research income means that KGH has risen in rank from 27th to 23rd position on Research Infosource’s List of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2012. That’s notable because total research income for Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals was either flat or had declined from 2010 to 2011.

“We are fortunate that we’ve been able to increase our clinical trials base despite the fact that clinical trials activity is shrinking in North America,” says Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice President of Health Sciences Research at KGH. “We have been steadily improving our success in obtaining peer-reviewed federal and provincial research funding.”

“The increase is a gratifying indicator that the work we have been doing to emphasize the importance of research at KGH is starting to show results,” says Deeley. “We’re very proud and pleased at this exciting news.”

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