Palliative care and end-of-life issues have been headline news recently. Our aging population and the resulting strain on our health care system are raising questions about how and where we provide care.  The proposed medically assisted dying bill has provoked a national conversation around what’s important to us and how...Read more

KGHRI clinician-scientist Paula James isn’t afraid to talk about periods, and she hopes others join the conversation in order to help women recognize if they have a bleeding disorder. The Let’s Talk Period website aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders. As many as 35,000 Canadians may be...Read more

KINGSTON – A KGHRI clinician-scientist has been awarded $2.9 million to test whether a simple, inexpensive nutrient can improve the recovery of heart surgery patients. 

The four-year international study, led by Dr. Daren Heyland, will examine the effects of high-dose selenium on how quickly cardiac patients recover from surgery, while...Read more

A research team at Kingston General Hospital is looking for local residents interested in taking part in a Canada-wide study of gastrointestinal disease.

The Kingston portion of the study, led by Dr. Stephen Vanner, will study the effects of a diet low in some types of carbohydrates on children and...Read more

KGHRI clinician scientist Ian Gilron is co-leading a new research network focused on chronic pain. 

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research under its Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) program, the  Chronic Pain Network represents the largest and most coordinated effort to advance knowledge and patient care for millions...Read more

March 31, 2016

A national, large-scale research project looking at gastrointestinal disease has been awarded $12.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  Dr. Stephen Vanner, clinician-scientist at Kingston General Hospital and a professor at Queen’s University, will co-lead the project’s studies on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The IMAGINE ...Read more

Novel research at Kingston General Hospital targeting C. difficile has been awarded major funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

The funding, of up to $1.2 million, will enable a multi-institutional team led by Elaine Petrof, a clinician-researcher at the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute and...Read more

The Kingston General Hospital Research Institute now has its own website. The site (, part of an overall website renewal project by Kingston General Hospital, focuses on research being done in the hospital  by doctors and scientists, and includes a number of videos highlighting their work  and their patients....Read more

Along with aiming to provide Outstanding Care, Always to our patients, people at KGH are also working hard to support patients everywhere by generating new medical knowledge and by teaching the next generation of health-care professionals.

As one of Ontario’s 24 research hospitals, we are a member of the Council...Read more

Each year the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital Research Institute run competitions for various sources of funding made available from faculty research funds and hospital foundation funds. 

Deadlines for applications are consolidated and the 2016 competition deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016.

Applicants...Read more