Research for a Healthier North
Welcome to the
Research Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Research at NOSM is reflective of the
School’s mandate to be socially accountable to the diverse cultures of Northern
Ontario, tackling important questions related to improving the health of the
people of Northern Ontario. Research by our faculty and learners covers a
breadth of topics in clinical, community and population health, biomedical
sciences, environmental health, health education and health services.
At NOSM, research
is recognized as a critical component of the distributed medical education
program. Beginning in year one, our medical learners are encouraged to engage
in research opportunities through summer studentships and continuing
opportunities are available throughout their undergraduate and post-graduate
studies. As well, opportunities for research and professional development
extend to health care professionals, graduate and undergraduate students,
residents and community partners.
initiatives developed in partnership with NOSM are internationally recognized
and supported by competitive, peer-reviewed funding awarded on the basis of
scientific excellence. NOSM has two
biomedical research labs, one at each of the Campuses: Laurentian University in
Sudbury, and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. In addition, NOSM is affiliated with
universities, private sector organizations, and health centres across the North
to facilitate research initiatives.
Each year, since
2006, NOSM has been hosting the Northern Health Research Conference (NHRC), a
conference which highlights the breadth of research of the North and beyond. It
provides an opportunity to highlight projects underway from students,
residents, community-based researchers, and our dedicated research staff, and
allows for collaboration and community networking. For more information, please visit the conference page.
As outlined by our strategic plan, NOSM’s key commitment to research remains
strong. As we move forward as a school,
it is our mandate to grow quality research programs for and by the north. Please take some time to familiarize yourself
with what research at NOSM has to offer for you. If you have any questions, feel free to
contact my office directly.
Good health and good research,
Penny Moody-Corbett, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research