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This year, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) continued to prove itself as one of Canada's foremost hospital-based research institutes.

The Ottawa Hospital ranks in the top 3% globally for the impact of its research. We are third in terms of peer-reviewed funding received from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Our annual research revenues make us the sixth-highest grossing research hospital in Canada.

And to top it off, this year we achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing the $1-billion mark for research revenues since opening our doors as OHRI in April 2001!

This ability to attract funding to Ottawa is a testament to our researchers, who continue to make discoveries and progress that will improve health care for people in our city, across Canada and around the world.

$1 Billion
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Whether we're talking about world-first clinical trials – happening right here – or a discovery that could fundamentally change our approach to treating muscular dystrophy, our scientists and clinical investigators are passionately pursuing cures, new therapies and better treatments for our patients.

It is an exciting time for health research and we are leading the way, right here in Ottawa.

–Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

OHRI also received high praise from an international panel of highly respected scientists who conducted a scientific review of our organization this winter. Chaired by Dr. Alan Bernstein, the External Scientific Advisory Board provided a strong endorsement of the excellence of OHRI’s research, highlighting our strengths, and national and international leadership in a number of our research programs, including cancer, regenerative medicine and practice-changing research.

“Overall, we remain highly optimistic for the future," concludes the External Scientific Advisory Board. "Now should be a time to move forward ambitiously and with great optimism for the future.”

We couldn't agree more.

OHRI is privileged to work in and be supported by the Ottawa community, where we are inspired to conduct research that brings you tomorrow's health care today.

Ken Newport
Chair, Board of Directors, OHRI

Dr. Duncan Stewart
CEO and Scientific Director, OHRI
Vice-President, Research, The Ottawa Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Why Ottawa?

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The Ottawa Hospital is attracting top talent to the city. View this video to see why leading clinicians and scientists chose Ottawa as the place where they want to make a difference.

I felt that collaboration was just natural here.

–Dr. Vicente Corrales-Medina

I knew this would be a place where I could be surrounded by world-class scientists who are doing cutting-edge research and bringing the latest treatments for all of their patients.

–Dr. Angel Arnaout