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IMPACT-Child Health Award 
 
 
Following an October 2015 call for Letters of Intent for the IMPACT-Child Health Awards Competition*, we received thirty-two submissions from across Ontario. Of these, eleven full applications were reviewed by an international adjudication panel, which assessed proposals according to the following criteria- scientific excellence, patient engagement, potential for large health impacts, knowledge to action, potential to build collaborative relationships/capacity, and the quality of the research team.  At the conclusion of a highly competitive review process, the Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU) is pleased to announce the following five successful proposals:
 
 
 
 
Dr. Roger Zemek (PI), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
 
 
 
    
 Martin Osmond, MD CM, FRCPC
Co-lead, Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit
CEO and Scientific Director,
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario RI.
 Colin Macarthur, MBChB, PhD
 Co-lead, Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit
 Associate Chief, Clinical Research,
 The Hospital for Sick Children.
 
 
 *The aim of the IMPACT - Child Health Awards initiative is to fund scientifically excellent, policy-relevant, high impact projects that address areas of major burden in child health.  These awards, directly aligned with Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, support patient-oriented research projects that are Innovative, Measurable, Patient-oriented, Appropriate, Collaborative and Transformative.