Health research in Hamilton – improving lives, today

Excerpt from blog post by Katie Porter, Director of Research Administration, Hamilton Health Sciences

“And what do you do at Hamilton Health Sciences?” the woman at the Juravinski Cancer Centre asked politely, pointing at my ID badge. I launched into my usual response – I’m a health care administrator, I support the research mandate at HHS, etc., while she nodded.  I pointed to a poster recruiting patients for a clinical trial and said, “There’s an example of a research study my team supports.”

“Clinical trials!” she exclaimed. “I’m alive right now because of a medication I’m receiving in a clinical trial. Thank you.” Read more at