Conducting health research during COVID-19: Challenges and solutions for leadership and productivity
Join our webinar for a discussion of the challenges faced by researchers, particularly early career principal investigators, conducting research in family, child and youth health during these unprecedented times. Topics include surviving and thriving when shifting from lab-based and clinical environments to working remotely, supporting and coaching trainees and staff, and creative and collaborative approaches to remaining productive. Panelists from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) community will share challenges and solutions from early career investigator, clinician-scientist, trainee, and leadership coach perspectives.
The webinar will provide:
– Perspectives of the impact of COVID-19 on health researchers, with a focus on early career investigators including clinician-scientists
– Discussion and strategies for leading a research team and being productive in the current environment
There will be time for questions and discussion.
The primary audience for this webinar includes early career investigators in family, child and youth health. The secondary audience includes trainees in family, child, and youth health; mid-career and senior researchers in family, child, and youth health; early career researchers in other health-related areas; and anyone leading a team in the fields of health research and health care provision.
Dr. Christine Chambers is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). She is a leader in children’s health research and care who is passionate about patient engagement and research impact. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she is the Canada Research Chair in Children’s Pain and a Killam Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience and Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. The Women’s Executive Network named Dr. Chambers one of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, joining a community of Canada’s most influential women leaders.
Dr. Peter Gill is a general paediatrician and an Associate Scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, and an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford. His research focuses on improving the care and outcomes for hospitalized children on the general pediatric inpatient unit. He conducts outcomes-based research focused through the conduct of multi-centre, patient-oriented research including comparative effectiveness and implementation science research. Dr. Gill is a member of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Advisory Board, and the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Editorial Board. Dr. Gill holds a MD from the University of Alberta, and a DPhil in Primary Health Care and MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. Kristin Connor is an Assistant Professor of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University, having previously trained at University of Guelph, University of Toronto, the Liggins Institute and the National Research Centre for Growth and Development (New Zealand), and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where she continues to conduct some of her human clinical research. Dr. Connor’s interdisciplinary research aims to understand the mechanisms governing key events of fetal/infant development and how environments in early life (namely nutritional, metabolic, and more recently, infectious exposures) shape processes that influence growth, development, and health long term. She is funded by the Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation, NSERC and CIHR, serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and was an inaugural National Co-Chair of the Association of Canadian Early Career Health Researchers.
Taylor Morriseau is an Indigenous scholar and PhD candidate at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Her Vanier research examines early-onset type 2 diabetes among Indigenous youth in Manitoba. She currently serves on the Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council, CIHR’s IGH Trainee Network, and CIHR’s IHDCYH Strategy Core Team. In 2019, she was recognized by WXN as Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 and by Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders.
Amy Oliver, MBA, BScPh, RPh, PMP, CLC, is President of Amy Oliver + Co, a consulting firm that provides advisory and coaching services on strategy and leadership in healthcare industries. Amy holds an MBA with a dual concentration in organizational leadership and health administration. She is also a licensed pharmacist, a globally certified project management professional, and a certified leadership coach.