Clinical trials on a global scale

Clinical trials on a global scale

Hamilton’s Population Health Research Institute takes the pulse of large groups of patients around the world, creating hundreds of jobs in Canada
March 6, 2012

The Population Health Research Institute, a joint initiative of Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, has created 245 high-paying full-time jobs in Hamilton and has generated employment for an estimated 125 nurses, technicians and staff at testing sites across Canada, including community clinics and practices and university health centres. As one of the world’s premiere facilities for conducting large-scale global clinical trials and epidemiological studies on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and stroke, the institute routinely runs trials that include populations of 10,000. One current study even involves more than 150,000 patients.

The institute frequently carries out research for major multinational pharmaceutical companies and, in the process, helps generate business for their Canadian subsidiaries.

The Population Health Research Institute is located at the CFI-supported David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences.