A unique opportunity to interact with leaders in research and healthcare
WINDSOR, ON, September 4, 2020 - WE-SPARK Health Institute is hosting a series of COVID Conversations during the month of September. The conversations pair healthcare executives with award-winning researchers, each bringing their unique perspectives and updates on local research. 

September 9 - Nurses: Health and Well-being in a Border City: Hear frontline perspectives from Janice Kaffer, President and CEO of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, along with Dr. Dana Menard. a University of Windsor psychology professor who is conducting research in this area.

September 16 - Environmental Monitoring: Dr. Adam Dukelow, Interim Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of the London Health Sciences Centre will be speaking about the public health perspective of environmental monitoring. Joining him is Dr. Mike McKay, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research (GLIER) discussing his project studying wastewater and COVID-19.

September 23 - Screening and Detection: David Musyj, President and CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital will be providing a hospital perspective on COVID-19 screening, and Dr. Simon Rondeau-Gagné a University of Windsor chemistry professor will be discussing his team’s "lab-on-a-chip" innovation which aims to advance COVID-19 detection.

“The is a unique opportunity for our Windsor-Essex community to learn about research and activities that have been happening in healthcare and how research is contributing to a better understanding of COVID-19", said Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Director WE-SPARK Health Institute.

The COVID Conversations series is open to the students, faculty, and staff at the 4 partner organizations: Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, University of Windsor, and Windsor Regional Hospital. The community and media are also welcome.

The series runs from 10am-11am.

Media Contact:

Cathy Mombourquette
WE-SPARK Health Institute
About WE-SPARK Health Institute
WE-SPARK Health Institute is a partnership between Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, Windsor Regional Hospital and the University of Windsor that brings together health research strengths, expertise, and infrastructure from across the Windsor-Essex region. Its mission is to enhance the health, well-being and care of people through transformative research and knowledge translation.