Institute events postponed
In alignment with the Cumming School of Medicine's COVID-19 transmission mitigation strategy , the Institute will be postponing its upcoming events, including Science in the Cinema: Robot and Frank (May 20) and The Cave documentary screening (May 29). All other events are postponed for now.

We have also moved our O'Brien/CHS Friday Seminar Series to a remote format for the time being. More information on this will be shared as it becomes available.
Institute operations
A reminder to the Institute's members and affiliates that they are encouraged to work remotely, which public health officials are recommending in order to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19 .

In this vein, the Institute's core and communications team is working with a minimal onsite capacity, but will continue operations. In addition, access to the third floor in the TRW Building has been limited to card access only.
Institute communications
Email communications with the Institute will continue and be monitored by the core group locally or remotely.

Regular communication in the form of the O’Bulletin and O’Snap, social media and website updates will continue and will carry the most up-to-date information.

For members conducting work regarding COVID-19, please inform the Institute to allow for networking or media opportunities.
Up-to-date COVID-19 information
In times of crisis, misinformation travels fast.

Trusted sources of COVID-19 information for Albertans locally and nationally include AHS , the provincial government's website , and the federal government's website .
The O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary supports excellence in population health and health services research, while realizing the benefits of such research by using that knowledge to inform community, policy and health practice stakeholders. 

The Institute's membership includes more than 500 multidisciplinary researchers from 13 Cumming School of Medicine departments, nine additional University of Calgary faculties, including Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Kinesiology and Arts; health professionals in Alberta Health Services; and, research users and policy makers from municipal and provincial institutions. As an Institute, we share a vision of "better health and health care," reflecting our two priority research areas of Improved Population Health and Enhanced Health Systems Performance. 

The Institute's success in brokering broader external relationships with provincial and national interest groups, policy makers, research agencies, the media, philanthropists, and community stakeholders, further extends the reach and impact of our members' significant research outputs.