Research & Training

Lawson Health Research Institute

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Laboratory Worker Studying Sample

Lawson Health Research Institute is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. 

Lawson is ranked eighth in the country for Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals List for 2019 by Research Infosource Inc. This strong national position has been maintained for the past six years and keeps the Institute within the top five in Ontario. 

As one of the largest health research institutes in Canada, Lawson tackles the most pressing challenges in health care through innovative approaches. Collaboration connects the researchers directly with patients and clinicians, bringing the best science from the lab together with the latest knowledge from the clinical teams. 

The researchers, many of whom are health care professionals themselves, conduct research in many different areas such as cancer, cardiology, children’s health, kidney care, mental health, neurological disorders, orthopaedics, transplantation and more.

Lawson’s key affiliations include the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, and over 200 business and industry partners worldwide. 

For more information, visit the Lawson Health Research Institute website

Children's Health Research Institute

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Children's Health Resource Institute Team

Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) is a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, a Canadian leader in hospital-based research. CHRI discovers ways to prevent and treat diseases affecting babies, children and youth, helping them lead happy, healthy lives. 

The programs at CHRI cover research in Genetics and Development, Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Health, and Child Health and Therapeutics.  

For more information, visit the Children's Health Research Institute website


LHSC is an academic teaching hospital, committed to providing students with a place they can learn and discover knowledge and skills to take them forward in their careers as health care professionals.

Medical training:

LHSC, in partnership with The University of Western Ontario, is a training site for medical students, residents and fellows. There are 650 residents who train and work in London's hospitals to become a fully licensed physician.

Residents and fellows deliver front line medical care in intensive care units, emergency departments, surgical and medical wards, outpatient clinics, family doctors' offices and other hospital facilities. Residents assess patients, order tests, perform procedures, write prescriptions and make treatment decisions. They also help train future doctors by teaching medical students and other residents.

Training nurses and other students:

LHSC has education agreements with over 55 schools, hospitals and community agencies from across Ontario, Canada and internationally. Approximately 1400 Nursing, Allied Health and other students ranging from secondary school to university graduate level programs receive training at LHSC every year.

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