Research & Training


Lawson Health Research Institute

Lawson Health Research Institute is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London. Excellent patient care is advanced and discovered through health research.

As one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in Canada, Lawson is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives by advancing our knowledge of how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. A bench-to-bedside approach to research brings the best science from the lab together with the latest knowledge from the clinical teams.

Lawson’s key affiliations include The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and over 150 other public and private sector partners located in more than 25 countries.

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Lawson Health Research Institute


Children's Health Research Institute

Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI), a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, is home to one of the country’s top paediatric research institutes. The five programs at CHRI cover research in Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics, Fetal and Newborn Health, Children’s Optimal Therapeutics and Child Health and Well-Being.

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Children's Health Research Institute

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 others 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.


For more information:

Contact Student Affairs at 519-685-8500 ext. 76500

Information for Nursing Students

Medical Affairs

The University of Western Ontario

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry