A message from Bill Hogarth, Chair of the Research Committee of the CAMH Board of Trustees (left) and Dr. Bruce G. Pollock, Vice President, CAMH Research.
Hope is a sentiment often expressed in connection with CAMH. In research, hope reflects the future promise of the knowledge we generate today, and it is the overarching message of our new research plan. Launched in 2018, the Research Plan 2018–2023 sets out three broad directions for CAMH research, which were established following consultations with more than 200 stakeholders.
Hope is built upon an engine of discovery driven by CAMH’s scientists, staff and
trainees, and fuelled with the support of the hospital and the Research Committee. The dedication and innovation are evident in the pages of this Research Impact Report. The report outlines the growth and impact of five areas of research—selected from among many others—and points to our potential. This potential will be significantly augmented with the remarkable anonymous donation that established the CAMH Discovery Fund last year.
Today, CAMH remains the number one mental health research hospital in the country based on Research Infosource rankings. CAMH is also one of Canada’s top-ranked research-intensive hospitals overall, as research accounts for a significant part of the work at the hospital. CAMH leadership and the Research Committee have worked together to expand the recognition of this success and the impact of research, throughout the hospital, across Canada and internationally.
This work will become more crucial as we direct our efforts to plan for a new research building. From three different sites today, we aim to consolidate into
one dynamic new building, on a single campus with the rest of the hospital.
Achieving this goal will be a major focus of our commitment in the coming years.