Seven Oaks wins business innovation award

March 7, 2016

In its first year of operation the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC) is already being recognized as a leader in innovation in the Winnipeg business community.

CDIC won the Spirit of Winnipeg award for innovation in the non-profit category at a packed Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s gala dinner at Club Regent Event Centre last Friday. The annual awards recognize Winnipeg’s most innovative organizations including large, small and medium business, start-up businesses, social enterprises and non-profit organizations. Seven Oaks was also featured in a Winnipeg Free Press account of the awards on Saturday.

CDIC was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for its approach to commercialization of research and expertise as a way to support research into chronic disease and reinvest in chronic disease prevention and management at Wellness Institute, including commercial contracts and clinical trials that will help fund and grow our new research centre, and as the vehicle to commercialize Wellness expertise and earn revenue in China that will be reinvested here in Winnipeg.

See more about the award and the CDIC.

Seven Oaks researcher’s risk model adopted globally

January 12, 2016

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A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirms the global significance of the work of Winnipeg researcher Dr. Navdeep Tangri who invented a model to predict the risk of kidney failure.

The risk equation developed by Dr. Tangri using Canadian patient data and published in JAMA in 2011 showed that a series of common lab tests used together can reliably predict which kidney patients are at risk of kidney failure. This new study tested the risk equation using the patient records for over 700,000 kidney patients in more than 30 countries.

Dr. Tangri’s work is supported by a new organization, the Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, which is investing in ongoing research and the translation of research into practice with innovative programs at the hospital and at the Wellness Institute. Read the Kidney Risk Equation Media Release.

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