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Grant will fund new lab for virtual care research

Aug 13, 2021

Michael McGillion

Photo above: Dr. Michael McGillion  

An exciting new research laboratory will open soon, thanks to funding secured by a team of researchers led by Dr. Michael McGillion, associate professor, School of Nursing at McMaster University. Other principal investigators are Dr. P.J. Devereaux and Dr. Mark Levine.  

McGillion has secured an infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund to build a state-of-the-art virtual care and remote patient monitoring research facility called “PROTECT”, which stands for “Improving Perioperative and canceR Outcomes Through Excellence and appliCation of Virtual Technologies (PROTECT)”. This laboratory will be built at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton.  

The grant from CFI of $800,000 is the largest award among the 332 funded infrastructure projects received across 50 Canadian Universities from CFI. The PROTECT lab is a strategic collaboration between perioperative and cancer virtual care research. The research team will receive $400,000 in industry support as well.

For more details, see:  

The story at Brighter World McMaster:

 The press release from Canadian Foundation for Innovation:

Article on the PHRI website: 




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