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Ottawa Health Research Institute
THE OTTAWA RESEARCH INSTITUTE (OHRI)/ Institut de recherche en santé d'Ottawa is the research arm of the Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated research institute of the University of Ottawa. OHRI is a not—for-profit corporation, the purpose of which is to promote excellence in research, education, and innovation in healthcare. It is governed by a board of directors, which includes representatives from the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa University, the Hospital Foundation, and the community. The board chair of OHRI as of 2007 was Jacquelin Holzman, and the chief executive officer and scientific director was Dr. Duncan Stewart. In 2007, OHRI employed over 1,350 staff members, received almost $80 million in funding (including $67.1 million in external grants), and had thousands of patients enrolled in clinical trials. There are three facets to the OHRI mission: research, education, and patient care. Research at OHRI is aimed at the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, ...