“Improving the emergency care of patients and easing the suffering of as many as individuals as possible are the ultimate goals in my research career. It is an honor to be recognized by the PSI-50 Mid-Career Clinical Research award. PSI was there at the beginning when it funded our derivation study and now with this award is helping me implement the risk-stratification tool. This award will enable me to advance emergency syncope care in Ontario, nationally and internationally by evaluating the effectiveness of the practice recommendations developed based on our Canadian Syncope Risk Score.” – Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy’s Current Appointments:
- Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa
- Staff Attending Physician, The Ottawa Hospital
- Senior Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy’s Research:
- Dr. Thiruganasambandamoorthy’s research program focuses on health systems, specifically Emergency Department (ED) health care resource utilization and risk-stratification. His research focus is on the optimal management of the ED patients with syncope.
About the PSI-50 Mid-Career Clinical Research Award
In celebration of PSI Foundation’s 50th anniversary, this one-time award provides up to $300,000 in funding over three or four years for a clinician-researcher between five and 15 years of their first academic appointment. This award recognizes that this phase of a researcher’s career is particularly challenging, with additional academic roles and responsibilities as well as the ongoing clinical work, and it will protect at least 50% of a recipient’s time for research that aligns with PSI Foundation priorities.