Archives for June 13, 2022

DSI welcomes Unity Health Toronto as a partner

The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) strives to collaborate with organizations that want to engage and support world-class researchers, educators, and trainees working to advance data science. We are excited to announce a new partnership with Unity Health Toronto.

Unity Health Toronto, comprised of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, and St. Michael’s Hospital, works to advance the health of everyone in their urban communities and beyond. The health network serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care while investing in world-class research and education.

“The pandemic has helped shine an important light on how data science can help us plan, understand and evaluate responses to global health crises and ultimately create the best care experiences for our patients and those beyond our walls. The value of health research has never been clearer than it is now. At Unity Health, we are a leader in the use of data and advanced analytics in healthcare delivery and research. Partnering with the DSI will enable Unity Health to continue to harness the power of data science to improve care. This collaboration will enhance our work with our partners to apply big data to advance the health of our communities locally, nationally and globally,” says Dr. Ori Rotstein, vice-president of Research and Innovation at Unity Health Toronto.

The DSI fuels innovation and fosters the exchange of ideas, connecting a diverse community of researchers and trainees that represent a wide array of disciplines. By connecting data science researchers, data and computational platforms, and external partners, the DSI advances research and nurtures the next generation of data science researchers. As one of our external funding partners, researchers at Unity Health can apply for research grants and support, training, as well as networking opportunities at the DSI.

“The DSI is thrilled to announce this partnership. We are very excited to be expanding our research community. We are committed to building a hub of data science researchers that can accelerate the impact of data across disciplines to address pressing societal issues and forward positive social change. We are ecstatic to have researchers from Unity Health join our data science community,” says Lisa Strug, DSI Director.