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AMS Healthcare Announces Their 2022 Research Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

AMS Healthcare is excited to announce the 2022 Research Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. These 13 outstanding individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected by an external expert review panel as leaders and innovators to address the challenges facing healthcare. The “AMS Compassion and AI” program focusses on promoting the integration of digital technology and compassionate care in the delivery of health care services, education of health professionals as well as facilitating the leadership needed to realize the promise of technology. This year’s 2022 Fellows will join the twenty-two Fellows from the 2020 and 2021 cadres doing collective research that is innovating every aspect of healthcare as we know it.

“Co-operation between technology and healthcare is not enough on its own. The work of these incredibly talented individuals will ensure the most decisive factor is the inclusion of compassion.” - AMS CEO Helen Angus
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Ibukun Abejirinde

(Women’s College Hospital)

Re-imagining digital health compassion through the lens of Canadian newcomers

Pencilla Lang

Radiation Oncologist (London Health Sciences Centre)

Using digital models and visualization to help patients better understand prognosis and uncertainty


Charlene Ronquillo

Assistant Professor (University of British Columbia - Okanagan)

Identifying patient‐validated compassion and equity concepts in community care clinical notes through natural language processing

Lisa Sheehy

Affiliate Investigator
(Bruyère Research Institute)

Using immersive virtual reality to decrease pain and distress in patients in complex continuing care

Michael Fralick

Internal Medical Specialist and Clinical Scientist (Sinai Health)

Recognizing warnings in adults at risk of life-threatening diagnoses using AI

Wenshan Li

Post-Doctoral Fellow
(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)

Using machine learning to predict cognitive decline among long-term care residents in Ontario


Shumit Saha

Senior Scientific Associate (Centre for Global eHealth Innovation)

Building an automated titration model on the optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure

Laura Sikstrom

Project Scientist (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Co-designing a Fairness Dashboard for clinical applications of Artificial Intelligence in mental health

Terence Tang

Physician/Clinician Scientist
(Trillium Health Partners)

Using patient stories to explore how big data can be deployed to support compassionate care

Alisa Grigorovich

Assistant Professor of Gerontology (Brock University)

Exploring how older adults and carers perceive and experience a real-time location system in a long-term care home

Crystal MacKay

(West Park Healthcare Centre)

Evaluating a person-centred digital intervention to promote physical activity behaviour change following dysvascular lower limb amputation

Lydia Sequeira

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

Coping with grief in the digital era: exploring the role of compassion


Robert Simpson

(Sunnybrook Research Institute)

Self-compassion training for specialist inpatient rehabilitation providers
AMS works to advance a Canadian healthcare system through innovation and technology while remaining rooted in compassion and our medical history. We convene networks, develop leaders, and fund crucial activities in medical history, healthcare research, education, and clinical practice. Our work helps improve care for all Canadians. 

The Call for AMS 2023 funding in “Compassion and AI” will open on November 1st with more than a million dollars available. For more information visit here.

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