Groundbreaking partnership between McGill University and Jewish General Hospital will help improve patient care
Kia Canada Québec dealers have partnered with the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and McGill University in support of the “Doctors on Wheels” Lab program. Two 2013 Kia Sorento Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) will be provided to Dr. Amir Raz, and his colleague, Dr. Cory Harris, to travel into urban centres as well as remote areas and engage in community outreach activities, including education, medical and psychosocial research, and health-centered initiatives.
Dr. Raz is the Canada Research Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention, an esteemed professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, and a Senior Researcher for Medical Research at the JGH. Dr. Harris is a Canadian Institute of Health Research Banting Postdoctoral Fellow for the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, while also working closely with the Medical Research team at McGill University.
"It is a pleasure to embark on this unique partnership with Kia Canada's Québec dealerships," said Dr.Raz. "The project is a model of synergy and will spread knowledge, interface with and stimulate the lives of many throughout urban and remote areas of Québec, benefiting the lives of those we touch and their surrounding families."
In addition to community outreach, social impact, knowledge dissemination, and the advancement of science, the Kia "Doctors on Wheels" program supports the activities of researchers at the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH and McGill University. The Kia Sorentos will lead the way to a new type of research, where science and researchers travel to the public, paving the road for a partnership that will evolve in the future.
The 'Doctors on Wheels' program with Dr. Raz and Dr. Harris will continue for three years. In that time thousands of people will profit from research opportunities, knowledge dissemination, and access to biomedical equipment that previously would not have been possible. The doctors will be receiving the Sorentos in September and will begin their journey to improve communities across the province of Quebec.
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