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Office of Surgical Research


Promote, support, and enhance research initiatives within the Department of Surgery. By partnering with our membership, we endeavor to foster a vibrant research culture across a spectrum of surgical disciplines. The OSR performs numerous roles, including, but not limited to:

The Office of Surgical Research, located at the Foothills Medical Clinic, collaborates with members to foster a vibrant research culture across a spectrum of surgical disciplines.

  • Providing direction and support for discipline-specific research within the Department of Surgery.
  • Fostering collaborations between sections within the Department of Surgery and thematically aligned institutes. Instructing our membership in the process of grant writing.
  • Enhancing internal grant review processes to optimize chances for funding success at the level of the CIHR and other external sponsoring agencies.
  • Offering assistance in formulating research policy, direction, goals, and priorities within the Department of Surgery in consultation with the Research and Surgical Executive Committees.
  • Overseeing the administration of the Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP).
  • Administering the Department of Surgery Pillar Grants (Basic Science, Health Services, Clinical and Educational Research).
  • Administering the Calgary Surgical Research Development Fund (CSRDF).
  • Organizing the annual Surgeons' Day Research Symposium.
  • Distributing an OSR Newsletter, which provides updates on research related initiatives relevant to the Department of Surgery.

Download a copy of the 2018-2023 OSR Strategic Plan

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