James Mehta, Eng., MBA
The vision of the Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRR) is to provide leadership in research and development, resulting in breakthroughs in the management of personal injury and reduction of its socioeconomic burden.
Injury can occur from accidental trauma or be the result of surgical treatment itself. Together, the consequences of trauma and surgical injury impose an enormous financial and social burden. Traumatic injury alone costs the Canadian taxpayer about $20 billion annually – including costs related to reduced productivity, disability and premature death. A largely unrecognized injury burden is also caused by planned patient procedures every day. Millions of patient procedures performed per year have not been optimized to produce the best outcomes.
Through the IRR Program, researchers with fundamental, clinical and epidemiological approaches are collaborating to tackle these critical issues and pool their strengths in domains ranging from clinical studies and basic healing process improvement to big data and social policy modification. Our mission is to develop innovative procedures, products, policies and technologies that can resolve major global health challenges.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare research centre. The Institute, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – an academic health centre located in Montreal, Canada, that has a mandate to focus on complex care within its community. The RI-MUHC supports over 460 researchers and close to 1,200 research trainees devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental, clinical and health outcomes research at the Glen and the Montreal General Hospital sites of the MUHC.