At the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, we are dedicated to advancing world-class patient and family centred care in an academic and research-based acute care environment. In 2007, the Health Sciences Centre supported the creation of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute (TBRHRI), an independent research corporation that partners closely with the Health Sciences Centre. Through this partnership, we have advanced our academic and research mandate and strengthened our collective roles as leaders in healthcare innovation and delivery. TBRHRI is transforming patient care at TBRHSC as researchers and clinicians work together to solve clinical challenges. Together, medical professionals, physicians, staff and academic leaders are embracing research as an important driver in clinical excellence, and building advanced detection imaging technologies. Most importantly, our patients are accessing world-class research, technology and clinical trials in Northwestern Ontario.