Research in Infectious Diseases

Clinical Research – The Infectious Disease Division is a leader in clinical research in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, assessment of novel antibiotic antiviral and antifungal agents, infections in immunecompromised patients (cancer/HIV) and management of infections in critically ill patients.

Basic Science Research – is carried out in the area of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (Trichomonas vaginalis, Haemophilus ducreyi, gonorrhea).

Epidemiologic Research – is in the area of hospital epidemiology and infection control,   International Health and HIV and STD’s.  Psychosocial Research – focuses on readiness to therapy, smoking cessation and assessing risk factors for acquiring infection.  Pharmacologic Research – focuses on phase 1 to phase 3 drug interaction studies and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics conducted in our 12 bed Clinical Investigation Unit.

GeoSentinel Surveillance

GeoSentinel sites are specialized travel and tropical medicine clinics that collect surveillance data on travel-related diseases. Ottawa has a considerable imported disease burden, given that it is Canada’s 5th largest city for immigrants and serves as the headquarters for many international NGOs, embassies, and governmental organizations. In 2005, The Ottawa Hospital received ethics approval to begin actively gathering and reporting geosentinel surveillance data.

To contribute to the collection of this data, please download and fill out the form below.

Download GeoSentinel Surveillance Form

Kindly send completed forms by email to, or by fax to 613-737-8164. If you have any questions or concerns, call Lesli Ransome at 613-737-8899 ext. 79617. Thank you for your cooperation.

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