Current research opportunities

As part of the continuing focus on the performance, health and wellbeing of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Surgeon General’s Health Research and Innovation Program (SGHRIP) is inviting researchers to help the CF Health Services Group to investigate key research areas and challenges facing our military health care teams.

The following table outlines some research questions that are important to the Surgeon General Health Research and Innovation Board.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.  For more information on subject, contact CFHS-SSFC-S&T@forces.gc.ca.

Area of Research Focal Area Problem or Concept
Operational Medicine Fatigue counter-measure Reducing fatigue in aircrew.
Operational Medicine
Fatigue counter-measure
Real time physiological assessments using wearable biosensors. 
Operational Medicine
CBRN Medical countermeasures for biological agents.
Operational Medicine
Aerospace Medicine Progressive lens use by RCAF pilots.
Operational Medicine
CBRN Use of bioinformatics for early diagnosis of acute illnesses.
Operational Medicine
Aerospace Medicine Operational Vision requirements for flying the next generation fighter.
Operational Medicine
Arctic Operations Medical challenges with Arctic Ops. 
Operational Medicine
Extreme Environments Freeze dried plasma and platelets products.
Primary Care Medical Policy & Standards
Accuracy of the Medical Risk Matrix.
Primary Care
Clinical Disease Management
Best practice approach to chronic diseases.
Primary Care
Clinic Practice Guidelines – Best Practice
MSK injury profiles and outcomes.
Primary Care
Medical Policy & Standards
Evidenced-based arthroplasty Medical Employment Limitations
Mental Health Population Mental Health
Non-OSI mental disorders
Mental Health
Population Mental Health
Combat and non-combat occupational stressors
Mental Health
Resiliency Tools to measure performance under adversity.
Mental Health
Clinical Innovation in Mental Health Rehabilitation of mental disorders.
Force Health Protection Communicable Disease Control
Vaccination program delivery.
Force Health Protection
Occupational and Environmental Health
Production of water in littoral waters.
Force Health Protection
Communicable Disease Control
Personal protective measures against arthropods.
Force Health Protection
Occupational and Environmental Health
Hearing protection against impulse noise.
Force Health Protection
Occupational and Environmental Health
Ankle sprains during paratrooper training.
Trauma Care Pre-Hospital Care
Infection prevention in open fractures
Trauma Care
Pre-Hospital Care
Prehospital therapy for severe brain injury.
Trauma Care
Pre-Hospital Care Prehospital treatment for torso bleeding.
Human Resources Medical Simulation Validation of medical simulation training.

Research proposals for any of these topics or for any novel topics are to be submitted to the Surgeon General Health Research and Innovation Program Portal.  Application forms and assistance in preparing health research proposals are available upon request by contacting CFHS-SSFC-S&T@forces.gc.ca.

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