Aug 2023

Featured in the PHC News: A new chapter in the story of CHÉOS


As of August 10th, 2023, CHÉOS will become the Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes, or “Advancing Health” for short.

Our story begins with an idea, as all research does, and that idea was to create a place dedicated to moving knowledge forward, advancing what we know and what we strive to know. Briefly called The Health Research Centre, the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, or CHÉOS, opened its doors in 1998 in response to a growing interest in having a hub for clinical and health services research at Providence Health Care.

When our doors first opened, we existed to support clinicians who did not have the expertise or capacity to conduct their own research. This involved the development of a synergistic relationship between the federally funded CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) and researchers such as Drs. Peter Dodek, Anita Palepu, and Adeera Levin, who were focused on non-HIV research, mostly at the provincial level. This allowed the researchers to share resources, space, and expertise.

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