Research

Grant Awards

  • Dr. Sheldon Cheskes Bursary Award for Excellence in Paramedic Education. To be awarded to a paramedic on a yearly basis showing excellence in prehospital research and education. RESCU, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, 2010
  • Rubenfeld G, Morrison L. Mazurik, Gagliardi A, Pong R, Schuurmann N, Cuismano M, Hameed M, Lawless B, Peters P, Snider C, Tallon J, Schwartz B, Pandya A. Trauma System Development in Canada: Overcoming the challenges of geography through an evaluation of structure and process. $2,264,139, 2010-2015.
  • This report, commissioned by the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care George Smitherman, was released in January 2006. The recommendations, accepted by the government of the day, established that health care system issues were the root cause of ambulance diversion, off-load delay and emergency department overcrowding. This has led to an emergency department wait times strategy in Ontario, begun in 2008.
  • Schwartz B, Mason R, Burgess R, Pett B. (Principal Investigator) Emergency Department Expert Panel. Ontario Women’s Directorate – $525,000, 2005-2006
  • Schwartz B, Burgess R (Principal Investigator). Emergency Medical Services e-Training Initiative. Ontario Women’s Directorate – $285,200, 2005-2008
  • Morrison LJ, Kiss I, Long J, Sherbino J, Szalai JP, Verbeek PR, Vermeulen MJ. Termination of resuscitation in the prehospital environment with defibrillator-only paramedics – prospective validation of a clinical decision rule. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – $135,000, 2004–2005
  • Cantor WJ, Mehta S, Cohen EA, Morrison LJ, Schwartz B, et al. (Collaborator) “Trial of routine angioplasty and stenting after fibrinolysis to enhance reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction: The TRANSFER-AMI trial.”Canadian Institutes of Health Research – $602,262, 2004-2006
  • Halpern J, Gurevich M, Schwartz B. (Co-investigator) Critical incident stress strategies for paramedics. Tema Conter Foundation – $85,000, 2004-2007
  • Morrison LJ, Spence J, Vermeulen M, Schull M, Schwartz B, Welsford M, Friske T, Fader J, Morrison M, Murray M. (Co-principal) The reliability and validity of prehospital CTAS assignment. Ontario Ministry of Health Grant – $96,143, 2001
  • Bandiera G, Rubes CJ, Verbeek R. Use of syringe aspiration as a method of verifying endotracheal tube placement in the prehospital setting. Ontario Ministry of Health, Emergency Health Services Branch – $5,000, 1995–1996
  • Douglas L, Ratanpalan S, Cheskes S, Feldman M. Ontario Paramedic Research Consortium. Death notification in the field: A pilot study. One year grant. Total grant – $15,000.00, 2010
  • Scales D, Morrison LJ, Brooks S, Thorpe K, Mamdani M, Dainty K, Perreira T, Cheskes S, Craig A, Verbeek R. Darling S. CIHR grant operating grant. The ICE-PACS randomized control trial. A trial investigating the ability of prehospital hypothermia and its impact on in-hospital cooling rates.  Total grant – 943,000.00
  • Cheskes S, Turner L, Thomson S, Aljerian N, Summers J. Ontario Paramedic Research Consortium. Does prehospital CPAP impact the treatment and mortality of acute respiratory emergencies.  Total grant – 2,500.00