Translational Research Centre

Bridging Clinical Care + Life Saving Health Research


About Us

The Translational Research Centre (TRC) promotes knowledge and scientific development by improving communication between the clinic and laboratory. The TRC mandate includes supporting researchers with their studies by providing bioethics support and assisting in the procurement of patient tissue specimens with correlative clinical data. The TRC is primarily funded by the Children’s Health Foundation and the Lawson Health Research Institute.


TRC Team

Douglas D. Fraser MD, PhD, FRCPC
TRC Director


  • Scientist, Division of Children’s Health and Therapeutics, Children’s Health Research Institute
  • Consultant, Paediatrics Critical Care Medicine, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Physiology & Pharmacology, and Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
  • Clinician Scientist, Centre for Critical Illness Research, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Director, Translational Research Centre
Erin Holt
TRC Research Coordinator
Megan MacLeod
Administrative Coordinator
Dominic Langley BSc, BA, cMBA
Business Manager

The TRC is a critical resource supporting investigations on the biological basis of disease. Coordinating laboratory studies with clinical medicine improves dialogue between researchers and clinicians to increase potential for therapeutic regimen development, expanded treatment options, and ultimately, remedies for disease.

- Dr. Douglas Fraser, TRC Director

TRC Operations Committee

William Avison , PhD
Craig Campbell , MD, MSc, FRCPC
Douglas Fraser , MD, PhD, FRCPC
Victor Han , MD, FRCPC, FRCP
Claudio Martin , MD, MSc, FRCPC
Doreen Matsui , MD, FRCPC
Chris Pin , PhD
Michael Rieder , MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAAP, FRCP (Glasgow)
Tony Rupar , PhD, FCCMG

Applications are now being accepted for child health research projects.


For quality assurance and effective use of support, applications will be reviewed by the Translational Research Centre Operations Committee. For more information click here:


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Contact Us

519.685.8500 x55728
FAX: 519.685.8186