Advancing innovative
healthcare with
compassion at its core

Healthcare practitioners, leaders, educators, and medical historians:

Join a one-of-a-kind group. With our funding and support, you’ll contribute to a rich body of work and advance inquiry, system change, and your career.

Our Focus Areas

These two areas foster a Canadian healthcare system that's advancing technologically, while staying rooted in compassion and an understanding of our medical history. In each area, we support crucial activities in research education, leadership, and clinical practice.

healthcare

Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care

history

The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

AMS Announces 2022 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence


AMS Healthcare is excited to announce the 2022 Research Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. These 13 outstanding individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected by an external expert review panel as leaders and innovators to address the challenges facing healthcare. The “AMS Compassion and AI” program focusses on promoting the integration of digital…

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AMS Healthcare Announces 2022 History of Medicine and Healthcare Award Recipients


AMS is very pleased to announce our five 2022 research grant and fellowship award recipients joining the collective of over 50 historians that have received post doctoral fellowships, doctoral completion awards and project grants since the program’s inception in 2015. The AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Awards Program promotes scholarship, teaching, and public interest…

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AMS Announces 2022 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant Awardees


AMS Healthcare is very pleased to announce the 2022 awardees in our Compassion and AI Grants funding program. These six remarkable scientists in our 3rd cadre of recipients, and their multidisciplinary teams, were selected by an external expert review panel and join the sixteen other projects we have funded in 2020 and 2021. Their collective work will…

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Longwoods Breakfast Series


Longwoods Breakfast Series with the Chiefs Digital Compassion: Do you have a choice? Watch this riveting panel discussion (Taped on May 17th, 2022). Featuring AMS Community Members: Brian Hodges, AMS Strategic Advisor, David Wiljer, AMS Funding Recipient, Gillian Strudwick, AMS Board member and Moderated by AMS Board Member, Will Falk

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AMS Healthcare Announces New CEO


AMS Healthcare Announces New CEO Gail Paech’s Legacy at AMS Healthcare After ten years at the helm of AMS Healthcare, Gail Paech will be ending her tenure on June 30th, 2022.  In the past decade she has grown AMS from an organization focused on the history of medicine, into one committed not only to broadly…

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Insulin 100 Symposium


On May 3, 2022, The Toronto Medical Historical Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin with a symposium. AMS Healthcare was honoured to be one of the sponsors of Banting, Bliss, and Beyond: A Century of Science and Care and of the Historical Workshop on J.J.R Macleod. The symposium was held at…

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Get Funding

Get funding for your research and projects in:

  • Compassion and healthcare technology
  • The history of medicine

See what's available through our grants, fellowships, awards, and other project support

Access Resources

We're proud to share outcomes from a high-profile research community that's improving healthcare. Our resources come from AMS-sponsored researchers and project leads. Find research papers, briefing documents, articles, and videos to help you move your work forward.

What our friends and funding recipients say about us

The AMS Fellowship is a step that can make all the difference. My AMS Fellowship gave me the opportunity to put the spotlight on compassion whenever I was speaking to learners, educators, colleagues and patients. It gave my passion a legitimate home and introduced me to a community of like-minded people.

- Dr. Mala Joneja, Queen's University

AMS 2020 Fellow, Laura Desveaux, “I’m grateful that AMS sees the value in supporting my research to create a vision for the future of compassionate digital care.”

- Laura Desveaux, 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow

“I’m thrilled to partner with AMS to study responsible innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Responsible innovation encourages us to engage a wide range of stakeholders to understand technology’s implications, including any unintended consequences.”

- Dr. Jay Shaw, 2018 Fellow