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.


Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care


The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

AMS-Fitzgerald Fellowship in AI and Human-Centered Leadership 2023

AMS Healthcare is very pleased to announce the first cohort of the AMS-Fitzgerald Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Centred Leadership. The fellowship, created in partnership with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, is a new 2-year professional learning fellowship for early and mid-career health system leaders who are driven to develop knowledge, skills, and…

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AMS Healthcare Announces the 2023 Cohort of Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

AMS Healthcare is very pleased to announce our new cohort of Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence (AI). These 12 outstanding individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected by an external expert review panel as leaders to address how compassion and technology will work together to address the exponential changes occurring in healthcare today….

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AMS Healthcare Announces 2023 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant Recipients

AMS Healthcare is very pleased to announce the 2023 awardees in our Compassion and AI Grants funding program. These eightremarkable scientists in our 4th cadre of recipients, and their multidisciplinary teams, were selected by an external expert review panel and join the twenty-two other projects we have funded since its inception in 2020. Their collective work will…

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AMS Healthcare Board of Directors Marks a Momentous Occasion

The recent AGM of AMS Healthcare marked a momentous occasion filled with heartfelt farewells, new beginnings, and a vision for the future. As we bid adieu to two instrumental Directors, we also welcomed fresh faces and celebrated a new Board Chair, all set to champion our mission. A Heartfelt Farewell and New Leadership Bonnie Adamson,…

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AMS Podcast: Compassionate Minds

Compassionate Minds: Conversations with Healthcare Leaders Subscribe:     Apple Podcasts     Google Podcast      Spotify All Episodes Compassionate Minds – Dr. Brian Hodges – Episode 5 In this episode, host Helen Angus, CEO of AMS Healthcare, speaks with Dr. Brian Hodges. Brian Hodges is Executive-Vice President Education and Chief Medical Officer at University Health…

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AMS Newsletters – 2023

AMS 2023 Newsletters Subscribe to our email newsletters Access our recent newsletters here 2024 Newsletters 2023 Newsletters 2022 Newsletters 2021 Newsletters

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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

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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

“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

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