AMS Announces 2020 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

AMS Healthcare is pleased to announce the inaugural cadre of our Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. These 10 exceptional individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected as innovators and leaders to steward the changes ahead in healthcare. They will explore the rapid integration of technology, ensuring new models of care remain grounded in healthcare’s compassionate purpose. Their collective research will innovate medicine and clinical care, healthcare education, home care, and beyond. “AMS wants to understand how humans can ensure that healthcare remains compassionate in an era of emerging and disruptive technologies,” says Gail Paech. “The work of these trailblazers will be critical in that pursuit.”


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Daniel Buchman
Bioethicist- Independent Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Understanding AI Implications for stigma and compassion in mental health and addiction


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Ben Chin-Yee
Clinical Fellow, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University

Exploring the impact of genomics and AI on health equity and compassionate care in oncology

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Dorothy Kessler
Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University

Developing tools to assist people with cognitive decline benefit from home monitoring technologies

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Stella Ng
Director of Research, Centre for Faculty Development, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

Developing teaching approaches to support compassionate virtual care


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Carolyn Steele-Gray
Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System

Exploring how trust-based relationships, needed for compassionate care, can be built (or prevented) through digital health tools


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Jennifer Stinson
Nurse Clinician-Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Enhancing pediatric pain research and compassionate pain care through the integration of AI methods



Babak Taati
Scientist, KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network

Using AI to reduce falls in long-term care


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Amol Verma
Physician-Scientist, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto

Evaluating AI predication tools in enhancing compassionate care in hospitals

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Martin Wellman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Creating an AI tool to predict the survival of long-term care residents with Covid-19 infection

AMS works to advance a Canadian healthcare system through innovation and technology while remaining rooted in compassion and our medical history. We convene networks, develop leaders, and fund crucial activities in medical history, healthcare research, education, and clinical practice. Our work helps improve care for all Canadians. 


The Call for this year’s AMS Fellows in Compassion and AI will be launched in February 2021.