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 technology and compassionate care in the delivery of health care services, education of health professionals as well as facilitating the leadership needed to realize the promise of technology. This year’s 2022 Fellows will join the twenty-two Fellows from the 2020 and 2021 cadres doing collective research that is innovating every aspect of healthcare as we know it. “Co-operation between technology and healthcare is not enough on its own.” says AMS CEO Helen Angus. “The work of these incredibly talented individuals will ensure the most decisive factor is the inclusion of compassion.”

The call for the AMS 2023 Fellowships in Compassion and AI will open on November 1, 2022.
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Ibukun Abejirinde

Scientist at the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care at Women’s College Hospital

Re-imagining digital health compassion through the lens of Canadian newcomers

Michael Fralick

Researcher, Unity Health Toronto & Clinician Scientist, Sinai Health

Recognizing warnings in adults at risk of life-threatening diagnoses using AI

Alisa Grigorovich

Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Master of Applied Gerontology, Brock University

Exploring how older adults and carers perceive and experience a real-time location system in a long-term care home

Charlene Ronquillo

Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Identifying patient‐validated compassion and equity concepts in community care clinical notes through natural language processing

Shumit Saha

Senior Scientific Associate, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network (UHN)

Building an automated titration model on the optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure

Lydia Sequeira

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Coping with grief in the digital era: exploring the role of compassion

Laura Sikstrom

Project Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Co-designing a Fairness Dashboard for clinical applications of Artificial Intelligence in mental health

Robert Simpson

Physiatrist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Self-compassion training for specialist inpatient rehabilitation providers


Terence Tang

Physician/Clinician Scientist, Trillium Health Partners

Using patient stories to explore how big data can be deployed to support compassionate care

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 AMS 2023 funding in “Compassion and AI” will open on November 1st with more than a million dollars available.

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