The Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science is home to basic science and translational research at St. Michael's Hospital. Our researchers target common and high burden illnesses that are important to patients and strive to make discoveries that will improve patient’s lives.
The Keenan Research Seminar Series provides a forum for presentation of the latest research advances of scientists located within, and affiliated with, the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital. These are complemented by presentations from guest lecturers to foster collaboration and the wider dissemination of research discoveries. The seminars are held on alternate Fridays at 1 p.m. throughout the academic year (October-June). Please contact Dina Coronios-Antoniou (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
To see upcoming seminars, please see our Events Page
They first became involved in research at St. Michael’s when Pat Keenan was appointed to the St. Michael’s Hospital Operating Board in 1985 as the Sisters of St. Joseph, who ran the hospital, were having trouble fundraising. He was chair of the board from 1990-1994 and was part of the team that brought in new management and fixed what he calls the hospital’s “near-death experience,” namely, a $64 million deficit. Keenan joined the board of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in 1991.
With the hospital back on its financial feet, Keenan and his wife, Barbara, set their sights on building a world-class health care provider and research institution – while at the same time continuing to care for the city’s most vulnerable populations. They donated $30 million to St. Michael’s over three decades.
Always passionately interested in advancing research, their financial support also led to the creation of: