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    Canada Research Chair

  • Portrait of Terry Klassen
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Pediatrics and Child Health
    513 – 715 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P4

    Phone: 204-789-3754


Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Clinical Trials

CEO and scientific director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Academic director, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Director of research (associate chair), pediatrics and child Max Rady College of Medicine

Research achievements

Research affiliations 

Director, Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK)

Network director, Innovative Pediatric Clinical Trials (iPCT)

Research scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Research groups

Manitoba Emergency Care Research for Kids 

Research focus

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews (SRs) in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM)

Knowledge translation of PEM research to improve outcomes of children

Decision rules in PEM

Methods of RCTs and SRs, including adaptive design and Bayesian statistics

Meta-research and research waste

Research interests

TREKK, Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids

iPCT, Innovative Pediatric Clinical Trials 


Dr. Terry Klassen is the CEO and scientific director for the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the scientific director for the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation.

Dr. Klassen is a clinician-scientist whose clinical base is pediatric emergency medicine, and has been active in Pediatric Emergency Research Canada collaborating on a national research program involving randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and knowledge translation. He has a consistent record of national and international peer-reviewed funding, along with a publication record that has included many articles in the highest impact medical journals. Dr. Klassen’s research has had a large impact on the practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, which was recognized when he received a 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research Award. Most recently, he was awarded a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Clinical Trials.


Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University (1995)

Diploma, American Board of Pediatrics (1987)

Fellowship in Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1986)

Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University of Manitoba (1982)


Outstanding Contributions to Research Award, Health Research Forum, University of Manitoba (2016)

Marilyn Li Leadership Award in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (2015)

Knowledge Translation Award, Cochrane Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) (2013)

Top Achievements in Health Research Awards, CIHR - Canadian Medical Association Journal (2011)

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science (2010)

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2007)

Research Award, Ambulatory Pediatric Association (2003)

Award of Distinction, Capital Health Authority REACH Awards (2003)

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Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada