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Alison Fox-Robichaud

BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC (Internal Medicine, Critical Care)
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 905 521 2100 X 40742
Email: afoxrob@mcmaster.ca
 
Dr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is an Associate Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Medicine (Division of Critical Care). Her research focuses on basic science research examining the role of adhesion molecules, proinflammatory mediators and endogenous anti-inflammatory molecules in systemic inflammation.  She is also interested in the factors that control leukocyte recruitment into the liver microcirculation and how this may affect inflammation in other organs.  She also conducts researches on the in vivo responses associated with inflammation, septic shock and fluid resuscitation.
She is the Site Lead for the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care unit at Hamilton Health Sciences, General Site,
 
She actively participates in various mentorship programs such as the Cooperative Education Program with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board as well as the Hamilton Health Sciences Bursary Program. She supervises and mentors undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate trainees in her laboratory and in clinical and education projects.  She is the current Chair the RCPSC Critical Care Examination Board and a member of the Practice Performance and Innovation Unit at the RCPSC.
 
Research Projects
 
Alison Fox-Robichaud LabDr. Alison Fox-Robichaud is an integral part of the multicenter observational validation study of cfDNA as a sepsis biomarker in Canada. The DYNAMICS Study is unique in that the entire process from collection to measurement takes approximately 2 hours, thus providing a biomarker with high sensitivity and specificity in a timely manner. She is the Principal Investigator/Team Lead of “Team Sepsis: Bench to Bedside” strategic initiative at HHS which will take our laboratory techniques and integrate into routine clinical care. Team Sepsis will measure cfDNA in both adult and pediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department. It will also determine the feasibility of having routine blood collection to accurately diagnose respiratory infections.
 
She is responsible for various Knowledge Translation Studies through the Canadian Critical Care Translational Biology Group and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.
 
In addition, she supervises various laboratory graduate and post graduate projects while actively contributing to improving sepsis education through a Sim One/Canadian Patient Safety Institute grant and participating in local World Sepsis Day activities.