JSS Medical Research
In July 2007 Paragon entered into a partnership with JSS Medical Research to develop advanced metabolic testing protocols for use in large nation-wide health studies. JSS Medical Research is a team of 50 researchers headed by Dr. John S. Sampalis, a clinical epidemiologist with undergraduate training in Microbiology, Immunology and Neuroscience and graduate training in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) from McGill University. Currently a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology & Biostatics with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, he also holds equivalent appointments with the Faculties of Medicine at Laval University and the University of Montreal.
Possessing extensive expertise in health services research, clinical trials and the evaluation of medical technology, Dr. Sampalis also offers services as a Research and Epidemiological Consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and government organizations and agencies. With over 100 peer reviewed publications,100 presentations, and federal and provincial research grants awarded, Dr. Sampalis is recognized as one of Canada’s leading epidemiologists, as well as the top trauma researcher in Canada. Currently, he holds a Medical Scientist Salary Award from the Medical Research Council of Canada and has previously received numerous prestigious scholarships and awards including the National Health Research and Development Scholar from Health Canada. Dr. Sampalis currently participates as a reviewer for five leading peer reviewed journals and as a committee member for provincial and federal funding agencies.