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MHSc in Translational Research

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If you want to innovate medicine and healthcare, you should apply.

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Re-shaping health, medicine and care with research and innovation.

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Translational Research Program Entrance Award

Translational Research Program Entrance Award

You may be eligible to receive (up to) $5000!

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

U of T ranked 15th globally when it comes to producing work-ready graduates, according to the latest employability rankings by Times Higher Education and 1st in North America.  When you think of UofT, you would think of old stone buildings and new glass ones ...

Changes to the application process 

Changes to the application process 

Announcement: New changes to the application process As of May 1st 2019, the Translational Research Program moved administrative home from the Institute of Medical Science to the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. For those interested in learning ...

Administrative Move

Administrative Move

“There is no question in the reviewers’ minds as to the value, uniqueness and innovation of this exciting and visionary program. In every meeting concerning this new program, there was high energy, and positivity regarding its format, content…”

Information Session: Additional Section

Information Session: Additional Section

In the past, we have tried to keep our information sessions capped to 15 - 20 people. This was because we wanted to try to follow our student-centric philosophy--and more than 20 people in a room meets some are inevitably not given enough opportunities to ask ...

A Transformative Education

A Transformative Education

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk.

Is the TRP right for YOU?

Is the TRP right for YOU?

There are two questions that I am often asked by perspective students: the ones at the beginning of their careers generally ask “what jobs can you get when you’re done?” and the later career clinicians, researchers or healthcare professionals ask, how will this ...

Choosing the TRP

Choosing the TRP

The Translational Research Program is an innovative approach to ‘professional’ graduate education.  Classes involve many different learning strategies and tools.  Students range widely: from early career to late career, and from different professional or ...

Building a cohort

Building a cohort

We are building a cohort. It may be summer, but things haven’t slowed down at the TRP.  While students attend modules on privacy and procurement, economics of health, or grant writing; other are busy with developing Capstone proposals; and still others are ...

Just give me the fish!–The dilemma of ‘teaching’ innovative thinking

Over the years I have on many occasions heard students say “We need something more concrete” or “If you give us a check-list and your expectations, then we will know what to do”; and I have often heard myself trying to explain that the goal of an assignment is to ...

Early Application Entrance Awards

Early Application Entrance Awards

TRP $5,000 Entrance Awards for early applicants (Feb. 28, 2020)

Latest News

TRP Community Mourns

TRP Community Mourns

Among the flight manifest for Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, was the name of Amin Jebelli, a second-year TRP student. His smile, his dedication, and his genuine compassion have left ripples on the lives of all of us around him. Find the link to the ...

Revolutionizing Hospital Care With Artificial Intelligence: Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Revolutionizing Hospital Care With Artificial Intelligence: Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | December 6, 2019   “There are products that can have a real impact but then whether the product has an impact on the masses and brings revenue are important considerations. Plugs can be pulled if the impact and returns aren’t ...

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

U of T ranked 15th globally when it comes to producing work-ready graduates, according to the latest employability rankings by Times Higher Education and 1st in North America.  When you think of UofT, you would think of old stone buildings and new glass ones ...

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 27, 2019  SE Health’s mission is to spread hope and happiness and they are reconceptualizing aging to realize their endeavor. Photo – Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Futures: Paolo Korre, ...

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation  Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 18, 2019 Simply having a pathbreaking innovation doesn’t suffice, an entrepreneurial knack is the cornerstone of ...

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 27, 2019    Succeeding in health innovation requires both courage and relentlessness, in the absence of either it is impossible to surpass the ...

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 20, 2019   The AGE-WELL Network strives to create real-world solutions that will make a meaningful impact on the lives of Canadian seniors and caregivers.     Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL: Right

Translating Research Discoveries For The Advancement Of Patient Care

Translating Research Discoveries For The Advancement Of Patient Care

Banner Credit: Zoya Retiwalla for the TRP A translational researcher must speak many languages and work towards bridging the gap between different worlds of perspectives – of clinicians, scientists, and patients. Perspectives, that are the key to unlocking ...

Leading Innovation

Leading Innovation

Leading Innovation  By TREVOR YOUNG, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MEDICINE NEWSWed., Oct. 24, 2018 

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum 

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum 

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum  Features TRP Student & Parent Advocate, Connie PuttermanWed., Mar. 27, 2019

Translational Research Bridges Science and Society

Translational Research Bridges Science and Society

Translational Research Bridges Science and Society  By CAROLYN MORRIS, UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE NEWS Tue., Apr. 26, 2016

University of Toronto program teaches students to make use of scientific research

University of Toronto program teaches students to make use of scientific research

University of Toronto program teaches students to make use of scientific research   By ISABEL TEOTONIO, THE STAR Wed., May 13, 2015 

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum  Features TRP Student & Parent Advocate, Connie PuttermanWed., Mar. 27, 2019  

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum

RawTalk Podcast #57 Autism – Unraveling the Spectrum  Features TRP Student & Parent Advocate, Connie Putterman Wed., Mar. 27, 2019

Bioethics Seminar Series: Getting to Know Your Patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)

Bioethics Seminar Series: Getting to Know Your Patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)

Bioethics Seminar Series: Getting to Know Your Patient’s Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)  Features TRP Student & Respiratory Therapist, Eric Rotgaus Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Ryzynski recognized for remarkable leadership

Ryzynski recognized for remarkable leadership

Ryzynski recognized for remarkable leadership By TYLER LOWEY, TRU Wed., Nov. 8, 2018

St. Michael’s Hospital’s trauma team shows why seconds count for Toronto’s victims of violence

St. Michael’s Hospital’s trauma team shows why seconds count for Toronto’s victims of violence

St. Michael’s Hospital’s trauma team shows why seconds count for Toronto’s victims of violence By DIGITAL BROADCAST JOURNALIST, GLOBAL NEWS  Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Doctor’s Notes: It’s critical to act fast when stroke symptoms strike

Doctor’s Notes: It’s critical to act fast when stroke symptoms strike

Doctor’s Notes: It’s critical to act fast when stroke symptoms strike  By DR. GURPREET JASWAL Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 

Doctors’ Notes: Why Toronto is a liver cancer hot spot

Doctors’ Notes: Why Toronto is a liver cancer hot spot

Doctors’ Notes: Why Toronto is a liver cancer hot spot  By DRS. KOROSH KHALILI, MORRIS SHERMAN, HLA-HLA THEIN Mon., Feb. 6, 2017 

Doctors’ Notes: How to help your child stay dry at night

Doctors’ Notes: How to help your child stay dry at night

Doctors’ Notes: How to help your child stay dry at night  By DR. JOANA DOS SANTOS Tues., Jan. 3, 2017 

Doctor’s Notes: Tips for tough task of telling a kid they have cancer

Doctor’s Notes: Tips for tough task of telling a kid they have cancer

Doctor’s Notes: Tips for the tough task of telling a kid they have cancer  By DR. DANIELLE WEIDMAN Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 

TRP TA Mena Abdel-Nour on Learning from others, Entrepreneurial Ventures, and New Research

TRP TA Mena Abdel-Nour on Learning from others, Entrepreneurial Ventures, and New Research

Mena Abdel-Nour is co-creator of Choco Fiber. The product is a healthier alternative to the popular spread Nutella. It “has 10% of the calories of Nutella. It is fortified with fiber and has 20% of your daily fiber intake in about 2 spoons.”  

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook By: Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | July 27, 2019 While success can be found by walking down many well-worn paths, our alumni prefer to challenge contemporary ideas while breaking ingenious paths. Agnes Ryzynski, B.H.Sc., ...

University Of Toronto Rises In Global World Rankings

University Of Toronto Rises In Global World Rankings

U of T Ranked In The Top 10 In Nine Subject Areas Globally According To 2020 QS World Rankings Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | July 8, 2019 The annual QS World University rankings were announced recently and the University of Toronto continues to enjoy top positions in ...

TRP Senior Advisor receives Connaught Global Challenge Award

TRP Senior Advisor receives Connaught Global Challenge Award

Congratulations to TRP Senior Advisor & LMP Prof Avrum Gotlieb, on being one of four UofT researchers to receive the Connaught Global Challenge Award. The project will support the development of a Translational Hub, a collaborative community to mobilize ...

TR Talks – Leaders Discuss Transforming Research Discoveries to Improve Patient Care

TR Talks – Leaders Discuss Transforming Research Discoveries to Improve Patient Care

Feb 4, 2019 By:  Brianne Tulk, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto Leaders in the basic sciences, clinical epidemiology and patient care discussed how best to translate research into new treatments for patients at a recent event presented by the Department of

Found In Translation: If babies can do it, why can’t we?

Found In Translation: If babies can do it, why can’t we?

by: Sandy Marshall Meet Simon and Ian. They met when they were ~5 months old and over the following months, a friendship grew. They played, read, ate, laughed, giggled, and cried together. They learned to trust, connect, be gentle, and share with each other–all ...

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

When we first met, Fran and I spent three hours sharing stories and towards the end of our chat, she said, “Maybe I should take the program instead of being a Mentor”.  And in a way, she was both a student and a mentor.  

Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Article

Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Article

At the end of October, Trevor Young, the Dean of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine wrote an article for their News publication. He wrote of innovation in healthcare and the various ways the Faculty of Medicine has striven to be a leader in this area. The ...

IMS50 Scientific Day Recap

IMS50 Scientific Day Recap

IMS50 Scientific Day was held on May 9, 2018 and out TRP students, staff and faculty participated in the special day. It was a great day of celebrating student and faculty achievements and hearing about all the exciting research being done at the IMS. Highlights ...

TRP student, Craig Madho, receives three leadership awards

TRP student, Craig Madho, receives three leadership awards

Congratulations to TRP student Craig Madho on winning the Roncari Book Prize at IMS50 Scientific Day! The Roncari Book Prize Honours the memory of Dr. Daniel Roncari. It is presented to a student who has contributed to the academic experiences of graduate students.

AR/VR Seminar: “Developments in Medical Realities” by Andrea Bielecki, President of INVIVO Communications Inc.

AR/VR Seminar: “Developments in Medical Realities” by Andrea Bielecki, President of INVIVO Communications Inc.

A workshop was held on May 17th at the TRP by INVIVO Communications INC. Andrea Bielecki, President, and James Hackett, Creative Director presented the possibilities for virtual and augmented learning experiences in biological sciences, medical contexts, health ...

TRP Capstone Project featured at UofTMed Student Showcase 2018

TRP Capstone Project featured at UofTMed Student Showcase 2018

Our second-year graduate students, Catherine Rivers and Haley Roher, highlight their Capstone Project on the importance of falls prevention for older adults at the Faculty of Medicine annual Student MedShowcase event on April 20, 2018. They gave attendees a chance ...

TRP student & alumna collaborate on Doctor’s Note, Toronto Star

TRP student & alumna collaborate on Doctor’s Note, Toronto Star

By DR. MICHELLE JACOBSON, KATIE TUCKER | University of Toronto Wed., March 28, 2018 | Toronto Star   Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecologic procedure done in Canada, with more than 100 performed daily. This procedure involves the removal of all or ...

TRP student, Dr Danielle Weidman shares “Tips for tough task of telling a kid they have cancer: Doctors’ Notes”

TRP student, Dr Danielle Weidman shares “Tips for tough task of telling a kid they have cancer: Doctors’ Notes”

Tips for tough task of telling a kid they have cancer: Doctors’ Notes By DR. DANIELLE WEIDMAN University of Toronto Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 Children are amazingly perceptive and often understand more than we imagine. Maintaining open lines of communication helps ...

Celebrating IMS50th Anniversary

Celebrating IMS50th Anniversary

As part of The Institute of Medical Science (IMS), TRP is joining the IMS 50th Anniversary celebrations this year. With over 600 faculty and 550 students, IMS was established to foster education and scholarship in the Clinical Departments of the Faculty of ...

Partner Project Launch

Partner Project Launch

By: Nida Zafar  The launch for the partner projects was held on Thursday October 26. Students in the Translational Research Program will be taking part in these projects as a part of their curriculum. Three groups of partners from three different organizations will

TRP Student, shares via @TorontoStar Doctor’s Note her expertise on stroke recognition

TRP Student, shares via @TorontoStar Doctor’s Note her expertise on stroke recognition

By DR. GURPREET JASWALUniversity of Toronto Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 It is crucial to know the signs of a stroke and get help right away when symptoms suddenly strike, says University of Toronto’s Dr. Gurpreet Jaswal, MHSc in Translational Research Candidate. That means

Pillars of Health: Innovating for a better future

By: Nida Zafar More often than not, it is difficult for students to understand what opportunities exist for them once they graduate, Craig Madho said in an emailed interview. “Networking and mentoring opportunities are valuable as it allows (students) to build a ...

Events

Translational Research (TR)

Translation in the health sciences involves a systematic and strategic approach to developing novel tools, mechanisms, services, drugs, techniques, policies, and protocols that address the needs of people and populations.  TR consists of methods of inquiry, best-practices, and frameworks to optimize the successful design, development, implementation, testing, and dissemination of innovation in healthcare.

Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Translational Research

is a project-based graduate degree intended for students from diverse backgrounds who aspire to apply knowledge for innovation in healthcare.  Students explore strategies, competencies and creative problem-solving approaches indispensable for innovating people-centered processes, procedures, products and services.

Structure:

The two-year competency focused degree employs collaborative and self-directed “learning by doing” to challenge students to think differently. 

Our curriculum is a combination of in-class seminars, workshops and projects that provides direction for broader student initiatives as part of their own self-directed learning in the community. 

Seminars are designed as a rallying point for discussions, peer learning and facilitation as students network and engage in real-world problems through their co-curricular activities and professional activities.  

Students learn…

through real-world challenges, mentorship, networking, and personal development plans, students gain experience, expertise, and practical insights into processes, regulatory frameworks, translational networks and strategies applicable to a range of careers across medicine, health and care.

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The Program

A 2 year professional Masters degree training students to innovate health, medicine & care.

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Our Approach

A framework for collaborative people-centric innovation.

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Our Community

Interprofessional practicioners dedicated to advancing healthcare. 

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Translation

The mobilization of health science research across domains.

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Courses & Pathways

The systematic application of research towards impact.

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Outcomes & Careers

What our students and alumni do and where they have gone.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Applying scientific knowledge to impact medicine, health and care in our communities and the world. 

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“Experiential learning helps to shape the direction of your projects. It’s not just keeping us engaged as students but shaping the path of what we’re doing.”

– Katie Tucker, Cohort 2017