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MHSc in Translational Research

TRP November 2021

Recently, the University of Toronto held a virtual convocation to celebrate all the students graduating this Fall. “The caliber of our students never ceases to amaze me,” commented LMP Department Chair, Dr. Rita Kandel. “I’m so proud of every one of them – they have achieved much and we are all excited to see what the future holds for them. It is no mean feat completing studies and graduating during a global pandemic.”

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, at the University of Toronto, spoke to our recent grad, Rabail Siddiqui about her graduate studies, experience at the Translational Research Program, and what lies ahead.

Capstone project: social connectedness of seniors, advisor Dr. Joseph Ferenbok.

“The TRP provided a hands-on experience that is much different from other graduate studies. I learned much more than I thought I would be interacting with actual clients and stakeholders in the field of healthcare research and working on real-world problems. I also enjoyed getting to know the diverse cohort of classmates, I definitely learned a lot from them throughout the two years!

Because of my training and education in translational research, I was able to get a position as a Research Development Coordinator at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute. In this position, I work with healthcare researchers in developing research projects that address the needs of the patients in the healthcare system.

TRP and LMP pushed me out of my comfort zone, where I developed new skills and honed old skills that allowed me to get new employment opportunities”.

We’d like to congratulate Rabail and all our TRP grads of 2021!

This article was originally published by LMP and you can find the entire post here.