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 research discoveries coming out of the University of Toronto fuel application, and the connections within and beyond the Faculty of Medicine facilitates an eco-system of innovation.

Among the infrastructure to drive the application of research are the commercialization support services, accelerators such as H2i, and the Translational Research Program.

“The University also offers more than 80 programs and courses that empower aspiring entrepreneurs to learn more about developing ideas and launching their own business. Among them is the Institute of Medical Science’s Translational Research Program (TRP), which welcomed its fourth cohort in September. This two-year master’s program helps build students’ ability to take discoveries out of labs and apply them in new ways.”

To finish off the article, Trevor Young states that collaboration is integral to innovation and stresses the importance of a network of researchers working together to drive innovation.

Read the full article here.