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Access To Vaccines: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Opportunities

Access To Vaccines: Overcoming Challenges And Exploiting Opportunities

Gabriella Chan for the TRP | March 2021 “A global pandemic requires a world effort to end it – none of us will be safe until ...

AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL and the TRP are proud to announce the AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging.  The purpose of this award ...

TRP Up-Close: Spotlight on Knowledge Translation Activities by TRP Students

TRP Up-Close: Spotlight on Knowledge Translation Activities by TRP Students

By Christopher A. Klinger, Ph.D. and Raza M. Mirza, Ph.D. (TRP Translators) for the TRP Team Knowledge translation, defined as “a ...

TRP Students Take Over GMCA’s Virtual Case Competition

TRP Students Take Over GMCA’s Virtual Case Competition

TRP Students win top spots at GMCA's Virtual Case Competition: Combating the COVID-19 Crisis  The Graduate Management Consulting ...

The Forge Business Incubator Program

The Forge Business Incubator Program

The Forge Business Incubator is a limited-enrollment program for early-stage startups. These entrepreneurs are past the business idea ...

Transplantation Rounds @ UHN

Transplantation Rounds @ UHN

Some say that it's hard to recruit clinicians these days to participate in research studies in addition to their plethora of other ...

TRP Student: Dr. Yas Moayedi – Using personalized medicine as an alternative to heart biopsies

TRP Student: Dr. Yas Moayedi – Using personalized medicine as an alternative to heart biopsies

For heart transplant recipient Meghan Wallace, heart biopsies became an all-too-familiar procedure in the days and months following her

#ChooseToChallenge: TRP Celebrating International Women’s Day

#ChooseToChallenge: TRP Celebrating International Women’s Day

For over a century, International Women’s Day, held on 8 March each year, has marked a day of celebration and advocacy for women’s ...

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Dr. Chris Klinger

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Dr. Chris Klinger

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

First Impressions Last: Jean Chow

First Impressions Last: Jean Chow

Jean Chow for the TRP | February 2021 Do first impressions matter? At the risk of speaking to an empty room, I usually greet my ...

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Zoey Li

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Zoey Li

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

Black History Month: How to get involved

Black History Month: How to get involved

In honour of Black History Month, the AntiRacism Commitee would like to highlight some key resources and events occurring over the next

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Dr. Shayan Bashir

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Dr. Shayan Bashir

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Naomi Zingman-Daniels

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Naomi Zingman-Daniels

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Conner Janeteas

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Conner Janeteas

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Andrew Wan

TRP Heroes Spotlight: Andrew Wan

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To ...

TRP Heroes: Voices From The Frontlines

TRP Heroes: Voices From The Frontlines

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important frontline healthcare workers are for the normal functioning of our worlds. To support ...

Black History Month Spotlight: Abimbola Saka

Black History Month Spotlight: Abimbola Saka

"I was born and raised in Nigerian; the Federal Republic of Nigeria Is a sovereign country in West Africa, comprising 36 states, with ...

Inspiring the next generation of women in STEM: LMP students give their advice

Inspiring the next generation of women in STEM: LMP students give their advice

For International Women in STEM day, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, spoke to students ...

TRP Job Opportunities

TRP Job Opportunities

Want to join the TRP team? We're hiring additional positions for the upcoming Term.  All instruction will be online and so a good ...

TRP Alumni: Hillary Chan

TRP Alumni: Hillary Chan

Where are TRP alumni now? Hillary Chan, a 2015 alum, has recently become an advisory for the Toronto Academic Health Network Centre ...

TRP Alumni: Meghan Lofft

TRP Alumni: Meghan Lofft

Where are TRP alumni now? Meghan Lofft, a 2016 alum, has recently become the Module Development Coordinator for McMaster ...

TRP Alumni: Sydney Taylor

TRP Alumni: Sydney Taylor

Where are TRP alumni now? Sydney Taylor, a 2018 alum, has recently joined The Prosperity Project as the Operations Lead as of ...

TRP Students Take Over Sunnybrook Simulation Labs

TRP Students Take Over Sunnybrook Simulation Labs

Dr. Fahad Alam, 2017 alum, is Sunnybrook's Canadian Simulation Centre (SCSC) new medical and research director. Dr. Alam will work ...

TRP’s ARC: Anti-Racism Committee

TRP’s ARC: Anti-Racism Committee

Vida Maksimoska, TRP Student, December 2020 In lieu of the changing times and social movements that took much of the world by storm in

The Brewing Fight

The Brewing Fight

Gabriella Chan for the TRP, November 2020 As we approach ten months of living, working, and studying in our homes, isolated from ...

Behind the Research: Improving the pre-anesthesia clinic with a patient-centred approach

Behind the Research: Improving the pre-anesthesia clinic with a patient-centred approach

Written by Samantha Sexton for Sunnybrook In early 2019, while Lindsay Senese was recovering from surgery at Sunnybrook, she ...

Another Reason to Apply Early…

Another Reason to Apply Early…

Funding Opportunities!

Disruptive Innovations: Implementation, Idiosyncrasies, and Illusions

Disruptive Innovations: Implementation, Idiosyncrasies, and Illusions

Joseph Ferenbok for the TRP, November 2020  I have a confession to make — I don’t like change. I don’t like leaving what is familiar

Views on Translation: (Rapid) Knowledge Synthesis in Times of COVID-19

Views on Translation: (Rapid) Knowledge Synthesis in Times of COVID-19

Christopher A. Klinger, Ph.D. (TRP Translator) and Raza M. Mirza, Ph.D. (TRP Translator) for the TRP, November 2020 As the ...

U of T ranked first in Canada in 10 of 11 subjects by Times Higher Education

U of T ranked first in Canada in 10 of 11 subjects by Times Higher Education

The University of Toronto ranked first in Canada, or shared the top spot, in 10 out of 11 subjects – one more than a year earlier – ...

Top Ten Tips to Avoid Feeling Too Isolated

Top Ten Tips to Avoid Feeling Too Isolated

As public health officials work to slow the spread of COVID-19, most provinces across the country have recommended social distancing and self-quarantining. While these actions can help slow the spread, they can have negative effects on your mental health. This pandemic has exacerbated an epidemic of loneliness. If you’re feeling stressed out, isolated, and lonely, you’re not alone. Our sessional instructor, Jean Chow shared insightful tips to help mitigate these effects.

Student Feature: Dr. Ibrar Mustafa

Student Feature: Dr. Ibrar Mustafa

As an internationally trained physician with a secure future, moving to Canada was a huge step for Dr. Ibrar Mustafa. Fuelled by his ...

Stepping Up In The Time Of A Global Pandemic

Stepping Up In The Time Of A Global Pandemic

While the world grapples with an unprecedented enemy, Dr. Ibrar Mustafa a Student at the TRP, launched a telehealth portal. It not only connects the world’s best doctors to patients who lack proper healthcare infrastructure but also supplies PPE and food to the needy.

What We Believe: Black Lives Matter

What We Believe: Black Lives Matter

TRP student, Vida Maksimoska, stands firmly in support of those peacefully fighting this disease that has far-reaching roots in our society. In this candid blog, she shares her thoughts, views, and talks about how we can help change the status quo. She shared open-source resources to educate us on why this movement is essential and why we need to lend our voices to turn a new leaf in the history of equality. 

TRP Up-Close: Pre-existing Conditions

TRP Up-Close: Pre-existing Conditions

"If there is one thing that may be seen as a positive of the COVID pandemic in the context of education and curriculum design, it might be this: it has forced people, students and instructors alike to disrupt their entrenched ways of doing things."

Program Admission – EXTENDED

Program Admission – EXTENDED

We live in uncertain times. These times have been especially taxing on healthcare professionals and clinicians.  Some have had to ...

U Of T Ranked Among World’s Top 25 Universities In Latest QS World University Rankings

U Of T Ranked Among World’s Top 25 Universities In Latest QS World University Rankings

Source: UofT News The University of Toronto has been ranked among the top 25 universities in the world by the prestigious QS World ...

A Member Of The TRP Community Won’t Let A Pandemic Stop Her From Care Mongering

A Member Of The TRP Community Won’t Let A Pandemic Stop Her From Care Mongering

While we are encouraged to stay home as much as we can during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many situations in which volunteers can ...

TRP Students Win Illustrious 2019 PBRI Seed Grant

TRP Students Win Illustrious 2019 PBRI Seed Grant

We are honoured to announce that our students, Agnes Ryzynski, Andrew Wan, and Raja Ravi have received the prestigious 2019 ...

TRP Student Wins Prestigious CGS-M/ SSHRC Award

TRP Student Wins Prestigious CGS-M/ SSHRC Award

We are honoured to announce that our student, Sabrin Salim has received the illustrious 'Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's Program ...

U of T researcher’s ‘lab-in-a-box’ promises to boost COVID-19 testing capacity

U of T researcher’s ‘lab-in-a-box’ promises to boost COVID-19 testing capacity

"Lab-in-a-box"

TRP During COVID-19

TRP During COVID-19

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” – Max McKeown.  

Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | March 9, 2020 The healthcare field is undergoing rapid transformation. This change in tide has brought with it ...

TR Talks: Addressing Intellectual Property Like An Expert

TR Talks: Addressing Intellectual Property Like An Expert

IP is essential to incentivize innovation; doing it right is of paramount importance. Zoya Retiwalla| TRP | February 22, 2020 You ...

Found In Translation: Is Your Consent Meaningful?

Found In Translation: Is Your Consent Meaningful?

Written by: Gabriella Chan Advancements in technology and the dawn of the internet of things have spawned new business models and ...

AI For… Artificial Inventor?

AI For… Artificial Inventor?

See what Gabriella Chan has to say about AI

TRP can lead to many careers!

TRP can lead to many careers!

There are various career opportunities for TRP graduates: Industry (Pharma, Tech, Consulting), Research (Basic Science, Clinical ...

TRP students are eligible for scholarships

TRP students are eligible for scholarships

TRP students are eligible to apply for merit-based scholarships such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program, the Canada ...

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 ...

Who Is A Translator?

Who Is A Translator?

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | Oct 4, 2019 What comes to your mind when you hear the word translator? Your answer would possibly be 'someone ...

Translational Challenges in Disseminating New Treatments: TRP Alumni, Andrei Iliuta  

Translational Challenges in Disseminating New Treatments: TRP Alumni, Andrei Iliuta  

In patients with polycystic kidney disease, it’s an effective therapy to reduce kidney volume. That is one if the conclusions researcher and TRP graduate Andrei Iliuta came to during his fellowship with Dr. York Pei at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, where he studied schlerotherapy.

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 ...

Path To Translation – TRP Recruitment Sessions

Path To Translation – TRP Recruitment Sessions

Path To Translation By: Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | October 17, 2019 "With no challenge, there is no change and with the continual ...

What is Professionalism? Part 1: The professional degree program

What is Professionalism? Part 1: The professional degree program

The TRP is designated to be a “Professional” program but there is no formally recognized profession of Translational Research within ...

Learn with Purpose: 2019 TRP Orientation Welcome

Learn with Purpose: 2019 TRP Orientation Welcome

Every graduate degree should, at least in my opinion, offer the opportunity for students to achieve a credential, learn something of ...

Design Thinking and Solutions in Medicine, Health & Care 

Design Thinking and Solutions in Medicine, Health & Care   Opinion | Joseph Ferenbok Date: August 30, 2019 Over the ...

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

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, ...

RIDE to Conquer Cancer – As it happened

RIDE to Conquer Cancer – As it happened

RIDE to Conquer Cancer  By: Dr. Nancy Mingo, #TRP Student | June 30, 2019 It was quite light at 5:30 in the morning, but the ...

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 ...

Found in Translation: You have a great invention and you disclose it at a conference… Now what?

Found in Translation: You have a great invention and you disclose it at a conference… Now what?

 By Gabriella Chan    On June 11, 2018 the United States Federal Court of Appeals (the “Court”) heard the case of Medtronic Inc. v. ...

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…”

HIIO (Health Innovation Implementation in Ontario), an Online Resource for Health Innovators in Ontario

HIIO (Health Innovation Implementation in Ontario), an Online Resource for Health Innovators in Ontario

Written by: Paige Gilbank “Canada is a leader for the development of innovative health technologies. However, in Ontario, there are no

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Article

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Article

At the end of October, Trevor Young, the Dean of University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine wrote an article for their News ...

Found in Translation: New PIPEDA Data Breach Reporting and Notification Requirements-What You Need to Know

Found in Translation: New PIPEDA Data Breach Reporting and Notification Requirements-What You Need to Know

Written By: Dr. Gabriella Chan Is my information safe? Do you remember every account you’ve ever created or every point of contact ...

First Year Review : A Student’s Perspective

First Year Review : A Student’s Perspective

“One year of TRP done! It’s been busy and eye-opening.” Meet Kathleen Camaya, a registered nurse (RN) in the Pediatric Intensive Care ...

TRP course instructor and Yocto Law founder Gabriella Chan brought UofT scientists’ IP knowledge    

TRP course instructor and Yocto Law founder Gabriella Chan brought UofT scientists’ IP knowledge    

Gabriella Chan saw a gap in scientists’ knowledge on intellectual property (IP) rights. She wanted them to understand their legal obligations and to play a role in how they choose to expose their rights to commercialize their scientific breakthroughs. To create a solution to this problem, Chan approached the Institute of Medical Sciences with a proposal to teach IP.

UofT Talks Presents – Opioids: From Wonder Drug to Epidemic – Now What?

UofT Talks Presents – Opioids: From Wonder Drug to Epidemic – Now What?

Join UofT Talks in unpacking the epidemic sweeping our nation: the opioid crisis. On Thursday June 28th, UofT Talks will be hosting an ...

Keep Calm and Pedal On: The TRP Disruptors Complete the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

Keep Calm and Pedal On: The TRP Disruptors Complete the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

Written by: Paige Gilbank One. Two. One. Two. This was the mantra that was running through my head at every uphill turn or gust of ...

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 ...

Choosing the TRP

Choosing the TRP

The Translational Research Program is an innovative approach to ‘professional’ graduate education.  Classes involve many different ...

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 ...

Disrupting Change: The TRP Disruptors and their Ride to Conquer Cancer

Disrupting Change: The TRP Disruptors and their Ride to Conquer Cancer

Written By: Craig Madho, MHSc Translational Research Candidate “Wait wait wait...before everyone leaves class, I have a ...

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 ...

TRP director Joseph Ferenbok wins the IMS Graduate Course Director award

TRP director Joseph Ferenbok wins the IMS Graduate Course Director award

Congratulations to TRP director Joseph Ferenbok on receiving the IMS Graduate Course Director award at IMS50 Scientific Day!  The award

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

TRP student Craig Madho and Jonathan Chio share their Pillars of Health Experience with the Science Community: IMS Magazine

TRP student Craig Madho and Jonathan Chio share their Pillars of Health Experience with the Science Community: IMS Magazine

One of the biggest questions students often have on their minds is what to do after they graduate. “The path to getting there is difficult­­­­—especially in the modern health science,” wrote Jonathon Chio and TRP student Craig Madho.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pillars of Health: Innovating for a better future

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, ...

- Dr. Reza MD (Sick Kids Nuclear Medicine, Associate Professor UofT)

I’ve done research a certain way for many years but this program has taught me how to efficiently and effectively move forward in an innovative way.