Cardiovascular Disease Translator
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Brief BioAvrum studies the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of common human cardiovascular diseases. He synthesizes knowledge through in-depth reviews of the vast and dynamic literature. To disseminate this knowledge, he develops state of the art teaching materials to educate undergraduate and graduate students, as well as physicians.
Avrum is the founding Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology within the Faculty of Medicine at U of T (1997-2008). He is an award-winning educator. His latest book on career development and mentorship is titled, “Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences: Learn to Navigate a Tough Research Culture by Harnessing the Power of Career Building” (2nd edition, Elsevier 2018). Students learn to identify effective supervisors and mentors and gain insight into self-reflection, resilience, and overcoming failures. At the TRP, Avrum is our Senior Program Advisor.