Prospective Assessment of Translation in Healthcare

Application and review processes for Disease Team grants were misaligned with the needs of applicants and reviewers.

Our project addresses a problem in the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine’s (OIRM’s) evaluation of Disease Team grant proposals. Applicants preparing for clinical trials were often unaware of their project’s place in the Disease Team funding spectrum. Further, reviewers found it challenging to convey their feedback in a succinct, tailored manner, given the wide variety of proposals they receive.

Students:

Dr. Vaishnavi Batmanabane

MD, MHSc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Ms. Meghan Lofft

BSc, MHSc

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education
Research Assistant

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Janet Rossant

PhD, FRS, FRSC

University of Toronto

Senior Scientist

Kelley Parato

Program Director - Health Challenge Program

National Research Council Canada

Elise Heon

MD, FRCS(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Ophthalmologist

Sandra Donaldson

VP & COO

Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Prospective Assessment of Translation in Healthcare

Dr. Vaishnavi Batmanabane

MD, MHSc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Ms. Meghan Lofft

BSc, MHSc

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education
Research Assistant

Application and review processes for Disease Team grants were misaligned with the needs of applicants and reviewers.

Our project addresses a problem in the Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine’s (OIRM’s) evaluation of Disease Team grant proposals. Applicants preparing for clinical trials were often unaware of their project’s place in the Disease Team funding spectrum. Further, reviewers found it challenging to convey their feedback in a succinct, tailored manner, given the wide variety of proposals they receive.

Capstone Supervisor:

Prof. Joseph Ferenbok

PhD
Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Revolutionary Translator, Director

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Janet Rossant

PhD, FRS, FRSC

University of Toronto

Senior Scientist

Kelley Parato

Program Director - Health Challenge Program

National Research Council Canada

Elise Heon

MD, FRCS(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Ophthalmologist

Sandra Donaldson

VP & COO

Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine