TTF App

The TTF App is a user-friendly mobile app for the Toronto Translational Framework (TTF) that can be used by TRP students as a learning tool to support translational health research and facilitate the process of…

The TTF App is a user-friendly mobile app for the Toronto Translational Framework (TTF) that can be used by TRP students as a learning tool to support translational health research and facilitate the process of identifying unmet medical needs.

TTF App Summary

TTF App is a student-led mobile/web application made by a team of first-year master’s students in the Translational Research Program (TRP) at the University of Toronto.

During the TRP program, our cohort has been introduced to the Toronto Translational Framework in different courses and modules. As our team recognized its importance in translational health research, we decided to make an app for the TTF to understand it better, use it more frequently, and maximize its benefits. TTF App is the translation of our vision of an interactive TTF tool that can help us and future TRP cohorts to bring research from the bench to the bedside.

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Our Team

Yasmin Aboelzahab

Role: Team Lead

Personal statement:
I am a current master’s student in the Translational Research Program (TRP) at the University of Toronto. I have a Bachelor of Pharmacy and professional experience in pharmacy practice in both community and hospital-based settings. As a pharmacist and a former resource coordinator for senior living options, I am passionate about improving healthcare services, particularly for vulnerable populations.

Why TTF App? I led the TTF App initiative to participate in providing an innovative learning tool that enables a better understanding and use of the Toronto Translational Framework (TTF) through adding more dynamic and visual features. I do believe that creating this app is a step toward increasing the benefits that the students can get from using TTF during their unique learning experience in TRP.

Amelia Di Meo

Role: Writer & Editor

Personal statement:
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree where I completed a double major in Neuroscience and Physiology. Driven by a desire to directly help patients, I then worked as a clinical research assistant at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I am excited to continue to explore healthcare research through the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto.

Why TTF App? After hearing about the great idea to create an app for the TTF, I was excited to help create an educational resource that will support many students. I believe that a TTF App will be a convenient, easy-to-use tool that will guide students to think like translational researchers.

Sally Moy

Role: Graphic Designer

Personal statement:
I am currently a first-year Master’s student in the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto. I also work as a research assistant at the Kunin-Lunenfeld Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation (KL-CARE) at Baycrest. In this role, I collaborate with clinicians, scientists, and industry partners to provide my research expertise in designing and implementing quality improvement projects, applied research studies, and pilot feasibility studies using innovative healthcare technologies.

Why TTF App? After hearing about the great idea to create an app for the TTF, I was excited to help create an educational resource that will support many students. I believe that a TTF App will be a convenient, easy-to-use tool that will guide students to think like translational researchers.

 

Azadeh Bojmehrani

Role: Mobile App development specialist

Personal statement:
I have 11 years of international and national experience serving diverse populations. I have a broad-based background and skills in Bio-Electronics, Health Informatics, Clinical Engineering, and Clinical/Pre-clinical/Experimental (Translational) Medicine. I have been involved in multiple projects in different therapeutic units: respiratory and pulmonary diseases, neuromuscular diseases (DMD), oncology, CVS, Diabetes, and Pharma industry experience. I am currently a first-year student in the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto.

Why TTF App? TTF is a guide to help students -the feature problem solvers- identify their needs and stay patient-centered. TTF app makes this all happen faster and easier. TTF app is a tangible version of TTF.

 

Alireza Aleyasin

Role: Writer & Editor

Personal statement:
My passion and curiosity about the human body led me to medical school. I graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences as a medical doctor. I also worked as a research assistant in the Iranian cancer institute and experimental medicine research center on various projects.   After graduation from medical school, I served as a general physician in rural and less developed regions of Iran. Currently, I am studying the translational research program at the University of Toronto to be part of a new generation of scholars and clinicians who could hopefully revolutionize medical care.

Why TTF App? When I first heard about the idea of the TTF app, I immediately noticed its great potential and numerous benefits, so I did not hesitate to join the initiative. This app can serve as a tremendous learning tool for TRP students and a brilliant roadmap for anyone who wants to innovate in the healthcare space.

- Agnes Ryzynski, 2018 Cohort

The TRP program is an excellent opportunity to learn new effective techniques that facilitate change. It challenges you to think and do things differently, ask the right questions and feel excited about problems. Everything I learn in the program, I can immediately apply to my work. Also, the networking opportunities and small class sizes allow me to practise new skills in a safe environment.