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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Toronto General Research Institute

Toronto Rehab Institute

Toronto Western Research Institute


  • Located in Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 361 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $162M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 230 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $73M external funding
  • more

  • Located at Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 119 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $8M external funding
  • more

  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 159 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $35M external funding
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UHN Named Canadas Top Research Hospital of 2014
Oct 31, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, UHN is Canada’s top research hospital in RE$EARCH Infosource Inc.’s Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada List 2014. The annual study examines research hospitals across the country and ranks them according to research income. Funds that were considered included grants, contributions and contracts from all internal and external government and non-government sources. The list was launched in 2011 as a component of RE$EARCH Infosource Inc.’s Canada Innovation Leaders publication to emphasize the importance of hospitals in shaping Canada’s research ecosystem. Since the inauguration of the list, UHN has remained the country’s leader with research expenditures of $312M for the 2013 fiscal year.

RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. is Canada’s source of R&D intelligence, and their Canada Innovation Leaders publication also includes the Top 50 Research Universities and Top 50 Research Colleges lists. To view the complete list of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals, click here.


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The ORT Times October Issue Now Available
Oct 29, 2014

Welcome to The ORT Times!

The UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is proud to announce the October 2014 issue of The ORT Times! The ORT Times is a monthly e-newsletter focused on UHN trainees featuring news and editorials about trainee life, articles to help developing researchers get the most out of their training experience at UHN, and tips on career development.
 
Read and download the full October 2014 issue now!


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Metabolism: Tipping the Balance towards Fat Release
Oct 27, 2014

Cells that line the small intestine are efficient at absorbing fats (triglycerides) from food, as well as secreting them into the blood. While fats absorbed by the intestine travel to various tissues in the body for storage, the intestine itself also has an ability to store these lipids.

A recent article by TGRI Senior Scientist Dr. Gary Lewis provides important insight into how the body controls the balance between fat storage and release.


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