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Ontario Cancer Institute Toronto General Research Institute Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Toronto Western Research Institute
  • Located at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 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
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 119 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $8M external funding
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  • 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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March Issue of TrialScribe Now Available
Apr 23, 2014

TrialScribe is a bi-monthly e-newsletter devoted to highlighting the latest clinical research news and events at UHN.

Read the March issue to learn more about:

  • An early palliative care program that may improve the wellbeing of terminally ill cancer patients
  • A more effective treatment for mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by asbestos
  • UHN requirements for retaining data and records in clinical research
  • UHN’s new online system for the long-term storage of research data
  • PM Cancer Centre’s “Advances in Personalized Cancer Medicine” Conference

Follow this link to read TrialScribe now.

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The ORT Times April Issue Now Available
Apr 22, 2014

Welcome to The ORT Times!

The UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) is proud to announce the April 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.

Highlights from the April issue:

> Lead Article: Passive Diffusion of Science
> Travel Reports: Learn what’s new in the fields of biomedical optics and rheumatology
> Latest and Greatest Trainee Publication: Read about Ines Lohse’s publication in Cancers (Basel)
> Alumnus Career Profile: Learn about Dr. Dave Kideckel’s career as the Director of Business Development at Mitacs

Go here to download the PDF:

For any questions or comments about The ORT Times, please contact Priscilla DeLuca at

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Genetics: Gene Linked with Reading Disability
Apr 21, 2014

Despite obtaining average scores on standardized IQ tests, having access to education and being raised in stable family environments, some children have difficulties with learning to read. Scientific data suggests that this type of reading disability, known as developmental dyslexia, runs in families and is influenced by genetics. A UHN study has identified changes that occur in a particular gene that could increase a person’s risk of being afflicted by a reading disability.

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