How can UHN support young investigators?


Currently, mentoring is ad hoc. Need to create an environment where there are strong relationships with peers. Also need to put into place funding support for young investigators.

Agree with the need for funding young investigators. We should lobby the government and funding agencies for more awards such as the ERAs, which give new investigators funding to get their programs going.

UHN needs mentors who really care about research rather than their self achievements and self goals in a non competitive environment .This will help and invite hard working and interested investigators. Mentorship usually needs training, safety in job and a willing to teach.

Mentoring of new investigators including novice clinician researchers needs to be recognized in the mentors workload as a legitimate and valued activity as opposed to an add on outside of regular work.