Health is in Our Nature

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The 2019 UHN Research Report shows how curiosity drives our desire to create A Healthier World.

At UHN, research is in our nature.

As Canada’s largest research hospital we are driven by curiosity to explore the nature of health. These explorations advance our shared vision of A Healthier World.

The latest UHN Research Report, which is titled “Health is in Our Nature”, showcases this. It demonstrates how our community of scientists, trainees and staff have a deep-rooted commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through research, discovery and innovation.

The report features the following stories from UHN’s research institutes:

● Scientists at The KITE Research Institute are examining how cardiac rehabilitation programs are helping seniors recover from coronary artery disease

Krembil Research Institute scientists are discovering new types of cells that may help stimulate breathing—with important implications for those who have lost this ability as a result of spinal cord injury

McEwen Stem Cell Institute researchers are taking a united approach to develop novel cell-based therapies for diseases of the heart, brain, liver, pancreas and blood

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers are developing simple, yet revolutionary blood tests to detect and classify cancer

Techna Institute researchers are finding new and improved ways of visualizing cancers, helping physicians to more accurately diagnose the disease and design better treatment plans

Toronto General Hospital Research Institute scientists are studying the various cell types that make up the liver to create the most detailed map of the organ to date

The report also highlights the accomplishments of our three foundations—The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the Toronto Rehab Foundation. Without their commitment to research, UHN would not be able to engage in cutting edge and transformative discoveries needed to deliver better care for patients.

Click here to read this year’s report.