December 2018
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UHN Research The UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT) Times is a monthly e-newsletter for UHN trainees that features articles about trainee life, tips on career development, and research training opportunities within and outside of UHN. For additional info and past issues of The ORT Times, go to

Linda Penn, PhD
Director, UHN Office of Research Trainees (ORT)
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Arthritis Society Trainee Awards
Five UHN research trainees receive awards from the Arthritis Society this year.
CRISPR: The Promise and Controversy
CRISPR could solve big medical challenges and has revived debate on old moral questions.

Doctor – MD or PhD?
Discussing the history of the term 'doctor' and its implications.
Fast Track Rehab
Exploring the cost-effectiveness of a high-intensity outpatient stroke rehab program.
Ergonomics Research
The importance of ergonomics in all aspects of health care.
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Understanding the impact that data mining continues to have on health care.
Strides Made in Pain Research
Discovering the latest developments in pain research, education and treatment.
Proton Therapy
Understanding the impact of proton therapy.
January 15, 2019
Career Development
Vertex Fellows Program
This program aims to attract some of the most talented scientists and physicians to learn about the science of discovering and developing medicines. It provides both didactic and hands-on training to educate outstanding young scientists on the science of drug discovery. Interested applicants can submit their applications today!

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January 16-18, 2019
Career Development
Quality Clinical Investigator Program (QCIP)
Registration is now open for the QCIP program. It is targeted for fellows and new PIs conducting research involving human participants, tissue or data. It provides an overview of the ethical principles and best practice standards in clinical research.

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February 03, 2019
Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
Hosted by Mitacs, this fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in a 12-month policy position within a Government of Canada host office.

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February 05, 2019
Career Development
Money Management
Stacy He, advocate for financial literacy and education, will be hosting a workshop on personal finance. Learn how to be financially savvy regardless of your salary or stipend!

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