January 2019
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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 uhntrainees.ca.

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

From Postdoc to Professor
Tips for preparing a research statement for your academic job application.
ORT Travel Award Winners
The ORT congratulates the recipients of the November 2018 Travel Award competition.

In-Person Reviews = Gold Standard
CBC article on CIHR review committee expenditures causes quite the stir.
Using Epigenetics to Detect Cancer
Improving traditional liquid biopsies with the help of epigenetic changes.
Latest in Arthritis Research
The role of the gut microbiome in arthritis.
Health in Motion
Understanding the benefits of exercise on a wide range of factors including weight.
Metabolic Disease
Experts share, discuss and learn about the latest advancements in metabolic research.
World Stroke Congress
This year’s conference highlighted the latest rehabilitation practices post stroke.
February 01, 2019
Krescent Fellowship
This fellowship is open to applicants with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. This "in-training" award aims to attract young investigators to initiate and/or continue their training in kidney research.

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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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March 05, 2019
Career Development
Writing Workshop
Melissa E. Anders, Research Program Manager at University Health Network and Writing Coach, will be hosting a one-hour workshop focusing on ways to design your own unique writing process by identifying opportunities for growth and leveraging your strengths.

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April 01, 2019
CRI Irvington Fellowship
This 3-year fellowship helps support young scientists at leading research centres around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. Successful applicants will receive up to $175, 500 over three years to cover a range of expenses. Applications are now being accepted.

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*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT*