September 2017

Welcome to The ORT Times

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

Highlights from the September Issue:

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

Teaching CRISPR at UHN
A pilot course pairs learners with experts to share knowledge about this new technology.
ORT Travel Award Winners
Congratulations to the recepients of the July 2017 ORT Travel Award competition.
What Does the p-value Tell You?
Recent guidelines show the importance of using the correct statistical tests to interpret data.
MBP Summer Student Poster Day
The annual day gives students the opportunity to have scientific discussions about their work.
Posture and Gait Research
Using mobility research and "Smart" technology to lower age-related incidents in posture/gait.
Advances in Spinal Injury Research
The 2017 conference discusses the latest in spinal injury research, care and rehabilitation.
National Neurotrauma Symposium 2017
The 2017 National Neurotrauma Symposium brings together investigators from around the world.
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Discussing ground-breaking research in biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Oct 02

Career Opportunity

ORT is recruiting a highly motivated part-time Science Writer to write and edit content for The ORT Times. The successful candidate will be either a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow conducting research at one of the UHN Research Institutes. They will be expected to help generate ideas for content and write one editorial, tutorial or summary of a research paper, per month.

For info:

Oct 10


Are you a graduate student or post doc looking for industry career opportunities?...Have you wondered what it takes to run a successful start-up?...Then this session is for you! Come learn about BenchSci, a local start-up company created by PhD students, some of whom trained right here at UHN!

For info, click here.

Oct 24


UHN's Office of Technology Development & Commercialization and University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management present a session to discuss current trends in pharmaceutical commercialization, including entry/exit, profitability, employment and R&D spending, alliances, and acquisitions. This session will be conducted by Professor Will Mitchell, Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman.

For info, click here.

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

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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