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4th Annual U of T Cross‐STIHR Research Training Day

April 23, 2013

Cross‐STIHR Research Training Day

“Effective Communication of Research”


Trainees at 2012 Cross-STIHR Research Training Day

The 4th Annual University of Toronto Cross-STIHR Research Training Day is jointly hosted by the training programs funded by CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR), housed at the University of Toronto.

The purpose of the upcoming Annual Research Day is to promote interaction and the dissemination of knowledge across disciplines and to demonstrate the added value of interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral research training that the STIHR training programs bring to the University of Toronto (“Cross-STIHR community”).

At the upcoming Annual Research Day, approximately 60 trainees from the Cross-STIHR community will meet and engage with their peers and with leading scientists from a variety of disciplines to fulfill training goals program. Affiliated with the various STIHR programs, these trainees are graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and new researchers, many with professional designations in their field, representing disciplines from all four pillars of health research – biomedical, health services, clinical, and social, cultural, environmental, and population health.

The format of next year’s meeting will include presentations on professional development offering a breadth of material including: academic report writing, manuscript preparation for peer reviewed journals, poster presentations, grant writing, responding to the media, privacy in research, and research team management.

2013 Speakers

  • Dr. Jocalyn Clark, Senior Magazine Editor, PLOS Magazine
  • Mr. Rafael Eskenazi, Director, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office. University of Toronto
  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie (Keynote Address), Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Senior Scientist in Social Equity and Health Research and Medical Director, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Without exception, all trainees who have attended previous events over the past three years have declared the Training Day to be a remarkably valuable experience.

The University of Toronto is home to 15 STIHR programs spanning biomedical, clinical, population, and health policy research, which are aimed at developing outstanding new research investigators. The University of Toronto has the largest number of such programs among Canadian universities and starting in 2009 we have come together as the “U of T Cross-STIHR Community”.

University of Toronto Cross-STIHR Steering Committee
Denise Canso, Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (Chair)
Anne Louise Pontigon Montgomery, Health Care, Technology and Place
Emma Ito, The Terry Fox Foundation Strategic Training Initiative for Excellence in Radiation Research for the 21st Century (EIRR21)
Esther Berzunza, Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology
Melissa Virag, Health Law, Ethics and Policy
Sandra Knol, Work Disability Prevention


April 23, 2013


University of Toronto Health Sciences Building
155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7 Canada
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University of Toronto Cross-STIHR Steering Committee