CIHR STAGE is the result of over 12 years of sustained effort developing the field of genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics in Canada.
The program has academic requirements, but it is NOT a degree-granting program. Trainees who successfully complete all components of the program will receive a certificate of completion. CIHR STAGE is a stipend/fellowship-funding program. All trainees funded through CIHR STAGE will receive the distinction of “CIHR Fellows in Genetic Epidemiology Research”.
The program is set in a uniquely rich training environment that is highly conducive to interdisciplinary research. The program builds on the following resources:
- Three well-established graduate programs (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Statistics) at the University of Toronto.
- Leading national and international organizations and research institutes.
- Toronto’s close-knit network of genetic epidemiologists and statistical geneticists and their national and international partners.