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Ontario Cancer Institute Toronto General Research Institute Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Toronto Western Research Institute
  • Located at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 361 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $162M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 230 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $73M external funding
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 119 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $8M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 159 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $35M external funding
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Peter Pisters Announced as UHN's New CEO
Sep 01, 2014

UHN's Board of Trustees and the Selection Committee has concluded its international search for a new President and CEO, identifying Dr. Peter Pisters of MD Anderson.

"As a Canadian, I have always been proud of the health care offered to all citizens," said Dr. Pisters. "To return as President and CEO of UHN is a unique challenge and a privilege. I will do everything in my power to build on the legacy of those who have gone before me."

Dr. Pisters begins his role at UHN on January 1, 2015. He will bring with him a wide range of administrative and leadership experience from his current role at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he is the Vice-President, Regional Care System. He is also an internationally renowned academic surgical oncologist with a specialty focus in sarcoma and gastrointestinal cancers, and an Executive Fellow in the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Pisters is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario (MD) and Harvard University School of Public Health (MSc in Health Care Management).

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Motion Sickness: What You Hear Matters
Aug 29, 2014

Motion sickness can lead to distressing symptoms that include nausea, dizziness and fatigue. While the underlying cause of this condition is not known, it often occurs when sensory perceptions do not match (for example, when visual cues conflict with perceptions of balance originating from the vestibular system of the inner ear). New research by TRI Scientist Dr. Jennifer Campos and TRI postdoctoral fellow Behrang Keshavarz has uncovered a new form of motion sickness that may be caused purely by sound.

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Cancer: Potential Anticancer Therapeutic Discovered
Aug 28, 2014

An exciting new study from Dr. Tak Mak and his team describes the discovery of an effective new potential anticancer agent. The team used an approach that combined functional RNAi analysis with gene expression analysis in breast cancer-derived cell lines and in human breast cancers replicated in mice. Using these multidimensional datasets for human breast cancer, the enzyme PLK4 was identified as a candidate target among 10,000 other targets for the development of anticancer therapeutics. Their work also showed that an aggressive form of basal breast cancer was dependent on PLK4 for survival and that depleting it induced cell death.

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