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Volume 23, Number 3 | September 24, 2014  

Message from the Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
and Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education 

Supporting Future Health Professionals

The Faculty of Medicine takes pride in our students and their success. Key to that success is the important role played by support services provided by the Faculty and staff. This support helps our learners overcome challenges and maintain their own health and wellbeing in a sustainable manner as they prepare to do the same for their patients. 

Beginning September 29, a delegation from the University of São Paulo (USP) — an institution we have been working closely with as they re-evaluate their medical school curriculum — will visit U of T Medicine to learn more about our services. They’re hoping to learn from our expertise in developing a supportive learning environment in our Faculty. That effort is being led by two important offices at U of T Medicine: the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs led by Dr. Leslie Nickell and the Office of Resident Wellness led by Dr. Susan Edwards

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A Formula for Success — Right Time, Right Place and Right People

Emeritus University Professor Lap-Chee Tsui accepted the 2014 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research last week, and he gave a moving address at the event. 
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U of T Researchers Make Unusual Cellular Connection

Researchers led by Helen McNeill, a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, the primary sources of energy production within our cells. 
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Genetic Testing Uncovers Unknown Autoinflammatory Disorder

Living with unexplained fevers, feeding problems, an occasional rash and other seemingly unrelated symptoms dominated the first seven years of Claire Gvozdanovic’s life. It wasn’t until Prof. Ronald Laxer helped identify a unique genetic mutation that Claire and her family finally had answers.
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U of T Medicine Community Members Recognized for Personal Service

Several Faculty of Medicine community members have won a 2014 Arbor Award. The University of Toronto created the Arbor Awards in 1989 to recognize volunteers for their outstanding personal service to the University.
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Studying Health in the First Moments of Life

Thanks to a unique exchange between U of T and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute made possible by former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Mats Sundin, Jessica Weidner and Sophie Petropoulos are helping to advance fetal health in important new ways. 
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Bernard Cummings Symposium

November 13, 2014

The Department of Radiation Oncology will host a symposium on radiation medicine to celebrate the career of Prof. Bernard Cummings.
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Evaluation: The Role and Opportunities in a Teaching Hospital

October 7, 2014

Prof. Sandra Cunning will lead the next Best Practice in Education Round on the role of evaluation in teaching hospitals.
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Rock n’ Stroll 2014

September 28, 2014

Join Mount Sinai Hospital for Rock n’ Stroll, a big walk for tiny patients! Proceeds support high-risk births. 
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Ontario Stem Cell Initiative’s Stem Cell Symposium

November 25, 2014

The Ontario Stem Cell Initiative will host a symposium featuring experts in stem cell and regenerative medicine. Join in-person or via webcast.
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Third Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference

October 17, 2014

Attend the Third Annual Sunnybrook Education Conference: Technology-Enhanced Learning. This full-day event will focus on technology-enhanced learning, including simulation, virtual reality and online games. 
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Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians

October 23 to 25, 2014

What does it take to be a physician leader? Join international thought leaders and educators as they discuss how to develop a physician leadership curriculum and implement CanMEDS 2015.
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Next issue publication date:
October 8, 2014
Submission deadline:
October 1, 2014

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Honours & Awards

Profs. Marcus Law and Mark Rapoport

Profs. Marcus Law (Director, Undergraduate Medical Education Academic Innovation) and Mark Rapoport (Department of Psychiatry) have won the Canadian Psychiatric Association and Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education’s Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada. They co-developed the National Online Geriatric Psychiatry Review Course.
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Prof. Mark Rapoport

2014 Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry’s Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry Award.
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Prof. Mike Evans

2014 Royal Society of Canada’s McNeil Medal
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Profs. Douglas Bradley, Michael Fehlings, John Floras, Richard Glazier, Gillian Hawker, Stephen Hwang and Shaf Keshavjee

2014 Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
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Call for Applications


eHealth Innovations Partnership Program

Submit an application for the new CIHR eHealth Innovations Partnership Program. 
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In the News

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus D68

Prof. Samir Gupta on Global News
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30 Minutes a Day to a Healthier You

Prof. Mike Evans in Reader’s Digest
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Former Metro Morning host Andy Barrie Battles Parkinson’s with Brain Surgery

Prof. Andres Lozano in the Toronto Star
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Meet Dr. Zane Cohen, the Face of Rob Ford’s Medical Team

Prof. Zane Cohen in the Toronto Star
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18 of the Best North American Spine Surgeons 2014

Prof. Michael Fehlings in Orthopedics This Week
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How Losing Weight Can Be Hard On a Marriage

Prof. Valerie Taylor and Sanjeev Sockalingam in Toronto Star
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In Conversation with David Jenkins

Prof. David Jenkins in The Varsity
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Understanding the Challenges of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Can Help Patients Cope

Prof. Carmela Tartaglia in the Globe and Mail
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Molecule Boosts Stem Cells in Cord Blood: Study

Prof. Peter Zandstra on Global News
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Virtual Brain

Prof. Randy McIntosh in National Academy of Engineering
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Call for Nominations


Excellence Through Innovation Awards

Submit a nomination for U of T HR and Equity’s Excellence Through Innovation Awards.
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Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards

Submit a nomination for Graduate and Life Sciences Education’s Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards.
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Jonas Salk Award

Submit a nomination for the March of Dimes’ Jonas Salk Award.
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Recently Awarded Research Grants


Upcoming Award Deadlines


Funding News and Opportunities — Local, National, International


Departmental News and Events


Updates from the CIHR University Delegate

First year Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology residents show off their new jackets, which the department to presented to them as a welcome.
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