March 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 March Issue:

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

Connecting You and Your Research
Implementation of the ORCID ID at UHN.
Being a Man is Hard on the Kidneys
Why diabetic men are more likely to get kidney disease.
Start Building Your Network
It is never too early to start networking.
Best Wishes Johanna!
Please join us in wishing Johanna all the best after serving as ORT Coordinator.
Improving HIV Diagnosis and Care
The 2017 CROI brings together investigators from around the world.
Photonics Focus
The world’s largest multidisciplinary event for photonics meets in San Francisco.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Mar 30


The Technology Development & Commercialization Office will be hosting a workshop to introduce trainees to their services.

For info, click here

Mar 31


Genome Editing Techniques and Applications is available for 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students who are interested in learning about the principles and applications of genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9. Deadline for Registration is March 31st, 2017.

For info, click here

Apr 3


The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports young scientists at leading research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.

For info, click here

Nov 26


The 4th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics: Mechanisms of Disease will take place in Whistler, BC from November 26-29, 2017.

For info, click here

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

Please contact the ORT Coordinator
University Health Network

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