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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 August Issue:

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

Making a Mark on Ovarian Cancer
CD151 is an indicator of poor prognosis and aids tumour cells in survival and migration.
2017 Vanier Award Winners

Three PhD students conducting research at UHN are recipients of the 2017 Vanier Awards.
Integrating Metabolism and Immunity
This symposium focused on metabolic programs and cell functions as key events in inflammation.
Immune Regulation in Cancer
This symposium highlighted immune mechanisms in autoimmunity and cancer.
Computing Technologies in Healthcare
This conference discussed using automated coaching system for health applications.

Upcoming Events and Funding Calendar

Aug 16


Solving the Reproducibility Crisis: Standards, Validations, and Machine Learning

This symposium is held by BenchSci and will have key leaders and stakeholders the issues with research reproducibility. For info, click here.

For info, click here.

Sept 20


Applications for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open at UHN. The fellowships are awarded to post doctoral fellows who are the very best in their field.

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Nov 01


Applications for the Vanier Awards are now open! This prestigous award is given to PhD students who demonstrate academic and research excellence.

For info, click here.

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

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