January 2020
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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 uhntrainees.ca.

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

From Postdoc to Professor - Part 3
How the pieces of my career puzzle came together in my journey through academia
How to Avoid the Thesis Time Crunch
Knowing your deadlines and setting small goals are keys to success.

Brief History of Epilepsy & Seizures
The study of neurological disorders yields incredible insights into brain function.
UHN Takes on Cancer Immunotherapy
Paving the Road to Personalized Oncologic Treatments.
Advancing Epigenetics Research
Conference highlights the latest developments in epigenetics research.
Latest Innovations in Chest Medicine
Conference highlights recent advances in lung surgery and chest medicine.
LOI due January 8, 2020
Mitacs Elevate Postdoc Funding
Mitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows, involving an industrially relevant research project in partnership with a private-sector partner.

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January 8, 2020
Cancer Trainee Professional Enrichment Program (CT-PEP)
Accredited workshop series for trainees in cancer-related programs. January topic is Digital Compassion.

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Registration now open
Convergence 2020: Healthcare Education Conference
Join the Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s Inaugural Healthcare Education Conference on February 19th 2020.

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January 15, 2020
Canadian Cancer Society Travel Awards
PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are among those eligible for these $2000 conference travel awards.

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January 15, 2020
Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award
This $60,000 award supports the academic career of exceptional postdocs and fellows in hepatology.

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January 15, 2020
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award
This award provides $60,000  to support career development activities for underrepresented minority postdocs.

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January 16, 2020
Job Opportunity
ORT Times Science Writer Opportunity
The ORT is hiring a new Science Writer! If you are interested in scientific writing and communications, please consider joining our team.

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February 1, 2020
KRESCENT Postdoctoral Fellowship
This program offers funding to support fellows in kidney research.

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February 3, 2020
Parkinson Canada Funding Opportunities
The Graduate Studentship Award (PhD students) and Basic Research Fellowship (postdoctoral fellows) are among the funding opportunities available thought this society.

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Register by February 28, 2020
International Postdoc Symposium
Network in Barcelona with 150 postdocs, share your science and get feedback, advice and support for career development. Early bird registration by January 30th 2020.

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The ORT Times is brought to you by UHN's Office of Research Trainees. Some images adapted from istockphoto.com, Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia.
*The views expressed in the articles in this newsletter are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT*