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Have you tuned in to UHN's Home podcast yet? The program profiles UHN's diverse staff community on how they came to call Canada home—from Joanna Vautour, an Aboriginal Patient Navigator whose family has lived in Canada for centuries to Xavier Revelo, a postdoctoral fellow who now calls Canada home after living in Ecuador and the United States. New episodes are released every Thursday until the end of August—listen to the latest episode and more here.

CIHR funding announcement

Results of the third round of the CIHR Foundation Grant Program were announced this week.  This program was designed to provide long-term funding for exceptional new and established health research leaders in their pursuit of innovative and high-impact research programs. I'm proud to share that UHN researchers received eight of the 76 grants awarded across Canada, with a success rate nearly double the national average (UHN 24 per cent; national average 13 per cent). With this announcement of eight new awards, UHN now holds a total of 23 Foundation Grants. 

Please join me in congratulating our UHN recipients from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Drs. Cheryl Arrowsmith, John Dick, Mitsu Ikura, Rama Khokha, Aaron Schimmer, and Gang Zheng), the Krembil Institute (Dr. Robert Chen) and Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (Dr. Myron Cybulsky). Thanks also to the RSS (Research Solutions and Services) teams who assisted with these applications.

UHN nurses recognized by the Canadian Nurses Association

We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strong team of nurses at UHN. In celebration of Canada 150, the Canadian Nurses Association is honouring 150 nurses across the nation who are pioneers in health innovation in Canada and across the world. I am very proud to announce that seven nurses who work at UHN are recipients of this honour, and I am so glad they are being recognized for their hard work and commitment to our values. Please join me in congratulating these remarkable nurses for this achievement—you truly are transforming lives and communities every day.

  • Sue DeVries, RN, M.Sc., NP-Adult, CCN(C)
  • Robert J. (R.J.) Edralin, RN
  • Selma Hussein, RN, BA
  • Salima Ladak, RN(EC), BScN, MN, PhD
  • Primrose Mharapara, MScN-PHCNP
  • Stanislav Mordovine, B. Sc. inf., B.Ec.
  • Tilda Shalof, RN, BScN, CNCC(C)

How to find out "What's Happening" at UHN

We all know UHN is a busy place and sometimes it can be a challenge to keep up with everything going on in the organization. That's why What's Happening Now at UHN, a collection of UHN-wide announcements and reminders, is released via email every Friday to inform you of the week ahead. You can submit your UHN-wide message for consideration for a future What's Happening Now at UHN by filling out this form.  Be sure to check in regularly to stay in the loop and browse past editions on the intranet home page via the bar on the right side of the page.


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