Dr. Nigil Haroon is a world-renowned researcher and rheumatologist. He's also a parent, musician, sports enthusiast and wildlife photographer. (Photo: UHN StRIDe Team)

Medical research is driven by individuals who are passionate about what they do. They bring diverse interests, backgrounds and skills to UHN's labs and clinics, enriching the team science that takes place here.

Read the 2022 UHN Research Report to learn how these individuals are working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Through videos, images and text, this retrospective report highlights how Canada's largest research hospital is driven by the following, working in concert towards A Healthier World:

  • Real people: through Q & As, meet the students, scientists and postdoctoral researchers that make scientific discoveries a reality;
  • Real data: watch videos that discuss findings as parts of larger conversations with the global scientific community; and
  • Real impact: learn how research hospitals enable the diverse and tight-knit collaborations that are key to applying research in the real world.

In addition to research funding and publication data, the report features research advancements, national and international research awards, as well as a recap of the generous support of our donor community over the past year, made possible through the dedicated teams at the UHN Foundation and The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Click here to read the report. Previous reports are available here.

New this year is a series of videos that were created for the report. Watch them directly in the report or click below to learn how UHN staff, trainees and researchers are having real impact.

  • Welcome Message | Dr. Brad Wouters, the UHN Executive Vice President of Science and Research, highlights the challenges of the past year and the resiliency of the scientific process.
  • The Importance of Research Hospitals | Members of TeamUHN share insights into the unique benefits of working in a research hospital.
  • Krembil Research Institute | Dr. Nigil Haroon's team discusses their efforts to uncover the molecular mechanisms underlying a form of arthritis known as axial spondyloarthritis.
  • McEwen Stem Cell Institute | Dr. Cristina Nostro's laboratory outlines a technique that they developed to purify lab-derived pancreas cells that advances experimental treatments for type 1 diabetes.
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre | Dr. Steven Chan's laboratory explains how their preclinical studies have laid the foundation for clinical trials to treat acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Techna | Jimmy Qiu at Techna's Surgility program recaps the world's first drone-delivered lung for transplant, which was made possible through a collaborative effort led by his team.
  • The Institute for Education Research | Dr. Stella Ng and collaborators reveal how teaching critical reflection to health care workers can promote more collaborative and compassionate care.
  • The KITE Research Institute | Learn about how a balance training program developed in the labs of Drs. Kristin Musselman and Kai Masani provides new confidence to individuals with partial spinal cord.
  • Toronto General Hospital Research Institute| See how two studies from the laboratory of Dr. Marcelo Cypel are paving the way to the future of lung transplantation.

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