Advisory: Give yourself extra time when travelling by car to Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, or Toronto Rehab University Centre. City of Toronto construction on University Ave. may cause delays.
At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
Toronto (Nov. 20, 2015) – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the largest private donation in Canadian health-care history that enabled a unique collaboration between three world-renowned institutions creating the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.
With $130 million from the Rogers Family and matching funds from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto (U of T) raising the total to nearly $270 million, the Centre has now established programs that will change the face of heart failure for the one million Canadians who live with it.
"Leading investigators from diverse fields are using the latest knowledge and technology to save the lives of children and adults with compromised hearts," said Dr. Mansoor Husain, executive director (interim) of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. "This level of funding and cooperation means that we can make serious inroads in cardiac health using genomics, stem cells, bioengineering and targeted clinical care. This is world-leading research tackling a growing epidemic."
The Centre is now advised by a panel of scientific experts from Stanford, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Boston University, and the University of Ottawa.
"I'm impressed by the commitment and engagement of the Rogers family and the participating institutions to resolving important challenges in heart disease research and improving quality of care through research," said Mark Mercola, professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and member of the panel. "The Centre is well on its way to bringing together scientists and clinicians, and providing them with the means to develop new therapies for heart disease."
Heart failure is one of the fastest growing cardiovascular diseases in the world, and a major economic and societal burden in Canada, costing our health-care system up to $3 billion annually. From time of diagnosis, the average survival of a patient with heart failure is just two years – a prognosis worse than most cancers.
Programs now in place:
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research's first Education Fund competition provided awards to
14 young researchers embarking on a range of promising new projects. This month, the Centre
launched its first Innovation Fund, providing seed grants for new collaborative research projects in heart failure.
In May 2016, the Centre will hold its first international scientific meeting to share knowledge among clinical and research experts.
The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research aims to develop new diagnoses, treatments and tools to prevent and individually manage heart failure – Canada's fastest growing cardiac disease. Enabled by an unprecedented gift of $130 million from the Rogers Family, the Centre was jointly conceived by its three partner organizations: the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto. Together, they committed an additional $139 million toward the Centre – ultimately representing a $269 million investment in basic science, translational and clinical research, innovation, and education in regenerative medicine, genomics, and the clinical care of children and adults. It is addressing heart failure across the lifespan.
Phone: 416 340 4636