Translational Research Program (TRP) will be moving to LMP

February 14, 2019

Message from Dr. Mingyao Liu, Director, Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr. Rita Kandel, Chair of  the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

In 2015, the Faculty of Medicine saw the creation of the Translational Research Program (TRP) within the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). IMS successfully launched and supported TRP, an innovative Professional Masters program developed and led by Dr. Joseph Ferenbok. It is a two year program which combines course work and hands-on experience identifying and solving a problem in the medical or health sciences fields. Students gain expertise in translational processes, regulatory frameworks, professional networks and innovative strategies.

TRP has been successful over the first four years in IMS.  To continue this success, TRP will now relocate to Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP), a department in the Faculty of Medicine, which is able to make primary faculty appointments, which IMS cannot and provide both a basic science and clinical experience for the professional masters students.

TRP will continue its mission to provide transformative experiential educational opportunities through training, support and mentorship for TRP students who learn to catalyze transformation of scientific discoveries into problem-solving applications that benefits human health. IMS students will be able to continue to take courses in TRP and LMP graduate students will now also have this opportunity.

This transfer will be seamless. Students enrolled in the program will be taking the same courses and have the same instructors.  Students can choose on their transcripts to designate IMS or LMP as the graduate unit in which they trained in this transition period.

If you have any questions about this please contact either Mingyao Liu, Director of IMS at mingyao.liu@utoronto.ca<mailto:mingyao.liu@utoronto.ca> or Rita Kandel, Chair of LMP at rita.kandel@utoronto.ca<mailto:rita.kandel@utoronto.ca> .