Grant Writing Workshop

Apr 12, 2021
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3:00pm–5:00pm
Department of Surgery
Details

This workshop is not MANDATORY but all residents in the SSTP should make a concerted effort to attend.

The second workshop is a Grant Writing Workshop and will be held on Monday April 12 from 3 – 5 pm. This is for our SSTP residents’ benefit, to give them advise that will be tremendously helpful in writing grants and ultimately a successful submission. 

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

SURGEON SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAM (SSTP) RESIDENTS & NEW FACULTY

MONDAY APRIL 12, 2021

3:00 – 5:00 PM

3:00 – 3:10 pm Welcome and Introduction: Michael Fehlings, James Rutka

3:10 – 3:25 pm – “How to Write a Persuasive Grant Proposal”

Golnaz Farhat, PhD

Grants & Awards Editor

Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

5 min Q & A

3:30 – 3:45 pm – “Tips for Successful Grant Writing”

Marcelo Cypel, MD MSc FRCSC

Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation

Surgical Director ECLS Program UHN

Thoracic Surgeon, University Health Network

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto

5 min Q & A

3:50 – 4:05 pm – “Grant Writing – Wisdom from the Young Investigator’s Initiative”

Cari Whyne, PhD FIOR

Director, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

5 min Q & A

4:10 – 4:25 pm – “Grant Writing: A Young Investigator’s Perspective”

Sneha Raju, MD PhD(c)

PhD Candidate, Institute of Medical Sciences, Surgeon Scientist Training Program,

University of Toronto

Resident Physician, Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto

5 min Q & A

4:30 – 4:50 pm – Open Table Discussion with all Faculty and residents - Chaired by Michael Fehlings and including Marcelo Cypel, Golnaz Sneha Raju, James Rutka, and Cari Whyne

Wrap-up Michael Fehlings

 

MICHAEL G. FEHLINGS, MD PhD FRCSC FACS FCAHS FRSC

Michael Fehlings is Vice Chair Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. Fehlings is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, holds the Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, is a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute and a McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Fehlings is Co-Director of the University of Toronto Spine Program. He combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal surgery with a translationally oriented research program focused on discovering novel treatments to improve functional outcomes following spinal cord injury (SCI). He has published over 900 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Fehlings has received numerous prestigious awards including the Gold Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (1996), the Lister Award in Surgical Research (2006), the Olivecrona Award (2009) - the top award internationally for neurosurgeons and neuroscientists awarded by the Nobel Institute at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm for his important contributions in CNS injury repair and regeneration, the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal in Spinal Cord Injury (2012), and the Golden Axon Leadership Award (2012). In 2012, Dr. Fehlings served as the 40th President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and was honoured with the CSRS Presidential Medallion for outstanding leadership and contributions to cervical spine research. In 2013, Dr. Fehlings was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Honourable Stephen Harper, the H. Richard Winn Prize from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the Jonas Salk Award for Scientific Achievements from the March of Dimes Canada and the Henry Farfan Award from the North American Spine Society. In 2014, Dr. Fehlings was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada and to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and in 2016 won the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mentor of the Year Award. In 2019, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, presented him with the Ryman Prize for his work enhancing the quality of life for older people, as well as the Vilhelm Magnus Medal for his contributions to the neurosurgery field. Website: http://drfehlings.ca

MARCELO CYPEL, MD MSc FRCSC

Dr. Marcelo Cypel is a Staff Thoracic Surgeon at University Health Network (UHN), Senior-Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is the Surgical Director Ajmera Transplant Centre and the Surgical Director of the Artificial Lung Program at UHN. He received his MD in 1999 and completed the general and thoracic surgery residencies in 2004. In 2005, he started his post-doctoral research fellowship at the Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories at TGHRI. He developed a new method of donor lung preservation and repair called Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP). This method is now used clinically in Toronto and many other centers. It has significantly increased the number of transplantable lungs. He subsequently performed three years of clinical fellowships in thoracic oncologic surgery and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto. During his training, he received 13 awards, including the McMurrich Award for the best fundamental science work by any level trainee (Department of Surgery) and the Annual Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship Achievement Award (Canadian Society of Transplantation). In 2019, he received the Research Excellence Award (Canadian Society of Transplantation), and the Nominee Award for Faculty of Medicine Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards (University of Toronto), in the Education Achievement Celebration program. Dr. Cypel and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee were recognized as the joint-winners of the UHN's 2018-2019 Inventor of the Year by the UHN Technology Development & Commercialization Office. They were honoured for the development of the Toronto EVLP System, a landmark advance in lung transplantation. Dr. Cypel has been invited as Presenter in more than 100 scientific meetings and has a large number of peer-reviewed publications as first or last author, including in the Science Translational Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Communications and The Lancet. His international leadership is also evident by chairing the Donation after Cardiac Death registry within the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. His main clinical and research interests are in artificial lung devices, EVLP, in vivo Lung Perfusion, and lung transplantation. He has secured substantial peer-reviewed funding over the last five years, including provincial and federal grants. Dr. Cypel holds the prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation (Government of Canada). He is also the principal investigator in very innovative clinical trials in Donation after Cardiac Death, localized chemotherapy to treat lung metastases, and semi-elective lung transplantation. Dr. Cypel is a member of several influential societies of Thoracic Surgery, Fellow from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

GOLNAZ FARHAT, PhD

Grants & Awards Editor

Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Golnaz Farhat earned her PhD (2016) from the Department of Medical Biophysics at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T. She has been working as a scientific writer and editor for the past four years. In early 2020, she joined the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Innovation at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine as the Grants & Awards Editor, where she provides editorial and grant development support to faculty applying for research funding.
 

SNEHA RAJU, MD PhD (c)

Dr. Sneha Raju is a second-year vascular surgery resident in the Surgeon Scientist Training Program working towards her PhD through the Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on determining the role of endothelial activation on microRNA communication within the atherosclerotic plaque, with a focus on identification of a novel therapeutic target in carotid disease. She is supervised by Drs. Jason Fish and Kathryn Howe at the Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network. Her research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Ministry of Health and PGME at the University of Toronto.
 

James T. Rutka, OC O Ont, MD PhD FRCSC FRSC FACS FAANS

Born in Toronto, and educated at Princeton University (1975-1977), and Queen's University Medical School (1977-1981), Dr. James Rutka did an internship at McGill University (1981-1982) before entering the University of Toronto Neurosurgery Training Program in 1982. His training included a research fellowship at the Brain Tumor Research Centre, the University of California San Francisco where he obtained his PhD in Experimental Pathology (1984-1987).

Dr. Rutka assumed his appointment in the Division of Neurosurgery, the Department of Surgery, the University of Toronto in 1990. He is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon whose clinical practice has been at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Rutka's primary research and clinical interests relate to the science and surgery of human brain tumors and epilepsy. He has over 500 peer reviewed publications.

In 1999, Dr. Rutka was promoted to Professor in the Department of Surgery, the University of Toronto, and was appointed to the Dan Family Chair in the Division of Neurosurgery -- a position he held until 2011. In 2009, he was the Honored Guest at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Meeting. In 2010 - 11, Dr Rutka served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In 2011, he became President of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery, President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. That same year, he was appointed as the RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. In 2013, he became the first Canadian to be appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery, and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Ontario. In 2015, he received the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize from the University of British Columbia, the Robert L. Noble Award from the Canadian Cancer Society, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2017, he received an honorary degree, Doctor of Science, from his Medical School Alma Mater, Queen’s University. In 2019, he received the Cushing Medal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the highest honor that the AANS can bestow on a member, and only the second Canadian to receive this.

Dr. Rutka is married to Mari Rutka. Together they have three children: Daniel, Hana and Marissa
 

CARI WHYNE, PhD FIOR

Dr. Cari Whyne is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Holland Bone and Joint Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute. She holds the Suzanne and William Holland Chair in Musculoskeletal Research and is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

The focus of her work within the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory is clinically translational bioengineering research. Dr Whyne’s research integrates biomechanical analyses with basic science and preclinical investigations, including extensive work in computational image analysis, micro-imaging and finite element modeling techniques. Her work also incorporates design, simulation, evaluation and clinical translation of novel less/minimally invasive surgical techniques and devices. The primary foci of Dr Whyne’s research are cancer in bone, spinal/lower extremity/thin bone biomechanics and fracture fixation/healing


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2021-04-12 19:00:00 2021-04-12 21:00:00 UTC Grant Writing Workshop This workshop is not MANDATORY but all residents in the SSTP should make a concerted effort to attend. The second workshop is a Grant Writing Workshop and will be held on Monday April 12 from 3 – 5 pm. This is for our SSTP residents’ benefit, to give them advise that will be tremendously helpful in writing grants and ultimately a successful submission.  GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP SURGEON SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAM (SSTP) RESIDENTS & NEW FACULTY MONDAY APRIL 12, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 PM 3:00 – 3:10 pm Welcome and Introduction: Michael Fehlings, James Rutka 3:10 – 3:25 pm – “How to Write a Persuasive Grant Proposal” Golnaz Farhat, PhD Grants & Awards Editor Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 5 min Q & A 3:30 – 3:45 pm – “Tips for Successful Grant Writing” Marcelo Cypel, MD MSc FRCSC Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation Surgical Director ECLS Program UHN Thoracic Surgeon, University Health Network Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Toronto 5 min Q & A 3:50 – 4:05 pm – “Grant Writing – Wisdom from the Young Investigator’s Initiative” Cari Whyne, PhD FIOR Director, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto 5 min Q & A 4:10 – 4:25 pm – “Grant Writing: A Young Investigator’s Perspective” Sneha Raju, MD PhD(c) PhD Candidate, Institute of Medical Sciences, Surgeon Scientist Training Program, University of Toronto Resident Physician, Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto 5 min Q & A 4:30 – 4:50 pm – Open Table Discussion with all Faculty and residents - Chaired by Michael Fehlings and including Marcelo Cypel, Golnaz Sneha Raju, James Rutka, and Cari Whyne Wrap-up Michael Fehlings   MICHAEL G. FEHLINGS, MD PhD FRCSC FACS FCAHS FRSC Michael Fehlings is Vice Chair Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. Fehlings is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, holds the Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, is a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute and a McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Fehlings is Co-Director of the University of Toronto Spine Program. He combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal surgery with a translationally oriented research program focused on discovering novel treatments to improve functional outcomes following spinal cord injury (SCI). He has published over 900 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Fehlings has received numerous prestigious awards including the Gold Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (1996), the Lister Award in Surgical Research (2006), the Olivecrona Award (2009) - the top award internationally for neurosurgeons and neuroscientists awarded by the Nobel Institute at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm for his important contributions in CNS injury repair and regeneration, the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal in Spinal Cord Injury (2012), and the Golden Axon Leadership Award (2012). In 2012, Dr. Fehlings served as the 40th President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and was honoured with the CSRS Presidential Medallion for outstanding leadership and contributions to cervical spine research. In 2013, Dr. Fehlings was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Honourable Stephen Harper, the H. Richard Winn Prize from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the Jonas Salk Award for Scientific Achievements from the March of Dimes Canada and the Henry Farfan Award from the North American Spine Society. In 2014, Dr. Fehlings was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada and to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and in 2016 won the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mentor of the Year Award. In 2019, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, presented him with the Ryman Prize for his work enhancing the quality of life for older people, as well as the Vilhelm Magnus Medal for his contributions to the neurosurgery field. Website: http://drfehlings.ca MARCELO CYPEL, MD MSc FRCSC Dr. Marcelo Cypel is a Staff Thoracic Surgeon at University Health Network (UHN), Senior-Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is the Surgical Director Ajmera Transplant Centre and the Surgical Director of the Artificial Lung Program at UHN. He received his MD in 1999 and completed the general and thoracic surgery residencies in 2004. In 2005, he started his post-doctoral research fellowship at the Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories at TGHRI. He developed a new method of donor lung preservation and repair called Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP). This method is now used clinically in Toronto and many other centers. It has significantly increased the number of transplantable lungs. He subsequently performed three years of clinical fellowships in thoracic oncologic surgery and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto. During his training, he received 13 awards, including the McMurrich Award for the best fundamental science work by any level trainee (Department of Surgery) and the Annual Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship Achievement Award (Canadian Society of Transplantation). In 2019, he received the Research Excellence Award (Canadian Society of Transplantation), and the Nominee Award for Faculty of Medicine Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards (University of Toronto), in the Education Achievement Celebration program. Dr. Cypel and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee were recognized as the joint-winners of the UHN's 2018-2019 Inventor of the Year by the UHN Technology Development & Commercialization Office. They were honoured for the development of the Toronto EVLP System, a landmark advance in lung transplantation. Dr. Cypel has been invited as Presenter in more than 100 scientific meetings and has a large number of peer-reviewed publications as first or last author, including in the Science Translational Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Communications and The Lancet. His international leadership is also evident by chairing the Donation after Cardiac Death registry within the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. His main clinical and research interests are in artificial lung devices, EVLP, in vivo Lung Perfusion, and lung transplantation. He has secured substantial peer-reviewed funding over the last five years, including provincial and federal grants. Dr. Cypel holds the prestigious Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Lung Transplantation (Government of Canada). He is also the principal investigator in very innovative clinical trials in Donation after Cardiac Death, localized chemotherapy to treat lung metastases, and semi-elective lung transplantation. Dr. Cypel is a member of several influential societies of Thoracic Surgery, Fellow from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. GOLNAZ FARHAT, PhD Grants & Awards Editor Office of the Vice Dean, Research & Innovation, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Dr. Golnaz Farhat earned her PhD (2016) from the Department of Medical Biophysics at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T. She has been working as a scientific writer and editor for the past four years. In early 2020, she joined the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Innovation at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine as the Grants & Awards Editor, where she provides editorial and grant development support to faculty applying for research funding.  SNEHA RAJU, MD PhD (c) Dr. Sneha Raju is a second-year vascular surgery resident in the Surgeon Scientist Training Program working towards her PhD through the Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on determining the role of endothelial activation on microRNA communication within the atherosclerotic plaque, with a focus on identification of a novel therapeutic target in carotid disease. She is supervised by Drs. Jason Fish and Kathryn Howe at the Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network. Her research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Ministry of Health and PGME at the University of Toronto.  James T. Rutka, OC O Ont, MD PhD FRCSC FRSC FACS FAANS Born in Toronto, and educated at Princeton University (1975-1977), and Queen's University Medical School (1977-1981), Dr. James Rutka did an internship at McGill University (1981-1982) before entering the University of Toronto Neurosurgery Training Program in 1982. His training included a research fellowship at the Brain Tumor Research Centre, the University of California San Francisco where he obtained his PhD in Experimental Pathology (1984-1987). Dr. Rutka assumed his appointment in the Division of Neurosurgery, the Department of Surgery, the University of Toronto in 1990. He is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon whose clinical practice has been at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Rutka's primary research and clinical interests relate to the science and surgery of human brain tumors and epilepsy. He has over 500 peer reviewed publications. In 1999, Dr. Rutka was promoted to Professor in the Department of Surgery, the University of Toronto, and was appointed to the Dan Family Chair in the Division of Neurosurgery -- a position he held until 2011. In 2009, he was the Honored Guest at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Meeting. In 2010 - 11, Dr Rutka served as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In 2011, he became President of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery, President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. That same year, he was appointed as the RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. In 2013, he became the first Canadian to be appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery, and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Ontario. In 2015, he received the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize from the University of British Columbia, the Robert L. Noble Award from the Canadian Cancer Society, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2017, he received an honorary degree, Doctor of Science, from his Medical School Alma Mater, Queen’s University. In 2019, he received the Cushing Medal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the highest honor that the AANS can bestow on a member, and only the second Canadian to receive this. Dr. Rutka is married to Mari Rutka. Together they have three children: Daniel, Hana and Marissa  CARI WHYNE, PhD FIOR Dr. Cari Whyne is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Holland Bone and Joint Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute. She holds the Suzanne and William Holland Chair in Musculoskeletal Research and is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. The focus of her work within the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory is clinically translational bioengineering research. Dr Whyne’s research integrates biomechanical analyses with basic science and preclinical investigations, including extensive work in computational image analysis, micro-imaging and finite element modeling techniques. Her work also incorporates design, simulation, evaluation and clinical translation of novel less/minimally invasive surgical techniques and devices. The primary foci of Dr Whyne’s research are cancer in bone, spinal/lower extremity/thin bone biomechanics and fracture fixation/healing Register in advance for this meeting:https://ejsestudio.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsfuyrpjwoGtQCEHF6Q8EoaSd_WvdQA3Mv Virtual webpac.noreply@utoronto.ca