The University of Toronto welcomed the Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Roderick McInnes, for an open dialogue about the future direction of the funding council. The event was hosted by Professor Richard Hegele, the Faculty of Medicine’s Vice Dean of Research and Innovation, and McInnes was joined by CIHR’s Director General, Adriana Mota. More than 300 researchers participated in the forum, including 180 who participated in the online webcast.
In his opening remarks, McInnes identified three key priorities for the organization: a careful examination of the current review process for CIHR grants, a renewal of the leadership role played by CIHR’s 13 Institutes, and a review of Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).
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