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UHN Research Snapshot 2014
Researchers: 883
Postdoctoral Fellows: 675
Graduate Students: 767
Support Staff: 1628
Research Space: 981,953 sq. ft.
Publications: 2910
Total Funding: $344,384,007

University Health Network (UHN) is the largest research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN). The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.

University Health Network (UHN) comprises four hospitals:

  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM Cancer Centre)
  • Toronto General Hospital (TGH)
  • Toronto Rehab (TR)
  • Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)

Research at UHN is conducted across five research institutes:

  • PM Cancer Centre
  • Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (Techna)
  • Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI)
  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
  • Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)

Vision and Priory Platforms
The vision of UHN Research is to have global impact in biomedical and health care research.

To achieve this goal UHN supports:

  • Innovative research programs held to high standards of accountability
  • Strong research teams encouraged to pursue scientific excellence and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Dedicated Research Solutions and Services (RSS) combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure

UHN Research is committed to the following areas of scientific focus—priorities that have been identified as having the greatest potential impact:

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Medical Technology
  • Informatics and Patient Information & Assessment
  • Health Services Research
  • Mechanisms of Disease