Alumni Newsletter - University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine
MARCH 2016
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Dr Angela Punnett What’s the New Foundations Curriculum all About?
With more focus on independent study and case-based learning in small groups versus traditional lectures, you might think it’s unstructured and a bit aimless. One alumna found the opposite.
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Prof. Graham Collingridge Collingridge Wins €1M Brain Prize — the “Nobel of Neuroscience”
Professor Graham Collingridge has been awarded the world’s most valuable prize for brain research.
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Dr. Robert Madan Doctors’ Notes: Reducing the Risk of Late-Life Mental Illness
With older adults now outnumbering children in Canada, the mental-health needs of aging is a growing concern. While we still have much to learn, there are some things we can do to reduce the risk.
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U of T Researchers lead Cancer-fighting dream team U of T Researchers Lead Cancer-Fighting Dream Team
When Canada assembles a research “Dream Team” to fight brain cancer, they turn to the leading researchers in the U of T Faculty of Medicine.
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Peter Singer Peter Singer, MD’84, PGME’87
Peter Singer is well known around the world for his creative solutions to some of the most pressing global health challenges.
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Medical College A Glimpse into the Faculty’s Living History
Faculty of Medicine: A brief history of curriculum development from 1887 – 1932
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Dr. Samuel Leitenberg A Scholarship to Recognize Humanitarian and Patient-Centred Care
When Dr. Samuel Leitenberg, MD’74 passed away, friends and family came together to raise over $70,000 to establish an award that would celebrate his life’s work and unwavering commitment to his patients.
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Shelley Gaultier Alumna Inducted into the New Toronto Sports Hall of Fame
Shelley Gautier, BSc (PT)’95: Female Athlete of the Year with a Disability
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Daffydil 2016 Daffydil
For over 100 years, students at the Faculty of Medicine have been performing in Daffydil, a spectacular theatrical production, to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Health Arts and Humanities program Health Arts & Humanities Program
The HAH is for clinicians and trainees from all disciplines to facilitate the exchange of ideas, practices and research at the University of Toronto and beyond. Join our robust, inter-professional/multi-disciplinary community.
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Campaign to date:
$453,659,698* of  $500,000,000

of our Campaign total has been generously donated by our alumni
*as at March 8, 2016
Everyone's an Outlier
Everyone’s An Outlier
The more we know about nutrition and genetics, the more “outliers’ we find. A glimpse at some of the ways our diet clashes with our DNA.
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Dr. Meb Rashid

Delivering Health Care to Syrian Refugees
How University of Toronto doctors and students came together to provide care for Syrian refugees.
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March 14, 2016   Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Community Reception at USCAP, Seattle.
Acceptances only at:
February 20, 2016   U of T Alumni & Friends Reception at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal
Please register on the CCME Event Registration Page
May 11, 2016   Physiology Macallum Lecture & Alumni Reception, Toronto
Acceptances only at: or by phone 416-978-7142
May 12, 2016   Department of Otolaryngology Percy Ireland Dinner
Please register at:
6 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3H2
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