Health Care + Society

Students work in a simulation lab at the Faculty of Dentistry. (Noreen Ahmed-Ullah)

The University of Toronto is internationally renowned as the birthplace of insulin in 1921, a discovery that changed the lives of millions. In the hundred years since, researchers at the University have invented the world’s first electronic pacemaker, discovered transplantable stem cells, and identified genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s, revolutionizing health-care delivery in Canada and globally.

Federal and provincially supported research has allowed our faculty and students to advance health care. The University’s researchers are working at the intersection of health-care research and policy, ensuring that advances in AI, for example, increase both efficiency and accountability to patients.

As well as public support, our work has been recognized by our generous private donors, including the Rogers family and the Labatt family.

U of T funds 31 research projects through Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund

The University of Toronto will support 31 research projects through the $8.4-million Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund – set up less...

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Nine U of T researchers receive federal grants for COVID-19 projects

Murty is the recipient of a $666,667 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that will go towards...

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U of T launches podcast focusing on COVID-19 public health challenges

A new podcast hosted by the University of Toronto’s Vivek Goel offers timely and reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Action fund will support rapid research efforts on COVID-19

U of T is launching an action fund to support research that will make near-term contributions to the fight against...

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U of T students offer help on the home front

Knowing the toll the outbreak would take on the health-care system, U of T Faculty of Medicine students organized their...

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Firm founded by U of T researchers to produce ventilators for COVID-19 patients

A company founded by two University of Toronto researchers will be manufacturing a portable ventilator that could help Canadian patients...

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U of T researchers receive funding to develop AI-powered microrobots

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research have received a funding boost to help...

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U of T's Faculty of Dentistry aims to make its admissions process more welcoming

In an effort to improve the experience of prospective students, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is taking steps...

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Black History Month: U of T's community members talk about work and representation

In honour of Black History Month, the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine is celebrating the many Black members of...

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Online Therapy can benefit patients with lingering symptoms of depression - UTSC Study

An online version of a pioneering therapy aimed at reducing the lingering symptoms of depression can offer additional benefits for...

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