Welcome to episode seven of Raw Talk. To kick off this month’s theme of « IMS Professional Programs », we feature the newest addition, the Translational Research Program in Health Science (TRP). Launched in 2015, the TRP aims to provide health care professionals and students with the tools and know-how to « transform research into tangible health benefits ». We sit down with Mr. Richard Foty, the program’s Network and Community Coordinator, to discuss the concepts that lie at the basis of TRP’s vision: knowledge translation, implementation science, and translational research.
Rich’s longstanding interest in translation research made him a key contributor to the program’s curriculum development and instruction. Further insights into the program’s implementation, successes, and challenges are offered by Director Dr. Joseph Ferenbok, in this week’s “Mentor’s Corner”. Dr. Ferenbok spearheaded the development and launch of the TRP, therefore knowing all the ins and outs of the program; he tells us a little more about the TRP’s unique vision and educational approach.
You’ll also hear from a group of the program’s students who talk about their capstone project, Timely, which aims to refine and streamline access to mental health care services at U of T, St. George Campus. There you have it, an episode full of delights! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Until, next time, keep it raw!