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Research at Toronto hospital supported with $1M gift


Toronto, ON – A new wave of researchers at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital will benefit from a $1-million gift being provided by TD Bank Financial Group.

The gift establishes the TD Health Research Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. It positions a new generation of skilled scientists for growth and success through the research institute’s integrated research in areas such as colorectal cancer and other genomic investigation.

“At TD we believe that providing doctors and healthcare professionals with access to funds for research and continuous learning opportunities is one of the most effective ways to impact the well being of all Canadians,” says Jim Coccimiglio, senior vice president, commercial banking, TD Bank Financial Group. “We’re pleased to help Mount Sinai realize its goals of excellence in health research while supporting the training of tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare.”

The program will support 25 postdoctoral and clinical fellow researchers with competitive trainee stipends to conduct research in their areas of expertise. Fellows will be chosen competitively, recruiting only the best and the brightest from Canada and abroad.

“There has never been a more exciting time in discovery and clinical translation,” says Dr Jim Woodgett, director of the research institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. “This program will help train the next generation of scientists, and we are thrilled TD Bank is supporting both our academic commitment and the groundbreaking research we are doing.”