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News: Three New Research Chairs Honoured at the University of Toronto

In a joint event hosted by Bloorview and the University of Toronto, Dr.Patricia McKeever, Dr. Darcy Fehlings and Dr. Colin Macarthur were honoured as the recipients of three new research chairs. 

The event took place on January 24th in Hart House at the University of Toronto.  The evening highlighted Bloorview as a leader in research and innovation in the field of childhood disability to a crowd of health-care professionals, government officials and the University of Toronto community. 

University of Toronto President David Naylor spoke at the event and applauded Bloorview for its rapid progress since becoming affiliated with the university, just five years ago.

Commemorative plaques were unveiled at the event.  Each new research chair, Dr. Patricia McKeever in Childhood Disability Studies, Dr. Darcy Fehlings in Developmental Paediatrics and Dr. Colin Macarthur in Paediatric Rehabilitation will have their plaques displayed at Bloorview in honour of their achievements in their respective fields.

The research chairs represent endowments of $7 million and marks the most significant announcement and investment in the Bloorview Research Institute’s short three-year history. This major announcement truly puts Bloorview on par with other hospital-based research institutes, allowing Bloorview to continue improving the quality of life for children with disabilities worldwide by uniting research, teaching and clinical practice to bring about the most innovative, evidence-based treatments and programs. 

 

Making Research a Priority for Kids with Disabilities - Bloorview Kids Rehab announces three new research chairs

Contact:

If you’d like more information on Bloorview’s new Research Chairs, please contact:

Louise Kinross, Communications Manager
Tel: 416-424-3866
E-mail: lkinross at bloorview dot ca*(see Note below)

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