Drs. Silverman are committed to support research activity of our students and our faculty engages in research projects at the forefront of biomedical research through national and international collaborations. Participation in research offers our students a competitive edge and enhances our student academic experience.
Undergraduate students who take BIOB98 or BIOD98 Supervised Research Project courses at University of Toronto Scarborough campus can do their research project under the supervision of Drs. Silverman.
Areas of research include identification and validation of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer as well as mechanisms of learning and memory.
Bioinformatics research projects are also available.
any students are also involved in literature research projects on various diseases. Students prepare poster and oral presentations, as well as awareness brochures.
Many postdoctoral fellows, residents, graduate, and undergraduate students, students who take the Service learning and outreach course at University of Toronto Scarborough under the supervision of Drs. Silverman, as well as selected college students are involved in teaching and research activities .
Teaching assistant positions are offered for every course offered and are very competitive. Previous teaching or tutoring experience as well as previous background in the field are required.
Many IMGs are also involved in teaching advanced USMLE courses that are part of our program.
The Flowers for Cures campaign initiated by Drs. Lorelei and Rosalind Silverman and the Models of Diseases club at the University of Toronto is an awareness project in which every month pre-medical students and IMGs create a brochure about a disease with a flower as a symbol for the hope to cure that disease. We increase awareness in social media, distribute brochures and seeds in the community, organize information sessions about the diseases and prevention, cure, and state of research, and help NGOs fund raise for research in support of finding a cure for that disease.
We plant flowers that we have celebrated for the past year. Pre-medical students from the GTA, high school students, Service Learning and Outreach U of T Scarborough students, and IMGs are joined by members of the Toronto community in planting flowers and educating the public about various diseases. Check our blog for details about our Flowers for Cures campaign. http://modelsofdiseases.wordpress.com