PHRI, in affiliation with McMaster University, has developed a comprehensive training environment for medical and research students. Young researchers come in through clinical or research fellowships or as Masters or Doctoral students. All of our Principal Investigators have superviseded graduate students or mentored young researchers at various times, resulting in a large number of research students (undergraduates, MSc, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral) that we have trained from within Canada and abroad. (Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, USA).
As an international research institute, the PHRI also routinely hosts international visiting scientists. By training those from abroad, and maintaining a mentoring relationship with them on a sustained basis, the PHRI contributes to the development of many internationally recognized scientists, facilitating research in many parts of the world, as well as supporting the next generation of Canadian scientists.
PHRI continues to build scientific strength through the recruitment and development of young researchers, as well as continuing support of established investigators. Opportunities at PHRI include financial support through the Young Investigator Fund, a program offered by the Hamilton Health Sciences Research Administration office.
PHRI is especially proud of its involvement in the creation of the CIHR-HOPE Scholarships. Through a patent purchased by Sanofi-Aventis, PHRI donated $3 million to CIHR who in turn matched the funds to create the Canada CIHR-HOPE scholarships. This scholarship funds researchers from South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to spend up to two years at a Canadian University. These scholars are required to return to their home institutions/countries to pursue research careers. To-date, 20 scholarships have been awarded and the PHRI has hosted several Canada-HOPE scholars.
The PHRI has established various training positions to build research capacity in Canada and internationally. Training positions are determined individually by each Principal Investigator. Trainees are supervised and mentored while working on PHRI research programs. Individuals partake in the conducting and organizing of clinical trials and epidemiological research studies. Typical training positions available include:
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