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Krembil Research Institute

Located at Toronto Western Hospital

One of the five research institutes comprising UHN, Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) is home to the research programs associated with the neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and urban and community health priority programs. Neuroscientists here explore the function of the nervous system as they develop treatments for spinal cord injuries, cerebral ischemia, vascular malformations, brain tumours, neurophthalmologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.


Krembil is also home to the Vision Science Research Program, a joint UHN/University of Toronto Program. The Program's research is directed to the following areas: molecular genetics of blinding eye diseases and brain disorders; treatment, biophysics and psychophysics of glaucoma; eye movement control mechanisms; neuronal damage; retinal degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Arthritis and associated degenerative diseases are the focus of the researchers in the musculoskeletal research program. Their investigations are aimed at revealing the causes of, and generating therapies for, these ailments.

Krembil researchers associated with the Healthy Connections program are seeking solutions to public and community health concerns. Toronto Western Hospital serves clients from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. At Krembil, they devise and study methods of education, prevention, health promotion and health care delivery in order to better serve this population.

Download a one-page fact sheet that highlights Krembil research advancements and statistics.


* Note: Data are accurate as of September 1, 2015. Metrics are calculated by considering data on all Researchers, which includes CCRU Investigators or Clinical Researchers as applicable. CCRU Investigators and Clinical Researchers are not formally appointed at the research institutes and are therefore not subject to the research institutes' scientific and performance reviews. Clinical Researchers are defined as UHN staff that are listed as principal or corresponding author on at least one publication in the 2014 calendar year, and/or held research funding over the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and/or are registered as lead investigator on an active research project through the CAPCR system between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015. Trainee counts reflect only those trainees supervised by researchers with a primary appointment at a research institute.

Snapshot: Krembil 2015*
  69 Apppointed Researchers
  208 Clinical Researchers
  149 Trainees
  275 Staff
  161,396 sq. ft Research Space
  855 Total Publications
  $44,528,119 External Funding

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