CPD Research and Development Grants Program

The CPD Research & Development Grant competition is held twice annually. Grants up to a maximum of $5,000 are awarded to fund research relevant to the mission of CPD at University of Toronto. The grants are intended to support research and scholarly activities focused on the continuing professional development of practicing healthcare professionals. Continuing professional development (CPD) encompasses varied educational and developmental activities which licensed, practicing healthcare professionals undertake to maintain and enhance their knowledge, skills, performance and relationships in the provision of health care.

Research and scholarly activities aimed at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate or fellowship programs are not eligible for funding through this grant.

The CPD Research & Development Grants support projects that either directly relate to the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of continuing education for health professionals (educational innovations) or that generate new knowledge in these areas (research projects). Collaboration amongst health professions is encouraged.

Application Deadlines

April 30, 2018
​October 30, 2018

CPD Research and Development Grant Recipients:

December 2017

  • “D2 Lymph Node Dissection Surgical Skills Course with Ongoing Mentoring”
    Natalie Coburn, Department of Surgery
  • “Data and Lifelong Learning (LLL): Understanding Cultural Barriers and Facilitators to Accessing and Using Clinical Performance Data to Support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – in Radiation Oncology”
    Dr. David Wiljer: Department of Psychiatry

June 2017

  • “Anesthesia Minute Multiple Choice Questions (AnMinMCQs)”
    Dr. Peter Slinger – Department of Anesthesia

April 2014

  • “Development of Innovative Tools for Teaching, Training, and Fidelity Measurement of a Complex Intervention in Geriatric Mental Health”
    Joel Sadavoy, Virginia Wesson, Mary Chiu, LJ Nelles – Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital

January 2014

  • “An Online Flipped Classroom Experience in Continuing Professional Development”
    Stella Ng – Centre for Faculty Development, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • “Evaluating the Effectiveness of ‘The Rounds Table’, a novel Medical Podcast for Continuing Professional Education”
    Fahad Razak and Amol Verma – Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • “The Future of Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development in Psychiatry: How can they co-exist?”
    Sanjeev Sockalingam – Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • “Evaluating an Approach to the Competency-based Training and Assessment of Non-technical Skills in Surgical Residency”
    Teodor Grantcharov – Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital

September 2013

  • “Educating Clinicians on Critical IV Push Infusion Concepts Using Novel Visual and Interactive Training”
    Anthony Easty – Toronto General Hospital

April 2013

  • “Through the Eyes of the Beholder: Understanding physicians’ concepts of childhood obesity”
    Nicole Woods and Maria Mylopoulos – The Wilson Centre
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury and Homelessness: The educational needs of homeless shelter care providers”
    Jane Topolevec-Vranic – St. Michael’s Hospital

January 2013

  • “An Evaluation of Meaningful Family Involvement and Participation within the Online Course: Collaborating with families affected by concurrent disorders”
    David Wiljer – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • “Barriers to the Uptake of Surgical Telementoring: The perspectives of Canadian general surgeons”
    Allan Okrainec – Toronto Western Hospital

September 2012

  • “Neonatal Experience in Resuscitation for our Department (NERD): A randomized trial of the educational effectiveness of an interprofessional in-situ simulation training intervention compared with a standard clinical observership”
    Nicole Kester-Greene – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • “Stigma and Bipolar Disorder: A novel knowledge translation initiative”
    Sagar Parikh – Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Awards & Fellowships

CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. View last years awards winners.

Click on the name of the award to learn more.

Awards Deadline

Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).

Awards Eligibility

  • All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
  • Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
  • An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
  • An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.

Contact

Vashty Hawkins
(416) 946-7903
vashty.hawkins@utoronto.ca