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.
- CPD Research and Development Grant – Overview and Eligibility
- CPD Research and Development Grant – Budget Guidelines
CPD Research and Development Grant – Application (PDF)
CPD Research and Development Grant – Application (DOC)
April 30, 2018
October 30, 2018
CPD Research and Development Grant Recipients:
- “Understanding Continuing Professional Mentorship Needs: A Needs Assessment Study to Inform the Development of a Community of Practice”
Marlene Taube-Schiff, Department of Psychiatry
- “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”
David Wiljer: Department of Psychiatry
- “Anesthesia Minute Multiple Choice Questions (AnMinMCQs)”
Peter Slinger – Department of Anesthesia
- “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
- “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
- “Educating Clinicians on Critical IV Push Infusion Concepts Using Novel Visual and Interactive Training”
Anthony Easty – Toronto General Hospital
- “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
- “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
- “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.
Colin R. Woolf Award for Long Term Commitment to Continuing Education
Colin R. Woolf Award for Continuing Education Course Direction
Colin R. Woolf Awards of Excellence for teaching, innovation and long-term commitment to continuing education
Dave Davis Research Award recognizes an outstanding completed research project in continuing education and professional development in the Faculty of Medicine.
David Fear Fellowship awarded to a Faculty of Medicine faculty member to attend an educational leadership course
Fred Fallis Award in Distance Education recognizes an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals.
Interprofessional Health Care Team Continuing Education Award recognizes excellence in interprofessional team CE and PD designed to enhance interprofessional team practice to improve health care delivery.
Ivan Silver Innovation Award recognizes a CPD initiative developed and delivered by a University of Toronto faculty member or team
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).
- 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.