CPD Grant Recipients

CPD Advancement and Ideas Grants


  • Assessing Needs to Enhance Child and Youth Mental Health Care Education for Primary Care Professional Development (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Naima JavaidDepartment of Psychiatry; Collaborators: Dr. Stephanie Ameis, Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam; Dr. Javed Alloo, Dr. Peter Selby, Dr. Peter Szatmari
  • A Mixed Methods Study to Evaluate Creative Self-Efficacy after Creativity Training in a CPD Program (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Sasha Litwin, Department of PaediatricsCollaborators: Dr. Sean Park; Dr. Jabeen Fayyaz; Dr. Suzan Schneeweiss
  • Psychiatrists on Identifying and Addressing Unconscious Bias: Focus on Practitioner Behaviour and Organization Practice Change Implications (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Amy Gajaria, Co-PI: Dr. Shaheen Darani, Department of Psychiatry. Co-Investigators: Dr. Certina Ho, Dr. Fiona Rawle, Dr. Nikhita Singhal. Project Advisor: Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam


  • Exploring the intersections and paradigms of interprofessional education and quality improvement to advance continuing professional development. (Advancement Grant)
    Co-PIs: Dr. Joanne Goldman, Department of Medicine, Dr. Stella Ng, Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Co-Investigators: Farah Friesen, Maria Tassone, Tara Burra, Lindsay Baker
  • Patient and Family Partners as Teachers: Exploring the Perspectives of Storytellers to Inform Compassionate CPD Education (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Latika Nirula, Department of Psychiatry. Collaborators: Dr. Qian Wu, Dr. Brett Diaz, Dr. Sacha Agrawal
  • What do New Practitioners Need from Continuing Professional Development (CPD): A Case Study of Transition to Practice and Early Career Psychiatrists (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Michael Mak, Department of Psychiatry.  Co-Investigator: Dr. Certina Ho; Collaborators: Dr. Tracey Sarmiento, Dr. Mary Jane Esplen. Advisor: Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam
  • Assessing workplace bias towards Internationally Trained Health Professionals and its impact on resilience and wellness: A needs assessment study (Ideas Grant)
    PI: Dr. Petal Abdool Department of Psychiatry. Collaborators: Dr. Rola Moghabghab, Dr. Umberin Najeeb, Dr. Sophie Soklaridis. Advisor: Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam

CPD COVID-19 Response Fund (May 2020)

  • Re-Deployment in Response to COVID-19: Knowledge Mobilization for Occupational and Physiotherapy
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Sylvia Langlois. Team Members: Mylopoulos M, Switzer-McIntyre S, Tassone M.
  • Awareness and capacity strengthening of African rehabilitation professionals on COVID-19 to optimise health services in African contexts
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Lynn Cockburn. Team Members: Ngeh E, Chigbo N, Whitehouse Z, Mukaruzima L, Sichela J, Musago K, Kitur R, Lindelwa, Belay M, Kamere C, Shirima R.
  • Creating and Sustaining the Pivot to Virtual Primary Care: Implementation and Evaluation of the Virtual Care Competency Training Roadmap (ViCCTR)
    Principal Investigator(s): Drs. Nikki Woods, Risa Freeman. Team Members: Kulasegaram M, Mylopoulos M, Rowland P, Rojas D, Murdoch S, Grundland B, Papadakos T, Paul R, Moaveni A, Whitehead C.
  • Rapid Knowledge Mobilization in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Paula Rowland. Team Members: Lowe M, Tripp T, Richardson J, Anderson M, Oja L, Tavares W, Woods N, Ng S.
  • Evaluating Rapid Implementation of Educational Resources During a Pandemic: The Case of the Quick ICU Training for COVID-19 Initiative
    Principal Investigator(s): Drs. Ryan Brydges, Dominque Piquette. Team Members: Ng S, Onurya B, Spring J, Cuthbertson B.
  • Project Title: Experiencing Covid-19 through virtual reality: The patient’s perspective
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Lisa DiProspero. Team Members: Thomson H, Legere L, Harth T, Parzanese M, Rashleigh L.
  • Project Title: Rapid Upscaling of Psychiatric Virtual Care Education in Response to COVID-19
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. David Rojas. Team Members: Paul R, Whitehead C, Vigod S, Wasserman L, Barker L, Wright E.

CPD Research and Development Grant Recipients

December 2019

  • Toward evidence-informed gender-affirming medicine CPD: An evaluation of a free online education tool
    Dr. David Rojas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Co-Applicants: Kinnon Ross MacKinnon, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Yonah Krakowsky, Women’s College Hospital & Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Stella L. Ng, Centre for Faculty Development, Saint Michael’s Hospital. James Owen, St. Michael’s Hospital & Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Training for Excellence: Using a Multimodal Teleconferencing Platform to Coach Surgeons and Improve Intra-Operative Performance
    Dr. Allan Okrainec, Department of Surgery. Co-Applicants: Dr. Amin Madani, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Health Network Caterina Masino, Research Coordinator, Temerty/Chang Telesimulation Centre, University Health Network
  • A Clinical and Teaching Education Program for Pharmacy Preceptors- Partnering CPD and FD
    Dr. Karen Leslie, Department of Paediatrics. Co-Applicant: Debora Kwan, DFCM and Faculty of Pharmacy; Collaborators: Naomi Steenhof, Faculty of Pharmacy, David Dubins, Faculty of Pharmacy, Elnaz Haddadi Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • IDD competencies of practicing psychiatrists in Canada: A needs assessment study
    Dr. Anupam Thakur, Department of Psychiatry. Co-Applicants: Dr. Yona Lunsky, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Dr. Kerry Boyd, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University; Dr. Vikram Palanisamy, Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services Team Fraser, BC; Dr. Sophie Soklaridis, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • What Would Osler Think? An Evaluation & Development Project for an e-Journal Club for Psychiatrists and Residents of Psychiatry
    Dr. David Gratzer, Department of Psychiatry. Collaborators: Sanjeev Sockalingam, University of Toronto, Faisal Islam, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

June 2019

  • Simulation Training for Implementing an Opioid De-implementation Clinical Pathway

    Rosa Dragonetti, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Co-Applicant: Dr. Peter Selby. Collaborator: Dr. Latika Nirula

December 2018

  • “Simulation as a CPD Strategy: A Scoping Review”
    Dr. Dominique Piquette, Department of Medicine.
  • “Best Practices in Medicine: Evaluating the Impact of a Personalized audit and feedback portfolio on health care practitioners resource utilization”
    Dr. Rishi Seth, Department of Medicine. Co-applicants: Victor Tron, Ajay Kapur, Donna Arab-O’Brien
  • “Exploring unintended impact of CPD: Using a Utilization-Focused evaluation approach to inform program decision”
    Dr. Kathryn Parker, Department of Paediatrics. Co-applicants: Daniela Bellicoso, Maria Tassone, Belinda Vilhena, Lynne Sinclair
  • “Raising Awareness, Building Sensitivity, Co-Creating Strategies: An Innovative CPD Curriculum Pilot to Address Weight-Based Discrimination in Healthcare Through Lived Experience Educator Podcasts and Workshop”
    Dr. Ian Zenlea, Department of Paediatrics.

June 2018

  • “Has Safer Opioid Prescribing achieved its intended program objectives: Participation, Satisfaction, Learning, Competence and Performance?”
    Abhimanyu Sud and Kathleen Doukas, Department of Family & Community Medicine

December 2017

  • “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

June 2017

  • “Anesthesia Minute Multiple Choice Questions (AnMinMCQs)”
    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