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Funding high-impact initiatives based on measurable impacts on health outcomes to create value, the spread and scale-up of promising innovations and sustain successful inventiveness seems like an obvious innovation strategy. What are the barriers to funding systematic translational research and how can we develop mechanisms that support systematic and value-driven translation?


David Naylor is Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He served as President from 2005 to 2013 and was previously Dean of Medicine (1999-2005), founding Director of Clinical Epidemiology (1990-96) at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, and founding Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (1991-98).  

Milos R. Popovic is the Directorof KITE, Research Enterprise of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network.  He is also a Professor (Tenured) in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Popovic is the co-founder and director of (i) MyndTec; (ii) the Centre for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) at the University Health Network and the University of Toronto; (iii) the CRANIA Neuromodulation Institute at the University of Toronto; and (iv) the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association.  He is also the founder of the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network.  Dr. Popovic held the Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research appointment from 2007 until 2017.

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