Toronto Rehab's KITE taking rehabilitation science to new heights

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Designed to take the science of rehabilitation to new heights, KITE at UHN is replacing the current TRI Research Institute.

KITE - an acronym that stands for Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere - formally brings together the scientists, students and staff at the Research Institute under a new banner that focusses on finding solutions for people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. It will synchronize Toronto Rehab's academic direction, strategic priorities, research programs and commercialization efforts in the field of complex rehabilitation science. 

"This rebranding effort signals that we are heading in a new direction," says Institute Director Dr. Milos Popovic, who introduced the change yesterday to staff and guests in attendance at TRI Research Day. 

"We are no longer focusing exclusively on rehabilitation. We are embarking on a commercial sustainability program that capitalizes on our remarkable scientific and research capabilities."

The research arm at Toronto Rehab, a world leader in rehabilitation science, is one of the principal research enterprises at UHN, Canada's top research hospital with more than $350-million in total annual research expenditures.
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In Photo (UHN): On hand at TRI Research Day to introduce the change to staff and guests were (L to R) Dr. Mark Bayley, Physiatrist in Chief & Medical Program Director, Toronto Rehab, Dr. Milos Popovic, Research Director, Toronto Rehab, Gillian Howard, VP, Public Affairs and Communications, UHN, Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO, UHN, Dr. Brad Wouters, EVP, Science and Research, UHN, and Dr. Geoff Fernie, former TRI Research Director.