Call for Applications: Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program


Drug therapy problems are common, largely preventable, clinically harmful and an ever increasing burden on our healthcare system. The CIHR-funded Drug Safety and Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) program meets an urgent need to train scientists who can generate research to better
inform pharmaceutical treatments, practices, policies, and surveillance related to post-market drug safety and effectiveness (DS&E).

This innovative program fosters an interdisciplinary, multi-pronged approach to acquire knowledge related to the use of administrative data in DS&E research, network meta-analysis, applying the techniques of active
surveillance to DS&E challenges, novel methods in DS&E research, pharmacogenomics, understanding the life cycle of a pharmaceutical, and knowledge translation.

Trainees from a wide range of scientific disciplines (e.g., pharmacy, epidemiology, health policy) are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 17, 2020
Program year: April 2020 – March 2021

For more information and to apply online please visit the DSECT website or contact:

Lisa Dolovich, Principal Investigator and Program Director
Phone: 416-978-6608

Andrea Massey, DSECT Program Coordinator
Phone: 416-946-7599

The DSECT Program Flyer can be accessed here.

Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network website update

The DSEN website has recently been updated with the latest ongoing research and funding opportunities information. You can access DSEN’s research projects list here and the funding information here.   

For more information, please visit the DSEN website.