A CIHR Training Program in bridging scientific domains for drug safety and effectiveness.
Welcome to the CIHR Drug Safety & Effectiveness Cross-Disciplinary Training (DSECT) Program!
This training program bridges clinical therapeutics, active surveillance, administrative datasets, research methods, health services and policy, pharmaceutical policy, meta-analysis, and knowledge translation to better understand choosing, using, and losing medications within the context of drug safety and effectiveness.
As drugs become more expensive and more personalized, drug policy decision-making faces new and more difficult challenges. Effective solutions to challenging post-market medication issues are more likely to be generated when looking through a broad lens. To address these challenges, there is an urgent need to train scientists who can generate research to inform better pharmaceutical treatments, practices and policies related to post-market drug safety and effectiveness.
DSECT 2021-2022 Applications Now Closed
Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to the DSECT program for the year 2020-2021. The applications are currently under review.
DSECT/DSEN Monthly Seminar Series will resume in January 2021!
On behalf of the DSECT program team, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Check back here for information when the DSECT/DSEN monthly seminar series resumes on January 28 2021!
DSECT 2021-2022 Trainee Applications now open!
The Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 DSECT program has been officially released!* Information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found throughout this website.