End of Program Celebration!

End of Program Celebration!

As we look back on DSECT, we celebrate 12 years of training future scientists on drug safety and effectiveness research and the accomplishments of our alumni, many of whom are still working in this field. During the course of the program, our trainees were exposed to many aspects of drug safety and effectiveness research and research skill building opportunities that would train them for a future in this field. DSECT met an urgent need to train scientists who can integrate concepts and findings across the drug discovery, applied clinical practice and policy spectrum. In doing so, the program successfully trained 205 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from 18 institutions across 8 provinces in Canada. Many alumni of the program are leading drug safety and effectiveness research within academia, government, and industry today.

As DSECT winds down this month, we celebrated the successes of the program on March 31, 2023. If you missed it take a look at the video below!

DSECT End of Program Celebration Recording

Messages from Mentors

Congratulations to DSECT leadership, faculty and students on an excellent run of CIHR funding. The DSECT program is an innovative example of early adoption of online communication technology, thoughtful training techniques and assessment methods. It offered focused training in pharmacoepidemiology topics that was very useful for trainees from a multitude of backgrounds varying from wet lab to clinical to epidemiologic research, to round out their knowledge, skills and experience. We miss DSECT already, wish colleagues all the best in future endeavors and hope for DSECT-2 to come to pass! – Anne Holbrook