Leadership Rehab Rounds


The Leadership Rehab Rounds (LRR) is a Rehab Sector* initiative that brings together students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and invited external experts to share detailed information about their completed projects, comprehensive research programs and current events topical for rehabilitation science.

Dr. Leif Simmatis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow | Dept. of Speech Language Pathology  | University of Toronto

TITLE: "Developing Digital Sensorimotor Biomarkers"

DATE: January 26, 2022

Each Leadership Rehab Rounds will consist of a maximum 40 minute talk, a 10 minute scientific question period and transition to an open-ended social allowing students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and external experts to carry forward the conversation. Presenters will range from senior students and postdoctoral researchers presenting results of completed projects and faculty presenting completed projects, program overviews, or topical commentaries and tutorials. Senior faculty presenters, including invited experts, are strongly encouraged to come prepared to share the successes and challenges of their professional journey with students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty.

The goals of the Leadership Rehab Rounds are to:

  1. Foster greater breadth and depth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the rehabilitation and related sciences,
  2. Meet curricular needs of RSI students;
  3. Promote collegial, critical scientific inquiry,
  4. Foster internal and external collaborative relationships and of course 
  5. Have fun!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all LRR's will be held virtually until further notice. Please visit the event page for login details.

*The Rehabilitation Sciences Sector is made up of four main departments:

For more details about each department, please visit their individual department websites.

Previous Rounds:


Dr. Hardeep Singh, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Assistant Professor | Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy | University of Toronto

March of Dimes Paul J.J. Martin Early Career Professor 

"Exploring Transition Experiences After Spinal Cord Injury" JAN 12, 2022 View
Dr. Shlomit Rotenberg

Assistant Professor | Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Institute for Life Course and Aging | University of Toronto

Adjunct Scientist | Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest 
"Older Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline Present Objective Problems in Everyday Life" DEC 8, 2021 Recording N/A

Dr. Mika Nonoyama

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences | Ontario Tech University
Health Clinician Scientist, Respiratory Therapy & Child Health Evaluative Sciences | SickKids
Assistant Professor (Status), Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Institute | University of Toronto

"Implementation Strategies used to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children" NOV 24, 2021 View

To access more recordings to our previous rounds!

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: rehab.sector@utoronto.ca