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. Shahriar SheikhBahaei

Independent Research Scholar and Chief | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), USA

TITLE: "Using Animal Models in Stuttering Research"

DATE: May 31, 2023

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:


Samira Omar
PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute | University of Toronto

"Confronting and Addressing Institutionalized Racism in Rehabilitation Research and Practice for Black People with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Critical Race Perspective" May 17, 2023 N/A

Dr. Monika MolnarAssistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

"An OG EDI approach in SLP: The case of bilingual populations" MAY 10, 2023 View

Dr. Graeme Donald
Lecturer, University of Manchester

Dr. Kelly Birtwell
Research Fellow, University of Manchester

"Mindfulness-Based Approaches for People Living with HIV" MAY 3, 2023 View

To access more recordings to our previous rounds!

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