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. Janine Farragher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy | University of Toronto

TITLE: "Advancing Kidney Care Through a Rehabilitative Lens"

DATE: May 18, 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. Shannon Scratch, PhD
Clinician Scientist, Neuropsychologist | Bloorview Research Institute

"Interdisciplinary Intervention and Program Development for Youth with Acquired Brain Injury, Concussion, and their Families" MAY 4, 2022 View

Dr. Saul Cobbing, PhD
Visiting Professor in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Sector, University of Toronto | Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

"Lessons from Africa: Giving Rehabilitation a More Human Face" APR 20, 2022 View

Dr. Marina Wasilewski, PhD
Scientist at St. John's Rehab Research Program

Dr. Melody Nguyen, PhD
Physiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Larry Robinson, MD
Chief, Rehabilitation Services
John and Sally Eaton Chair in Rehabilitation Science
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

"Long COVID – the Lingering Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic" APR 6, 2022 View

To access more recordings to our previous rounds!

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