Scientific & Academic Chairs

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Canada Research Chairs

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program is a nationally funded program aimed at establishing Canada as a leading paediatric research and development nation by recruiting and retaining some of the world's brightest and talented minds.  The prestigious and highly competitive Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are awarded to senior investigators with a track record of innovative science and training the next generation of scientists, while Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are awarded to junior emerging leaders in science.

Temerty Paediatric Researchers currently hold 11 prestigious Canada Research Chairs:


Endowed Chairs

Our faculty are globally recognized for their scientific contributions and world-leading research and academic activities.  Many of our faculty are recognized for their scientific excellence and academic contributions with endowed chairs funded by individuals, companies or organizations, that enable them to continue leading research and academic activities in a wide range of paediatric disciplines.

  • Evdokia Anagnostou – Dr. Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism
  • Eric Benchimol – Northbridge Financial Corporation Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Zulfiqar Bhutta – The Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health
  • Catherine Birken – The Edwin S.H. Leong Chair in Child Health Intervention 
  • James Dowling – Mogford Campbell Family Chair in Paediatric Clinical Neuroscience 
  • Jill Hamilton – Mead Johnson Chair in Nutritional Science
  • Meredith Irwin – The R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics 
  • Tamorah Lewis – Sellers Chair in Pharmacology & Pharmacogenetics 
  • Jonathon Maguire – Lawson Chair in Patient Engagement in Child Nutrition
  • David Malkin – CIBC Children's Foundation Chair in Child Health Research 
  • Roberto Mendoza - The Women's Auxiliary Chair in Clinical & Metabolic Genetics 
  • Seema Mital – The Heart and Stroke Foundation Robert M. Freedom Chair in Cardiovascular Science 
  • Melanie Penner – Bloorview Childrens Hospital Foundation (BCHF) Research Chair in Developmental Pediatrics
  • Uri Tabori – Garron Family Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 2 
  • Donna Wall – Garron Family and Hatz Off 2 Kidz Chair in Childhood Leukemia Research
  • Jim Whitlock - The Women's Auxiliary Children Millennium Chair in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology 
  • Rae Yeung – Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Medicine 
  • Elizabeth DonnerBloorview Children’s Hospital Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience 
  • Manuel CarcaoHak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Medicine
  • Sumit Gupta - Garron Family Chair in Childhood Cancer Research 3
  • Shaun Morris - Mining4Life Chair in Global Child Health