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Our Research //

The University of Toronto Psoriatic Disease Research Program undertakes both clinical and laboratory-based (translational) research projects which aim at improving the lives of our patients.

Clinical research is research in which people, or data from people, are studied to understand health and disease. Clinical research helps find new and better ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.

Translational research is research in which samples of tissue from people are studied in the laboratory, and the results are used to develop new ways to detect, diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.

Click on the boxes below to learn more about our current research projects.

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Translational Research


Our research is funded by peer-reviewed research grants from the following:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

  • Krembil Foundation

  • Arthritis Society

  • National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

  • Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA)

  • Canadian Association of Patients with Psoriasis (CAPP)

  • Arthritis Research Foundation

We could not undertake these important research projects without generous donations from the following:

  • Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation

  • Krembil Foundation

  • Menkes Family

  • David Green, Daphne Wagner, Lita Green and Mickey Green

  • Gabi and Maurice Weisfeld & Louis Weisfeld Foundation

  • John McBroom Dimitrieff

  • Bill and Ann Mackay

  • Gilad and Tracey Abrahami and Family

  • Celgene

  • AbbVie

  • Pfizer

  • Janssen

  • UCB

  • Amgen

  • Novartis

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