U of T takes on management of Massage Therapy Research Fund

January 19, 2016
The Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM) at the University of Toronto has been tasked to manage the Massage Therapy Research Fund, including the annual funding competition, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has announced.

The CIM is a collaboration of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, as well as The Scarborough Hospital. Dr. Lynda Balneaves, director of the CIM, will be directly responsible for the MTRF and managing the related annual competition. Balneaves is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at U of T. She is also a scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

"We are very pleased with this decision. We would like to thank the IN-CAM Research Network for their valuable work over the past years in effectively managing the MTRF and ensuring a high level and rigorous funding competition. Looking ahead, we are confident that the CIM will enable the MTRF to be applied to high-quality research on massage therapy in the coming years," said Corinne Flitton, CMTO's registrar and CEO.

The announcement regarding the CIM, which will oversee a minimum of two funding competitions, 2016 and 2017, was made to registrants and stakeholders on December 16, 2015.

For more information about the Massage Therapy Research Fund, go to the CMTO website.

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