‘Cell Signals’ is a program for training and research in the field of cell signaling administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research or CIHR. The program works to provide support and means for funding to doctorate students interested in careers in health research. With the skills and knowledge provided by the Cell Signals program, the promising new leaders in cell signaling science can be nurtured and developed for the future…today.
The training programs we host at CIHR encompass a broad range of disciplines, encompassing biomedical, social, and environmental research and study. All of these facets have a significant effect on the health and well-being of Canadian individuals and on society as a whole. With the complex issues facing each of these fields, our programs have been developed specifically to provide an effective training ground from which the bright new minds of the next scientific generation may be nurtured.
In developing practitioners for the next generation of cell signaling research, we at CIHR focus on educating students on an interdisciplinary approach that involves a keen understanding on the actions and effects of cell signaling systems. Our programs enable and assist students in the development of new concepts for the management and treatment of a variety of inflammatory conditions. Because these conditions are usually accompanied by pain, our programs cover training in pain management therapies that involve the controlled targeting of the cell signaling systems from which pain originates.
Cell signaling research is a particularly promising and rewarding field of study. The actions of signaling pathways in the brain have only recently been the subject of intense focus by the medical science community, and CIHR is right at the forefront of the education and training sector. The potential value of cell signaling in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of health conditions such as skin cancer and brain tumors make it a field of study worth exploring, and our Cell Signals program at CIHR provides you with the ideal opportunity to do so.