Driven to pursue the knowledge that makes all our lives better.
By participating in the 2017 Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, you make it possible for world-leading researchers at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals to continue to push the boundaries of science across a wide range of programs:
Arthritis Program:Dr. Nizar Mahomed and his team are working with scientists to develop early diagnosis and new treatments, while Dr. Raj Rampersaud and Dr. Christian Veillette are building a new care model and predictive tool that will reduce wait times from months to weeks and help determine the right treatment for each patient suffering from joint pain and arthritis.
Diabetes Program:Drs. Minna Woo and Gary Lewis are driving forward basic science and clinical discoveries that will transform patient care in the Sun Life Banting and Best Diabetes Clinic at UHN, and one day, potentially, cure diabetes.
Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute:Dr. Allan Slomovic is investigating how limbal stem cells respond after being transplanted to rebuild the cornea to prevent extreme pain and blindness.
Krembil Neuroscience Centre:Dr. Frank Silver is implementing and monitoring clinical trials in stroke, and exploring how to improve care for stroke patients through regional organized care.
Transplant Program:Dr. Shaf Keshavjee is finding new ways to repair and regenerate damaged lungs, while Dr. Ian McGilvray is transforming how we treat and cure liver disease.
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre:Dr. Phyllis Billia is exploring how to reverse heart failure by using genetic preprogramming to coax the heart to heal itself.
Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, donors, participants, chefs and wine makers, Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival has raised more than $21.2 million since 2005.