The Master of Science in Translational Health Sciences (MSTHS) program will foster partnerships between the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Nursing, Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), Windsor Cancer Research Group, WE Spark Health Institute, Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and St. Clair College, while training a new generation of clinical researchers. The MSTHS program will leverage existing University of Windsor research strengths in cancer biology, environmental health, and neuroscience, as well as the expanding network of clinical research being done via the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) and WE Spark Health Institute. Furthermore, this professional program will provide a new revenue stream for the University of Windsor and will become self- sustaining within a few years.
Student participation in clinical trials research at both University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital will also be an important step to growing the capacity for health care research in Windsor-Essex County, and will produce new scholarship for improving disease diagnosis and treatment. The involvement of MD clinicians and other health professionals from Windsor Regional Hospital in the MSTHS program will be essential to expanding collaboration between the hospital and university, and the newly established WE Spark Health Institute, which involves academics and clinicians from the University of Windsor and Windsor Regional Hospital.