Mentor, Alumnus

Kimberly Skead

Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Kimberly is a doctoral student in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research where she is focused on developing tools to identify patients at risk of cancer and heart disease. She previously completed a BSc at Trinity College in the University of Toronto where she studied Global Health and Genome Biology. Kimberly is the National Scientific Coordinator of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health platform, the Program Coordinator for the Canadian Data Integration Centre and the founder of the Ontario Rising Stars in Cancer Research Trainee Network. Kimberly is a case study mentor at the Reach Alliance, and an alum having investigated the mechanisms employed to increase birth registration rates in post-Apartheid South Africa. She is the recipient of the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Masters and Doctoral Scholarships from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award.