Norman Rosenblum, Scientific Director

Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Dr. Norman Rosenblum is a professor of pediatrics, physiology, and laboratory medicine and pathobiology at the University of Toronto, and a pediatric nephrologist and senior scientist at the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He is the recipient of a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Developmental Nephrology. Dr. Rosenblum was recruited in 1993 as a clinician scientist at SickKids. Since then, the focus of his research has been the study of kidney development with the goal of better understanding the causes of kidney malformation, disease and failure in children. His lab has generated several models of human kidney-urinary tract malformation. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed original manuscripts and book chapters. He is deeply engaged in developing and managing career development programs for clinician-scientists. He founded and led the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program from 2001-2012. From 2009-2017, he served as Associate Dean, Physician Scientist Training in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and he is director of both the MD/PhD and Clinician Investigator programs. Dr. Norman Rosenblum was named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Rosenblum has a strong working relationship with CIHR: a recipient of the CIHR MD/PhD grant since 2010, he is also the recipient of a 2015 Foundation Grant to study kidney disease, the co-principal investigator of the Can-Solve CKD research network on overcoming chronic kidney disease, and serves on the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research National Steering Committee.

The Scoop on Sugar: New Research Findings on Sugar and Health

Successful recipients from a 2017 CIHR-INMD grant on Sugar and Health will provide an overview of their research and findings to date, emphasizing any knowledge translation and exchange activities that have arisen as part of their work and any policy implications arising from their work. This will be followed by a moderated Q and A session.