The Lung Association takes pride in nurturing talent from the beginnings of a researcher’s life. It is imperative that these researchers receive every opportunity to grow not only as researchers, but as communicators and collaborators.
To this end, The Lung Association along with Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) have co-developed RENASCENT (Respiratory National Scientist Core EducatioN) training program that provides trainees and young investigators with opportunities to practice soft skills that complement their scientific acumen. The RENASCENT Program has two components: PRactical Education Program (PREP) and annual training workshops.
The annual training workshops allow the trainees to improve their communication, grant writing and advocacy skills among others. Past workshops have included: Knowledge Translation, Communicating Research to the Media, Grant Writing and Communicating Research to Health Policy Makers.