Planning & Evaluation
Do you need a safety program for your laboratory?
Technology Solutions
Do you require a coordinated approval process for biomedical research?
Planning & Evaluation
Does your research team need to prepare for a regulatory audit?
Does your lab staff require safety training?
Technology Solutions
Do you require customized data capture systems for clinical trials?
Planning & Evaluation
Do you require citation analysis to determine research impact?
Do you require tools to promote best practices in clinical research?

Welcome To Medrist

MedRIST is a collaborative platform that leverages the strengths of UHN’s specialized research support services to deliver a wide range of solutions to academic institutions, research and life science institutions. MedRIST offers expertise on research operation standards and leading practices, skills training programs, as well as on customized technology solutions that reduce administrative burden and facilitate regulatory compliance.

MedRISt Training

Training Solutions

MedRIST associates offer high quality, customized, results-driven training to organizations in academic, clinical and industry settings. They provide a breadth of exceptional training services delivered by subject-matter-experts who are also training professionals.

  • E-Learning Module Development
  • Plan and Manage Research Spaces
  • Quality Clinical Investigator Practices (QCIP) Training Program
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Project Management
  • Automated Training Requirements, Reporting, and Metrics for Regulatory Compliance

Technology Solutions

To support the growing complexities around research operations, we have developed a customizable suite of software tools. Our applications enable execution of work processes more efficiently and effectively. These applications embed process improvements in software solutions that optimize resource utilization.  

  • Coordinated Approval Process for Clinical Research (CAPCR)
  • Custom Software Solutions
  • Customized Web-Based Solutions
  • Privacy and Security Compliance Project Management
  • Tier 1 Support

Planning and Evaluation

Our team is comprised of seasoned healthcare professionals with broad experience in research laboratory services, animal resources, facilities planning & safety services, and technology solutions.  Our clients benefit from action-oriented planning & evaluation that is fully aligned with their financial and organizational goals. 

  • Preclinical Services
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Scientific Equipment Relocation
  • Laboratory Space Planning and Design
  • Research Performance Measurement
  • Glass Washing & Sterilization for New & Established Labs

Medrist Partners

Medrist Associates

Ruth Cawdron, MA

Research Program Planning and Analysis ManagerRuth develops assessment frameworks, survey tools, and analytics (quantitative figures of research activity, bibliometrics) for strategic planning, decision-making, and compliance.


Tony Goncalves, UHN

Tony Goncalves

Research Laboratories Services ManagerTony brings strategic & operational leadership in research laboratory services, including management of tissue culture media facilities & supply centre operations, glass washing, and autoclaving for complex research environments.


Manager for Clinical Research Support Systems at UHN, CAPCR Team Manager

Alex Karabanow

Clinical Research Support Systems ManagerAlex brings to MedRIST his extensive experience and leadership in research administration, Research Ethics Board (REB) operations, and research ethics administration, education, process and systems improvement.


Paul MacPherson, MBA

Director of Grants, Contracts, and Clinical Research ServicesPaul manages operational oversight of clinical research, frameworks for clinical trial contracts, harmonization in research admin, and coordinating multi-centre REB review.


Badru Moloo, DVM

Sr. Dir., Animal Resources CentreDr. Moloo supervises the logistical demands & needs of researchers using animal models, while maintaining the highest standards of ethical care, and drawing from his expertise & dedication in Laboratory Animal Science.

Ian McDermott, BSC, MOLB

Sr. Dir., Research Facilities Planning & SafetyIan specializes in providing laboratory-specific facilities planning; biological, chemical and general laboratory safety solutions; and scientific asset relocation for basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research laboratories.


Katie Roposa, BScN, MEd, RN, CMQ/OE

Director of Research Quality IntegrationKatie leads the RQI team in identifying/managing risks in clinical research, based on systems and process analysis; she leads the implementation of various quality initiatives & best practices for clinical research excellence.


Jose Mangles MANM, MAPA, LLM

Research Business Innovation ManagerJosé is responsible for driving innovation and promoting excellence in the conduct of research through business innovation, performance & operational management, and acts as the primary liaison between clients and MedRIST.


Cameron Orovan

Research Business Innovation SpecialistCameron’s expertise focuses on discovering opportunities in emerging markets while building superior relationships with clients. He liaise with stakeholders while assisting them navigate the full cycle of project management.


Henry A. Garcia, Marketing & Branding Strategist, MedRIST

Henry A. Garcia

Branding, Marketing, and Events StrategistHenry leverages his digital & traditional marketing efforts to create compelling visual identities, effective marketing elements, and delivers successful & integrated communications plans with metrics at their core.