Ahlexxi Jelen is a MHSc graduate in the Translational Research Program at University of Toronto. Her primary interests focus on human motivation and connecting innovation to strategic thinking and decision making. These interests have driven Ahlexxi to support health innovators navigate the complex health innovation ecosystem in Ontario. She is a BA (honors) graduate from Ryerson University in Psychology and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) under SOCRA. Ahlexxi has also received awards to support her research efforts, including an NSERC Undergraduate Research Award and Translational Research by Design Award from the University of Toronto.
She is presently a Clinical Research Lab Manager under the Medical Psychiatry Alliance at the Hospital for Sick Children. Ahlexxi works within a program of research that develops therapies and programs to support the quality of life and mental health of children with chronic health conditions and their families.
Robby Spring is a MHSc graduate in the Translational Research Program at University of Toronto. She is interested in helping health innovators navigate the complex health innovation implementation pathway in Ontario. She is a BSc (honors) graduate from the University of Western Ontario in Medical Biophysics, and a MSc graduate from the University of Toronto at the Institute of Medical Science, where she studied the interaction between functional MRI preprocessing choices and our cognitive interpretation of the data.
She is presently a Laboratory Manager in a NeuroInformatics and Neuroimaging lab at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. Her work at Baycrest includes: preprocessing and analyzing functional MRI data, lab administration and budgeting, and converting clinical paper case report forms into electronic versions. She also worked with the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance to develop the Toronto Cognitive Assessment (TorCA) iPad program, which has been implemented in the memory clinic at Baycrest and is being implemented at several other hospitals.