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Past news - 2013

We made headlines in 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Robert Harding, Chair of SickKids Board, named to Order of Canada
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Life at the Gilgan Centre: Exciting science, gorgeous views and great interactivity
Monday, December 30, 2013

Business as usual at SickKids during ice storm
Monday, December 23, 2013

Study finds African-Americans with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for end-stage renal disease
Thursday, December 19, 2013

All set for the future: The time capsule is in place
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Canadian researchers lead groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Operation HO HO HO: Canadian Forces give Santa’s elves a holiday lift
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Preterm babies with slower brain growth more likely to have slower cognitive, language and motor development as toddlers
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New study clarifies concerns regarding commonly used anti-nausea drug ondansetron
Monday, December 9, 2013

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health Addresses Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
Thursday, December 5, 2013

A fruitful fall for awards
Monday, December 2, 2013

From death sentence to chronic condition: SickKids celebrates 25th anniversary of HIV program
Friday, November 29, 2013

The results from Café Scientifique are in: Probiotics may have health benefits for all
Thursday, November 21, 2013

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health contributes to Global Investment Framework for Women’s and Children’s Health
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SickKids researchers receive funds to develop treatment for brain diseases and disorders
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ronald McDonald House Toronto and SickKids partner on a historic first for a Toronto hospital
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Disturbing the fetal brain during pregnancy impacts neural stem cell growth of offspring into adulthood
Thursday, November 7, 2013

SickKids wins platinum award from OHA for commitment to ensuring a quality health care workplace
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New SickKids facility provides innovative targeted cancer therapy closer to home
Thursday, October 31, 2013

SickKids once again a Top 40 research hospital
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SickKids brings innovative spirit to national conference
Thursday, October 24, 2013

SickKids researchers receive funds to improve child brain development
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SickKids supports transgender teens with opening of new clinic
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SickKids Chief of Research wins award for outstanding contributions
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SickKids wins top employer designation for third consecutive year!
Monday, October 21, 2013

SickKids CEO wins national award
Monday, October 21, 2013

Daneman receives lifetime achievement award from Canadian Diabetes Association
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SickKids scientists’ discovery makes common gel electrophoresis test more reliable
Monday, October 7, 2013

SickKids research benefits from Ontario government’s investment in personalized health
Friday, October 4, 2013

Dr. Ronald Worton to be inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SickKids appoints new President and CEO
Friday, September 20, 2013

Bracing prevents need for surgery in teens with scoliosis
Thursday, September 19, 2013

The water cooler effect at the Gilgan Centre
Monday, September 16, 2013

SickKids-led breast milk study receives prestigious grant
Monday, September 16, 2013

SickKids home to Women of Influence
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winning the polio wars: SickKids researcher contributes to global conversation
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SickKids and CAMH join forces – backed by $4.5 million investment in children’s mental health
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Study finds iron supplementation does not increase malaria-risk
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SickKids Takes Lead Role in Newborn Screening in Ontario
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Building excitement
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SickKids hosts all-star cast of global child health experts for forum on diarrhea and pneumonia
Friday, August 23, 2013

Canada’s first dream racer car arrives at SickKids
Friday, August 23, 2013

10K for SK!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Whole genome sequencing: Service focuses on eye, kidney, heart and autoimmunity for first two years
Monday, July 29, 2013

Robot a hit with students at Kids Science event
Monday, July 29, 2013

SickKids staff member has inside knowledge about ROM star attraction
Friday, July 26, 2013

SickKids tips for raising a Healthy & Happy heir
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Innovation is happening all over SickKids
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Delayed brain development may lead to brain injury in newborns with heart birth defects
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

First autism study to apply whole genome sequencing
Thursday, July 11, 2013

SickKids teens rocked the red carpet at Hollywood-themed prom event
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Storm Impact
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The origami art of protein folding
Friday, July 5, 2013

Judy Van Clieaf receives President’s Award
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

SickKids’ PI Prep School prepares post-doctoral research fellows for the working world
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Janet Rossant receives medal for achievements in developmental biology
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gene identified that directs the fertilized egg to develop into embryo and placenta
Thursday, June 20, 2013

SickKids and U of T accredit 706 paediatric nurses from Qatar
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Preschoolers’ eating behaviours are associated with cholesterol levels
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Little scores big at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Spending his first Father’s Day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Monday, June 17, 2013

Seven Toronto research organizations join new non-profit global alliance for the responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Emerging SickKids Global Child Health program contributes to major Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition
Friday, June 7, 2013

AMREF-SickKids Neonatal Care Management Training in Tanzania
Friday, June 7, 2013

Existing drug saves kidneys in rare disease
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flaxseed fails to deliver in new study
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wong to lead Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Learning Institute members help to train faculty in Malawi
Monday, June 3, 2013

Stinson receives two eHealth Innovation Catalyst grants
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SickKids Simulation Program receives accreditation
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cystic Fibrosis Month: SickKids is a leader in research
Monday, May 27, 2013

SickKids’ first neuroblastoma clinical and research fellow earns international recognition
Thursday, May 16, 2013

New license agreement means surgeons may soon ‘see around corners’
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Science Sensation at SickKids
Monday, May 13, 2013

Preventing common respiratory infection in preterm babies: NEJM study
Friday, May 10, 2013

SickKids celebrates the great work of its nurses
Monday, May 6, 2013

SickKids celebrates 100 years of happier smiles
Friday, May 3, 2013

$1.5M for Dr. Freda Miller’s stem cell research for brain injury
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

youandme - a game for good mental health
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Murals at SickKids create warm environment
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SickKids researcher receives Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health grant
Monday, April 29, 2013

Toronto’s three transplant hospitals conclude organ donor registration drive
Friday, April 26, 2013

Two SickKids-led research teams awarded Bioinformatics and Computational Biology grants
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank you to all our volunteers!
Monday, April 22, 2013

SickKids leads paediatric arm of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program
Monday, April 22, 2013

SickKids participates in the Tri-Hospital Organ and Tissue Donor Campaign
Thursday, April 18, 2013

SickKids opens health centre in Vaughan
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aiming to virtually eliminate the two top killer diseases of children worldwide
Friday, April 12, 2013

SickKids research in rare diseases to be presented at BIO International Convention 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013

Dr. Michael Taylor joins ‘Dream Team’ of childhood cancer researchers
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Study finds parent behaviour training first-course-of-action for preschoolers at risk for ADHD
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Top scientist under 40
Monday, April 1, 2013

SickKids co-hosts $150M funding announcement in personalized medicine
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mary McAllister returns to SickKids as Associate Chief, Nursing Practice
Friday, March 22, 2013

Dr. Blake Papsin appointed Chief of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Friday, March 22, 2013

Two SickKids Researchers Honoured with Canada Research Chairs
Friday, March 15, 2013

Patients become doctors-for-the-day at the SickKids Teddy Bear Clinic
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dr. Yaron Finkelstein recognized for Outstanding Contribution in Medical Toxicology Research
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Researchers discover new type of retinoblastoma in babies
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Plastic surgery department at SickKids is a leader
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lightening the load of chemotherapy for teens, one backpack at a time
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Screening for DNA-repair gene could predict rate of progress of Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy
Friday, March 1, 2013

New partnership aims to discover treatment to correct CF gene mutation in patients
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Care in the first 1,000 days helps a 1,000 ways
Friday, February 22, 2013

Dr. Astrid Guttmann appointed a CIHR Research Chair in Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Understanding a molecule that helps, but can harm
Friday, February 15, 2013

SickKids gets an out-of-this-world phone call
Friday, February 8, 2013

AMREF and SickKids Join Forces for Child Health in Tanzania
Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dr. Meredith Irwin honoured by Israel Cancer Research Fund
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cocaine use during adolescence changes shape and size of brain regions that govern drug-seeking
Thursday, January 31, 2013

TB bacteria hide in stem cells, protected from drugs and immune system
Thursday, January 31, 2013

GI tract bacteria may protect against autoimmune disease
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flu Advisory
Thursday, January 17, 2013

New research finds slower growth of preterm infants linked to altered brain development
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SickKids kicks off 2013 with two Leading Edge Fund grants
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 12 of 12
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stepping up information sharing
Monday, January 7, 2013