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SickKids named top Canadian health-care institution among world’s top 200 in biomedical sciences (Wednesday, June 5, 2019)
SickKids is pleased to be among the Top 200 Healthcare Institutions in this year’s Nature Index 2019 Biomedical Sciences. SickKids ranked number 27 of health-care institutions globally.
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Peter Gilgan Foundation donates $100 million – largest single gift ever to SickKids (Monday, June 3, 2019)
Today, an unprecedented gift of $100 million donated by the Peter Gilgan Foundation, was announced at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). This is the largest single gift ever to SickKids. Together with donations made to other hospitals and health-care organizations to date, this makes Peter Gilgan and the Peter Gilgan Foundation the largest benefactor to health care in Canada.
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Ontario paediatric emergency departments order fewer low-value imaging tests than US counterparts (Monday, June 3, 2019)
Lower use of imaging tests in Ontario paediatric emergency departments was not associated with higher rates of poor outcomes, suggesting that use may be safely reduced in the United States, according to a new study by researchers at ICES and SickKids.
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Taking a scientific perspective to new heights: Doors Open 2019 at the PGCRL! (Tuesday, May 28, 2019)
As part of Doors Open Toronto 2019, we opened the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning to the public! This year, visitors were invited to roam through the Gallery and were given the opportunity to take their perspective to new heights with a view from the 19th floor interactive space.
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His Royal Highness The Duke of York visits SickKids (Monday, May 27, 2019)
His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Royal Patron of SickKids Foundation, visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on Friday, May 24, 2019. This was his second visit to the Hospital as Royal Patron of SickKids Foundation; his first visit was in 2009.

SickKids in the headlines

Kids in poorer areas of Ontario face greater risk of getting hit by cars: study (The Canadian Press via CTV News)

Tackling food-related allergies and what to do about them (CBC News: The National)

New research into child brain cancer (CTV News Toronto)

AI researcher, Russian history specialist among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize (The Globe and Mail)

Five-year-old with rare disease enjoying 'small miracles' after transplant (CTV News)

Canadian researchers hope new drugs possible for hardest-to-treat brain cancer (The Canadian Press via Globe and Mail)

Comfort, Ask, Relax, and Distract system eases kids' vaccine fears (Toronto Star)