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A man holding a newborn son.

February 6, 2023

Higher paternal preconception BMI linked to childhood growth in male children

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers find preconception BMI in fathers increases the odds of being overweight and obese in children assigned male at birth.

A scan of a brain stem showing a pattern of brain calcifications.

February 1, 2023

Researchers identify CLDN5 variants as the genetic cause of rare neurogenetic syndrome

A research team has used genetic sequencing to uncover the cause of a rare neurogenetic syndrome.

Vivien Thomas

January 31, 2023

Cardiac procedure renamed at SickKids in honour of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

SickKids officially renames life-saving cardiac procedure at the hospital to honour the contributions of laboratory technician Vivien Thomas.

A worm's eye view of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The text reads, "SickKids is one of Canada's top 40 research hospitals. #1 for Hospital Intensity. #2 for Researcher Intensity."

January 31, 2023

SickKids continues to rank as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2022

SickKids ranks first for hospital intensity and second for researcher intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.

A group of about 20 people sitting around a table in a boardroom. Many of them have their laptops open or looking toward a large screen at the front of the room that is displaying a presentation slide.

January 26, 2023

SickKids study demonstrates how comprehensive genetic sequencing informs a new standard of cancer care

SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) program conducts comprehensive sequencing for 300 young patients with cancer in first for Canadian precision oncology.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Lee-Anne Pires smiles in front of a light blue background with images of flowers and skylines.

January 19, 2023

How “Our Kind of Nursing” is adopting a strengths-based approach to care

SickKids is one of five institutions pioneering Strengths-based Nursing and Health Care — a new standard of care that recognizes the strengths of every member of a child’s care team.

(left to right) Dr. Ronald Cohn, Member of Parliament (MP) Adam van Koeverden, Dr. David Malkin, Dr. Jim Whitlock, Adrienne Co-Dyre, Helena Kirk, Dr. Fei-Fei Liu, MP Pam Damoff

January 18, 2023

Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium launches to advance research in paediatric cancer care

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $23 million to establish the first Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium.

January 12, 2023

SickKids increasing surgical activity

SickKids has capacity to begin increasing surgical activity as of January 16.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

A women holding an infant while a doctor with a clipboard sits in front of them.

January 9, 2023

Study finds higher pre-pregnancy body mass index may be linked with faster infant growth

A new study suggests preconception maternal body mass index may be associated with faster growth rates for infants up to four months old.

January 5, 2023

SickKids lifts Code Grey with 80 per cent of priority systems restored

The Code Grey that was called in response to a cybersecurity incident has been lifted with the vast majority of priority systems recovered.

January 1, 2023

SickKids aware of and assessing decryptor following cybersecurity incident

SickKids is currently assessing the use of a decryptor given restoration efforts are progressing well.

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