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January 21, 2021

News release: Updated COVID-19 school operation guidance document released by SickKids-led group

Experts stress that in-person school with strong application of the recommended enhanced infection prevention and control strategies and a robust testing strategy is the best option for children of all ages.

January 21, 2021

Full document: COVID-19: Guidance for School Operation during the Pandemic

SickKids-led group of Ontario experts updated their guidance document on school operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most significant changes include testing recommendations, enhanced physical distancing and non-medical mask use, emphasis on cohorting and updates to the section on mental health and wellness.

January 19, 2021

Choosing the future of paediatrics wisely

Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief at SickKids, shares his perspective on why paediatrics has been slow to embrace the Choosing Wisely movement to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

January 14, 2021

New study reports on secondary impacts of COVID-19 measures on hospital care for paediatric patients and families

Measures to preserve hospital capacity and reduce spread during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in broad social and clinical impacts on paediatric patients and families.

January 8, 2021

SickKids statement on deferring in-person school attendance

Taking the time now to focus on lowering the level of community transmission and enhancing in-school mitigation strategies is critical to ensuring everyone’s safety.

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January 8, 2021

International team of researchers define criteria for elusive goal of stem cell biology

A team of researchers have now established criteria to assess whether a mouse stem cell line shows true totipotency, a long-sought goal of stem cell biologists around the world.

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January 4, 2021

Brain cancer linked to tissue healing, study finds

Brain tumours might arise when tissue does not heal properly— a finding that opens up new ideas about how cancer develops and how to combat it.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

December 21, 2020

SickKids clinician-scientist awarded Canada Research Chair, appointed Vice-Dean at U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Lisa Robinson has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in vascular inflammation and kidney injury through the University of Toronto and was also appointed Vice-Dean, Strategy & Operations, at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, U of T.

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December 16, 2020

Recognizing our own: 2020 President’s Award winners making a difference

It has been an extraordinary year, with inspiring stories of individuals and teams at SickKids going above and beyond in unprecedented times. Get to know this year's President's Award winners who have inspired their colleagues and continue to improve experiences for our patients and families.

December 15, 2020

Keeping patients home for the holidays: Innovative virtual care program brings complex ventilator support into the home

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the deployment of the LIVE program to minimize hospital visits for high-risk patient population.

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December 14, 2020

SickKids and Holland Bloorview launch COVID-19 testing sites for children with medical complexity, developmental conditions

Starting Dec. 14, SickKids and Holland Bloorview are joining forces to make COVID-19 testing for children with medical complexity and children with developmental conditions more convenient and less stressful for them and their families.

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December 11, 2020

SickKids ranks No. 1 in researcher and hospital intensity among Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals

SickKids is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals for the tenth consecutive year. This year, SickKids holds the number one spot for both researcher intensity and hospital intensity.

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