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August 16, 2022

Update on liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen for SickKids parents and caregivers

SickKids reminds patients and families about ways to access liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These recommendations are not for the general public.

Young child sits on adult's lap. Adult is wearing a hair net. Another adult stands behind them.

August 15, 2022

Single-patient gene therapy clinical trial at SickKids carves a path for Precision Child Health

A SickKids team of doctors and researchers conducted a gene therapy clinical trial for a child with SPG50, one of the first examples of individualized genetic medicine.

Collage of the Research Institute trainees, featuring Kimberly Gauthier, Nifemi Adeoye, Kristine Keon, and Clare Burn Aschner

July 25, 2022

From undergrads to postdocs, meet our trainees in the SickKids Research Institute

The Research Institute is home to trainees who work alongside renowned scientists and researchers who are making invaluable contributions to the science being conducted at SickKids.

Collage featuring SickKids research trainees: Kimberley Gauthier, Nifemi Adeoye, Kristine Keon, and Clare Burn Aschner

July 22, 2022

SickKids Indigenous and Black Nursing Student Awards aim to support greater equity, diversity and inclusion in nursing

Through the Award for Indigenous Nursing Students and the Award for Black Nursing Students, SickKids will welcome four award recipients to the hospital for clinical placement.

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July 21, 2022

SickKids researchers awarded CIHR Project Grants worth more than $15.5 million

Over 20 SickKids researchers were awarded more than $15.5 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition.

Child lays on bed of CT machine.

July 18, 2022

Choosing Wisely: Research shows low-risk injuries can safely forego abdominal CT imaging

With the typical rise in child and youth injuries from outdoor activities expected this summer, new research is helping to guide clinicians when CT imaging is needed most to help avoid unnecessary testing.

Child seated in a wheelchair connected to a large machine.

July 18, 2022

SickKids doctors implant the first total artificial heart for a child in Canada

SickKids teams came together to urgently perform an innovative procedure to bridge Mariam to a second heart transplant after she went into heart failure for a second time.

A man, girl and young boy ride bicycles and scooters. They all wear helmets.

July 5, 2022

National Injury Prevention Day: Preventing predictable injuries in children and youth

On average, SickKids treats injuries in over 900 children and youth per year, many of which are preventable.

A wooden plaque painted with tree branches, leaves, flowers and human faces. At the centre is the SickKids Land Acknowledgement statement, included in the image caption.

June 21, 2022

Progress on advancing cultural safety for Indigenous patients and families

As part of SickKids' reconciliation journey, Tee Garnett, Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Karima Karmali, Director of the Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care share progress made in advancing cultural safety to support Indigenous patients, families and staff.

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June 6, 2022

Six SickKids researchers among latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

Six scientists at SickKids Research Institute were awarded new or renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

SickKids Innovation Showcase

May 13, 2022

Innovation Showcase returns to highlight SickKids technologies and innovators

Annual commercialization event offers attendees access to emerging therapeutic and diagnostic SickKids technologies with high potential for market disruption and clinical impact.

May 12, 2022

Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

A SickKids-CAMH study shows long repeated DNA sequences found in the genome may contribute to how the complex psychiatric disorder arises.

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