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October 8, 2021

Study confirms efficiency of app that quickly assesses risk of cancer predisposition syndromes in children with cancer

A screening tool developed at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and SickKids is able to differentiate between a low or high likelihood of having a cancer predisposition syndrome in children and youth with cancer.

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October 4, 2021

SickKids launches COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service for children, youth and their families

Book a confidential phone call with a SickKids clinician to ask your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth.

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October 3, 2021

World-first: Experts at UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids develop plan to save critically ill mother and her baby

UHN, Sinai Health and SickKids collaborated to support a pregnant patient with pulmonary hypertension and her baby.

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October 1, 2021

SickKids named No.1 paediatric hospital in the world by Newsweek

SickKids is proud to be ranked the top paediatric health-care centre in the world, according to Newsweek's 2022 World's Best Hospitals list.

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September 30, 2021

A moment of silence on Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SickKids remains committed to continuing to examine and decolonize hospital practices on our reconciliation journey and to support culturally safe services for children and families. SickKids will observe a moment of silence today to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools.

September 21, 2021

Garry Hurvitz donates $50 million to SickKids in support of paediatric brain and mental health

A transformative gift of $50 million donated by Garry Hurvitz to SickKids Foundation was announced today, unveiling the Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health and The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health.

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September 17, 2021

SickKids among top three paediatric health-care centres worldwide in Nature Index rankings

SickKids also named top Canadian health-care institution in high-quality research.

September 8, 2021

SickKids’ Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta awarded 2021 Roux Prize for public health achievement

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta was named the recipient of the 2021 Roux Prize, recognized for his research and public policy contributions to global maternal and child health and nutrition.

September 7, 2021

Dr. Peter Szatmari joins the prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter Szatmari was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his contributions to child and youth mental health and to the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in areas such as diagnosis, measurement and genetics.

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August 19, 2021

SickKids, CHEO and Holland Bloorview unite on vaccine mandate policies

Children’s hospitals aim to help protect majority of patients who are not currently eligible for vaccination.

August 16, 2021

Study finds cancer screening tool may help predict risk of developing a new cancer among childhood cancer survivors

Research led by SickKids and the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre found that a novel cancer predisposition screening tool shows promise for helping doctors better predict which childhood cancer survivors may be at risk of developing future cancers.

August 10, 2021

SickKids launches virtual critical care consulting network with six community hospitals

New neonatal-paediatric virtual critical care consulting network will provide ‘real-time’ expertise from SickKids teams.

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