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June 16, 2021

SickKids researchers develop promising 'super molecule' that boosts viral neutralization against COVID-19

‘Super molecule’ has been shown in the lab to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, stopping the virus before it invades host cells.

June 15, 2021

SickKids scientists named new Canada Research Chairs

Four researchers at SickKids Research Institute were awarded prestigious Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

June 14, 2021

Dr. Stephen Scherer appointed Chief of Research at SickKids

SickKids is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Scherer to the position of Chief of Research.

June 11, 2021

Five-year-old Scarlett gets a virtual tour of SickKids labs

SickKids staff help answer Scarlett’s curious questions about what happens to her blood after it’s drawn.

June 9, 2021

“Say Nay to the X-ray”: A new toolkit to reduce unneeded ankle X-rays and send paediatric patients home faster

Research at SickKids shows the vast majority of paediatric ankle injuries are low risk and don’t require X-rays during emergency department visits.

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June 8, 2021

Statement on Islamophobic attack on London family

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn reflects on the hate-motivated attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario. SickKids stands in solidarity with the Muslim community.

June 3, 2021

Developing micro-robots for the future of neurosurgery

The tiny magnetic gripper tools could one day be used to perform minimally invasive brain surgery.

June 1, 2021

Celebrating Caring with Pride and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at SickKids

SickKids is raising the Inclusive Pride flag for the first time to celebrate Pride Month and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusiveness, and our commitment to Caring with Pride.

May 30, 2021

Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn offers his condolences to Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous communities across Canada and reflects on our reconciliation journey.

May 29, 2021

Response to Premier Ford’s request for advice on school reopening

Health and science organizations from across Ontario, including SickKids, have come together to respond to Premier Doug Ford’s request for advice on reopening schools.

May 27, 2021

SickKids-Ghana Paediatric Nursing Education Partnership extended to support Ghana’s COVID-19 response

SickKids is working together with the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, Ghana Health Service and Ghana Ministry of Health to assist their response to COVID-19.

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May 25, 2021

Reaffirming our solidarity against anti-Black racism

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn reflects on SickKids’ journey to create a more inclusive environment and to challenge anti-Black racism experienced by our patients, families and staff.

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