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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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May 5, 2022

Nutrition International and SickKids research team to develop new data collection tools to identify threats to health and nutrition in emergency situations

SickKids and Nutrition International are joining forces to help identify data gaps and address the threats to health and nutrition information in low and middle-income countries.

May 3, 2022

SickKids joins new Canadian Heart Function Alliance to help improve health outcomes for Canadians living with heart failure

SickKids researchers will lead PRIORITY, a pan-Canadian precision medicine study that aims to identify biomarkers for earlier diagnosis and more tailored therapies for patients with childhood heart failure.

April 28, 2022

SickKids project to work with local communities to build trust, empower families and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations in children

“Stop COVID-19 in Kids” aims to identify barriers to COVID-19 vaccinations in five to 11-year-olds and support development of school and community-based interventions.

April 5, 2022

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

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March 31, 2022

SickKids researcher receives $2.3 million to fund innovative digestive health research training program

Dr. Nicola Jones will help lead a new national training program to support research trainees and early-career researchers in digestive health research.

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March 25, 2022

SickKids-led research determines predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in children and youth

Exposure to fentanyl and being over the age of 10 were found to be top predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in an international research collaboration led by SickKids.

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March 23, 2022

UHN-SickKids cancer research discovery leads to industry acquisition

A cancer research discovery made at the University Health Network and SickKids is behind an acquisition last year of Trillium Therapeutics, a UHN-SickKids start-up.

March 14, 2022

Researchers show whole genome sequencing can identify hidden changes in genomes of patients with cardiomyopathy

An international group of researchers, led by SickKids, used whole genome sequencing to uncover genetic changes associated with childhood cardiomyopathy that would not have been found by standard clinical genetic tests.

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March 1, 2022

Cracking the genetic code: SickKids researchers develop new method to classify genetic variants

A new study from SickKids published in Nature Biotechnology details a novel genome-editing strategy using CRISPR technology to better understand genetic variations.

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