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March 5, 2021

SickKids-led research receives $23.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Researchers at SickKids and collaborating institutions receive Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding to support projects to improve child health.

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February 25, 2021

Four leading children’s hospitals announce IPCHiP, a collaborative to develop new treatments for paediatric diseases

The partnership’s first project will be a genomic study of infant epilepsy and other hospitals are expected to join the partnership in the future.

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February 24, 2021

New study will examine if inequities are contributing to an increased risk of COVID-19 within the Black Canadian population

The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is providing $1.2 million in funding for a study investigating how many people in Black Canadian communities have had SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with both contracting the infection and having poor outcomes, including hospitalization and death.

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February 11, 2021

The value of female mentorship for women and girls in science

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female mentors and mentees share how female mentorship plays an important role in shaping their careers.

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February 3, 2021

Uncovering the mysteries of relapsed brain tumours

Findings from a large international study on the genomic profile of medulloblastoma at the time of relapse may lay foundation for future clinical trials to develop new therapeutic strategies.

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.

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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.

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 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.

December 7, 2020

Preliminary findings shared from COVID-19 child mental health research study

70 per cent of children and youth surveyed reported worse mental health during the initial spring lockdowns.

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November 17, 2020

SickKids researchers receive $1.5 million in CFI funding to launch unified COVID-19 biobank

The UT COVID-19 Biobank will provide safe, secure and standardized collection of biologic samples, such as blood and respiratory secretions, that are critical to answering a range of research questions about COVID-19 infection across the age span from children to the elderly.

Dr. Gregory Costain

November 12, 2020

SickKids researchers show whole genome sequencing should be standard diagnostic test for children with medical complexity

A new study from researchers and clinicians at SickKids shows whole genome sequencing could provide the diagnostic answers families are seeking and open up new avenues for treatment in a shorter period of time.

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