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April 12, 2021

SickKids launches The SKOOP!

New SickKids YouTube channel, The SKOOP, provides inpatients, families and kids at home access to a variety of original programming to help children and youth cope with hospitalization.

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April 11, 2021

SickKids accepting additional transfers of paediatric inpatients

As of April 12, SickKids will be accepting paediatric inpatients from certain hospitals across the GTA to help increase health system capacity.

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April 9, 2021

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

SickKids collaboration with UCalgary could be a step toward earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth with OCD.

April 6, 2021

SickKids preparing to receive admissions of younger adults with COVID-19 to ICU

The recent increase of COVID-related ICU admissions has strained the adult health-care system. As a result, SickKids is opening an eight-bed unit within the ICU for previously healthy adults (approximately 40 years old and under) with COVID-19. The eight-bed unit will be made available for adults if needed.

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April 6, 2021

SickKids scientist Michael Taylor receives prestigious European cancer research prize

Dr. Michael Taylor, along with Dr. Stefan Pfister of Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg, is a co-recipient of the 2021 Léopold Griffuel Award from Fondation ARC, recognizing their contributions to childhood cancer research.

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March 29, 2021

New research finds majority of children with autism may be 'doing well'

A national study led SickKids and CAMH takes a strengths-based approach to autism assessment, suggesting positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more common than previously thought.

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March 29, 2021

SickKids researchers identify rare genetic variants linked to immune system regulation

New research co-led by SickKids identifies genetic variant associated with rare cases of hard-to-treat immune dysregulation and inflammation.

March 16, 2021

SickKids researchers ‘model’ future of precision medicine for rare inherited disorders

SickKids study shows promising proof-of-concept for an innovative CRISPR-Cas9 treatment strategy.

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March 15, 2021

A year later: My reflections from the paediatric frontlines of COVID-19

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jeremy Friedman shares his experiences caring for patients on the COVID-19 unit.

March 11, 2021

SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the continued medical advances of kidney transplantation over the years.

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March 8, 2021

Six women leaders share their perspective on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

On the United Nations’ International Women’s Day, we shine a spotlight on six women leaders making a difference every day at SickKids.

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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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