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January 27, 2022

SickKids-led research uncovers potential immune-based therapy for difficult to treat childhood cancers

Immune checkpoint inhibitors may help treat some childhood cancers that are resistant to more common cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

January 25, 2022

Nursing students receive inaugural SickKids Award for Indigenous and Black Nursing Students

The SickKids Award for Indigenous and Black Nursing Students helps support students interested in becoming paediatric acute care nurses at SickKids.

Outline of a brain showing web of lines.

January 19, 2022

Researchers uncover new leukemia cell invasion pathway into central nervous system

A route by which leukemia cells enter the central nervous system discovered by SickKids and UHN researchers offers new insights that could lead to more targeted treatment options for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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January 18, 2022

SickKids ranked one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2021

SickKids holds the number one spot for both researcher intensity and hospital intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.

From left to right, John Rubinstein, Ji-Young Youn and Anna Heath

January 14, 2022

SickKids researchers among new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

Three scientists at SickKids Research Institute were awarded new or renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

Circle with red ribbon overlaid. Text states: Accredited with exemplary standing. Accreditation Canada.

December 20, 2021

SickKids awarded Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada

SickKids maintains Exemplary Standing – the highest level awarded – in the 2021 Accreditation Canada Survey.

Congratulations to the 2021 President's Award winners!

December 16, 2021

2021 President’s Award winners: the people and teams making a difference

This award annually recognizes staff, teams, students or volunteers who exemplify SickKids’ values and positively impact the organization. Get to know this year’s award recipients and their inspiring stories!

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December 14, 2021

SickKids researchers receive CIHR grants to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

SickKids-led research receives CIHR Operating Grant funding to support projects that aim to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families.

Graphic showing a brain and DNA with a hexagonal pattern overlaid.

December 9, 2021

New precision medicine scoring system evaluates whether genes are related to autism spectrum disorder

EAGLE allows for a more precise evaluation of a gene’s relevance to ASD specifically, based on quality of phenotypic and genotypic evidence, and is now publicly available to researchers and clinicians on SFARI Gene.

Micronutrients shown at a microscopic level.

December 7, 2021

SickKids study looks at the impact of micronutrient supplementation on gut health in young children in a global context

New research by SickKids addresses the growing problem of global childhood malnutrition by looking at how supplementing micronutrients can impact gut health in young children in a global context.

Poster for Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena, Sunday, December 12. Three superheroes surround text.

December 6, 2021

SickKids will help vaccinate youngest community health heroes at Toronto Kids Vaccine Day

Team Toronto is deploying vaccinators from SickKids and Toronto Public Health to make Toronto Kids Vaccine Day a success.

November 25, 2021

SickKids study identifies potential predictor for developing cystic fibrosis for children with an inconclusive diagnosis

Researchers have identified for the first time a potential biomarker that could be used as a predictive tool in the care of children with CFSPID, an inconclusive cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

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