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Headshots of the three new and two renewed Canada Research Chairs at SickKids.

November 16, 2022

Five SickKids researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

Five researchers at SickKids Research Institute were among the latest new and renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers

November 15, 2022

Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers named Highly Cited Researchers for 2022

SickKids scientists Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers have been named to Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2022.

SickKids hospital exterior

November 11, 2022

SickKids reduces surgeries to preserve critical care capacity

Starting November 14, surgical care will focus on emergency, urgent and the most time-sensitive cases.

An outline of a child's face made with a visualized genetic sequence.

November 10, 2022

World’s largest autism whole genome sequencing study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

SickKids-led study sequences the entire genomes of more than 11,000 individuals, offering new insights into the genetics that underlie autism spectrum disorder.

Vina Mohabir

November 3, 2022

From patient to a patient advisor in research: Vina Mohabir

Vina Mohabir shares how her role as a Patient Advisor is part of a movement to transform child health research at SickKids, through patient and family engagement.

Dr. Roman Melnyk presents at the 2022 Proof of Principle competition

November 2, 2022

Seventh annual SickKids gap funding competition advances health-care innovations

This year’s Proof of Principle Funding Competition engaged industry leaders to recognize three innovative projects from SickKids researchers.

Artistic interpretation of  of cancer cell ensheathment on blood vessels.

November 1, 2022

New research rethinks the blood-tumour barrier and identifies novel path to brain cancer treatment

Researchers have uncovered the mechanics of the blood-tumour barrier in a giant step towards treating medulloblastoma.

Person standing in SickKids atrium.

October 27, 2022

Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan celebrates 50 years at SickKids

This month marks 50 years since Nurse Seetha Padmanabhan, who was the primary nurse for conjoined twins Nida and Hira Jamal, first joined SickKids’ Nursing team.

Person stands leaning on a counter inside a hospital ward.

October 26, 2022

Improving safety in health care by adopting “high reliability” principles used outside of health care

New SickKids research shows that not all principles of high reliability are understood equally by health-care workers.

A bridge over a city street, connected to one building on either end. The bridge is made of large panels of clear glass

October 21, 2022

The bridge is back! Progress continues on the Patient Support Centre

Over the past few months, crews worked to erect the new pedestrian bridge over Elizabeth St. that will connect the Atrium to our future Patient Support Centre.

Dr. Jayne Danska

October 19, 2022

SickKids scientist Dr. Jayne Danska named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Dr. Jayne Danska has been selected by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.

Dr. Sheena Josselyn

October 17, 2022

SickKids researcher Dr. Sheena Josselyn elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Sheena Josselyn, Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health research program, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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