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September 20, 2018

Pioneering genome sequencing study links rare genetic changes to congenital cardiac condition

In a remarkable new genetic discovery, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and SickKids have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot.

September 17, 2018

Celebrating a legacy of science, discovery, innovation and learning, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning marks five years

It was five years ago that the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning opened its doors to over 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff. Today, it lays the foundation for excellent patient care at SickKids, attracts the world’s best researchers, runs leading-edge facilities and conducts innovative interdisciplinary research.

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September 5, 2018

SickKids appoints Interim President and CEO

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Naylor, MD, DPhil, to the position of Interim President and CEO at SickKids. Dr. Naylor will assume the interim role on Oct. 1, following the departure of Dr. Michael Apkon, who is leaving SickKids for a CEO role in the United States.

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August 30, 2018

Children's bone cancers could remain hidden for years before diagnosis

Researchers at SickKids and Wellcome Sanger Institute UK discovered large-scale genetic rearrangements in Ewing Sarcomas and other children’s cancers, which can take years to form in bone or soft tissue. This study will help unravel the causes of childhood cancers and raises the possibility of finding ways to diagnose and treat these cancers earlier.

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August 29, 2018

Conversations about cannabis in Canada

A Perspective from Dr. Karen Leslie, Staff Physician in Adolescent Medicine, and Connie Cameron, Professional Practice Coordinator Nursing Practice, at SickKids.

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August 17, 2018

Lightning strikes twice: SickKids dream team and an unexpected companion

When Farah Sheikh, Social Worker, received an email from a friend of a friend saying her Yorkshire Terrier had just had a litter of puppies and she was looking for a home for a very special one who had been born with a cleft lip, she knew the perfect family.

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August 13, 2018

Death and Dying in PICU: Bringing academic focus and wisdom to frontline care

The death of a child is profound, with implications that impact the family and the health-care team for years. A new framework is helping clinicians advance compassionate evidence-informed care of critically ill children. Karen Dryden-Palmer and Christopher Parshuram are clinicians and academics in the SickKids Critical Care Program.

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August 9, 2018

The Maternal Vitamin D for Infant Growth (MDIG) trial in Bangladesh shows that maternal vitamin D supplementation does not improve fetal or infant growth

Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and lactation does not affect fetal or infant growth up to one year of age, according to the results of The Maternal Vitamin D for Infant Growth (MDIG) Trial, led by researchers at SickKids and International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).

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August 8, 2018

SickKids President and CEO accepts new position

The Board of Trustees of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) announced today that Dr. Michael Apkon, SickKids President and CEO, will be leaving SickKids to assume the role of CEO at Tufts Medical Centre and Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts. The transition will occur this fall.

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August 1, 2018

First Canadian paediatric study of mixed THC/CBD cannabis oil shows promise for children with drug-resistant epilepsy

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have established safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) given to reduce seizures and improve quality of life for children with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) due to Dravet Syndrome.

July 30, 2018

SickKids celebrates Caribbean partnership to build capacity for care in paediatric cancer and blood disorders with the launch of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative Phase 2

As the Peeks Caribbean Toronto Carnival rolls into its final weeks, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will continue to celebrate our own links with the Caribbean through the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI), a not-for-profit collaboration between the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and key hospitals, institutions and ministries of health in six Caribbean countries to build capacity to diagnose and care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

July 23, 2018

Teen patients got dressed to the nine(tie)s for a prom-inspired after hours event

It was a blast to the past at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on Friday, July 13 for the annual prom-inspired after-hours teen event. The event’s vintage vibes brought back memories of the 90's with crazy shapes, neon colours, CDs and Slinkies!

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