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April 5, 2022

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

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April 4, 2022

SickKids and Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic team up to bring focused COVID-19 vaccine consultation to pregnant and breastfeeding people

Pregnant and breastfeeding people can book an initial appointment with the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service and have an option for further consultation with Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic.

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March 31, 2022

SickKids receives patients with cancer and their families from Ukraine

SickKids is one of many international organizations working to ensure paediatric patients with cancer from Ukraine are able to access medical care.

March 31, 2022

Fostering excellence in education and clinical training in the field of social work

In recognition of Social Work Month, a current Master of Social Work (MSW) student in the advanced standing program at the University of Toronto and a SickKids social worker share their perspectives on why mentoring matters within the field of social work.

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March 31, 2022

SickKids researcher receives $2.3 million to fund innovative digestive health research training program

Dr. Nicola Jones will help lead a new national training program to support research trainees and early-career researchers in digestive health research.

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March 29, 2022

SickKids expands paediatric virtual urgent care program to reach more children and youth

SickKids virtual urgent care program enhanced and expanded to enable patients and families to access real-time guidance for their urgent health concern.

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March 25, 2022

Finding control over my epilepsy diagnosis

Nursing student Becca Brennan was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 12. In this Perspective for Purple Day, she reflects on her journey into competitive running and to nursing on the SickKids Neurology unit.

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March 25, 2022

SickKids-led research determines predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in children and youth

Exposure to fentanyl and being over the age of 10 were found to be top predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in an international research collaboration led by SickKids.

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March 23, 2022

UHN-SickKids cancer research discovery leads to industry acquisition

A cancer research discovery made at the University Health Network and SickKids is behind an acquisition last year of Trillium Therapeutics, a UHN-SickKids start-up.

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March 18, 2022

SickKids, CHEO awarded HIMSS Stage 7: recognizing digital excellence in quality health care

SickKids and CHEO ranked among the world’s safest providers of quality care.

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March 14, 2022

SickKids expecting to receive patients with cancer from Ukraine

SickKids planning to welcome small number of paediatric patients from Ukraine in the next couple days.

March 14, 2022

Researchers show whole genome sequencing can identify hidden changes in genomes of patients with cardiomyopathy

An international group of researchers, led by SickKids, used whole genome sequencing to uncover genetic changes associated with childhood cardiomyopathy that would not have been found by standard clinical genetic tests.

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