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February 10, 2023
Meet some of the women making SickKids science possible
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet four women whose work behind-the-scenes at SickKids helps support child health research.
February 9, 2023
SickKids’ Choosing Wisely program is helping reduce unnecessary testing, treatments and imaging
Lessons learned at SickKids could be applied in other paediatric settings interested in taking a similar approach.
February 6, 2023
Higher paternal preconception BMI linked to childhood growth in male children
In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers find preconception BMI in fathers increases the odds of being overweight and obese in children assigned male at birth.
February 1, 2023
Researchers identify CLDN5 variants as the genetic cause of rare neurogenetic syndrome
A research team has used genetic sequencing to uncover the cause of a rare neurogenetic syndrome.
January 31, 2023
Cardiac procedure renamed at SickKids in honour of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas
SickKids officially renames life-saving cardiac procedure at the hospital to honour the contributions of laboratory technician Vivien Thomas.
January 31, 2023
SickKids continues to rank as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2022
SickKids ranks first for hospital intensity and second for researcher intensity as one of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals.
January 26, 2023
SickKids study demonstrates how comprehensive genetic sequencing informs a new standard of cancer care
SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) program conducts comprehensive sequencing for 300 young patients with cancer in first for Canadian precision oncology.
January 19, 2023
How “Our Kind of Nursing” is adopting a strengths-based approach to care
SickKids is one of five institutions pioneering Strengths-based Nursing and Health Care — a new standard of care that recognizes the strengths of every member of a child’s care team.
January 18, 2023
Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium launches to advance research in paediatric cancer care
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $23 million to establish the first Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium.
January 17, 2023
COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination and Community Outreach Program Report details initiatives and approaches through each pandemic wave
The report traces the program’s rise from mobile vaccination to a comprehensive outreach program.
January 12, 2023
SickKids increasing surgical activity
SickKids has capacity to begin increasing surgical activity as of January 16.
January 10, 2023
World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound
The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.