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February 25, 2020
There was an outpouring of respect and admiration for Dr. Bibudhendra (Amu) Sarkar at the Sarkar Symposium, which was held to celebrate his remarkable 55-year anniversary as a scientist at SickKids.
February 24, 2020
Over a span of seven years, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health will work with its partners in Barbados and in the broader region, to establish Barbados as a Centre for Paediatric Excellence.
February 13, 2020
Drs. Julia Orkin and Reshma Amin are SickKids leaders in the care of children with medical complexity who are technology-dependent. SickKids is home to the largest program in Canada for children with medical complexity as well as for long-term ventilation. Their new study, Understanding of Advance Care Planning in Children with Medical Complexity, was published February 13, 2020 in Pediatrics.
February 11, 2020
In honour of the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we talked to some notable female physicians and scientists at SickKids who work in research.
February 10, 2020
A unique study design by SickKids researchers is one of few in the world to compare effects of speed limit reduction before and after implementation.
February 7, 2020
Researchers from SickKids recently received $7.5 million in funding to study the microbiome and immunology. These team grants were awarded by CIHR and partners in the Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 and Human Immunology Initiative competitions.
January 29, 2020
With 70 per cent of mental health disorders presenting before the age of 17, mental health in paediatrics and extending to transitional age youth is a critical area of concern.
January 22, 2020
A new study has found a striking U-shaped trend in the number of emergency department (ED) visits for intentional overdose among youth. Further investigation is needed to understand the reasons for the sharp increase in recent years and help inform strategies to mitigate and reverse it.
January 17, 2020
SickKids was once again named to Canada’s Top Employers for Young People list. This recognition comes on the heels of being named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
January 7, 2020
One study details the known association between iron levels and cognitive function, and identifies a new threshold in blood tests that could guide more effective clinical intervention. The other is the first health-economic analysis of potential screening programs for iron deficiency in Canada, which shows that both targeted and universal screening would be cost-effective.
January 6, 2020
A new literature review demonstrates a marked difference between the health outcomes of parental caregivers of chronically ill children compared to those of healthy children.