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July 18, 2022

SickKids doctors implant the first total artificial heart for a child in Canada

SickKids teams came together to urgently perform an innovative procedure to bridge Mariam to a second heart transplant after she went into heart failure for a second time.

A man, girl and young boy ride bicycles and scooters. They all wear helmets.

July 5, 2022

National Injury Prevention Day: Preventing predictable injuries in children and youth

On average, SickKids treats injuries in over 900 children and youth per year, many of which are preventable.

June 27, 2022

How SickKids researchers are using AI to reimagine the future of paediatric care

From abnormal heart rhythms to hydronephrosis, SickKids research teams are using artificial intelligence to power automation, prediction and earlier detection of diseases.

A wooden plaque painted with tree branches, leaves, flowers and human faces. At the centre is the SickKids Land Acknowledgement statement, included in the image caption.

June 21, 2022

Progress on advancing cultural safety for Indigenous patients and families

As part of SickKids' reconciliation journey, Tee Garnett, Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Karima Karmali, Director of the Centre for Innovation & Excellence in Child and Family-Centred Care share progress made in advancing cultural safety to support Indigenous patients, families and staff.

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June 6, 2022

Six SickKids researchers among latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

Six scientists at SickKids Research Institute were awarded new or renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.

SickKids Innovation Showcase

May 13, 2022

Innovation Showcase returns to highlight SickKids technologies and innovators

Annual commercialization event offers attendees access to emerging therapeutic and diagnostic SickKids technologies with high potential for market disruption and clinical impact.

May 12, 2022

Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

A SickKids-CAMH study shows long repeated DNA sequences found in the genome may contribute to how the complex psychiatric disorder arises.

May 11, 2022

Celebrating excellence in nursing at SickKids

The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize the unique contributions of SickKids nurses across practice, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Learn more about this year’s award recipients!

May 5, 2022

SickKids experts share their tips and strategies for supporting resiliency in children and youth

For Children’s Mental Health Week, SickKids mental health experts share their strategies and tips to support the mental wellbeing and foster resiliency in children and youth

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May 5, 2022

Nutrition International and SickKids research team to develop new data collection tools to identify threats to health and nutrition in emergency situations

SickKids and Nutrition International are joining forces to help identify data gaps and address the threats to health and nutrition information in low and middle-income countries.

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May 4, 2022

SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation

The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families

May 3, 2022

SickKids joins new Canadian Heart Function Alliance to help improve health outcomes for Canadians living with heart failure

SickKids researchers will lead PRIORITY, a pan-Canadian precision medicine study that aims to identify biomarkers for earlier diagnosis and more tailored therapies for patients with childhood heart failure.

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