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December 6, 2022
SickKids’ helipad: connecting patients to critical, lifesaving care for over 50 years
In 1972, SickKids opened the first rooftop helipad in Canada. By breaking down geographic boundaries, the helipad helped to solidify SickKids’ role as a leading paediatric hospital in Ontario.
December 5, 2022
Study uncovers relationship between stem cell development and gut microbes in newborn health
New SickKids research identifies key immune and microbial factors in the gut that influence newborn stem cell development, with implications for the treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis.
November 30, 2022
Amid respiratory virus surge, Ontario paediatric infectious diseases experts encourage COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for children under five
Paediatric infectious diseases experts from SickKids, CHEO, KHSC, LHSC and MCH issued the joint statement as the respiratory virus season gets an early start for young children.
November 28, 2022
Researchers develop novel algorithm to unlock role of cellular phenomenon in aggressive cancers
SickKids researchers develop an innovative computational method called RNAmp to measure hypertranscription in human tumours, with novel implications for cancer care.
November 25, 2022
SickKids among four Ontario hospitals to receive first-in-Canada international certification as a MASCC Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer
SickKids receives Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) certification as a Center of Excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.
November 24, 2022
How one SickKids core facility is breaking down the barriers to scientific collaboration
The Structural & Biophysical Core Facility is a centralized hub of state-of-the-art research instruments and expertise where scientists collaborate to advance paediatric medicine.
November 17, 2022
Celebrating two years of the SickKids Mental Health Strategy
SickKids is pleased to introduce the new co-chair of the Mental Health Strategy and share her vision as we work to provide transformative mental health care.
November 16, 2022
SickKids scientist receives CFI grant in support of cutting-edge immunotherapy research
Dr. Jean-Philippe Julien receives funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help guide the design of next-generation immunotherapies.
November 16, 2022
Discovery Dialogues series goes behind-the-scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries
Dr. Lorne Tyrell joins Dr. Stephen Scherer for the SickKids “Discovery Dialogues” series, taking attendees behind the scenes of groundbreaking research discoveries.
November 16, 2022
Five SickKids researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs
Five researchers at SickKids Research Institute were among the latest new and renewed Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs through the University of Toronto.
November 15, 2022
Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers named Highly Cited Researchers for 2022
SickKids scientists Drs. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Mike Tyers have been named to Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2022.
November 11, 2022
SickKids reduces surgeries to preserve critical care capacity
Starting November 14, surgical care will focus on emergency, urgent and the most time-sensitive cases.