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September 8, 2022

SickKids clinicians and researchers receive prestigious national honours

Five SickKids clinicians and researchers receive highly prestigious academic honours for their significant contributions to Canadian health sciences and paediatric medicine.

August 23, 2022

Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children surged after legalization

Unique study from SickKids and The Ottawa Hospital found hospitalizations increased more in jurisdictions where the sale of cannabis edibles was allowed.

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August 16, 2022

Update on liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen for SickKids parents and caregivers

SickKids reminds patients and families about ways to access liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These recommendations are not for the general public.

Young child sits on adult's lap. Adult is wearing a hair net. Another adult stands behind them.

August 15, 2022

Single-patient gene therapy clinical trial at SickKids carves a path for Precision Child Health

A SickKids team of doctors and researchers conducted a gene therapy clinical trial for a child with SPG50, one of the first examples of individualized genetic medicine.

Collage of the Research Institute trainees, featuring Kimberly Gauthier, Nifemi Adeoye, Kristine Keon, and Clare Burn Aschner

July 25, 2022

From undergrads to postdocs, meet our trainees in the SickKids Research Institute

The Research Institute is home to trainees who work alongside renowned scientists and researchers who are making invaluable contributions to the science being conducted at SickKids.

Collage featuring SickKids research trainees: Kimberley Gauthier, Nifemi Adeoye, Kristine Keon, and Clare Burn Aschner

July 22, 2022

SickKids Indigenous and Black Nursing Student Awards aim to support greater equity, diversity and inclusion in nursing

Through the Award for Indigenous Nursing Students and the Award for Black Nursing Students, SickKids will welcome four award recipients to the hospital for clinical placement.

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July 21, 2022

SickKids researchers awarded CIHR Project Grants worth more than $15.5 million

Over 20 SickKids researchers were awarded more than $15.5 million in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition.

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July 18, 2022

Choosing Wisely: Research shows low-risk injuries can safely forego abdominal CT imaging

With the typical rise in child and youth injuries from outdoor activities expected this summer, new research is helping to guide clinicians when CT imaging is needed most to help avoid unnecessary testing.

Child seated in a wheelchair connected to a large machine.

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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