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February 26, 2015

Dr. Agostino Pierro named Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Dr. Agostino Pierro, Head of General and Thoracic Surgery at SickKids, has been named Officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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February 19, 2015

Untangling the NETs: SickKids scientists identify new approach to fight the underlying cause of inflammation

Scientists at SickKids discovered a novel pathway of NET formation and may have found ways to stop NET formation while still allowing other important immune functions of these cells to take place.

February 12, 2015

Canada’s Governor General Awards Caring Canadians at SickKids

SickKids was honoured to host His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston yesterday as he awarded 19 deserving recipients the prestigious Caring Canadian Award for volunteer service.

February 11, 2015

Dr. Lennox H. Huang appointed Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs

Dr. Lennox H. Huang has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs effective May 11, 2015.

February 11, 2015

Twin daughter receives life-saving transplant from dad: both recovering

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, the transplant teams at SickKids and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network collaborated on a successful father-daughter liver transplant.

February 10, 2015

Time of day, not length of shift, may have greater impact on resident fatigue

New research led by SickKids is questioning common assumptions that shorter shifts make doctors less tired and are safer for patients.

February 5, 2015

Novice pianists and seasoned pros shared their talents at SickKids

The sweet stylings of Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin echoed through the Slaight Family Atrium at SickKids, one of the venues for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Pianos in the City event.

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February 5, 2015

SickKids receives funding for brain cancer research on World Cancer Day

In celebration of World Cancer Day, the Honorable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced funding for over 80 new cancer research projects across Canada; two of which are for researchers at SickKids.

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February 2, 2015

Study identifies highest mutation load in any human cancer

While most cancers grow progressively, accumulating genetic mutations over many years, researchers at SickKids and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute were shocked to find that children with a rare childhood cancer predisposition syndrome develop more mutations than any human cancers by far.

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January 28, 2015

Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee named to the Order of Canada

Drs. Brenda Gallie and Shaf Keshavjee have been named Member and Officer, respectively, of the Order of Canada.

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January 26, 2015

Largest genome sequencing study finds surprises: siblings’ autism may have different genetic causes

A new study led by SickKids highlights the fact that there is significant genetic diversity in autism; it also emphasizes the need to do whole genome sequencing on patients in order to see their complete genetic picture.

January 23, 2015

Dr. Christopher Caldarone appointed Surgeon-in-Chief

SickKids Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher Caldarone to the position of Surgeon-in-Chief, effective immediately.

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