Category Archives: Health & Medicine

SickKids Chief of Research and University of Toronto Professor, Dr. Janet Rossant, named recipient of 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto (U of T) are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Janet Rossant on being named the recipient of the 2015 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, in recognition of her extensive scientific contributions … Continue reading

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U of T’s Institute for Indigenous Health uniquely named to honour Canadians’ commitment to Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO, ON – A transformative institute aimed at creating thriving health in Indigenous communities will receive the name, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, on March 23 at the University of Toronto. The Institute — among the first of its kind … Continue reading

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“Baby Teeth Talk” study : tri-national study promotes early intervention strategies to improve Indigenous oral health

TORONTO, ON (March 20, 2015) – A first of its kind, a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: … Continue reading

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Open-source scientific research comes to Brazil

CAMPINAS, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL— Open-access research into drug discovery has arrived in South America, with a ground-breaking collaboration between leading scientists in North America, Europe and Brazil to provide completely free and open research results to the world. A $4.3-million (USD) grant from … Continue reading

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New compound may lead to development of cheaper anti-cancer drugs

TORONTO, ON – A new compound developed at the University of Toronto Scarborough could play an important role in developing cheaper anti-cancer drugs. Professor Bernie Kraatz, chair of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at U of T Scarborough, … Continue reading

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Appointment of Dr. Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair of Pharmacy Management

TORONTO, ON – The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Zubin Austin as The Murray B. Koffler Chair in Pharmacy Management following a lengthy global search. Professor Austin … Continue reading

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Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine announce new VP Education and Associate Dean

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alison Freeland as the new Vice President of Education and Associate Dean, Medical Education (Regional). “Dr. Freeland is … Continue reading

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How to treat a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections?

TORONTO, ON – Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that Candida albicans – a leading cause of potentially fatal hospital-acquired infections – rarely develops resistance to combination drug therapy and, when it becomes resistant, it also becomes less … Continue reading

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Merck gives $7.5 million to the Structural Genomics Consortium at U of T

TORONTO, ON – Global healthcare leader Merck has joined the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto with a $7.5 million contribution. The SGC is a public-private partnership that supports the discovery of new medicines through open access … Continue reading

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U of T researchers call for greater transparency in vaccine decision-making

TORONTO, ON – A group of University of Toronto researchers is urging the world’s health authorities to overhaul the way vaccine decisions are made and communicated, saying such decisions should no longer be made behind closed doors. The decision by … Continue reading

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