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April 8, 2024

Dr. Abhaya Kulkarni appointed Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of Peri-Operative Services

Through 20 tremendous years at SickKids, Kulkarni has proved himself multiple times over to be a gifted and trusted physician, researcher, educator and leader.

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March 29, 2024

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy uncovered through whole-genome sequencing

Canadian scientists demonstrate that cerebral palsy may be caused by both genetic and environmental factors, informing diagnosis and care for the diverse condition.

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March 26, 2024

From symptoms to diagnosis: Eden's epilepsy story

When Eden was four, she was diagnosed with epilepsy at SickKids. For Purple Day, observed annually on March 26, Eden’s mom Andrea shares their experience of receiving an epilepsy diagnosis.

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March 25, 2024

SickKids surgeons use “smart glasses” to telementor in low-resource countries

Mentors can share specialized surgical skills in real time to mentees across the globe using a virtual interactive presence.

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March 14, 2024

SickKids program provides integrated, trauma-informed care for pregnant and parenting adolescents

The program helps address recent findings that teen pregnancy in Ontario is associated with a significantly increased risk of premature mortality for adolescent mothers.

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March 13, 2024

SickKids-led projects receive $17.9 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

The funding will support SickKids research into understanding memory formation, increasing genomics capacity in Canada and advancing precision child health.

Dr. Jennifer Quon smiling and posing for a photo inside the Patient Support Centre.

March 8, 2024

International Women's Day: Dr. Jennifer Quon, SickKids' first female paediatric neurosurgeon

In her own words, Dr. Quon reflects on experiences, challenges and supports that helped shape her career.

February 29, 2024

SickKids joins national initiative for data sharing to help diagnose rare disease

SickKids announces its collaboration with CHEO and other Canadian Institutions as part of the All for One Precision Health Partnership.

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February 29, 2024

Overcoming barriers to conducting clinical trials in childhood rare disease research

SickKids researchers use novel approach to show that a medication reduces the rate of liver disease progression in children with Alagille syndrome.

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February 28, 2024

Whole genome sequencing reveals new genetic marker for cardiomyopathy

Using computational methods developed at SickKids, scientists identify tandem repeats are expanded in DNA of patients with cardiomyopathy.

Indigenous and Black Nursing Student Awards

February 27, 2024

Student awards aim to support greater equity, diversity and inclusion in nursing; meet the 2023/24 recipients

Through the 2023/24 Award for Indigenous Nursing Students and the Award for Black Nursing Students, SickKids welcomed four award recipients to the hospital for clinical placement.

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February 14, 2024

Navigating Milo's heart journey through care, community and unlikely date nights

Born with a congenital heart defect, Milo has spent most of his three months at SickKids. Still, his family makes positive memories through SickKids' Child and Family-Centred Care approach.

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