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May 12, 2022

Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

A SickKids-CAMH study shows long repeated DNA sequences found in the genome may contribute to how the complex psychiatric disorder arises.

May 11, 2022

Celebrating excellence in nursing at SickKids

The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize the unique contributions of SickKids nurses across practice, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Learn more about this year’s award recipients!

May 5, 2022

SickKids experts share their tips and strategies for supporting resiliency in children and youth

For Children’s Mental Health Week, SickKids mental health experts share their strategies and tips to support the mental wellbeing and foster resiliency in children and youth

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May 5, 2022

Nutrition International and SickKids research team to develop new data collection tools to identify threats to health and nutrition in emergency situations

SickKids and Nutrition International are joining forces to help identify data gaps and address the threats to health and nutrition information in low and middle-income countries.

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May 4, 2022

SickKids inpatient mental health unit undergoes renovation

The renovation, completed in November 2021, provided much-needed environmental upgrades for patients and families

May 3, 2022

SickKids joins new Canadian Heart Function Alliance to help improve health outcomes for Canadians living with heart failure

SickKids researchers will lead PRIORITY, a pan-Canadian precision medicine study that aims to identify biomarkers for earlier diagnosis and more tailored therapies for patients with childhood heart failure.

April 28, 2022

SickKids project to work with local communities to build trust, empower families and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations in children

“Stop COVID-19 in Kids” aims to identify barriers to COVID-19 vaccinations in five to 11-year-olds and support development of school and community-based interventions.

April 27, 2022

Thank you to our SickKids volunteers, whether on site, remote or waiting to return

What better occasion than National Volunteer Week to take our hats off to volunteers for all they do for our patients, families and staff.

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April 26, 2022

Genome-wide sequencing pilot project helps Ontario families get answers

Co-led by SickKids and CHEO, Genome-wide Sequencing Ontario (GSO) seeks to enable precision medicine through timely diagnoses for rare diseases.

April 5, 2022

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta receives prestigious Gairdner Foundation award for work in maternal-child health

Dr. Bhutta receives the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in recognition of global health research and interventions in the ‘first 1,000 days’ of life.

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April 4, 2022

SickKids and Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic team up to bring focused COVID-19 vaccine consultation to pregnant and breastfeeding people

Pregnant and breastfeeding people can book an initial appointment with the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service and have an option for further consultation with Scarborough Health Network’s VaxFacts Clinic.

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March 31, 2022

SickKids receives patients with cancer and their families from Ukraine

SickKids is one of many international organizations working to ensure paediatric patients with cancer from Ukraine are able to access medical care.

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