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March 31, 2022

SickKids researcher receives $2.3 million to fund innovative digestive health research training program

Dr. Nicola Jones will help lead a new national training program to support research trainees and early-career researchers in digestive health research.

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March 29, 2022

SickKids expands paediatric virtual urgent care program to reach more children and youth

SickKids virtual urgent care program enhanced and expanded to enable patients and families to access real-time guidance for their urgent health concern.

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March 25, 2022

Finding control over my epilepsy diagnosis

Nursing student Becca Brennan was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 12. In this Perspective for Purple Day, she reflects on her journey into competitive running and to nursing on the SickKids Neurology unit.

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March 25, 2022

SickKids-led research determines predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in children and youth

Exposure to fentanyl and being over the age of 10 were found to be top predictors of severe outcomes following opioid intoxication in an international research collaboration led by SickKids.

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March 23, 2022

UHN-SickKids cancer research discovery leads to industry acquisition

A cancer research discovery made at the University Health Network and SickKids is behind an acquisition last year of Trillium Therapeutics, a UHN-SickKids start-up.

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March 18, 2022

SickKids, CHEO awarded HIMSS Stage 7: recognizing digital excellence in quality health care

SickKids and CHEO ranked among the world’s safest providers of quality care.

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March 14, 2022

SickKids expecting to receive patients with cancer from Ukraine

SickKids planning to welcome small number of paediatric patients from Ukraine in the next couple days.

March 14, 2022

Researchers show whole genome sequencing can identify hidden changes in genomes of patients with cardiomyopathy

An international group of researchers, led by SickKids, used whole genome sequencing to uncover genetic changes associated with childhood cardiomyopathy that would not have been found by standard clinical genetic tests.

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March 11, 2022

SickKids exploring possibility of caring for some patients with cancer from Ukraine 

SickKids is working with government and community partners to explore the possibility of providing care for paediatric patients with cancer from Ukraine.

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March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Meet Dr. Maryse Bouchard, Sherry Jin and Teresa Pannozzo

On International Women’s Day, we highlight three SickKids staff members who are making gains for female representation in traditionally male-dominated fields.

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March 1, 2022

Cracking the genetic code: SickKids researchers develop new method to classify genetic variants

A new study from SickKids published in Nature Biotechnology details a novel genome-editing strategy using CRISPR technology to better understand genetic variations.

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March 1, 2022

SickKids and ICES-led research illustrates risk of COVID-19 for childhood cancer survivors

Survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer were not at increased risk of COVID-19 infection or subsequent severe outcomes during the first 18 months of the pandemic

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