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November 12, 2015

Childhood cancer doesn't discriminate. Neither should geography.

Dr. Jim Whitlock, Director of the Garron Family Cancer Centre and Division Head, Haematology/Oncology, gives his perspective on access to paediatric cancer clinical trials.

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November 12, 2015

Ethical Complexities in Public Solicitation for Organ Donors

Rebecca Greenberg, Bioethicist at SickKids, gives her perspective on the ethical complexities surrounding organ donations.

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November 9, 2015

SickKids is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers!

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is proud to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This is the fourth time in the last five years SickKids has received this award.

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November 4, 2015

Colonel Chris Hadfield inspires SickKids trainees to reach for the stars

Research trainees at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) had an out-of-this-world guest Tuesday afternoon as Colonel Chris Hadfield gave keynote address to the young scientists at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

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November 2, 2015

Debunking myths about autism

Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, diagnoses and provides treatment recommendations for children with ASD every day. He helped us bust some autism myths and misconceptions.

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November 2, 2015

20 years later, doctor uncovers cause of syndrome that bears his name

After two decades of searching for answers, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has uncovered the genetic cause of Roifman syndrome.

Pumpkin carved and decorated to look like a pirate ship.

October 29, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz: Keep your family safe and happy this Halloween

Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Psychologist in the Outpatient Psychiatry Program at SickKids, has some tips to help families have a safe and anxiety-free Halloween.

October 28, 2015

SickKids staff and volunteers “take one for the kids” this flu season

This year, for every staff or volunteer who receives the flu shot, SickKids will provide three essential vaccines to a child in need through UNICEF Canada.

October 27, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: Ask, Listen, Talk

The theme for this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week is Ask, Listen, Talk. Learn more about how SickKids supports patients and families with limited english proficiency or hearing impairment.

October 27, 2015

MSSNG Project helps doctors share genomic data for autism research

Thanks to an ambitious and groundbreaking collaboration between The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Autism Speaks and Google, scientists around the globe now have open access to thousands of genomes for autism research.

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October 27, 2015

It's Learning Disabilities Awareness Month!

It’s Learning Disabilities Awareness Month! Take a peek at our interactive infographic and learn more about the different types of learning disabilities and the work of SickKids Learning Disabilities Research Program.

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October 23, 2015

Canadian Patient Safety Week: SickKids recommits to reducing preventable harm

This week we recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week, an opportunity to celebrate ongoing work at SickKids that aims to keep every child in our care safe. The Caring Safely initiative represents SickKids’ renewed commitment to significantly reducing preventable harm over the next three years.

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