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In response to COVID-19, UHN has re-activated its Executive COVID-19 IMS (Incident Management System) table and we are meeting on a daily basis. Membership includes our Executive Leadership Forum and other members of COVID-19 work streams. This is a snapshot of the discussions this past week.
Congratulations to researchers at the Ajmera Transplant Centre and Toronto General Hospital Research Institute for having been awarded the
$24-million, New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) - Transformation grant from the Government of Canada. The funding will support a groundbreaking project, led by
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program, to accelerate ex vivo technology to repair and rebuild organs with the ultimate, transformational goal of eliminating the transplant wait list. As Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
told UHN News, "we now have the opportunity to take ex vivo technology to the next level." Just seven projects from across Canada were awarded the funding.
January marks #Alzheimers Awareness Month in Canada. 500,000+ Canadians are currently living with Alzheimer's or another related dementia, a number that is expected to double by 2035. At UHN, the
Krembil Brain Institute's multi-disciplinary team of researchers, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, chemists, and support staff are pioneering new ways of diagnosing Alzheimer's earlier, developing new treatment modalities such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) to re-circuit the brain and restore memory, and identify molecules that may one day lead to new treatments.
Public education and
outreach are top priorities for our team, as well as
effectively communicating our discoveries to promote support for research. On
Specialized Dementia Unit, patients with advanced dementia are admitted because the severity of their illness has progressed to a point where it cannot be managed in the community. The team takes a person-centred approach to care, innovating around non-pharmacological approaches to improving the quality and safety of care for all patients with dementia. One of the consequences of dementia is a high risk of falling, as the disease attacks the motor system and memory. Geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Iaboni and her team at
The KITE Research Institute are using new technology such as artificial intelligence to predict and prevent falls before they happen.
Transition of UHN's Tele-Monitoring Program from the Nursing Resource Team (NRT) to
Altum Health. Tele-monitoring is a service used across all sites and units at UHN, allowing multiple patients, each of who would normally require a bed-sitter, to be monitored remotely by a trained technician. Tele-Monitoring provides UHN with an alternative to 1:1 bedside sitters when appropriate, and has proven to be a cost-effective and safe resource for many UHN patients that require constant observation. Under the direction of Dr. Shaf Keshavjee (Tele-Monitoring Medical Director) and Marijana Zubrinic (Executive Clinical Lead for Tele-Monitoring), UHN is exploring the adoption of the program at numerous hospitals across Ontario and Canada. To this end, the program has transitioned from the Nursing Resource Team (NRT) to Altum Health to support and drive the external expansion of UHN's Tele-Monitoring program. The organization is grateful for the leadership of April Guthrie and Brenda Kenefick for the operational growth of this program at UHN.
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