​​​​We are one here at UHN, bound together by a shared mission. From groundbreaking discoveries to advocating for patients, the work that takes place at our sites every day makes a tremendous impact locally and globally. And others notice. Patients and colleagues alike are grateful for the work you do – and so am I.
 
On June 30th, Dr. Andres Lozano, neurosurgeon at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre of Toronto Western Hospital was appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada. Dr. Lozano was recognized for his research contributions that helped to establish Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a globally recognized treatment for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. You can read more about Dr. Lozano's pioneering work with DBS here or watch his very popular Ted Talk here. Congratulations Dr. Lozano!
 
This week I will be stopping by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN's staff appreciation barbeque. I'm looking forward to being back on the Michener campus and meeting more of the excellent team that has become part of UHN.
 
Michener's Continuing Education department recently partnered with The Change Foundation to create a series of videos that illustrate the challenges and opportunities in providing accessible health care services to an aging population. As part of their 'Experiencing Aging' project, The Change Foundation is featuring Michener's aging simulations suit - you can see the suit featured here in the first video, labeled "primary care". The upcoming "emergency department" video was also produced in collaboration with Michener so be sure to check back. You can learn more about Michener's work on aging simulations here.
 
A few weeks ago I talked about our commitment to privacy, sharing our policy on Sanctions for Breaches of Personal Health Information. If you haven't already done so please take a moment to review this policy, which outlines how UHN approaches privacy breaches and the penalties that are in place. You may have seen an article about a proposed class action happening at another health care organization here in Ontario. This is an key reminder to us all about the importance of privacy and the steps we must take to ensure we are compliant. By law we are all required to complete yearly privacy training so if you have not yet completed yours, please visit our new MyLearning website today. Not sure if you've completed your privacy training? By clicking on the "My Completed Training" button right on your homepage you can review the list of all required training you've completed.
 
Peter​​

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