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In this edition of news and notes from across UHN, VIRCAN marks World Hepatitis Day and UHN Cancer Education launches Cancer 360.
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UHN on the Go: August 2020
After 33 years of progressive leadership positions, Senior Clinical Director Judy Costello has retired, leaving her mark across UHN and beyond.
Judy Costello
Judy Costello retires with a legacy of mentorship, teamwork and transforming patient care
Online event organized by HeartLinks and UHN’s Ajmera Transplant Centre helps address patients’ concerns, especially as society reopens after first wave of COVID-19
Dr. Armelle Perez-Cortez Villalobos and Kyra Black
Transplant recipients discuss how 'it is not back to normal for us'
Krembil Research Institute scientists identify a therapeutic target to stop vision loss and prevent blindness.
Dr. Philippe Monnier
Hitting a bull’s-eye
Team at UHN’s KITE Research Institute uses computer vision to accurately differentiate between sleep apneas and inform treatments.
Babak Taati
A fresh pair of eyes
With one in two Canadians being diagnosed with cancer, Dr. David Langelier is on a mission to ensure that targeted rehab is embedded in their care.
Dr. David Langelier
Precision medicine for cancer rehab
A test which detects changing levels of tumour fragments in the blood may be an easy, non-invasive and quick way to predict who will benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment option for advanced cancers.
Scott Bratman
A blood test could predict who benefits from immunotherapy
New Critical + Covid Care online learning platform helps staff prepare for redeployment and a second wave of COVID.
Rosa Seif
UHN staff use online education platform to prepare for redeployment
With their usual jobs on hold due to COVID-19, nurses across UHN were redeployed to ensure hemodialysis patients received the treatments they need.
Bee-Jay Realubit and Katrina Bongalon
‘Working together we can rise above the most difficult moments’
Five UHN projects gain support from the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.
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UHN researchers receive provincial funding for coronavirus work
How one team at UHN’s Toronto Rehab – Lyndhurst Centre got creativeto solve a patient’s practical problem.
Brad Johnston
‘I needed to be able to drink, and to do it on my own’
UHN in unique community partnership helping some of the city’s most vulnerable people safely recover from coronavirus.
Jane Ballantyne
Hotels offer ‘health and human dignity’ along with a place to recover
Global Health Index good indicator of country’s COVID-19 mortality, says UHN-led study.
Sheila Riazi
Second wave planning: where to put our focus
Study by scientist at UHN’s Krembil Research Institute shows the brain adjusts communication speed between its different regions to increase resilience.
JD Neuron
Investing in infrastructure
Exploring the safe use of automated vehicle technologies for people with dementia – an alternative to taking their licence away.
Shabnam Haghzare
'Driving cessation is one of the most challenging issues in dementia'
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