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Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support and improved outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
UHN researchers co-led trail international trial spanning five continents and more than 300 hospitals.
Dr. Ewan Goligher (L) and Dr. Patrick Lawler
UHN on the Go: January 2021
News and notes from across UHN. This month, a new mobile health clinic, first inpatients at UHN to receive the Moderna vaccine and Order of Ontario appointees.
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Stopping glaucoma in its tracks
Researchers have discovered a molecule that could prevent or even reverse glaucoma damage. It’s a breakthrough that may someday treat devastating brain diseases too.
Dr. Jeremy Sivak
Patients benefit from simpler surgical procedure to detect spread of aggressive endometrial cancer
Princess Margaret clinician-researchers find less invasive procedure that has fewer surgical complications can identify if cancer has spread.
Dr. Maria Cusimano (L), and Dr. Sarah Ferguson
Getting a grip
Study by UHN researchers shows that lab-tested winter footwear significantly reduces slips and falls outdoors.
WinterLab simulator
‘I know I am making a difference’
COVID-19 screeners discuss their role and the value it brings to the UHN community – and to themselves.
Aaron Sadeghi
Michener Institute creates new programs in artificial intelligence
New offerings in September 2021 aimed at meeting the system's need for digitally-literate health professionals.
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In conversation with Dr. Susan George
Clinical endocrinologist at Toronto General Hospital discusses how she heard about being awarded the Order of Canada and the passion she still has for her work. 
Dr. Susan George
High levels of distress and burnout among PMCC clinicians
Pre-pandemic study of physicians, nurses and allied health staff at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre shows high levels of burnout.
Dr. Barry Rubin
Cancer cells hibernate like bears to evade harsh chemotherapy
New research from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre reveals cancer cells have the ability to transition into a protective state to survive chemotherapy.
Catherine O’Brien
‘Patients could focus on what was most important to them – their health’
COVID-19 accelerates cancer virtual care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with quality, convenience and cost savings.
Dr. Alejandro Berlin
In conversation with Dr. Michael Jewett
Surgical Oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre discusses his career, his influences and his Order of Canada.
Michael Jewett
Common drug may protect hearts from damage caused by breast cancer chemotherapy
UHN study finds statins, one of the most widely prescribed drugs in Canada, may protect the heart from cardiotoxic effects of certain early breast cancer treatments.
Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir
Hope that second vaccination ‘marks a happy new year for everybody’
UHN administers second dose of Pfizer vaccine to five Toronto long-term care workers.
UHN and Rekai Centres teams
In conversation with Dr. Heather Ross
Dr. Heather Ross, Division Head of Cardiology at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN and Sinai Health System, and Site Lead of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, was named to the Order of Canada on Dec. 30, 2020.
Dr. Heather Ross
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