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Category: Healthcare Heroes

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Robotic ultrasound technology now being used in remote Saskatchewan communities

The new system piloted during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic also reduced the risk of transmission for health care workers and patients.

U of A researcher receives federal funding to study the impact of COVID-19 on health care workers across Canada

One of 22 recently announced projects to receive funding from the Immunity Task Force, Dr. Nicola Cherry has received just over $1 million to study which areas of health care work are at higher risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

26hr photo project: "...there's so much to love."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

Toronto doctors launch program to support local teachers with back-to-school

Educational staff are now a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19, and many doctors are eager to share what they learned during the first wave of the pandemic.

Infectious disease specialists answer back-to-school questions, praise teachers

Ottawa doctor Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng told teachers it’s their turn to be “heroes” as children return to the classroom amid the pandemic.

New online tracker offers real-time updates on potential COVID-19 vaccines

McGill epidemiologist Nicole Basta’s team has created an interactive vaccine tracker to ensure the public is receiving verified, timely, and trustworthy information.

These six Canadian initiatives just received $1 million in funding to help fight COVID-19

The one-time innovation grant was split between six Canadian physicians and health care teams who designed unique solutions to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

26hr photo project: "...it can be both beautiful and exhausting, all at the same time."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

Incorporating Indigenous community expertise into health research

The first Indigenous PhD graduate from Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences has been awarded a grant to research the COVID-19 response within Vancouver’s urban Indigenous population.

26hr photo project: "...you never know what's going to happen."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.

26hr photo project: "Be present, be kind, and share joy."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "I think 26hr call is really hard..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "It is both very humbling, and very inspiring."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

Vancouver study analyzes which COVID-19 patients are at greatest risk of organ failure

UBC study aims to help identify COVID-19 patients in need of critical care.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "...if you start with gratitude, the struggle gets a lot easier."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
2 months ago

U of T researchers find pasteurization can kill COVID-19 virus in breast milk

The team used the common Holder method of pasteurization to neutralize the virus in donated human milk, so it can be safely fed to babies.
2 months ago

New research tackles uncertainty around pregnancy and COVID-19

A maternal-fetal medicine physician at The Ottawa Hospital has received funding from the CIHR to study the gaps in knowledge about COVID-19 and pregnancy, including whether a mother can pass the virus to her child.
2 months ago

London-area COVID-19 patients being supported and monitored through virtual clinic

A team of doctors at London Health Sciences Centre in southern Ontario created the Urgent COVID-19 Care Clinic, which tracks diagnosed patients to ensure they are admitted as soon as they need hospital care.
2 months ago

Toronto hospital free of COVID-19 patients for first time since March

For the first time in months, Humber River Hospital has no COVID patients in its ICU.
2 months ago

26hr photo project: "...you just can’t get that real life perspective anywhere else."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

New Canadians celebrated for their commitment to healthcare careers

A virtual Canada Day ceremony saw 19 health workers representing 13 countries sworn in as Canadian citizens, highlighting the immigrant contribution to the healthcare sector.
3 months ago

Montreal researcher developing nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Denis Archambault is working to combat COVID-19 with a novel nanovaccine.
3 months ago

The COVID-19 gender matrix

SFU researchers are studying the gendered impact of the pandemic, helping to shape the international response to this and future health crises.
3 months ago

26hr photo project: "It’s very easy to turn a 26-hour shift into a 36-hour shift..."

This photo series by a resident doctor in Calgary documents the stories of physicians before and after their call.
3 months ago

University of Saskatchewan researchers developing saliva-based test to detect COVID-19

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research awarded the project team over $550,000 to fund research into the diagnostic test, which they hope will be available by early next year.
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