Daily Media Digest April 9, 2021

Waypoint researchers studying how pandemic is affecting local health-care workers
“… quality of life and resiliency, was presented to staff at the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.”
TAGS: healthcare workers, mental health, pandemic, COVID-19, Waypoint

Canada is losing the race between vaccines and variants as the 3rd wave worsens
“… said Jason Kindrachuk, an assistant professor of viral pathogenesis at the University of Manitoba and Canada Research Chair of emerging viruses.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, pandemic, public health, variants, University of Manitoba

Hospitals running out of key drug for COVID-19 patients
The Globe and Mail
“… Morris, an infectious disease physician at Toronto’s University Health Network who helped craft new guidelines for rationing tocilizumab in Ontario.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, University Health Network

Canadian scientist Drucker honoured with international award for diabetes research
Toronto Star
“The endocrinologist and senior scientist at Sinai Health — who was named a … which recognizes key medical research around the world each year.”
TAGS: Gairdner international award, diabetes, metabolism, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute

People with diabetes want Sask. to expand glucose monitoring coverage
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Regina pharmacist Gavin Bush, an advocate with Diabetes Canada, said the sensors have changed his family’s life for the better. They help his …”
TAGS: diabetes, glucose monitor, chronic illness, Diabetes Canada

In memoriam: Louis Siminovitch, the father of genetic research in Canada
“Siminovitch, who was also the founding director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) at Sinai Health, died this week nearly one year …”
TAGS: genetic, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Ram Mullur joins CNL as new Vice-President of Isotope Business
Canadian Nuclear Labs
“Canada’s national nuclear laboratory welcomes accomplished senior executive to grow its commercial business in medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals”
TAGS: nuclear laboratory, medical isotopes, radiopharmaceuticals, Canadian Nuclear Labs