Daily Media Digest August 23, 2023

First-of-its-kind genetic-matching for precision organ transplantation
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Researchers are developing a national epitope-matching protocol to reduce organ transplant complications …”
TAGS: organ transplant, precision medicine, innovative research, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Meet the 2023 CMHF Award Recipients – Honouring and inspiring a new generation of health leaders and innovators
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
“Today, 17 medical students are entitled to receive this award. This new generation of health leaders and innovators are provided with a cash prize of $5,000 and a travel subsidy to …”
TAGS: award, funding, early career researchers, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)

$5.1 million donation boosts open hardware approach to motor neuroscience
Western News
“Pruszynski’s own research is focused on understanding how the signals from the body, specifically from the skin and muscles, contribute to making accurate, precise movements of the hands and arms.”
TAGS: open science, neuroscience, Canadian research, Western University

York health researcher brings a trauma-informed lens to use sport for good
Ascend Magazine – YorkU
“She credits it with helping her gain confidence and collaborative skills, which is why she’s been deeply engaged in researching how sports can create positive change in the lives of marginalized people around the world.”
TAGS: physical activity, Canadian research, kinesiology, York University

Research Canada Announces Alison Evans as New President and CEO
Research Canada
“Alison Evans is stepping into this role as a strategic communications, marketing, fundraising and public affairs executive with more than 25 years of progressive experience spanning the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.”
TAGS: health advocacy, health research and innovation, Research Canada

Working too hard? New SFU research highlights importance of taking breaks
Simon Fraser University
“Work breaks should be seen as recovery opportunities that foster employee well-being and do not detract from performance, according to a Simon Fraser University researcher.”
TAGS: mental health, social media, Simon Fraser University