Daily media digest August 25, 2017

“MSFHR has announced 11 award recipients in the first Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) competition. These awards will help BC health researchers bridge the gap between discovery and practical application to improve health outcomes in BC.”
TAGS: Michael Smith Foundation, innovation


“Two London MPs stopped by Western University on Thursday to announce federal funding for four research initiatives and a biotechnology company”
TAGS: Western University, research initiatives, biotechnology


Edmonton Journal
“Over the past five years B.C. has fast become a global force for innovation in the area of brain health. Our province is leading networks of excellence to …”
TAGS: innovation and health, neuroscience, BC, Canadian Association for Neuroscience


Toronto Star
“Hardest hit have been the three in Toronto — at SickKids, Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, said David Jensen, a health …”
TAGS: sickkids, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


“IWK Health Centre president and CEO Tracy Kitch is leaving the … Kitch was named CEO and president of the IWK in 2014 and according to Hutt and …”
TAGS: IWK Health Centre, Tracy Kitch


National Post
“In an earlier study with colleagues at Boston University School of Public … at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University.”
TAGS: flame retardant, low reproduction, women,


CTV News
“Researchers at the Women’s College Research Institute, including Dr. Akbari, say they want to make the test affordable and available to all Canadians …”
TAGS: cancer, BRCA gene


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, the Government of … The ADCI software system is currently being tested by Health Canada.”
TAGS: Innovation, radiation exposure, genetic analysis


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Led by Dr. James Kennedy of CAMH’s Tanenbaum Centre for Pharmacogenetics, with the use of Assurex Health’s GeneSight testing technology, …”
TAGS: mental health, CAMH, IMPACT study