Daily Media Digest December 17, 2020

Canada’s mass COVID-19 vaccination rollout expands

CTV News
“… Health Network should reach 1,500, according to Dr. Bradly Wouters, the executive vice-president of science and research at the hospital network.”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccination rollout, public health, University Health Network

McGill leads trials of drug to treat COVID-19
Radio Canada International (en)
“The Research Institute of the McGill University Health centre in Montreal is currently testing such a drug on hospital patients who are at higher risk of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative treatment, inflammatory response, McGill University Health Centre

The role of public health in the global pandemic
University of Saskatchewan
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society on a global level and has started a conversation about the importance of public health and public health programming.”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Carleton Professor Publishes Paper on Ketamine as a Treatment for Major Depression in Nature
Carleton Newsroom
“Carleton University’s Argel Aguilar-Valles and Nahum Sonenberg from McGill University’s Department of Biochemistry and Goodman Cancer Centre …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, innovative treatment, ketamine, Carleton University

Many women putting off breast cancer screenings during pandemic: The Ottawa Hospital
“The pandemic has caused the number of women looking to get screened for breast cancer to drop at The Ottawa Hospital, according to its head of breast imaging.”
TAGS: breast cancer, cancer, screening, The Ottawa Hospital

SMRTS Webinar: The Early Career Researcher Journey
“The long and winding road to a tenure track position is hard to navigate. Is it the right path for you? How do you know? And how to you make sure you don’t get lost along the way? Join a panel of early career researchers as they share their journey and the lessons they have learned. Bring your questions about the academic job market, applications, and what it’s like to be on the tenure track.”

COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines, and Staying Well During the Holidays
Crohn’s and Colitis
“Join us to get the latest recommendations for people affected by Crohn’s or colitis. Experts also discuss recent developments of COVID-19 vaccines including safety considerations, risks and benefits, and what it means for IBD patients. Can’t join us live, register for webinar and we will send you a link to the recording! This free event is suitable for people living with Crohn’s or colitis, caregivers of people with Crohn’s or colitis, health care providers or those who wish to gain additional information.”