Daily Media Digest December 7, 2023

Government of Canada supports science and research organizations that are transforming research and knowledge into action
“The Strategic Science Fund will deliver leading-edge research, train the next generation of scientists, and help transform health knowledge into …”
KEYWORDS: funding, Strategic Science Fund, BioCanRx, GlycoNet, Kids Brain Health Network, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Stem Cell Network

Researchers uncover approaches to overcome barriers to osteoarthritis care for racialized women
University Health Network
“Due to the lack of research on treatment barriers from the perspective of diverse women with OA, our team sought out strategies for delivering person-centred OA care for women of colour through interviews with patients, clinicians, and health system managers …”
KEYWORDS: arthritis, pain management, women’s health, University Health Network

Virtual medical appointments are both safe and effective, research shows
McMaster University
“Not only is virtual care a safe way to hold medical appointments, but patients and physicians were able to use it appropriately and effectively with minimal guidance, new research from McMaster finds.”
KEYWORDS: virtual care, emergency care, pandemic, McMaster University

Help shape the next iteration of CanMEDS framework for improving patient care
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“This strategic partnership mobilizes a significant amount of $1.2 million to fund two research projects of $600,000 each over a three-year period.”
KEYWORDS: education, patient experience, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)

Historic Private Investment in Applied Research at La Cité
Collège La Cité
“… La Cité announced a major investment by an Ontario-based pharmaceutical company, which has chosen it for its expertise in advancing research into the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”
KEYWORDS: funding, medtech, neurodegenerative diseases, Collège La Cité

Celebrating health research excellence with the 2023 Lawson Impact Awards
London Health Sciences Centre
“The Lawson Impact Awards provides an opportunity for us to recognize the scientists, staff members, learners and partners who drive medical research forward …”
KEYWORDS: award, health research, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre