Daily Media Digest February 13, 2023

$1.5 million boost to endowed chair from GSK positions U of A to expand leadership in virology research
GSK Canada
“The investment, directed toward the GSK Chair in Virology at the U of A, held by Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, brings the total value of the endowed chair to almost $6 million.”
TAGS: innovative research, virology and immunology, GSK Canada, University of Alberta

A new vaccine platform in the fight against cancer
UdeM Nouvelles
“A research team led by Moutih Rafei, a professor in UdeM’s Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, is perfecting a new cancer vaccine platform.”
TAGS: cancer, Canadian research, Université de Montréal

Canadians benefiting from leadless pacemaker to regulate heartbeats
CityNews Ottawa
“Dr. Derek Exner, cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and researcher at the University of Calgary …”
TAGS: cardiovascular health, pacemaker, medtech, Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary

Game-changing $10-million gift positions Sinai Health at the forefront of ageing research
“Dr. Collingridge is a senior investigator at Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and is also the Director of the Tanz …”
TAGS: healthy aging research, Alzheimer’s disease, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health

Finding answers to a child’s medical mystery – Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences
“An ears, nose and throat specialist referred Maggie to a surgeon at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), who immediately recognized the sac at her neck as a type of birthmark called a lymphatic malformation.”
TAGS: patient perspective, pediatric health, Hamilton Health Sciences

CAMH announces $500 million campaign to support world-leading mental health research
“Since its establishment in 1998, CAMH has undertaken a historic redevelopment of its spaces and places, a journey that has been powered by philanthropy.”
TAGS: mental health research, preventative health care, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)