Daily Media Digest February 5, 2021

Ontario lab pioneering new COVID-19 test method calls for all positive samples to be checked for …

“Brad Wouters, executive vice-president of science and research at University Health Network, said failing to do this will only make getting the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, pandemic, infection control, University Health Network

Saskatoon lab builds manufacturing facility for vaccines, including their own
“VIDO-InterVac has worked with the centre for decades “and they have the confidence by the regulator which is important if you want to move quickly,” …”
TAGS: vaccines, COVID-19, public health, vaccine manufacturing, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

8 things to know about the coronavirus variant detected in Saskatchewan
“He is currently also working at VIDO-InterVac in Saskatoon. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. 1. What should people in Saskatchewan be …”
TAGS: coronavirus variant, infectious disease, public health, VIDO-InterVac, University of Manitoba

U of T researcher to lead city’s Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity
“… Lana School of Public Health and a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will chair a task force addressing vaccine …”
TAGS: vaccine, equity, access to healthcare, CAMH, SickKids

Isolated by pandemic, fewer sexual assault victims going to ER
“A new study from The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute reveals a 50 per cent drop in visits to the hospital network’s emergency rooms by sexual …”
TAGS: sexual assault, pandemic, access to care, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

New glycomics research investments from GlycoNet to facilitate health challenges and a resilient recovery for Canada
Canadian Glycomics
“Today, the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) announced $1.3 million in funding to 11 glycomics research projects. The investment is being leveraged through GlycoNet’s four funding streams—Collaborative Team, Strategic Initiative, Translational, and Clinical Partnerships—which aim to foster health innovations by gaining more understanding of the role of sugars in health and diseases.”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, glycomics, GlycoNet

MUHC’s Dr. Lucy Gilbert named one of the Top Women of Influence for 2021
McGill Reporter
“… Unit at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Dr. Gilbert has developed a test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers early (DOvEE).”
TAGS: innovative research, women in STEM, ovarian and endometrial cancer, McGill University Health Centre

2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Virtual Award Presentation
“Please join us at a virtual event to celebrate the 2020 Leadership in Advocacy Award Winners, Dr. Ingrid Waldron and HealthCareCAN.”

MEDIA ADVISORY: First-of-its-kind summit will connect the overlooked realities of women’s heart …
“The CWHHS is co-hosted by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre (CWHHC) and Heart & Stroke.”