Daily Media Digest January 16, 2024

Queen’s project aims to reduce isolation among the terminally ill
“Queen’s University doctors are rolling out a program this year that’s inspired by their experiences in India and aims to reduce loneliness among terminally ill patients in the Kingston area.”
KEYWORDS: aging, cancer, palliative care, Queen’s University

PatientCompanion is a tech-solution to support nurses
University of Waterloo
“Waterloo student develops an app to triage patient requests to enhance communication between hospital patients and their health-care providers … and which patients need immediate help.”
KEYWORDS: medtech, nursing, University of Waterloo

Protecting patients and the planet from unnecessary tests
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Research into the triple bottom line of sustainable health care uncovers new ways to reduce costs to people, health care and the environment.”
KEYWORDS: health care, sustainability, BC Cancer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

USask student works to crack the code of Long COVID
“He has been a key member of a VIDO research team looking to understand how immune responses can be different in those who suffer from Long COVID, …”
KEYWORDS: Long COVID, University of Saskatchewan, Vaccine and Infection Disease Organization (VIDO)

CCS Workplace Cancer Research Grants | Deadline February 1, 2024
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
“CCS Workplace Cancer Research Grants of up to $200k over 2 years are available to support game-changing cancer research that will uncover new knowledge and fill existing gaps to drive risk-reduction and cancer prevention efforts for workers in Canada.”