Daily Media Digest January 27, 2021

Coronavirus: Toronto doctor reflects on Canada’s 1st COVID-19 case, one year later
“… I want to see the chest X-ray,” recalled Dr. Jerome Leis, medical director of infection prevention and control at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, public health, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Province invests in development, testing of Ontario-made PPE at Hamilton’s McMaster University
“Ravi Selvaganapathy, director of McMaster University’s centre for excellence, says they’ve partnered with “upwards of 50” manufacturers since …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, personal protective equipment, McMaster University

Canadian brain research receives $4 million boost from Bell Let’s Talk and the Government of …
Canada NewsWire
“… of Psychiatry at McGill University, and Co-Director of the Douglas – Bell Canada Brain Bank based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.”
TAGS: brain research, mental health, funding, Bell Let’s Talk, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Panel discusses COVID-19’s mental health impact on marginalized communities
Queen’s Journal
… psychiatrist and clinical director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the University Health Network in Toronto; Natan Obed, president …
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, marginalized communities, Queen’s University, University Health Network

Made-in-Canada coronavirus vaccine starts human clinical trials
“Initial focus was cancer research. If the vaccine proves safe and effective in clinical trials and Health Canada approves it, the goal is to have it ready for …”
TAGS: vaccine, innovative research, clinical trials, public health

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program
“Since 2012, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and AbbVie Canada have annually awarded scholarships valued at $5,000 to 10 inspirational students …”
TAGS: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, AbbVie, IBD, Crohn’s disease, colitis, chronic illness

‘Brain training’ may help treat post-traumatic stress, clinical trial finds
Western News
“In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers have found that neurofeedback may be an effective …”
TAGS: mental health, brain health, PTSD, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University

Psychedelic drugs can help treat PTSD caused by racism, discrimination: researchers
CTV News
“… trauma, says Dr. Monnica Williams, Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Ottawa and a clinical psychologist.”
TAGS: PTSD, mental health, at-risk population, innovative treatment