Daily Media Digest July 29, 2020

Health Research Foundation awards Research Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research to UBC professor
“The Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Srinivas Murthy, clinical associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and critical care specialist and investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Health Research Foundation of Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research.”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness, Research Chair, COVID-19

Health Canada authorizes drug remdesivir for severe COVID-19 cases
“Health Canada has authorized, with conditions, the drug remdesivir for … In April, a study run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health tested remdesivir versus … Matthias Götte, professor and chair of the medical microbiology and …”
TAGS: COVID-19, treatment, remdesivir

Kids are not major source of COVID-19 spread, McMaster research review finds
“A new McMaster University review of COVID-19 research says children will not become super spreaders or cause a spike in infections if they return to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pediatric health, infection control

Is it heat exhaustion or COVID-19? A doctor explains how to read your symptoms
“Dr. Alon Vaisman, an infectious disease expert at the University Health Network, says that in general there are two types of people who are most at risk …”
TAGS: COVID-19, symptoms, public health

Grants awarded for COVID-19 research in child, brain health
Western News
“Professor Daniel Ansari, a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, will be part of a team examining the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pediatric health, brain health

UVic focusing on COVID-19 with new research fund
Times Colonist
“Researchers are working on a list of about 90 virus-related projects. “There’s a lot of activity underway,” Lisa Kalynchuk, UVic’s vice-president of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, research funding, public health

Three Faculty of Medicine researchers to study long-term effects of COVID-19 on children
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“The grant provides funding for CIFAR Program Members to study various social, behavioural, and public health-related aspects of COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, long-term effects, pediatric health

U of T and SickKids researchers use common diabetes drug to stimulate repair of brain cells
“Major funders on this study include Brain Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Garron Family Cancer Centre, SickKids …”
TAGS: brain health, innovative treatment, neuroscience