Daily Media Digest June 29, 2020

Ottawa researchers aim to fill gaps in knowledge about pregnancy and COVID-19
Ottawa Citizen
“Her team is among four groups of researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute who were awarded a total of $4.7 million this week from the …”
TAGS: maternal health, pregnancy, COVID-19

UCalgary, The City of Calgary and AHS team up in the fight against COVID-19
UCalgary News
““It made complete sense to partner with the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services to advance our knowledge in wastewater-based …”
TAGS: COVID-19, wastewater-based research, COVID-19

Manitoba researchers given millions for COVID-19 research
CTV News
“According to a news release from the U of M, the six researchers are investigating the impacts of the virus on certain populations, such as children, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, funding

Shift to reusable PPE ‘an immediate need’ for public health — but transition won’t be simple …
“Anand Kumar, a professor of medicine and microbiology at the University of Manitoba. But Manitoba health-care workers should soon have a more …”
TAGS: PPE, COVID-19, medical equipment

Dal and NSHA researchers receive $1.1M from Government of Canada to study COVID‑19
Dal News
“… a $1.1 million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia as part of a May 2020 Rapid Research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, funding

Nova Scotia Health Authority launches new mental health and addictions website
Cape Breton Post
“The Nova Scotia Health Authority mental health and addictions program has launched a new website where visitors can access information on …”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, addictions

Research scores breakthrough in body’s response to COVID-19
Western News
“Paediatrics professor Dr. Douglas Fraser was part of a Western-Lawson Health Research Institute team that was the first in the world to profile the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, immune response, innovative research

Virtual Care Crucial During COVID-19
“Dr. Melanie Willows, Clinical Director, Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and President, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, virtual care, mental health

USask researchers to develop saliva-based COVID-19 home testing kit
Yorkton This Week
“VIDO-InterVac researcher Darryl Falzarano is also working on that part of the study. Examining COVID-19 incidence rates among Canadian dentists.”
TAGS: diagnostic test, public health, COVID-19

A germaphobe’s expert guide to being out in the world again
“… in a washing machine after every use,” advises Dr. Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, an expert in microbiology and an associate professor at York University.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

USask medical researchers awarded $900000 to help fight COVID-19
Yorkton This Week
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded three University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams a total of $900,000 to …”
TAGS: innovative research, funding, COVID-19, public health