Daily Media Digest March 9, 2020

Ottawa injects $26.8-million into coronavirus research

The Globe and Mail
““I think having clinical research inform an outbreak during an outbreak is relatively rare,” said Srinivas Murthy, a clinical researcher at the University of …”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, innovative research

Young scientist inspires other women in STEM as part of International Women’s Day

CTV News
“The Parry Sound man managed to beat the odds but Durkin decided to continue her work at Health Sciences North Research Institute.”
TAGS: STEM, women in research, cancer research

Two U of M researchers receive nearly $1M to study coronavirus, Indigenous populations

CTV News
“Driedger, a former Canada research chair in environment and health risk communications, has done previous research on the H1N1 pandemic …”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, innovative research

VIDO-InterVac awarded $1 million to develop coronavirus vaccine

“Volker Gerdts, director of VIDO-InterVac, said a race is underway to find the best animal for replicating the disease. “Is it mice, hamsters, or ferrets?””
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, innovative research

U of C research teams get $1.6M in federal funding to help COVID-19 fight

CTV News
“Three University of Calgary research teams are adding their expertise to the global fight against COVID-19. The teams come from three …”
TAGS: coronavirus, public health, innovative research

Local paramedics in a research study

Quinte News
“Michael Austin of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Socha says the pain control is normally done by using needles.”
TAGS: paramedic study, innovative research, pain management

USask awarded $3.6M to tackle opioid withdrawal in babies, improve health care for youth and …
Yorkton This Week
“The research team led by USask nursing researcher Dr. Sithokozile Maposa (PhD) includes clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings (PhD), …”
TAGS: withdrawal, HIV, maternal and infant care

Applications Now Open For 2020 C2 And Reach Competitions
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
“Applications are now open for the 2020 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions; the application deadline for both is April 27.”
TAGS: competition, collaborative research