Daily Media Digest May 15, 2020

U of T researchers seek to understand the novel coronavirus on a ‘deep molecular level’
“Now scientists want to trace its steps within cells to stop it. … molecular genetics in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular … Also on the team are Samira Mubareka, of the SunnyBrook Health Sciences Centre …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs
Kamloops This Week
“… infections first, said Dr. Andrew Morris, medical director of the Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.”
TAGS: superbugs, pandemic, COVID-19

Montreal researchers probe rare childhood syndrome associated with COVID-19
The Journal Pioneer
“Joanna Merckx, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at McGill University Health Centre, said there is no reason to panic. “This is still very, very …”
TAGS: children and youth health, pediatric care, COVID-19

General Dynamics helps adapt firefighter masks for COVID-19 patients
London Free Press (Blogs) (blog)
“Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, the medical research arm of London’s hospitals, Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) and …”
TAGS: ventilator, innovative design, COVID-19

New Normal: Pandemic ushers in health care delivered by text, video, and virtual house calls

CTV News
“… and throat surgeon in Winnipeg, said in an interview with CTVNews.ca. … Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons …”
TAGS: virtual care, public health

GAIL TOMBLIN MURPHY: Honouring nurses’ expertise, dedication and caring
“Nurses across Nova Scotia are no exception and their demonstration of … by the ICN, is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health. … for the Nova Scotia Health Authority, I would like to invite all Nova Scotians to join me …”
TAGS: nurses, frontline workers

Western approves funding for 13 pandemic research projects
CTV News
“In April the university launched the million dollar Research Western Catalyst Grant: Surviving Pandemics initiative and looked to identify projects with the …”
TAGS: pandemic, innovative research, COVID-19

Dalhousie researcher awarded CIHR Nursing Chair to advance Indigenous community health …
Dal News
“She is also a member of the IWK Health Centre’s Centre for Pediatric Pain Research and co- leads the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt and Healing Initiative …”
TAGS: Indigenous community health, Nursing Chair

McMaster opens residence as isolation housing for medical trainees and researchers
“McMaster University is opening its doors to medical residents and researchers working in high-risk environments or who may have been exposed to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, frontline workers