Daily Media Digest May 21, 2021

Writing the book on COVID-19 responses
Discourse Magazine
“Dr. Gordon Asmundson is tracking emotional and behavioural responses to COVID-19, which change rapidly, just like the science itself.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, pandemic, University of Regina

Behind the research: Implementing practice change amidst a pandemic
“In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, intravenous sedatives — sleep-inducing medications patients require to tolerate the uncomfortable procedure of being put on a breathing machine — were in short supply. With more COVID-19 patients being ventilated, global shortages of both ventilators and the sedatives needed, were a cause for concern.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, intravenous sedatives, ventilator, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

An infusion of comfort and confidence in cancer care
“Four high-impact projects have been selected as the winners of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s latest Grand Challenge: the Human Touch in Cancer Care.”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, funding, University Health Network

New School of Medicine
York University
“York University is moving forward with plans to establish a new School of Medicine that will focus on training family and community doctors in an integrated setting. Medical and health curriculum and research will support this integrated and preventive model for health care, which aims to promote care beyond the walls of hospital facilities.”
TAGS: research, medical school, family medicine, community health, York University

Made-in-Manitoba brain laser wins a Governor General’s Innovation Award
University of Manitoba
“The NeuroBlate System, developed at the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, is a unique technology that encapsulates the criteria for the Governor General Innovation Awards: exceptional technology that transforms a field and positively impacts the quality of life in Canada.”
TAGS: neuroscience, mental health, award, health research, University of Manitoba

“Anything I do is from my heart” Health care aides essential to patient care
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Personal support workers play an important role in patient and family care. They work in hospital, community, and home settings to provide bedside and personal care to those who need it.”
TAGS: health care aide, patient care, healthcare, personal support worker, Hamilton Health Sciences