Daily Media Digest May 5, 2020

Clinical trial for COVID-19 patients coming to Ontario

“… an assistant professor and program director of Public Health and Preventive … a cardiac surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, clinical trial

CAMH enhances virtual capacity to respond to demand for mental health services
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health, virtual care

Researchers ‘very confident’ vaccine for coronavirus will be developed
“Kelvin said when it comes to supporting this research, Canada has “done a really good job.” “They were much faster than the U.S. to get money out to …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, vaccine development

CHEO opens Canada’s first pediatric virtual emergency department
Ottawa Citizen
“CHEO begins taking emergency care directly to its patients on Monday, becoming the first pediatric hospital in Canada to offer a virtual emergency …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, emergency medicine, virtual care

Dr. Christopher Mushquash wins mental health award
“Among his numerous professional roles, he is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, an associate professor in the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

York U announces funding for new COVID-19 research projects
York Univeristy
“York University has awarded $300,000 in research grants to advance 20 new research projects dedicated to Canada’s fight against COVID-19 and its impacts.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative research

Researchers at U of T Faculty of Dentistry explore rapid, low-cost COVID-19 test
“… North York General Hospital, Sinai Health Systems and the University Health Network to research the viability of the platform. The novel coronavirus …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, diagnostic tests, innovative testing