Daily Media Digest November 23, 2017

“Two leaders in health research advocacy … Christopher J. Paige, PhD, FCAHS, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network and Eleanor N. Fish, PhD”
TAGS: Health Research, advocacy, leadership in advocacy award


“Senior author Kaberi Dasgupta, associate professor of medicine at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), said: “We found quite a dramatic combined effect. Having either of the conditions increased a woman’s risk for diabetes in the future by 15 times. But if the woman …”
TAGS: Gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure


The Suburban Newspaper
“… of the McGill University Health Centre Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre of Excellence last week. Dr. Alain Bitton, director of the Gastroenterology Division and Dr. Ernest Seidman, the director of Gastroenterology and IBD Research, said that the Centre represents a unique model of care in IBD.”
TAGS: McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC), IBD centre


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“22, 2017 /CNW/ – The Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative … Dr. Eleanor Fish and Dr. Christopher Paige – Both winners were chosen …”
TAGS: Christopher Paige, Innovative Medicines Canada, HRF Medal


MetroWest Daily News
“BIOTECanada presented AquaBounty with the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Agriculture Company during the PEI BioAlliance kick-off to Global Biotech Week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. AquaBounty is currently constructing a new 250-metric ton commercial production facility and a …”
TAGS: AquaBounty Technologies , Gold Leaf Awards


The South Bayview Bulldog
“A Toronto couple, Glenn and Stacey Murphy and their children, have donated $10 million to build the Murphy Family Centre for Mental Health at Sunnybrook Medical Sciences Centre on Bayview Ave. It will be a state-of-the-art 27,000 square foot space within the new Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre …”
TAGS: 10 million donation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, brain center


Canadian Jewish News (blog)
“Dalhousie University in Halifax and Ben Gurion University (BGU) in Be’er Sheva have announced a “trailblazing research relationship” to help find …”
TAGS: Dalhousie University, collaboration, Ben Gurion University


Hill Times
“The research community is looking towards 2018’s budget, the first since the publication of the Naylor report in April, as an indicator of whether the Liberals are serious about improving the state of research in Canada. Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, pictured with Nobel laureate and Naylor Report panel …”
TAGS: fundamental science review, Naylor report, Test for Ottawa


Toronto Star
““And the way you do that is you make sure it’s a facility that offers the best in education and research as well.” The facility will be known as the Barlo MS Centre — after John and Jocelyn Barford and Jon and Nancy Love, who donated $10 million per family to the project. It will occupy the top two floors of … “
TAGS: multiple sclerosis, St. Michael’s Hospital


The Suburban Newspaper
““The most important aspect of health research is the results. The Canadian public benefits from innovation in medical procedures, our advancements in pharmaceuticals and vaccinations, and our understanding of diseases.Current interventions aim to eradicate polio, malaria, measles, and rubella “
TAGS: medical research, benefit public


CTV News
“The Dalhousie Medical School at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is credited with helping retain medical professionals. “We have had the opportunity to train a lot of them,” says Dr. Peters. “That’s why the medical school has been such a great help to us.” For Dr. Sara Davidson, the … “
TAGS: New Brunswick, struggle to get doctors, rural


“Stéphane Robichaud, chief executive officer of the New Brunswick Health Council, said he agreed that standardization of hospital data is important to more … Janine Olthuis, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of New Brunswick whose research focuses on alcohol abuse among youth, …”
TAGS: data, alcohol abuse, youth, heath research