Daily Media Digest October 19, 2020

Call for Nominations – It’s Time to Celebrate Nurses!
Canadian Nurses Foundation
“Canadian Nurses Foundation is expanding our #ThankANurse initiative to further shine a spotlight on the nursing community across Canada and thank them for their tireless work, especially in the midst of the pandemic – and we would love your help. This truly is the Year of the Nurse.”
TAGS: frontline worker, pandemic, nurses, Canadian Nurses Foundation

Medical research from University of Calgary to treat COVID-19 patients in human trials
CTV Toronto
“Dr. Daniel Muruve, head of nephrology at University of Calgary and chief science officer for Arch Biopartners Inc., holds up a vial of LSALT peptide, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, innovative treatment, anti-inflammatory, University of Calgary

Global COVID-19 treatment trial shows current antivirals are of little benefit to hospitalized patients
“The Canadian arm of the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial, called the Canadian Treatments for COVID-19 (CATCO) trial, is led by Dr. Srinivas Murthy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Dr. Robert Fowler at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto.”
TAGS: COVID-19, antivirals, treatments, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

Carleton’s Alex Wong Works Toward Reusable Face Masks by Eliminating COVID-19 with Ultraviolet Light Technology
Carleton University
“Carleton University Biology Prof. Alex Wong is working on a unique research initiative to decontaminate medical face masks exposed to COVID-19 with ultraviolet light technology.”
TAGS: personal protective equipment, sterilization, COVID-19, Carleton University, CHEO

Rapid research on COVID-19 impacts will focus on mental health services
York University
“Two York University projects focussed on mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic have received a total of $368,000 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to do rapid research over the next year.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health services, funding, York University

VIDO-InterVac update on COVID-19 antiviral funding, vaccine research
“VIDO-InterVac director Dr. Volker Gerdts joins Global News Morning for an update on their COVID-19 vaccine research, along with recent funding for …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine development, antiviral treatment, VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan

Protecting the Vulnerable During COVID-19: Webinar Registration Open!
Canadian Frailty Network
“Don’t miss this informative webinar about how you can protect yourself and others this flu season. Registration is free. All are welcome! Register Now.”
TAGS: webinar, COVID-19, vulnerable population, Canadian Frailty Network

Participants needed for study on pandemic’s impact on veterans and their spouses
CTV News London
“The study is being done by Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont. in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress …”
TAGS: pandemic, COVID-19, Veteran’s health, mental health, Lawson Health Research Institute

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s
McGill Reporter
“Two researchers from The Neuro, with collaborators from the StoP-AD Centre at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Quebec …”
TAGS: Alzheimer’s disease, loneliness, mental health, neuroscience, Douglas Mental Health Institute