Daily Media Digest October 25, 2023

New statistical tool could mean clinical trials yield better information with fewer patients
University of Alberta
“A new statistical tool developed by a U of A medical student and oncology professor to predict clinical trial outcomes could allow for smaller, …”
KEYWORDS: clinical trial, cancer, University of Alberta, York University

ReDiscovery of the Banting Legacy: A Century of Biomedical Discovery and Innovation
Banting Research Foundation
“The Banting Research Foundation is thrilled to announce a momentous milestone—100 years of successful biomedical Discovery granting, to be celebrated in 2025! As we approach this significant landmark, we invite you to join us for …”
KEYWORDS: Canadian research, event, Banting Research Foundation

Combining genetics and data science can help us understand why some people react more severely to COVID-19
Temerty Faculty of Medicine – University of Toronto
“Lisa Strug, senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and academic director of U of T’s Data Sciences Institute, remembers what happened next.”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University of Toronto, University Health Network

McMaster researcher identifies 10 predictors of opioid overdose after prescription
Faculty of Health Sciences – McMaster University
“A new study led by a McMaster University researcher has helped identify 10 predictors that show large associations with opioid overdose. The …”
KEYWORDS: substance use and addiction, mental health, opioid crisis, McMaster University

Help on call for medical professionals
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Introduced during the pandemic, this support service became an invaluable resource for health care workers … concerns allows physicians and other medical staff to feel cared for.”
KEYWORDS: medical practitioners, pandemic, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia

Parliamentarians Celebrate Invaluable Canadian Research with Gairdner Award Laureates
HRI Portal
“The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, along with co-hosts The Gairdner Foundation and Research Canada, will host a Luncheon to celebrate two 2023 Canada Gairdner Awardees …”
KEYWORDS: innovative research, Gairdner Foundation, Research Canada, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus