Daily Media Digest September 15, 2022

Western researchers selected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Western News
“Frank Beier, Dr. Ruth Lanius, Kathy Nixon Speechley and Nadine Wathen … “Becoming a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences recognizes the fellows’ dedication to health sciences,” said CAHS president, Dr. Sioban Nelson.
TAGS: fellowship, health sciences, Western University

Celebrating world-renowned infectious disease researcher Dr. Francis Plummer
UM News
“Dr. Plummer was immortalized last week with a new bust unveiled at Innovation Plaza … “… was model of research excellence we all aspire to,” says Dr. Digvir Jayas, UM Vice-President (Research and International).”
TAGS: HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, Dr. Francis Plummer, University of Manitoba

The urgent need for mental health-care supports
Policy Options
“More people need care today and there is less capacity to provide it than there was prior to the pandemic. Ensuring stigma-free access is important.”
TAGS: mental health, HealthCareCAN

York University receives $7.25M to build network and use AI and big data in fight against infectious diseases
“… this project will support prevention, early detection, preparedness, mitigation and control of emerging or re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa, Asia …”
TAGS: infectious disease, global health, artificial intelligence, big data, York University

Oncoustics AI and UHN Awarded OBIO Early Adopter Health Network Grant to Trial Point of Care Liver Assessment Solutions in Clinic
“Creating and deploying AI solutions for low-cost surveillance and diagnostics for disease detection, early intervention … “I’m a proponent of non-invasive testing to detect liver disease and I’ve long been an advocate of applying machine learning …”
TAGS: medical technology, ultrasound, diagnostics, artificial intelligence, University Health Network

Canada’s life sciences sector has come a long way
The Hill Times
“… we need to continue to work diligently to be ready for future health emergencies. By developing domestic biomanufacturing capacity, the government is ensuring that both the quality and the availability of vaccines and therapeutic drugs are secured going forward.”
TAGS: life sciences, biomanufacturing, future preparedness, MP Andy Fillmore