Daily Media Digest September 27, 2023

UHN becomes first Canadian hospital to appoint Chief AI Scientist
University Health Network
“Health care is becoming increasingly data-driven and AI plays a pivotal role in extracting valuable insights from large datasets, says Dr. Wang, who is also …”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, innovative research, University Health Network

GSK announces largest private financial contribution to CIHR’s Team Grants initiative addressing threats to Canadian lung health
“The $2 million contribution will support the investigation into evidence-based solutions to improve Canadians’ lung health.”
KEYWORDS: respiratory health, funding, Canadian research, GSK Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Indigenous optometry student helps bring reconciliation into focus
University of Waterloo
“… text is now being changed thanks to an initiative by a University of Waterloo optometry student to advance health equity for Indigenous peoples.”
KEYWORDS: health equity, Indigenous health, optometry, University of Waterloo

Making an Impact through The Equity-Mobilizing Partnerships in Community (EMPaCT) program
Women’s College Hospital
“… patient engagement framework, EMPaCT has been collaboratively developed with diverse patient partners to enhance healthcare systems and facilitate impactful and fair patient partnerships that drive lasting transformation.”
KEYWORDS: patient perspective, health equity, Women’s College Hospital

USask’s VIDO selected for CEPI’s international research network
USask News – University of Saskatchewan
“… an agreement today to join the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations’ (CEPI) preclinical research network. VIDO is the only organization in Canada and the ninth in the world selected for this research network to date.”
KEYWORDS: pandemic preparedness, innovative research, University of Saskatchewan, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Fainting from needles may be alleviated by reducing pain – study
Simon Fraser University
“When the IV procedure was painful, blood pressure control was impaired, and blood vessel responses less robust, making fainting more …”
KEYWORDS: blood pressure, pain management, vaccine, Simon Fraser University