Daily Media Digest September 5, 2023

Social work professor to take visiting chair in public health research
University of Windsor DailyNews
“… named the 2023 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Social work professor Adrian Guta conducts research into HIV, substance…”
KEYWORDS: public health, substance use, University of Windsor

Rady grad student profile: Erwin Taguiam studies gene expression in tuberculosis and HIV co-infection
University of Manitoba News
“People living with HIV are at high risk for tuberculosis (TB). In fact, in 2021, TB was… “signature” in blood that could potentially be used to quickly and easily detect TB in…   ”
KEYWORDS: infectious diseases, early-career researcher, University of Manitoba

Sudbury doctor part of research into ways to treat breast cancer without radiation
CTV News
“Research published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-authored by a Sudbury oncologist could help many breast cancer patients avoid radiation therapy…”
KEYWORDS: cancer, treatment, Health Sciences North

Waypoint research project aims to address intimate partner violence
Midland Today
“Waypoint researchers have embarked on a pioneering nationwide endeavour… ‘We plan to create a standardized approach to interpreting IPV risk, and test the approach across…”
KEYWORDS: intimate partner violence, Waypoint Mental Health Centre

Dr. Richard Robitaille: Building on ten years of momentum fueled by Discovery Grants
ALS Canada Blog
“Already a world-leading expert on the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), the funding was his first research foray into ALS and allowed him to find clinical applications…”
KEYWORDS: research funding, ALS Canada, Université de Montréal

Study suggests patients treated by female surgeons less likely to suffer post-op complications
U of T News
“A new study that suggests that patients treated by female surgeons are less likely to experience post-operative issues than those treated by male surgeons is making headlines…”
KEYWORDS: health equity, surgery, service delivery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sinai Health, University Health Network (UHN)

What you need to know about COVID rapid tests heading into the fall
CBC News
“…some experts say it might be a good idea to know how to get your hands on a COVID-19 test if you need one… Vinh suggests people wear a mask in crowded areas…”
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)