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Dec 13, 2018

Twenty-eight living kidney donors were honoured at the ceremony for their selfless decision to save a life. Marie-Claire Jean-Louis held back tears as she stood on stage in front of hundreds of people who had been affected by kidney donation. “If a person can donate their kidney, the least I could do is get over […]

Dec 6, 2018

Nurses on B2 at the Civic Campus, led by Clinical Manager Betty Clark (right), won the Team Nursing Award at the Nursing Recognition Celebration in November. They were nominated by Ora Cook (left) and her family. When Allan Cook became discouraged, they urged him on, high-fiving him as he managed to walk down the hallway […]

Nov 29, 2018

Six 11-year-old friends donated their earnings to the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre: Isla (left), Lucy, Alice, Parker, Jackie and Tess. “I know it’s a hospital, but this is beautiful!” said Parker when the elevator doors opened at the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre. This was the reaction not of an adult woman, but of […]

Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Fraser Scott made a ground-breaking discovery when he realized the connection between diet and type 1 diabetes.  Since then, his research has had a far-reaching impact, with potential for developing new treatment strategies. » Read more

Nov 14, 2018

A job on the Rocky Mountaineer train took Dr. Kristin Danko to places that weren’t on the route between Vancouver and Calgary. One stop was a research lab at The Ottawa Hospital. Now she is the recipient of the Worton Researcher in Training Award from the hospital in recognition of her outstanding achievements and her […]

Nov 7, 2018

When Dr. William Stanford first became a biological scientist, he simply followed his curiosity and was happy to let others pursue any practical applications of his research. Today goes on bedside rounds with clinicians, meets with patients and dreams of launching clinical trials. » Read more

Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Les Melamed had a front-row seat on 30 years of research advances during his time on the Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board. For 30 years, Dr. Les Melamed read research proposals and asked himself, “If I were a patient, would I want to be part of this study?” By putting himself in […]

Oct 24, 2018

Holding the 3D-printed model of Maureen’s uterus, Dr. Sony Singh examined the MRIs and 3D renderings – the images that appear on the operating room screens that doctors can move to get a 3D view of the surgical area. The uterus fits in the palm of Dr. Sony Singh’s hand. The large pink lumps inside […]

Oct 18, 2018

The new Rose Ages Breast Health Centre has given hope to patients like Tanya O’Brien, who has many family members who have had breast cancer. Six years ago, Tanya O’Brien’s worst fear became a reality. A radiologist noticed some calcifications in her mammogram that required a biopsy. And then the biopsy showed she had breast […]

Oct 3, 2018

Behaviourist Candace Vilhan (left) and Registered Dietitian Jennifer Brown work every day with patients who live with obesity, helping them to identify and overcome obesity stigma and bias. Obesity – now considered a complex chronic disease similar to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol – is a disease people “wear,” so they’re subject to […]