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Jun 21, 2018

Megan Ellis, Aboriginal Program Coordinator, has been leading the KAIROS Blanket Exercise with groups of staff from The Ottawa Hospital. She wears her red sash to show her Métis heritage. It moves some to tears. Others are shocked, yet hopeful. Anger, guilt and shame can also come with the heightened awareness hospital staff members have […]

Jun 21, 2018

Paul Johanis, President of the Greenspace Alliance, co-chairs the newly-established Campus Engagement Group, which is examining all the issues that have been consistently rated as most important by the public. Building a new, modern health and research centre in the heart of Ottawa is about health care and about the community. Public involvement is essential […]

Jun 13, 2018

Speech-language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it. The first patient wasn’t sure about trying the tablet with RecoverNow on it. She was 75, had had a stroke, and had never even used a typewriter. But the modern […]

Jun 6, 2018

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed an algorithm that can accurately estimate a newborn’s gestational age to within one to two weeks. Dr. Kumanan Wilson and his team have a novel approach to finding out how often babies are born preterm in low-resource countries. They’re using data collected from routine newborn blood tests and […]

May 31, 2018

Medical oncologist Dr. Neil Reaume (right) is now able to easily show patients, such as John Richichi, the results of their medical imaging tests right in the exam room, leading to better discussions during appointments. Dr. Neil Reaume walked into the exam room, greeted patient John Richichi, and tapped his ID badge against a small […]

May 23, 2018

“My patients are a great source of strength for me,” said Dr. Rebecca Auer. Meet Dr. Rebecca Auer. Some days she wears scrubs and removes tumours in the operating room. Other days she wears a lab coat and investigates the secrets of cancer cells. In between all this, she runs clinical trials, trains students and […]

May 16, 2018

Drs. Clare Liddy and Erin Keely came up with a solution to referral wait times with eConsult, an online tool that family doctors can use to ask specialists information to see if their patient should be referred. When Dr. Clare Liddy shared with Dr. Erin Keely that one of her patients had to wait for […]

May 10, 2018

Denise Schaerer received a heart transplant in January 2017, after being diagnosed with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the muscle tissue of the heart. When Denise Schaerer feels a thumping in her chest, she doesn’t just feel her own heartbeat – she feels someone else’s as well. That’s because this heart was given to […]

May 2, 2018

Economics professor Dr. David Gray took part in a clinical trial to see whether an immunotherapy drug could keep his high-risk skin cancer from coming back. Four years later, he’s still cancer-free.  Dr. David Gray’s cancer was hiding in plain sight. “It was a blemish on my cheek that just wouldn’t heal,” said the University of […]

Apr 25, 2018

Sailing enthusiast Peter Juryn joined a pilot study that put him in charge of managing his Parkinson’s disease. An expert nurse helped him set his own care priorities and referred him to health-care professionals who specialize in his care needs. Sailing is a life-long love affair for Peter Juryn that began when was nine years […]