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Dr. Danielle Martin testifies at U.S. Senate – The hearing, before a Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging, examined primary care access, healthcare costs and outcomes in countries with single-payer health systems.

Dr. Danielle Martin receives international praise for testimony at U.S. Senate – Emails and praise pour in from colleagues and the public. > MORE


Take Note

Trauma Talks conference furthers dialogue on trauma-informed care – This year’s conference theme to examine the relationship between culture and trauma. > MORE

Pain Clinic Announcement – Women’s College Hospital is excited to announce the expansion of its chronic pain management program with the official relocation of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Pain Clinic to WCH. > MORE


Preventive oophorectomy reduces risk of death by 77 per cent for women with BRCA gene mutation – Women who carry a BRCA gene mutation and opt for preventive ovary removal surgery have lower risk of death than those who do not, according to a new study led by Amy Finch and Dr. Steven Narod. > MORE

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, authored an editorial “Women’s Health Equity is Progress for All” about health equity in global cancer control and policy. Click here to read more.


Dr. Jay Udell, a cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and post-doctoral research fellow at Women’s College Research Institute, was awarded the Rising Star Award from the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. The award recognizes a new research study led by Dr. Jay Udell, in which he found that the flu vaccine may reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. The award will be presented at a conference in Toronto on May 15.


Spotlight on Health Disciplines and Nursing

Osteoporosis Program at Women’s College Hospital helps patients self-manage their chronic condition – Program’s new initiatives include staff education and improved patient appointments. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters spoke to Frances Stewart, advanced practice nurse and nurse continence advisor at Women’s College Hospital, about overactive bladder, a chronic bladder condition.

WCH in the Media

Dr. Danielle Martin received international media coverage for her presentation in front of the U.S. Senate. Click here to read the National Post article.

Dr. Tulin Cil was quoted in Science Daily, about a study which looks at anesthetic techniques improving the quality of recovery after breast cancer surgery. To read more, click here.

Dr. Batya Grundland was featured in Chatelaine magazine in an article discussing why some people feel tired. Click here to read.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

From WCH Foundation

Special Announcement: WCHF is excited to announce the addition of Jian Ghomeshi, award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author, as Master of Ceremonies at An Evening With…Dan Rather on June 2. Following Rather’s presentation, the two journalists will sit down to discuss lessons learned from a lifetime of reporting. > MORE

From the Association of Volunteers

The Association of Volunteers at WCH is seeking jewelry donations for a fundraiser jewelry sale later this spring! Costume jewelry, gold, silver, gems, glittery things, all will be welcome to adorn our sales table. Please drop off your jewelry donations to Nora Milne at the Volunteer Resources office, room 6309. The proceeds of the sale will go to the association, so we may continue our commitment to support WCH programs and clinics.  Thank you for your support!

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming up at WCH

This week at WCH: Click here for a list of events taking place at Women’s College Hospital between April 7 and April 11.  


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