monday, march 19, 2012
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Top News

International Women’s Day: voices of celebration – Reflecting on how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. > MORE

Take Note

Trauma talks: advancing the dialogue in health care – Women’s College Research Institute’s trauma-informed care project. > MORE

Internal Communications Survey – Your opinion is important to us! To better understand what you think of the internal communications tools used in the hospital, the Strategic Communciations team is conducting a survey of all staff, physicians and volunteers. Click here to complete the survey by March 30.


Simone Vigod granted inaugural Shirley Brown Chair award – Award will support Vigod’s established program of research, which is focused on population-based studies related to perinatal mental health, as well as gender and sex-based analyses of health services for people with mental illness. > MORE

Connecting women, inspiring futures – Dr. Robin Mason and colleagues presented their new curriculum, Making Connections: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Problems Co-Occur, on International Women’s Day. > MORE


WCH in the Media

Dr. Paula Rochon comments on about dementia patients being prescribed anti-psychotic medications. To read the story, click here.

The link between research and clinical care at Women’s College Hospital is highlighted in a Toronto Star story about a patient who discovered she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation thanks to a study by Dr. Steven Narod and subsequently decided to have a preventative mastectomy with our surgical team.  To read the article, click here.

For more WCH news articles, click here.

From the Foundation

Toasting Another Sold Out Grape to Glass! – On February 23, more than 500 wine enthusiasts and die‐hard collectors gathered at the Distillery District for Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s 3rd annual Grape to Glass, Toronto’s ultimate wine tasting party and silent auction. This chic soirée raised over $100,000 for Women’s College Hospital and featured an exclusive decanting of more than 50 incomparable wines, gourmet food stations and a silent auction of sought-after vintages from around the world. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

This month in Women’s Health Matters, Women's College Hospital dermatologist Dr. Vince Bertucci shares advice on winter skin issues


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