monday, may 19, 2009
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Top News

Why Sex Matters (in medicine) – Join WCH, Mary Susanne Lamont, President, M.S. Lamont & Associate and Rose Reisman, author, broadcaster and health expert on June 8 for breakfast featuring Dr. Virginia Miller, renowned scientist at the Mayo Clinic. > MORE

What Women Want – WCH is asking 1,000 women what they want from an academic ambulatory hospital dedicated to women’s health. > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Christine Lay answers a reader question in the Globe and Mail about headaches and weather changes. To see the article, click here.

The WCH Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative is featured in the May issue of Hospital News. Click here to read.

WCH Nursing Award winner Shirlee O’Connor is featured in the Toronto Star. To see the story, click here.

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The Women’s College Research Institute presents the 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Day – Students, researchers and academics gathered on May 7 to share and discuss research in women’s health. > MORE

WCRI Researcher Receives Grant to Continue Breast Cancer Research – Dr. Steven Narod awarded nearly $1.5 million to advance breast cancer study. > MORE

Up and Coming at WCH
Coming Up at WCH

WCH employees are invited to a HOOPP retirement information session on June 4 at noon. For more information, click here.

Take Note

International Interprofessional Wound Care Course Steps into WCH – Under the guidance of Dr. Gary Sibbald, four leaders from the Diabetic Foot Centre at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Guyana, South America, recently completed their International Interprofessional Wound Care Course at WCH. > MORE

Open House: Marion Powell Women’s Health Information Centre – Elizabeth Rooney, Library Technician and Mary Anne Howse, Library Manager hosted an open house on May 6 at WCH. > MORE

Influenza-Like Illness: We continue to keep you up-to-date and informed about the progress of Influenza A (H1N1). Information is posted regularly on our employee Intranet, and if there are significant changes or critical directives from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, email updates will be sent to all staff.  The WCH pandemic planning committee is hard at work finalizing our pandemic strategy, which will be available shortly.