monday, october 15, 2012
Connect - Women's College Hospital
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Top News

Women’s College Hospital enters zero gravity with research program – Dr. Heather Carnahan works in a simulated space environment to conduct research on physical and mental stressors in zero gravity. > MORE

Women’s Health Matters

Women’s Health Matters has redesigned its four featured health centres, which provide in-depth information on key areas of women’s health. Visit the website to see the updated Mental Health, Heart Health, Diabetes and Bone and Joint Health centres.

Take Note

Keep yourself and others protected from the flu – Make an effort to stay healthy and get your flu shot this season. > MORE

A gender perspective on psychiatry – WCH hosts a discussion about gender gaps in mental health research, education and treatment. > MORE


Coming up @ WCH

WCH Presents: The POWER Study Forum – Join WCH for a discussion about cutting edge issues in women’s health on Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. in the Cummings Auditorium.  The event will feature WCRI scientists and special guest moderator Carol Goar, columnist, Toronto Star. For more information, click here and register at

Women Leaders. Wicked Problems. – WCH’s Autumn 2012 F.M. Hill Lecture will be held Oct. 24 in the Cummings Auditorium.  For more information and to register, click here.


From WCH Foundation

It’s Personal. It’s Our Future.The Campaign for Women’s College Hospital is well underway after our kick off lunch on Sept. 27.  Click here to see photos from the event, learn more about how you can participate, and find out how you can win all sorts of prizes and giveaways throughout the campaign. > MORE



WCRI’s Impact + Innovation 2012 annual report Read about the many ways WCRI is championing a better world for all women and girls. > MORE 

Quality @ WCH

Infection Prevention and Control – Congratulations to WCH’s Medical Imaging department for demonstrating the greatest improvement in hand hygiene compliance from the previous quarter!  > MORE

WCH in the Media

Dr. Sheila Dunn appeared on Global TV discussing birth control and contraception.  Click here to watch the video online.

Dr. Meb Rashid continues to generate media coverage across the country with stories about refugee health care in Canada.  To read one recent article, click here.

For more WCH news articles, click here.


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