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Dr. Kevin Smith Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network

Mr. Brian Porter, Chair of the Board of Trustees of University Health Network (UHN) today announced that Kevin Smith, DPhil. is UHN’s incoming President & CEO.
12-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Improving Birth Outcomes One Amino Acid at a Time

A simple dietary supplement (L-arginine) was found to improve birth outcomes, paving the way for future clinical trials to test this inexpensive and safe intervention.
8-Mar-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

University Health Network Now Largest Adult Transplant Program in North America

UHN now largest adult transplant program in North America. University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program reached a milestone of completing 639 adult transplants in 2017, ranking first in volume for adult transplants in North America.
5-Mar-2018 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Unveils Its First Million Dollar Visionary Projects

As the world marks international Heart Month, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces its first-ever $1 million innovation grants, awarded to world-first projects positioned to alleviate the massive burden of heart failure on...
16-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Device Keeps Donor Kidneys Healthy Outside the Body Until Transplant

A deceased donor kidney has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time in North America.
5-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation hosts 13th Annual Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation would like to invite media to attend this year’s Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Championship.
25-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Largest-Ever Gift to a Canadian Rehab Hospital Will Support New Therapies for Brain-Related Disorders

With a transformational gift of $20 million to the Toronto Rehab Foundation, Walter and Maria Schroeder, along with their family, have established The Walter and Maria Schroeder Brain Institute.
12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


UHN Vision Scientists Discover Potential Neuroprotective Treatment for Glaucoma

A research team led by scientists at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has identified a new neuroprotective factor that has the potential to help people suffering from the common blinding disease glaucoma.
6-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

Twin Daughter Receives Life-Saving Transplant From Dad: Both Recovering

11-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST


Major Milestone in Communications Standards for Diabetes Devices

JDRF and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto announced publication of interoperability standards for diabetes devices. The work is the result of JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN)...
11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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