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First step towards a database linking rare diseases with treatment options
April 24, 2019 - Dr. Hanns Lochmüller and collaborators have made the first step towards a “treatabolome” – a database that links treatable rare diseases to treatment options.
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders not enough to prevent potentially avoidable hospital visits: study
April 15, 2019 - Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders in long-term care homes (nursing homes) across Ontario led to reductions in rates of hospitalizations and hospital deaths, but did not eliminate these potentially inappropriate transfers, a
Simple blood test could determine preterm birth rate in low resource countries
March 19, 2019 - Preterm birth is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five, with low resource countries facing the greatest challenge. But before solutions c­­an be tested­­, researchers first need to be able to accurately mea
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Hawken, Steven
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health, Global health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy Big data, Health services research, Immunization, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Big data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
Perkins, Theodore
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Musculoskeletal conditions, Neuromuscular disease Basic research, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Translational research
Van Walraven, Carl
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Big data, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research