OTTAWA, September 12, 2012 — Vitamin D is increasingly being recognized as important for good health. Until recently, there had been little consideration given to the role of vitamin D in more severe diseases, which is why Dr. Dayre McNally’s recent publication in the esteemed scientific journal Pediatrics is so compelling.
OTTAWA, September 11, 2012 — Young children whose families immigrate to Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States are as prepared and capable of starting school as their native-born counterparts, with one exception: vocabulary and language development.
OTTAWA, July 18, 2012 — Two species of single-cell parasites have co-opted “ready-made” genes from their hosts that in turn help them exploit their hosts, according to a new study by University of Ottawa and University of British Columbia researchers.
OTTAWA, July 17, 2012 — Many people living with HIV are aging and may also suffer from chronic diseases, creating complex treatment needs in these patients. Recognizing and dealing with aging-related diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses, cancers and dementia in the context of the AIDS pandemic will be a key theme at the 19th international AIDS conference, AIDS 2012, in Washington, D.C., from July 22 to 27, 2012.
OTTAWA, July 10, 2012 — Monitoring the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in Canada requires that data from multiple registries and other data sources be combined. Linking registries can be problematic, however, since they are often managed by unrelated organizations. Privacy legislation may also restrict the sharing of data for such linkages. To address these challenges, Dr. Khaled El Emam and his team at the CHEO Research Institute have developed a secure protocol that allows the linking of individual patient records without revealing personal information, which has been published in PLoS ONE.
OTTAWA, July 3, 2012 — The University of Ottawa proudly announces five of its doctoral students—three from the Faculty of Health Sciences, one from the Faculty of Medicine and one from the Faculty of Law—have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Award to support leading-edge research in the areas of rehabilitation, drug testing, environmental law and hip degeneration.
OTTAWA, June 26, 2013 — Over the past few years, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Cardiovascular Surgery Program have teamed with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group to understand the impact of cardiac surgery on vitamin D levels in infants and children. T
OTTAWA, June 20, 2012 — McMaster University presented an honorary doctorate of science degree to Nancy Edwards on June 15, 2012. A distinguished professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Nancy Edwards was also the inaugural director of the Population Health (PhD) program at the University of Ottawa.
OTTAWA, June 14, 2012 — The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) has selected the University to host the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015. More than ten thousand delegates are expected to attend.