The Future of Mental Health Care and Education is Here

When University of Toronto medical student Jennie Pouget volunteered at a local hospital’s emergency department, she noticed a patient who would regularly return for treatment of her Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “She was really frustrated, and seemed anxious. However, the hospital staff focused only on her COPD symptoms,” says Pouget, who saw that potential mental health issues went unacknowledged.
Oct 5 / 2015

Mixed Up Cell Transportation Key Piece of ALS and Dementia Puzzle

It’s the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but until now scientists weren’t sure how a specific gene caused these devastating diseases. Now researchers from the University of Toronto are one step closer to solving this incredibly complex puzzle, offering hope for treatment. 
Oct 5 / 2015

Faces of U of T Medicine: Kyle Eastwood

MD/PhD student Kyle Eastwood is developing a new approach to treating epilepsy through non-invasive brain surgery, which would result in a faster recovery period. His interest was peaked by curiosity about the brain and an engineer’s love for solving complex problems. For this achievement, Eastwood was presented with Mr. Robert and Ms. Francine Ruggles Innovation Award. He was also named a 2015 Vanier Scholar. He spoke to us about his work.
Oct 2 / 2015

Dean Young Wins Prestigious Colvin Prize for Outstanding Research Achievement

Faculty of Medicine Dean Trevor Young has been awarded the 2015 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation.
Sep 30 / 2015


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