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Friday, August 12, 2022  Summer of Science: Meet some of this year’s research students
Throughout the summer months, Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) provides undergraduate students with a unique hospital-based research experience through the Summer Student Research Program. Students work alongside renowned SRI scientists on a research project, attend weekly seminars about the research happening at Sunnybrook, and present their work at a poster competition in August.
 
Thursday, August 11, 2022  Sunnybrook researchers awarded more than $12M in CIHR Spring 2022 Project Grants competition
The Project Grant program supports 'ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.'
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022  Dr. Anne Martel appointed to the Tory Family Chair in Oncology
Sunnybrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne Martel to the Tory Family Chair in Oncology, jointly shared by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto. The Chair, established in 2007 by the John A. and Liz Tory Family, provides support for cancer research for a five-year renewable term.
 
Monday, July 25, 2022  Behind the research: Studies provide more evidence that poor vascular health speeds up cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease
Two newly published studies led by Dr. Jennifer Rabin add to the accumulating evidence that vascular disease contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease dementia.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Brain surgery found to be effective in treating alcohol use disorder
Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have now provided early evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS), a type of brain surgery, is a safe and effective treatment for severe and treatment-resistant alcohol use disorder (AUD). Results from this pilot phase I trial, suggest that DBS can lead to significant reductions of daily alcohol intake among participants.