Online page—explaining how individuals with scleroderma can maintain hand function—from the first online toolkit by the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network.
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Online program on the way for people with rare autoimmune disease

Coming in 2019: an online program for JGH patients with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease characterized by hardening of connective tissues. Included are instructional videos and advice on developing a personalized exercise routine and setting realistic goals.

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Dr. Michael Tessler
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Risk of death does not rise during overnight emergency surgery, study reveals

Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.

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Using a model of a human skull, Dr. Ana Velly discusses her research into dental pain with Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, who is Director of Research in the JGH Department of Dentistry, as well as the department’s Emeritus Chief and a Professor Emeritus at McGill University.
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

JGH takes increasingly active role in dental research

Dental research is playing an increasingly significant role in the Lady Davis Institute, especially in an exploration of pain in and around the joint on either side of the jaw bone—second only to back disorders as a source of chronic pain.

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Dr. Melissa Henry
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to find meaning in a life altered by advanced cancer

To enable advanced cancer patients to cope with difficulties at the end of life, JGH researchers hope to develop better psychological support through an intervention that helps individuals find meaning in their radically altered lives.

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Dr. Reza Forghani examines the CAT scan of a patient’s neck.
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Applying artificial intelligence to cancer diagnosis

A pioneering research program is connecting artificial intelligence with the new field of radiomics to heighten the effectiveness of cancer treatment by gleaning as much information as possible from radiological imaging technology.

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Dr. Andrew Karaplis
March 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Significant breakthrough in treating osteoporosis

A significantly reduced risk of bone fractures among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis has been reported, following a clinical trial that was conducted, in part, at the JGH.

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Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Senate medal for Alzheimer’s researcher

Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc, Senior Investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been awarded the 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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Dr. Mark Blostein
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting venous thromboembolism through protein manipulation

The potential of manipulating a particular protein is being explored as a possible alternative to blood thinners, which are the standard of care for venous thromboembolism, but whose association with severe bleeding makes blood thinners an imperfect remedy.

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Dr. Brent Richards
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Largest genetic study identifies potential targets for osteoporosis

The largest study ever conducted on the genetics of common, age-related bone disease has resulted in the identification of 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, the strongest clinical risk factor for osteoporosis and a frequent cause of fractures.

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Dr Pierre Pluye
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Pierre Pluye named Family Medicine Researcher of the Year

Dr. Pierre Pluye, a Senior Investigator in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies at the Lady Davis Institute, has been named 2017 Family Medicine Researcher of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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