CAHS Fellows have been providing leadership in a variety of ways to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some examples are below.

May 14 – UofT: U of T researchers seek to understand the novel coronavirus on a ‘deep molecular level’

  • Fellow – Shana Kelley

May 13 – U of A: U of A researchers and Tonix Pharmaceuticals race to develop and test candidate vaccines for COVID-19

  • Fellow – David Evans

May 11 – OHRI: COVID-19 Evidence Network to support decision-making

  • Fellows – Jeremy Grimshaw (University of Ottawa), John Lavis (McMaster)

May 11McMaster: McMaster faculty help lead national response to COVID-19

  • Fellow – Deborah Cook

May 9 – CBC: Could risky human challenge studies help find a vaccine sooner? “Second Opinion” section

  • Fellow – Timothy Caulfield (University of Alberta)

May 8 – St. Michael’s: St. Michael’s could be the ‘catalyst’ for global collaboration on COVID-19 clinical research

  • Fellow – John Marshall

May 5 – Global: Lawson grants $200K to more than 14 local COVID-19 research projects

  • Fellow – David Hill (Lawson Health Research Institute)

May 5 – CP: Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds

  • Fellow: Tarik Moloy (University of Montreal)

May 5 – Tor Star: COVID-19 has put routine cancer screening for many in Ontario on hold

  • Fellow: Linda Rabeneck (Cancer Care Ontario)

May 3 – CBC: What we know and don’t know about immunity to COVID-19

  • Fellow: Mark Loeb (McMaster)

May 2 – CBC: Scientists aim to ‘see’ invisible transmission of coronavirus

  • Fellow: Mark Loeb (McMaster)

May 1 – UofT: U of T researcher develops diagnostic lung test to identify patients at high risk of COVID-19 complications

  • Fellow: Shaf Keshavjee (UHN)

April 30 – National Post: Science — and vaccines — will save us all

  • Authored by Fellow Alan Bernstein (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research).

April 30CTV: Canadian-designed system a new way of keeping an eye on seriously ill COVID-19 patients

  • Fellow: Shaf Keshavejee (UHN)

April 27 – Front-line care aides are the real heroes.  Hill Times.

  • Fellow (co-author): Carole Estabrooks (University of Alberta)

April 27 – Medicine shortages in light of COVID-19: a wake-up call for drug security. Hill Times.

  • Fellow (co-author): Jacalyn Duffin (Queen’s University)

April 27 – Why has Canada’s data collection during the pandemic been so bad? Hill Times.

  • Fellow (author): Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa)

April 27 – Change accelerator: COVID-19. Hill Times.

  • Fellow (co-author): Chris Simpson (Queen’s University)

April 27 – Why does it take a crisis to understand that health workers are our health system? Hill Times.

  • Fellow (co-author): Ivy Bourgeault (University of Ottawa)

April 26 – UBC: Ottawa announces $40 million to sequence COVID-19 viral and patient genomes

  • Fellow: Terry Snutch (UBC)

April 23 – Harnessing stem cells and regenerative medicine to fight COVID-19. OHRI.

  • Fellow: Duncan Stewart (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)

April 23 – Trudeau announces $1.1B scientific strategy to fight COVID-19. CBC.

  • Fellow: David Naylor (University of Toronto)

April 22 – University of Alberta neurologists watch for signs that COVID-19 can attack the brain. UofA.

  • Fellow: Christopher Power

April 22 – National study to collect data on aging adults’ experiences during COVID-19 pandemic. McGill.

  • Fellow: Parminder Raina (McMaster)

April 22 – Losing the ‘rhythm of life’: Pandemic’s disruption of routines affects our sense of self, experts say. CBC.

  • Fellow: Alex Clark (University of Alberta)

April 22 – New research aims to use CT scans to better diagnose COVID-19. Richmond News.

  • Kendall Ho (UBC)

April 22 – Should I leave my retirement or long-term care home due to COVID-19? New tools can help with tough decisions. OHRI.

  • Fellow: Dawn Stacey (University of Ottawa)

April 21Bayer partners with Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) on major global research study on COVID-19 treatments         .

  • Fellow: Salim Yusuf (McMaster University)

April 20 – U of T to support 31 high-impact coronavirus research projects through Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund. U of T.

  • Fellows:
    • Laurent Brochard
    • Paul Dorian
    • Shana Kelley

April 19 – Extended McGill community steps up to battle COVID-19, says Dean of Medicine. McGill Reporter.

  • Fellow: David Eidelman (McGill)

April 17 – ‘It’s heartbreaking’: Homeless during pandemic left out in the cold — figuratively and literally. CBC.

  • Fellow: Stephen Hwang (St. Michael’s)

April 16 – During the pandemic, why has Canada’s data collection lagged so far behind? Globe and Mail

  • Fellow (author): Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa)

April 16 – Alberta study investigates the impact of early intervention with hydroxychloroquine to help patients battling COVID-19. University of Calgary

  • Fellow: Michael Hill (University of Calgary)

April 16 – ‘We have a whole globe to protect’: Pandemic vaccine research speeds up. CBC.

  • Fellow: Scott Halperin (Dalhousie University)

April 16 – University of Alberta researchers in race against time to create COVID-19 vaccine. Alberta Innovates

  • Fellow: Lorne Tyrrell (University of Alberta)

April 15 – Opinion: There is a better way to tackle infectious diseases that people and animals share.  Calgary Herald.

  • Fellow (author): Baljit Singh (University of Calgary)

April 15 – Timothy Caulfield leads research project to combat coronavirus misinformation.  Alberta Innovates.

  • Fellow: Timothy Caulfield (University of Alberta)

April 11 – Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, talks about scientific modelling, how it works and their importance in helping health professionals deal with COVID-19. CHEK.

April 8 – Doctor says SARS tests offer encouraging lesson on treating COVID-19 with plasma. iPolitics

  • Fellow: Dana Devine (UBC)

April 8 – Mushrooms, oregano oil and masks targeted in crackdown on misleading COVID-19 ads. CBC

  • Fellow: Stan Kutcher (Dalhousie University)

April 7 – Ottawa Hospital researchers join the global race to treat, prevent COVID-19. Ottawa Citizen

  • Fellow: Duncan Stewart (University of Ottawa)

April 7 – Layoffs, lost funding and how COVID-19 may permanently hurt London’s medical-research sector. London Free Press

  • Fellow: David Hill (Lawson Health Research Institute)

April 7 – Layoffs, lost funding and how COVID-19 may permanently hurt London’s medical-research sector. London Free Press

  • Fellow: David Hill (Lawson Health Research Institute)

April 6 – Social distancing: How to persuade others it works. BBC

  • Fellow: Jacalyn Duffin (Queen’s)

April 4 – Ottawa Hospital researchers join the global race to treat, prevent COVID-19. Ottawa Citizen

  • Fellow: Duncan Stewart (Ottawa U)

April 3 – Edmonton professor receives grants of $380,000 to combat COVID-19 misinformation. Edmonton Journal.

  • Fellow: Timothy Caulfield (U Alberta)

April 2 – Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues. UBC.

  • Fellows: Haibo Zhang (St. Michael’s Hospital), Art Slutsky (St. Michael’s Hospital)

March 30 – Canada’s coronavirus aid package guards against drug shortages with compulsory licensing.  The Conservation (Opinion).

  • Fellow: Joel Lexchin (University Health Network)

March 30 – U of A health policy expert aims to cure COVID-19 ‘infodemic’. UofA.

  • Fellow: Timothy Caulfield (U Alberta)

March 29 – Why are more men dying of COVID-19? Global.

  • Fellow : Cara Tannenbaum (CIHR)

March 26 – CHRIM CEO will help lead global study to improve diagnosis and treatment in children infected by Covid-19. CHIRM.

  • Fellow: Terry Klassen (Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, University of Manitoba)

March 26 – Coronavirus a ‘wake-up call’ for Canada’s prescription drug supply. CBC.

  • Fellow: Jacalyn Duffin (Queen’s)

March 25 – Local researchers aim to test COVID-19 treatment in Hamilton.  Hamilton Spectator.

  • Fellows: Salim Yusuf, Mark Loeb, Hertzel Gerstein, Sonia Anand, Deb Cook (McMaster University)

March 25 – How artificial intelligence can accelerate our response to global pandemics (Opinion).  Globe and Mail.

  • Fellow: Alan Bernstein, author (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)

March 25 – How three Canadian research teams are battling the pandemic.  University Affairs.

  • Fellow: Ronald Labonté (University of Ottawa)

March 23 – How  the U of A’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.  University of Alberta.

  • Fellow: Lorne Tyrrell (University of Alberta).

March 23 – Montreal Heart Institute launches clinical study into potential COVID-19 treatment.  CBC.

  • Fellow: Jean-Claude Tardif (Montreal Heart Institute)

March 20 – U of A researchers hot on the trail of COVID-19.  London Free Press.

  • Fellow: Lorne Tyrrell (University of Alberta).

March 18 – Coronavirus: Canadians warned not to stockpile medicine beyond 30-day supply.  Global.

  • Fellow: Jacalyn Duffin (Queen’s)

March 17 – Montreal researchers propose a treatment for COVID-19.  McGill Tribune.

  • Fellow: Michel Chrétien (Montreal Clinical Research Institute)

March 12 – A geriatrician talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for seniors. CBC

  • Fellow: Kenneth Rockwood (Dalhousie University)

March 12 – How to help the health-care system cope with COVID-19. The Province.

  • Fellow: Jaclyn Duffin (Queen’s U)

March 8 – From test strips to llama antibodies, U of O researchers take on COVID-19. CBC.

  • Fellow: Ronald Labonte (Ottawa U)