Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Mary Jo Haddad. Photo by Lorne Bridgman

Taking Care

Mary Jo Haddad came to Sick Kids to look after ill children. As CEO, she helped nurse the whole hospital back to good health

Christina Nona. Courtesy of NSERC

The Glutamate Riddle

Grad student Christina Nona seeks to unlock the role of an important brain chemical in Alzheimer’s and addiction

Samir Sinha. Illustration by Adam Cruft

Aging Well

Samir Sinha wants to help keep older Canadians healthy and independent for longer. As the population ages, the viability of our health-care system depends on it

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Peace of Mind

A U of T project aims to bring better mental health to a country where most illnesses go untreated

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Neighbourhood Health

People who live in less “walkable” communities, especially new Canadians, are more likely to develop diabetes

Dr. Marcelo Cypel and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee.

A Cut Above

U of T researchers have devised a way to refurbish donor lungs before they’re transplanted

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Seeing Disease

Researchers are developing better ways to detect serious illnesses before they become life-threatening – and while they’re still treatable

Safer Births

Equipping health workers in Kenya with smartphones could bring better care to pregnant women and their infants

James Till and Ernest McCulloch

Stem Cell Pioneers

Discovery by James Till and Ernest McCulloch stands as "one of the most remarkable medical-research achievements of the 20th century"

Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid

War and Peace

In her new book, Damned Nations, Samantha Nutt reflects on foreign aid and armed conflicts abroad

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Don’t Overdo It!

Women who exercise strenuously may be at greater risk of developing dementia later in life, study finds

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Cheaper Digital X-Rays

Physicist John Rowlands has invented a way to deliver high-quality X-rays at a fraction of the regular cost

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The Vitamin D Crisis

Dark-skinned Canadians may face higher risk of disease due to vitamin D deficiency, doctor warns

Diabetes and Driving

U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less

Dr. Rahim Hirji (BSc 1997 UTSc, 1999 MSc, 2004 MD)

Dr. Rahim Hirji

"I dream of writing a book on leadership and self-improvement, and traveling the world as a motivational speaker"

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Care for the Aged

Canada faces a shortage of geriatricians for a rapidly greying population, says Dr. Barry Goldlist

Samantha Nutt

Witness to War

While visiting Somalia in 1995, doctor and U of T professor Samantha Nutt experienced the hardship and rawness of bloodshed. Now, the founder of War Child Canada says she's "driven every day" to help children harmed by conflict


Vincent Lam.

Vincent Lam

Prize-winning author captures extremes in human behaviour

Kellie Leitch

Orthopedic surgeon is the federal government's advisor on healthy children and youth

Miracle at Sick Kids

Zimbabwean twins Tinashe and Tinotenda Mufuka were born conjoined. A marvel of international co-operation brought them apart

Beating Kidney Disease

Endowed chairs in nephrology aim to improve lives of two million Canadians affected by kidney disease

Breathing Underwater

Joe MacInnis has spent his life exploring the world's oceans. Now he wants to save them

Exam Shy

South Asian immigrant women less likely to have regular breast examinations

Vivek Rao

Surgeon buys patients critical time while they wait for a donor heart