Research. Education. Discovery. Blog

Our Research, Education, and Discovery Blog is a showcase for our work as well as the basic science behind what we do. Here we invite readers to explore the worlds of transfusion and transplantation science and learn more about how our research leads to improved everyday practices and ultimately – and most importantly – better outcomes for patients. 

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Mental health and early career scientists

Thursday, October 10, 2019
In today’s post we recognize the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Day. Canadian Blood Services research trainee Anusha Sajja describes the importance of mental health for graduate students and other trainee scientists, and gives her top tips to help avoid work-related stress.
The 2019 Critical Care Canada Forum hosts fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
This year marks the fifth annual Deceased Organ Donation Symposium at the Critical Care Canada Forum in Toronto. This two-day symposium held Nov. 11–12, 2019 promotes scientific research in organ donation and transplantation and its application to critical care practice.
Lay Science Writing Competition open for submissions!

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Stories underlie all research experiences, but these stories are rarely told. The Centre for Innovation is excited to launch its second annual Lay Science Writing Competition and give our research trainees the chance to tell those stories!
Dr. Donna Wall wins lifetime achievement award

Friday, September 27, 2019
With a medical career spanning almost 40 years, Dr. Donna Wall has made significant contributions to the evolution of blood and marrow transplantation across North America. After completing paediatric and paediatric hematology/oncology training in the U.S., Dr. Wall went on to establish blood and...
Stem cell transplantation pioneer wins lifetime achievement award

Thursday, September 26, 2019
With a focus on improving the lives of patients living with autoimmune diseases, transplant physician and scientist Dr. Harold Atkins has dedicated his career to discovering innovative methods for stem cell transplantation. In the late 1990s, Dr. Atkins and neurologist Dr. Mark Freedman proposed a...
Centre for Innovation scientist recognized for his contributions to the field of cryobiology

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Centre for Innovation scientist Dr. Jason Acker was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology, a prestigious international award that recognizes individuals who have had an exemplary impact on the field of cryobiology. Congratulations to Dr. Acker, who received this award over the summer at the Society for Cryobiology’s annual meeting in San Diego.

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