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Addressing missed opportunities for opioid agonist therapy

Posted on Monday, March 04, 2024 09:10 AM

Amidst an enduring crisis that has tragically taken the lives of thousands, Dr. Tina Hu, principal investigator of the recently published study titled Initiation of opioid agonist therapy (OAT) after hospital visits for opioid poisonings in Ontario, sought to investigate the rates of administration of a life-saving treatment recommended by national guidelines. The findings were unsettling, revealing that, despite a rising death toll, only one in 18 individuals received essential treatment within...

Promoting health equity in clinical trials

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2024 09:12 AM

Recently, Oncology Research Coordinator, Banita Aggarwal, attended the 32nd Annual Society of Clinical Research Associates conference in Montreal. One of the conference highlights was a presentation by Annie Ellis, a cancer survivor and dedicated research advocate, who shared valuable insights about participation in clinical trials, the importance of access, and ways to support diverse communities.

Dispelling myths

Annie addressed prevalent myths surrounding clinical trials, emphasizing that there...

Left to right: Harbans, patient of Brampton Civic’s Emergency Department, with Dr. Farrukh Hussain, Interventional Cardiologist

Doctors making a difference: Dr. Farrukh Hussain

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024 02:00 PM

This story is part of William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Doctors Making a Difference campaign featuring Osler doctors who are going beyond to improve our community’s health.

As family members, it’s never easy to make tough decisions when it comes to a loved one’s care. No one knows that better than Jugroop Brar and his two brothers, whose 89-year-old father, Dr. Harbans Brar, a retired paediatrician, was admitted to Brampton Civic Hospital’s Emergency Department following a serious heart...

Samantha Baker, Medical Laboratory Technologist at Osler, poses in front of a microscope

Empowering health care excellence: Samantha’s journey as a medical laboratory technologist

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:04 AM

In the dynamic world of health care, where precision and collaboration are paramount, the role of medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) has never been more crucial. Meet Samantha Baker, a dedicated MLT who works across hospitals at Osler. Samantha's journey captures the essence of teamwork, professional development, and the unparalleled opportunities Osler offers to health care professionals.

From aspiration to achievement

Samantha's passion for health care and science led her to pursue a...

Kiki Ferrari, Osler’s Chief Operating Officer

“Just checking in” with Kiki Ferrari

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 08:52 AM

Making mental health a priority is something Kiki Ferrari, Osler’s Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, is passionate about.

Osler’s extensive mental health and addiction programs, including the newly launched Adolescent Intensive Day Program, made possible with funds from the Tour de Bleu event, are a tremendous pride point for Kiki, as Osler hospitals continue to grow and evolve to support the mental health needs of our diverse communities.

Knowing the winter months can be...