In this week’s In the News, our experts are featured for their groundbreaking work in diabetes research, highlighting how arts and crafts can improve mental health, and sharing their thoughts on the ethics of pandemic response.

This Toronto doctor is a superstar in the world of diabetes research – and he says it all started as a fluke
Dr. Daniel Drucker, Senior Investigator in the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute was featured in the Toronto Star. The article discusses Dr. Drucker’s life, significant contributions to diabetes research and how his innovative work involving the GLP-1 hormone began with a lucky incident. Learn more here.

The ‘power of art’ inside a Toronto psychiatric unit
Christina Dashko, Spiritual Care Practitioner at Mount Sinai Hospital appeared on CTV News as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day. She spoke about the arts program she oversees for patients in the psychiatric unit and the mental health benefits of creativity. Read more here.

It’s complicated: the ethics of pandemic preparedness and response
Dr. Ross Upshur, Associate Director of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute shared his insights on pandemics with University Affairs. Dr. Upshur discussed what led him down this research path and why it’s important to consult the public on ethical issues related to pandemic response. Read the Q&A here.

Unplanned hospital visits for seniors linked to greater risk of death
Dr. Kieran Quinn, General Internist and Palliative Care physician at Sinai Health, was featured on ABC News Australia. Speaking with the radio program, RN Breakfast with Norman Swan, Dr. Quinn discussed his research findings on unplanned hospital visits for seniors being linked to an increased risk of death. Listen to the segment here.


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