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In our latest In the News round-up, our experts speak Today’s Parent about pregnancy and hormones, visit The Agenda to discuss senior housing, and  are recognized for their contributions to their fields.

Dr. Samir Sinha on the AgendaIn the blistering housing markets of southern Ontario one group that’s often overlooked in the conversation is seniors. Some are living in houses that are too big and hard to maintain. Others can’t find suitable AND affordable stock that allows them to downsize. And others still need new services and amenities that their neighbourhoods simply don’t have. Dr. Samir Sinha visits The Agenda to discuss the issue of appropriate housing for seniors.

Dr. Marnie HoweEach year a deserving graduate of the Institute of Health Policy, Management ad Evaluation’s Master of Health Science in Health Administration (MHSc) program at the University of Toronto is selected as one of six Canadian students to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Award. Given to those who have made promising contributions to health services management and look to continue to do so, the 2019 winner, Dr. Marnie Howe, home care lead physician for the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, was the perfect fit. Read more about Dr. Howe’s achievement. 

Dr. Prakesh Shah and menteesThere’s a sweet spot in mentoring where support and guidance leave plenty of room for independence. Mastery of that balancing act and rave reviews from trainees is what makes Mount Sinai Hospital’s Staff Neonatologist,Clinical Epidemiologist, and Interim Paediatrician-in-Chief Dr. Prakeshkumar Shah a highly sought-after mentor. It’s also why he’s been named the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Mentor of the Year. Read more about this achievement on the Royal College’s website. 


In this piece in Today’s Parent, Dr. Julia Kfouri, a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital shares information about the hormone hCG, and how it is measured.