Our COVID-19 stories
Below are highlighted stories and news related to COVID-19.
Our community and COVID-19
A rapid test but not a rapid solution for COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, an increasing number of testing devices are being released. Most recently, ‘rapid’ testing, some of which are point-of-care tests (POCT), has become a focus as priorities shift towards receiving faster results.
Dr. Vanessa Tran, Clinical Microbiologist at Public Health Ontario, Dr. Jennifer Taher, Clinical Biochemist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Gubbay, Medical Microbiologist at Public Health Ontario look at rapid testing and what it means.
A simulated teaching environment years in the making gives students a COVID-safe space to learn
“This provides [MHSc in Laboratory Medicine] students with a fantastic learning opportunity. They get to develop their skills in a safe space where it’s ok to make mistakes. Once the students complete their studies and move into patient-facing care, they are as well trained and prepared as they can possibly be,” explains Dr. Heather Shapiro.
Completing a Masters in infectious disease during COVID-19: making a difference for frontline healthcare workers
Microbiologists: the unsung heroes of the pandemic
Spotlight on...Clinton Robbins
Each month we speak to a member of the Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology community and find out more about them.
This month it is Associate Professor Clinton Robbins. He is part of a group recently awarded $950,000 to help better characterize the inflammatory and cardiac effects of COVID-19.
COVID-19 news from LMP
With province's support, U of T researchers to explore key questions about masks and COVID-19 (January 2021) UofT News
Better, but far from over: U of T experts share their COVID-19 outlooks for the year ahead (January 2021) UofT News
LMP researchers find clues about COVID-19 virus immunity (December 2020)
Undergraduates showcasing the scientific solutions to COVID-19 (December 2020)
Canadian Scientists Develop Platform to Track Changes in Genetic Structure of COVID-19 Virus (June 2020) Temerty Faculty of Medicine news
Dr Samira Mubareka discusses COVID-19 in the Temerty Talk ‘Science on the Front Line: COVID-19 and Beyond’ (November 2020)