May 2021
UHN Research The Krembil is the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). It informs the Toronto Western Hospital community, external stakeholders and interested community members about the exciting news and innovative research happening at the Krembil Research Institute.

Stories in this month's issue:

Donald Weaver, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Director, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network

Canada-Germany Research Partnership

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, UHN celebrated the launch of the Max Planck–University of Toronto Centre (MPUTC) for Neural Science and Technology.

The MPUTC is the third Max Planck Centre in Canada, continuing a 50-year-long history of successful scientific collaboration between Canada and Germany. [Read More]  

Embracing Emotions

May 3-9 marked the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 70th annual Mental Health Week, with the theme “understanding our emotions”.

To promote mental health, the Krembil Research Institute shared daily resources to help faculty, staff and trainees recognize and process their emotions. [Read More]

Taking the High Road

Study settles the dispute over whether low dose steroids are effective for lupus nephritis. [Learn More]
An Eye for Innovative Treatments

Customized prosthetic device improves vision in individuals with corneal conditions. [Learn More]
Snowflakes All the Way Down

A rare look at living human brain tissue reveals a high degree of cellular diversity. [Learn More]
More Power to You

Study finds that the Manage My Pain app can engage and empower patients towards better health. [Learn More]

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