November 2020
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

Unifying Research, Education & Care

One in five Canadian adults is currently living with arthritis. To address this crisis, in October 2020 the Schroeder Arthritis Institute launched with a $25 million donation by philanthropists Walter and Maria Schroeder. The initiative is being led by Krembil Senior Scientists and Institute Co-Directors Dr. Robert Inman and Dr. Mohit Kapoor. [Read More]

Immunologist Joins the Krembil Team

Krembil welcomes its newest Scientist, Dr. Olga Lucia Rojas. As an immunologist, her focus is on understanding the role of intestinal immune cells in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. Recent work by Dr. Rojas revealed the mechanisms underlying inflammation in autoimmune conditions. [Read More]
Having it Both Ways

Krembil researchers validate new, highly specific & sensitive criteria for classifying lupus. [Learn More]
A Case for Research

Study proposes research roadmap to improve knowledge of spontaneous hydrocephalus in adults. [Learn More]
Well in Hand

Study explores how the brain restores hand function after a hand transplant. [Learn More]
The Importance of Being Open

Study implicates syntaxin as a gatekeeper of information in the brain and spinal cord. [Learn More]

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