September 2016
UHN Research Introducing The Krembil: the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). The Krembil 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

A New Vision, a New Institute

The creation of a new clinical and vision research institute—named the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute—was announced at a special UHN celebration on the evening of September 20, 2016. The new institute is a result of merging UHN’s Ophthalmology Department (previously known as the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre) with the Division of Vision Sciences. Its research activities will continue to operate under the direction of the Krembil. [Read More]

Krembil Summer Students Shine

The Krembil Summer Student Research Day took place on August 23 at the Toronto Western Hospital. The event was co-organized by the Krembil Research Institute’s Trainee Affairs Committee and its administration team. After opening remarks from Dr. Donald Weaver, Director of the Krembil Research Institute, 25 summer students from 15 different research labs presented their results. [Read More]

Treating Hand Tremors

Brain region to treat tremors can now be directly and accurately located. [Learn More]
Reading Brain Signals

Brain imaging ‘fingerprint’ may predict age-related brain damage and intellectual decline. [Learn More]
Asking the Right Questions

Questionnaire helps clinicians track the progression of a rare disease that weakens muscles. [Learn More]
Decrypting Stroke Causes

Common imaging technique may reveal more about the causes of stroke than previously thought. [Learn More]
Answers in the Blood

New blood biomarker may predict which patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. [Learn More]
Making a Mark on Back Pain

Researchers discover molecular markers of spine osteoarthritis that contribute to joint damage. [Learn More]
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