Welcoming LMP’s 2022 summer learners

For many academic programs across LMP, summer is a time for new learners to join us for clinical placements. We’d like to welcome the new fellows and residents. A number of them have been able to take time out of their initial days in LMP to introduce themselves to us, an exercise we’d like to... Continue Reading →

Dr. Susan Done receives CIHR Grant Funding

Dr. Susan Done, a pathologist and expert in breast cancer at UHN explains how the funding will support her work. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer with more deaths occurring within the first 5 years after diagnosis than for other subtypes. Although TNBCs account for approximately 15% of... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Aurora Mejía Benítez, Research Assistant, LMP

Aurora Mejía Benítez is a Medical Doctor who graduated from UNAM-Mexico with a Master's and Doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology from CINVESTAV and the Institute Pasteur in France, respectively. She immigrated to Canada to continue her postdoctoral studies at McMaster University where she designed clinical projects in the field of obesity and genetics and... Continue Reading →

A diagnostic dilemma from a presentation of shortness of breath and chest pain

A focused report by: Matthew Nichols, Candice K. Silversides, Anna Woo, Felix Leung, Jennifer Taher, Qianghua Zhou and Davor Brinc. Introduction: A patient presented to hospital with chest pain and shortness of breath on 2 occasions 4 weeks apart. Clinical examination revealed an elevated jugular venous pressure consistent with heart failure or elevated filling pressures.... Continue Reading →

Yvonne Bedford Retires after 21 years with LMP

After 21 years as an Administrative Assistant, Yvonne Bedford will retire from the Laboratory Medicine Program at UHN. Yvonne spent over two decades in various administrative roles, including 15 years supporting the Program Medical Director. “I’m proud of myself,” says Yvonne. “I was really dedicated and available and I worked hard. The time I spent... Continue Reading →

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