Cytopathology: Training for a Field of the Future
A new fellowship in cytopathology is preparing physicians to study cells and tiny tissue fragments to determine the nature or cause of diseases like cancers, infectious and autoimmune conditions. Professor Joerg Schwock is a recent graduate of the program and one of a growing number of cytopathologists making key contributions to personalized medicine.
The Complex Challenge of Cannabis in Medicine
While cannabis is known to help relieve pain, itâ€™s unclear as to why thatâ€™s the case. Could the painkilling benefits of medical marijuana be activated without the high or the dependence? Itâ€™s a question Professor Ruth Ross, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is working to answer.
U of T Medicine Gains 11 New Canada Research Chairs
The University of Toronto has been awarded 34 new Canada Research Chairs and seven renewals, federal minister of science Kirsty Duncan announced February 9. The Faculty of Medicine is home to 11 of those new chairs, as well as five renewed chairs.
Canadaâ€™s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist Starts Work
On the same day she found out sheâ€™d passed the exam certifying her to practice forensic pathology in Canada, Kona Williams was offered a job by the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. Williams, who completed a fellowship in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, performs medical and legal autopsies when people have died suddenly or under suspicious circumstances.