A student on the road less travelled

Ten years ago, Paul McKeever was a stone mason with no high school diploma. Today, he is conducting cutting-edge research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, which blighted the final years of his grandmother’s life.

“My career path has been a bit unusual,” said McKeever earlier this summer, as he recovered from a mysterious insect bite he got cycling up Gates Gully, an asphalt-strewn hill in Scarborough known by mountain bikers as one of Toronto’s toughest climbs.

Delivering Better Maternal Health in Kenya

AMPATH in Kenya (3-up)

As members of AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare), U of T Medicine is improving health for women in Kenya.

When pregnany women in Toronto think about labour and delivery, many consider whether or not to have an epidural, use a midwife or know the sex of the baby.

Ignored No Longer

Ignored No Longer

New indigenous health initiative brings greater cultural clarity to blind spots in care.

This article is a modified version of the one that appears in U of T Medicine's print issue.

Wealth = Health, but Why?

Health-Wealth IllustrationPoverty increases the risk of disease. But the reason why a low income can have such a dramatic effect on health is not clear.

After more than a decade of intensive research, we know that many factors conspire to link income and health — some of which are obvious, such as stress and poor access to healthy food.

Pandemic 3.0

Pandemic 3.0

Scalpel, Scissors & Skype

Scapel, Scissors & Skype Illustration (Edit B)

How a U of T surgeon is teaching surgical skills using a computer and Internet connection

It was a story of failure and redemption.

Tackling Health Challenges Glo-cally

How can the treatment of a man with coronary artery disease in Toronto also help a South American patient with diabetes, and vice versa?

Dean's Message: Fulfilling Our Potential

Dean Catharine WhitesideIn the next two weeks, a number of important projects within the Faculty will simultaneously come to fruition after months of preparation and planning led by the Office of Strategy, Communications and External Relations (OSCER).

MaMTH Advance: New Technology Sheds Light on Protein Intercations

Scientists have a better way to study human proteins — large molecules that are part of every cell in the body — thanks to a new technology developed by University of Toronto researchers. The technology tracks a class of proteins called membrane proteins as they interact with other proteins to either maintain health or contribute to disease.

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