Congratulations to Sawyer Karabelas-Pittman, our very own Summer student

On behalf of the Options Collaboratory we would like to congratulate our very own Summer medical school student, Sawyer Karabelas-Pittman, whose proposal, Exploring HIV Risk Communication Strategies to Improve PrEP Implementation, has been accepted for an in-person poster presentation at Summit 2022: Pushing Possibilities. This conference is hosted by the CBRC (Community-Based Research Centre) and […]

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Congratulations to our very own Summer student, Dixon Pinto!

On behalf of the Options Collaboratory we would like to congratulate our very own Summer medical school student, Dixon Pinto, whose proposal, Willingness to Accept Monkeypox Vaccine and Participate in Monkeypox Vaccine and Therapeutic Clinical Trials among Sexual Minority Men Living in Urban Ontario and British Columbia, has been accepted for a short oral presentation at […]

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On CBC’s Front Burner, Dr. Darrell Tan, discusses symptoms, transmission, treatment and the vaccine for monkeypox

Dr. Darrell Tan, infectious disease physician and scientist at St. Michael’s, gave an in-depth interview to CBC’s Frontburner about the monkeypox outbreak, symptoms of the disease, and what role globalization and urbanization play in its global spread. “All these things change the ecosystem that we live in and change the opportunity for interactions between animals and humans, […]

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Metro Morning with Ismaila Alfa Speaks to Dr. Darrell Tan – Aug. 2, 2022

Dr. Darrell Tan is an Infectious diseases physician and clinician at St Mikes Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at U of T. He has been leading research on monkeypox cases in the city. Metro Morning with Ismaila Alfa – Aug. 2, 2022: Monkeypox case found in Toronto’s shelter system ‘concerning’ as it leaves […]

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Infectious Disease Dr. Darrell Tan shares thoughts with the Toronto Star on Monkeypox

Our very own ID doc. Darrell Tan tells the Toronto Star that he and his colleagues who are rushing to study the monkeypox virus to improve public policy and patient care are noticing many patients struggling with the financial consequences of isolation. With longer quarantine times for example, some folks are struggling to pay their […]

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The Canadian bid to turn the tide against monkeypox with Dr. Tan and the Toronto Star

Dr. Tan speaks with the Toronto Star about monkeypox and public health policies. As cases of monkeypox continue to grow in Canada and globally, academics and advocates are urging governments to bring in paid sick days for all, as illnesses like monkeypox are unpredictable and can require extended periods of isolation. And with rising cases, […]

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Dr. Tan and other experts weigh in on Toronto’s Monkeypox response

According to Darrell Tan, our clinician-scientist at the division of infectious diseases at St Michael’s Hospital, municipal public health data combined with international research collaboration, indicates 99 per cent plus of monkeypox infections in nonendemic countries are of men who have sex wit h men (MSM). Tan noted the antiviral tecovirimat used for serious cases […]

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Toronto Star speaks with Dr. Tan about lack of information and support from TPH for those with Monkeypox

Our lead investigator, Dr. Darrel Tan who is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, said the emergence of monkeypox in the community is very new, and it’s challenging to sort out the public health response and how best to support patients. Levels of patient care should include individualized care and […]

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CBC Article ft. Dr. Darrell Tan

Limited vaccine supply could thwart Canada’s efforts to contain monkeypox writes CBC. Featuring our very own Dr. Darrell Tan who explains that although vaccine uptake was great at the start, limited supply of the vaccine does not help fast uptake. Read the rest of the article here.  

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