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Alumni startups help ease pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic creates unusual circumstances and atypical needs. Fortunately, startups led by U of T Med alumni are at the ready to meet many of the new requirements.

The pandemic demands accurate forecasting. When will the next outbreak occur? And where? That’s the focus of BlueDot, which Dr. Kamran Khan (9T6) founded. BlueDot is dedicated to strengthening global readiness for dangerous epidemics.

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Going Digital

MAA President Dr. McKnight explains why MAA Matters is now in digital format only.

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On Becoming a Physician

Darren Fernandes, Class of 2T3, talks about what becoming a physician means to him.

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Overcoming Obstacles

Salwa Farooqi, Class of 2T1, on overcoming obstacles during her studies.

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Class Notes

News from your classmates

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In Memoriam

We remember alumni who died recently

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In Memory of Dr. Henry Berry, Class of 5T4

Dr. Berry was a neurology resident in Toronto and received his fellowship as an academic registrar at the National Hospital at Queen Square in London, England, from 1960 to 1962, as did many Canadian neurologists of that era, where he studied both neurology and psychiatry.

Henry came back to Toronto to a staff neurology position at St. Michael’s Hospital from 1963 to 1998. He was Head of the St. Michael’s Hospital Division of Neurology from 1970 to 1976 and Head of the Clinical Neurophysiology Department, providing neurophysiology expertise from 1970 to 1996. A skilled clinician, he was also a scientist engaged in neurophysiology research as this field was developing. He had over 100 scientific publications and presentations to his name in a broad array of medical disciplines. With his psychiatry background he had an interest in functional disorders, and in his later years he was the terror of head injury and whiplash plaintiff lawyers across Canada as he engaged in medicolegal work, making full use of his multidisciplinary skills. He was still lecturing into his eighth decade at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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In Memory of Dr. Chris Newman, Class of 8T2

In 1989, Chris Newman started her career as a staff physician in the SickKids NICU, but even prior to that, she trained there both as a resident and a fellow. Her initial clinical appointment was in the Division of Neonatology, where she quickly rose to be the NICU Clinical Director.

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What MAA donors make possible

Thank you to Meds alumni who generously supported MAA programs and helped today’s medical students become tomorrow’s physicians.
Their support means the world to them.

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