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12 20 8 page 2 SHS News page 4 Discovery Corner page 6 Features: Where the search for answers connects page 31 Community Corner Sinai Health D M 1 7 - S H 1 ( B ) • 2 0 1 7 0 6 3 F CHARITABLE REGISTRATION #119048106 RR0001 Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex 1001–522 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 1W7 Sinai Health Foundation is committed to reducing our environmental impact through the use of certified environmental processes and products This paper is manufactured in North America, contains FSC- certified wood fibre from sustainably managed forests and is 100% recyclable S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2017 Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Hodgson Editor Sara Daniels Art Director Cecilia Mok Contributors Eden Biggin Veronika Izabela Bryskiewicz Marcia Kaye John Packman Heidi Singer Annie Tong 3004 Studios ´ THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES MUST YOUR PRINTED DOCUMENTS. ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES TERMS OF USE ON PRINTED THE LOGOS: may only be used on Rolland certified must be referred to in a statement objects certified (see examples below) must not be altered in any way and must be of a sufficient size to make ATTRIBUTES PRODUCTS EXAMPLE 1 : PAPER 100% RECYCLE ROLLAND Printed on Rolland Enviro Print, which contains post-consumer fiber, is EcoLogo, Processed Ancient Forest Friendly and FSC ® certified manufactured using renewable biogas energy. The mark of responsible forestry PRODUCT CERTIFIED FOR REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. VIEW SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES EVALUATED: UL.COM/EL UL 2771 Targeting gum disease A first-of-its-kind dentistry centre will offer innovative care for patients like Shin who experience chronic, complex oral health conditions, and lead groundbreaking research into how inflammation of the gums affects overall health A window into the future Clinician-scientists at Sinai Health System are studying gestational diabetes, a predictor of future Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, while helping expectant moms like Victoria manage their health during and after pregnancy The promise of precision medicine Research is driving tailored approaches to treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other debilitating autoimmune conditions, offering hope to patients like Erinn, who has been living with RA since age 21 " I want to help save other people. That would be so cool. I think that's the most amazing thing I can do with the time I have left." — JE N N I FE R L AN DA, RIGHT, PATI E NT WITH TE RM I NAL BREAST CANCE R A connection formed by memory Award-winning brain health researcher Dr. Graham Collingridge is studying how memories are formed — and lost — as he works to develop a new drug that will help patients like Oscar, a retired doctor and Holocaust survivor who suffers from dementia Shining a light on breast cancer page 16 page 24 Contents

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