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Congratulations Ph.D. student Jalees Nasir!
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Congratulations Dr. Sheridan Baker – Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship
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Future-proofing and maximizing the utility of metadata: The PHA4GE SARS-CoV-2 contextual data specification package
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A survey on Canadian pediatric hospital clinical/medical teaching unit implementation during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Emily Panousis wins the Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship for her work on SARS-CoV-2 surveillance!
More information about IIDR Trainee Day and Michael Kamin Hart here.
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Surface and air contamination with SARS-CoV-2 from hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Toronto, Canada
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