News archive - December 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Improving medication adherence with tech innovation

hand holding pills in foil package with bottle on the right.

Medication non-adherence is a concern globally, and often occurs unknowingly or by mistake. Dr. Tejal Patel, clinical associate professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, is trying to improve medication management and assist older adults when taking their medication at home by correctly matching them with new innovative technologies.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Janusz Pawliszyn receives the Chemical Institute of Canada's highest honour

Janusz Pawliszyn sitting in his lab.

Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn received the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal for his outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. Sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Chemistry, the CIC Medal is their top award.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Brain stimulation improves reading ability in macular degeneration patients

Lab participant wearing head apparatus reading word He on computer screen.

A new study is the first to show brain stimulation improves reading in patients with macular degeneration. Drug treatments only slow down the progression of the disease, but Waterloo scientists discovered they could train the brain to use the information it receives more efficiently.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Pavle Radovanovic awarded the 2023 Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry

Pavle Radovanovic standing in a lab.

Dr. Pavle Radovanovic won the 2023 Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry from the national Canadian Society for Chemistry. The award acknowledges his outstanding contribution to materials chemistry.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Do vaccination deserts exist? Mapping pharmacist-administered vaccination sites across Ontario

Illustration of pharmacist sitting in desert holding a needle.

A new study has found that although three-quarters of Ontario pharmacists can administer injections “vaccination deserts” do exist, areas with little to no access to pharmacist-administered vaccination sites.