Team Hopes to Create Reusable Surgical Mask

DR. REENA KILIAN WEARS AN EARLY PROTOTYPE OF THE ROSE MASK. DR. REENA KILIAN WEARS AN EARLY PROTOTYPE OF THE ROSE MASK.

Team Hopes to Create Reusable Surgical Mask

When COVID-19 emerged as a public health threat in early 2020, organizations representing health care workers sounded the alarm over concern over shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, two members of U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine are working toward a sustainable solution to ensure frontline workers who need PPE can access it. Denyse Richardson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Reena Kilian, Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine lead the ROSE Project. They’ve joined forces with a textile engineer, an architect, sewists, a knowledge translation expert and a medical student to establish the Rose Project. Richardson and Kilian spoke with writer Erin Howe about their progress so far....

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