Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) is home to medical and healthcare-related research for Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine members in New Brunswick, founded on laboratory-based research teams, health services researchers, clinical research teams, and medical education research in collaboration with the Research in Medicine (RIM) program.

Our state-of-the-art biomedical research facility opened in 2013, and our health research teams are currently under the direction of Dr. Paul Atkinson, Assistant Dean of Research at DMNB.

Research Council

We support medical research in New Brunswick through our Research Council, a forum for discussion, collaboration, and problem solving for Faculty of Medicine researchers across the province.

The council is chaired by the Assistant Dean Research, DMNB, and is structured to ensure representation from the chairs and other members of the following research groups:

  1. Discovery Science Research Group
    Chaired by Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil, this group supports our local researchers who study basic medical science, with a view to the intersection between medicine, the basic sciences, and clinical science to investigate and determine the causes of disease.
  2. Health Services Research and Population Health Group
    Chaired by Dr. Daniel Dutton, this group studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviours affect access to and delivery of health care.
  3. Clinical Research Group
    Chaired by Dr. Pam Jarrett, this group embraces a continuum of studies involving interactions with patients, diagnostic clinical materials or data, or populations to produce knowledge valuable for understanding human disease, preventing and treating illness, and promoting health.
  4. Educational Research Group
    Chaired by Dr. Kavish Chandra, this group aims to support those in the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine who support learner research projects in New Brunswick (medical students and residents/fellows). There is also a focus on the evaluation of the transfer or acquisition of knowledge, attitudes, or skills in any topic relevant to human health among any type of learner, including health professionals, students in the health professions, and patients.

We support research undertaken by clinical faculty members and educators in New Brunswick.

Made possible thanks to our strong partnerships with the University of New Brunswick and Horizon Health Network, research at DMNB only continues to flourish and push the boundaries of scientific discovery in new and exciting ways.

Applications for student, post-doctoral, and staff positions are welcome and considered on an ongoing basis. Please email Lorie deVarennes at