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Dalhousie researchers on the hunt to fund new Alzheimer’s tool

The tissue-processor that has been used in Dr. Darvesh’s lab for the past several decades is outdated and will be replaced by the new machine. The Leica HistoCore PEARL gives scientists the ability to quickly and precisely analyze brain tissue, though it can also be used in cardiology and cancer research. A funding project is underway to raise the $50,000 needed to purchase the new tissue-processing machine.

Dr. Sultan Darvesh and his team are advancing research into Alzheimer’s disease that aims to be able to fully diagnose people while they’re still living.
View story on Global News - May 3, 2018


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Dr. Angela (Angie) McGibbon, 1966-2018

It is with great sadness to say good-bye to colleague and friend Dr. Angela (Angie) McGibbon. Dr. McGibbon passed away on Feb. 11.

Dr. McGibbon was the Director of Education for Horizon Health. She was a Dalhousie Medical School graduate (1998) who did her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (also at Dalhousie). She worked as an endocrinologist and was the former Head of the Department of Medicine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.

She was a highly respected clinician and teacher. In 2017 she was recognized by the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) with a Certificate of Merit Award.

Dr. McGibbon was very active in all levels of medical education. She co-chaired the resident wellness task force at Dalhousie that was formed the basis for our resident wellness program, including the establishment of the new position of Assistant Dean for Resident Affairs, and the Resident Affairs Office.

Dr. McGibbon will be greatly missed and our sincere condolences go out to her family. Please read Dr. McGibbon’s obituary.

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