Dalhousie resident Dr. Hannah Dahn has published a timely study of burnout and resiliency among residents in oncology and hematology training programs in Canada. The first of its kind in Canada, the study confirms other findings that medical residents face an extraordinarily high risk of burnout.
The health status of Indigenous adults has been deteriorating in Canada for over a decade, and socioeconomic inequalities in health among Indigenous Canadians have increased over time. These were some of the findings in a paper recently published by Dalhousie researchers in the Health Policy journal.
Inside a lab at Dalhousie Medical School, 12,000 zebrafish swim in tanks that line the room from floor to ceiling. It looks like a pet store or an aquarium, but these guppy-sized fish have an important connection to children being treated across the street at the IWK Health Centre: they share the same cancers.
It took special people to build an institution like the North End Community Health Centre and Dr. Margaret Casey was one of them. In 2004 she was received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the community and for these reasons she is September's DalMed Innovator.
Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge are recognized today with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award. Dalhousie University's Todd Dow was chosen as a recipient.
A former nurse, professor of pediatrics with Dalhousie Medical School and Director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Service at the IWK, Dr. Gerri Frager has pursued one of her artistic passions on a full-time basis since her retirement in 2014.
Medical students Todd Dow, Sebastian Haupt and Mike Smyth are the founders of the Pre-clerkship Residency Exploration Program (PREP), a two-week-long elective for second-year medical students that was held for the first time this spring.
Dalhousie Medical graduate Dr. Joni Guptill has spent the last 29 years working with Doctors Without Borders - first as a frontline worker, through to her time as the head of MSF Canada, to her present role as co-ordinator of MSF's Atlantic Association Group.