What do a family doctor, a hospital-based pharmacist, a handful of Dalhousie health researchers, and a Nova Scotian who has experience with opioids for chronic pain, have in common? They all want patients with chronic, severe non-cancer pain to receive the optimal treatment for their pain. But first they need to learn more about who is receiving opioids for their pain, and how they are doing with this treatment. To get to the bottom of this, they need to examine the patterns of how opioids are prescribed in family practice in Nova Scotia.
It all started in January 2019 when long-time Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) faculty member, Dr. Sarah Gander, had an idea about how to reach those struggling to find the time to attend a faculty development session: a podcast.
Dr. Alon Friedman of Dalhousie’s Brain Repair Centre, and his research partners at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, and University of California, Berkley, have published two papers in the journal Science Translational Medicine detailing new MRI and EEG techniques to identify blood-brain barrier leaks, as well as a novel treatment that not only helps to alleviate the effects of a leaky blood-brain barrier, but seems to also heal the barrier.
Dr. Stephen Miller, the Faculty of Medicine’s recently appointed Director of Simulation, plans on bringing simulation to the forefront of the medical education continuum in the Maritimes. From undergraduate medical education to continuing professional development, he sees a clear need.
Deidre Taylor - Nova Scotia Health Authority
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A student’s first day of medical school is a milestone on their journey to becoming a health professional – and one that can leave a lasting impact that may influence their choice in practice specialization later on when selecting a residency or further training.
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick marked a historic milestone in October with the graduation of their first ever PhD student, Kenneth D’Souza, who pursued his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Petra Kienesberger (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology).
Whether you’re a planning a trip south and wonder what vaccines you may need, have been diagnosed with diabetes and feel overwhelmed by all the information online, or worry what street drugs are circulating in your teenager’s school, you can learn directly from the experts at Dalhousie’s Mini Medical School
Health researchers from Dal and beyond gathered in late September to mark Global Health Day, sharing their work on various public health initiatives and discussing the impact of those on health outcomes around the world.