Dalhousie is now home to another research chair. Matthew Herder, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, jointly appointed in the Schulich School of Law, and director of the Health Law Institute, is one of seven newly appointed Applied Public Health Chairs announced today by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
Adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at greater risk of worsening mobility and physical function even if hospitalization is not required to treat the virus, according to new research out of Dalhousie and other Canadian universities.
They stand at the centre of Canada’s strategy to become a global leader in research and development. With the goal of enabling Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence, Canada Research Chairs (CRC) are selected for their potential to make an impact now and in the future – and Dal just welcomed four more.
Andrew C. Issekutz MD, Harold W. Cook PhD, Scott Halperin MD, David Byers PhD, Thomas B. Issekutz MD, Elizabeth Winsor PhD, and Robert Bortolussi MD
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Late in 2021 we said goodbye to Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom, who passed away in Halifax, NS on November 19 at the age of 96. A compassionate pediatrician, educator, chief of pediatrics, and director of research (1967-1985), he was instrumental in bringing world class clinical care to the IWK Hospital for Children (now the IWK Health Centre) in Halifax. He was also a wonderful father, patron of the arts and civic organizations, and a philanthropist, who led with charm and by personal example when communicating with donors.
An associate professor of anesthesia and medical director of global health in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie, and a practicing anesthesiologist with Nova Scotia Health, Dr. Patricia Livingston was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for “her contributions to global health and anesthesia safety, and for her commitment to improving medical education in underserved communities around the world.”
The Doctor for a Day at DMNB: Virtual March Break Workshops that took place earlier this year were so successful that Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick was pleased to partner again with the Under One Sky Friendship Centre and the Dalhousie University Global Health Office’s Indigenous Health in Medicine program to offer the fourth Doctor for a Day at DMNB event that took place virtually on November 19, 2021.
The Ryman Foundation with files from Jason Bremner
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Geriatrician, researcher, academic and anti-ageism campaigner Dr. Kenneth Rockwood has won the 2021 Ryman Prize. The award recognises Dr. Rockwood’s more than 30 years of research, collaboration and practical clinical work for older adults living with frailty and dementia and his long-term campaign to battle ageism in healthcare.
In Nova Scotia alone, 670 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. In 2018, Dalhousie scientist and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF)-supported researcher Dr. Gabriela Ilie initiated and launched the wildly successful and highly-endorsed Prostate Cancer – Patient Empowerment Program (PC-PEP)