Public health physician Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed is poised to play a much bigger role in promoting and protecting health in the Maritimes, as Dalhousie Medical School’s first assistant dean in a brand new portfolio, “serving and engaging society.”
Drs. McCormick and Di Cara are part of a large collaborative of more than 30 Dalhousie Medical School researchers who will benefit from this year’s Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Molly Appeal funding to purchase the ImageStreamX Mark II. These researchers are working together to understand the mechanisms of cancer, infectious diseases, inflammation and autoimmune disease, and how the immune system can be primed to fight disease better.
Four faculty members from Dalhousie Medical School's Department of Psychiatry were recently honoured by the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP). Dr. Lukas Propper, Dr. Stan Kutcher, Dr. Sabina Abidi and Dr. Herbert Orlik were recognized during CACAP’s 38th Annual Scientific Conference.
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.