Two leading researchers at Dalhousie have been inducted as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), one of the highest honours for members of the country’s health sciences community. Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy are being recognized for their significant contributions to health policy and the promotion of health science.
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of insulin’s discovery – the first life-saving treatment for diabetes. In the century since its breakthrough, insulin has saved and improved the lives of millions of people with diabetes in Canada and worldwide.
Seven world-class researchers from Dalhousie have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. This includes three Fellows and four new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists — one of the largest cohorts ever from the university.
Researchers at Dalhousie University have developed a sustainable, locally produced material that can be stitched into personal protective masks to neutralize certain pathogens, such as coronaviruses and influenza viruses.
When students, faculty and staff return to the Dal campus in the coming days, it’ll be hard to miss a large, new addition to the Carleton Quad. The Faculties of Health and Medicine have created an innovative, temporary solution to reduced gathering spaces on Carleton — a large, wedding-style tent open to anyone in the Dal Health and Med communities.
Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge were recognized on August 25, 2021, with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award.
Nova Scotia doctors and scientists are partnering with colleagues in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador to focus on research that will improve cancer outcomes in Atlantic Canada. The group will work together under a joint pilot project over the next two years with the goal of becoming a member of the Terry Fox Research Institute’s new Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network, a pan-Canadian research network to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients.
An $800,000 investment has been made in a study that aims to further improve Canada’s identification and response to adverse events people may experience following COVID-19 vaccination across 10 provinces.
Researchers affiliated with Dalhousie, the IWK Health Centre, and Nova Scotia Health have received funding from the federal government through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant program. The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.