In 1894, Annie graduated from Dalhousie Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Surgery—the first female to graduate from the school. It would be nearly 50 years before other great medical schools, such as Harvard and Queen’s, would even begin to accept women.
Jason Bremner with files from the Government of Canada
Monday, March 8, 2021
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, announced the members of a new Task Force on Women in the Economy.
A new Quality and Patient Safety (QPS) Applied Research Chair position has been created through an initiative of the Department of Health and Wellness, in collaboration with IWK Foundation, IWK Health, Nova Scotia Health, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health, and Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine.
Jason Bremner with files from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
Thursday, March 4, 2021
A $9.6-million investment by the Government of Canada in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) will renew the infrastructure of the CLSA research platform, ensuring its progress in generating knowledge that promotes the health and well-being of older adults and informs the development of programs and policies for Canada’s aging population.
The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF), is supporting a study in the Maritimes aimed at determining which health factors cause long-term care residents to experience severe COVID-19 outcomes, including death.
After a long day of gathering information and taking stock of what was available, it was determined that a vacant lab in the LSRI had a freezer that met the exact requirements and could store over 100,000 doses of the vaccine. Not only did the freezer satisfy the storage demands, but it was also attached to backup generators and located close to two hospitals, making it the ideal location for a vaccination clinic.
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath), a national study investigating how genetics, environment, lifestyle, and behaviour contribute to the development of chronic disease and cancer, have named Dr. Robin Urquhart the new Scientific Director of the Atlantic regional cohort - the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study (Atlantic PATH)
Jason Bremner with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $3.34 million in research to understand the health impacts of extended periods of inactivity and the effectiveness of preventative measures to mitigate the impact of inactivity on our health.