Nearly a year in the making, the Doctor for a Day at DMNB event marked the culmination of many discussions between DMNB and the Under One Sky Friendship Centre. Together, they developed this one-day opportunity for interested students to explore the study of medicine through observation, hands-on skills development, educational activities, and discussion with medical students and local health professionals.
Jennifer Lewandowski with contributions from the Terry Fox Research Institute
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network launched in St. John’s on April 12th by the Terry Fox Research Institute and its national and regional partners, is helping to make precision medicine a reality for Canadians.
Jennifer Lewandowski with files from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Dr. Susan Kirkland from Dalhousie Medical School will join other researchers across the country to use data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging to study how to support the healthy aging of Canadians
Every Thursday afternoon over the winter term a team of first-year science students could be found in the Tissue Mechanics Lab at Dalhousie’s School of Biomedical Engineering, huddled over the work bench with focus and determination.
Dr. Ross, director of cardiology at the Peter Munk Cardiology Centre and site lead for the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research in Toronto, has developed an app called Medly that goes on the phones of both patients and doctors.
Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Sarah Dawson, Graeme Gunn, Cecilia Khamete, Ryan McNutt, Matt Reeder o
Monday, March 25, 2019
The university’s top award for student life, the Board of Governors’ Award is presented annually to recognize exceptional contributions or leadership in the extracurricular realm — building community on campus, service in the broader community, improving diversity and inclusion and much more.
Since its inception in 2008 at Queensland University in Australia, the 3MT has become a tradition in over 600 universities across 65 countries, including Dalhousie. This year, over 90 graduate students participated in the preliminary heats, held the previous day, with 10 finalists selected to compete in the finals. The competitors represented diverse disciplines — from science to engineering to arts.
Over the past several weeks, you’ve likely seen a series of profiles series on senior leaders at Dal. We launched this series during a time of transition — between presidents, between strategic plans, between “Dal 200” and “third century” — to highlight the continuation of great work and momentum across the university.