Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden, an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersections of health science, social science and humanities, has been named Dalhousie's James Robinson Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies. The Chair will be located in the Faculty of Medicine's Department of Community Health & Epidemiology.
Kenneth Conrad (with files from Genome Atlantic)
Monday, February 11, 2019
A new research project led by researchers in Dalhousie University's Department of Psychiatry will explore the genetic factors that play a role in bipolar disorder (BD). Drs. Martin Alda and Rudolf Uher say their work could lead to new clinical tools to better diagnose and treat the disease.
Seven researchers from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre are receiving a combined $3.4 million investment from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Program.
Based out of the Memory Clinic at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Dr. Mark Gilbert works alongside Dr. Kenneth Rockwood in using portraiture to explore the experiences of people living with dementia and their partners in care.
Whether it's by improving access to clinical care, promoting increased mental health literacy or ensuring the wellness of medical students, the faculty, staff and students at Dalhousie Medical School strive to address the challenges posed by mental health and mental illness in their own unique ways.
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada has named Dr. Trudy Taylor its Clinical Teacher of the Year for 2019. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie Medical School who is known across the country for her skill and passion for teaching.
Faculty of Medicine associate professor Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo (Pediatrics) co-authors study in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics that examines drug treatments for newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy.
For the medical school's 150th anniversary, Halifax artist Jo Napier painted portraits of the Dal Med Innovators, 12 men and women recognized for their everlasting contributions to medical education at Dalhousie. Learn about how Napier created the portraits and her passion for women in science.
A Dal PhD student is the lead author of a vital new study finding that frailty, more so than amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, is a key risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.