May 2017

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Nicole LeBlanc  –  News
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Every year, our Med 1 students spend a week observing a Maritime rural physician in practice. We want to show the great things that physicians can experience in our rural communities.
Melanie Jollymore  –  News
Friday, May 26, 2017
At Spring Convocation ceremonies this week, Dalhousie Medical School will graduate its largest ever class of MDs of African descent. Aided by programs like PLANS (Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians), these grads are set to make their mark and address historic imbalances in our health-care system.
Michaela Gardner  –  News
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Dalhousie Medical School’s new Service Learning Program, which just completed its first year, pairs second-year Medicine students with community partners to link classroom learning with real-world impact.
Erinor Jacob-Levine  –  News
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Pharmacology's Dr. Keith Brunt and University of Guelph's Dr. Jeremy Simpson are the first to discover role of kidney hormones in air hunger felt by heart patients. Their findings have implications for medical treatments extending beyond heart failure and hypertension.
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame  –  News
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom is inducted into the Medical Hall of Fame.
Nicole Marie LeBlanc  –  News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dr. Geoff Williams is the epitome of compassionate care, a statement that his patients would agree with. This year’s recipient of the Doctors Nova Scotia Patient’s Choice Award, Dr. Williams makes time for a dedicated clinical practice in the midst of a busy academic career in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine.
Melanie Jollymore  –  News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Students in nine different professional programs spanning Dal's Faculties of Medicine, Health Professions and Dentistry are providing health education, navigation assistance and clinical care to vulnerably housed and homeless people in Halifax through a new initiative called HOPES.
Michele Charlton, Laura Hynes Jenkins, Rebecca Rawcliffe and Nicole LeBlanc  –  News
Monday, May 15, 2017
Faculty of Medicine's Dr. Javeria Hashmi is one of four Dalhousie Canadian Research Chairs announced last week. Dr. Rudolf Uher has been renewed.
Melanie Jollymore  –  News
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Dalhousie Medical School is preparing to launch a comprehensive new opioid-prescribing education protocol for residents in all 55 of its postgraduate medical education programs.
Melanie Jollymore  –  News
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Dr. Patrick McGrath and Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie are among the 2017 recipients of the Governor General’s Innovation Award, celebrating their work with the Strongest Families Institute — an organization that has helped more than 12,000 families and counting across the country.