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.
Dr. Jain (MD ’99), a 34-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and a married father of two, came up with an idea early in the pandemic to recognize the contributions of essential workers to battling COVID-19: the COVID Warrior challenge coin, which is inspired by Dr. Jain’s own highly decorated military career.
Together with a keen group of seven medical students, Dr. Wendy Stewart developed a research project that used the viewing of visual art in mental health care. In collaboration with the Saint John Arts Centre, Dr. Stewart applied for and received a $24,992 SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant entitled: “Prescribing Art: An Innovative Partnership to Positively Impact Individuals Diagnosed with Depression.”
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