August 2021

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Dawn Morrison  –  News
Friday, August 27, 2021
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.
Jason Bremner with files from the CMHF  –  News
Thursday, August 26, 2021
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.
Jason Bremner with files from the CLSA  –  News
Friday, August 13, 2021
The Government of Canada is investing $61.5 million in the next phase of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
Nova Scotia Health  –  News
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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.
Michele Charlton and Jennifer Lewandowski  –  News
Thursday, August 12, 2021
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.
Michele Charlton and Jennifer Lewandowski  –  News
Friday, August 6, 2021
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.
Barrett Hooper  –  News
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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.
Allie Fournier  –  News
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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.”