College News - Archive 2015
Happy holidays from the Dean's Office
Family and food are at the centre of holiday celebrations for the Dean's Office staff.
BioMed students win national bursary
Manish Mishra and Shuchita Tiwari were recently awarded the Have a Heart Bursary from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy
SHRF awards honour CoM researchers
The 2015 annual SHRF Awards recognized some amazing research going on at the College of Medicine.
CoM was a homecoming for these UGME students
They studied at opposite ends of the country, but when it came to going to medical school both Jessica Littmann and Anton Moshynskyy knew they'd be coming home.
CoM student earns international award
Maple Liu won second place in the Young Researcher Award at the Pediatric Work Physiology Conference
Incoming class brings wealth of experience
From software engineering to research in antibiotic resistance, the latest UGME class has a variety of experience to draw from.
Designing depression diagnosis
The challenge with mental health is we don’t have clear biomarkers that confirm diagnoses - Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk
New fund supports concussion test at U of S
Testing of a protein biomarker that could contribute to a fast, effective and portable test for traumatic brain injuries
CoM grad gives Swift Current community care a boost
Alexandra Akinfiresoye has found that General Internal Medicine was a bit like doing everything
Medical students support Saskatchewan Change Day campaign
The second annual Saskatchewan Change Day will be celebrated on Nov. 5, 2015. To mark the final 30 days of the campaign, the Health Quality Council (HQC) has launched an initiative...
The silver tsunami is coming
Saskatchewan, like much of the industrialized world, is poised to get hit with a silver tsunami that threatens to engulf government health budgets, but also offers exciting opportu...
College of Medicine probation lifted
This morning the University of Saskatchewan received official word that probation has been rescinded for the College of Medicine undergraduate medical education program.
My day can go from putting makeup of a burn on a mannequin to setting up the medical scenario.
Pierson awarded Distinguished Professorship
Dr. Pierson may call himself an 'accidental scientist', but his work has changed the lives of countless women across the globe
Students key part of One Health event
More than 130 U of S students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and nutrition, public health, veterinary medicine and physical therapy gathered in Saskatoon to take part in...
U of S medical student earns prestigious national award
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) student Scott Adams has been named a 2015 recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for medical students.
U of S teams up with Harvard affiliate
Agreement signed to advance cutting-edge stem cell brain repair research
Celebrating 50 years of PT
The School of Physical Therapy celebrates a half century of education in Saskatchewan
U of S College of Medicine names vice-dean
Dr. Kent Stobart steps into the role of vice-dean
CHAMPS camp gives patients confidence to have fun
CHAMPS has brought together children who have had heart surgery from across the province to provide them with the opportunity to do something they may never have felt comfortable d...
The College of Medicine has made significant progress on many fronts
Variety in practice and lifestyle were key for Dr. Gallins
Through my residency here in P.A. I found out the more I stayed and practiced here, the more this was the right fit for me.
U of S researchers, HQC enter into new collaborations
The Health Quality Council (HQC) is collaborating with researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) on several projects that could directly impact the health of residen...
Rural family medicine education is invaluable
Rural practice the perfect balance for Dr. Funk
Honoured alum relishes time spent in Saskatchewan
Carl Zylak awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science
Retirement hasn't slowed Dr. Prasad's work
Researcher awarded with an Earned Doctor of Science Degree for his lifetime of cardiovascular research
'This is where I can make a difference'
When Dr. Lucy Nickel was completing her medical training at the University of Saskatchewan, she was doing so without the numerous Aboriginal role models a lot of current students h...
Positive stress management is key for med students
It’s not easy being a medical student.
SMSS president wins leadership award
Despite a busy academic schedule, and the demands placed on her as the president of the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan, Jillian Kerry still found the time to teach yoga tw...
Renowned CoM alum a game-changer in pediatric arthritis research
Dr. Petty recently returned to the CoM and Royal University as a visiting lecturer presenting and teaching sessions to faculty, students, patients and their families.
A match made in Saskatchewan for CoM student
Studying at the University of Saskatchewan was a given for Edwards, a Regina native, because in falls happily within her personal creed:
Dean's Summer Students Project
Every year there are a handful of talented medical students working on a Dean’s Summer Students project, and this year is no different.
What can a U of S medical student expect practicing medicine in La Ronge?
When you talk physician recruitment and retention in Saskatchewan, and in Canada for that matter, the term “rural and remote” is often used, but what does it actually mean? In Sask...
U of S School of Physical Therapy earns full accreditation
The Master of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded full accreditation through to April 30, 2021. This follows a thorough review conducted by ...
JURSI students getting national experience
An integral part of a medical education is allowing students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of settings in the hopes of helping them to decide on the speci...
U of S School of Physical Therapy earns full accreditation
The Master of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded full accreditation through to April 30, 2021
Proteins at centre of breast cancer research
Dr. Kiven Erique Lukong was announced as one of the 11 research grant recipients in the Prairie/NWT Region
Rural family practice keeping CoM grad happy
Aboriginal health and scope of practice key to Dr. Schindel's decision to stay in rural Saskatchewan.
One fish two fish, red fish blue fish
2015 Images in Research Competition
Nephrology fellowship program taking off
In 2012, Dr. Dave Reid became the first nephrology fellow at the College of Medicine.
CoM researchers breaking ground with epilepsy brain bank
The work being done at the brain bank, and the research potential that goes along with it, are subjects that the CoM is quite proud of.
Residency was a homecoming for CoM grad
This story is Part 3 of a series with SaskDocs profiling College of Medicine grads working in Saskatchewan.
U of S College of Medicine succeeds in national residency match
Eighty-three students are expected to graduate this June with an MD degree from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine and go on to pursue postgraduate training.
Shedding light on copper’s life-and-death balancing act
University of Saskatchewan researcher Scot Leary has begun to shed light on a little-understood process critical to life
Stroke awareness key to saving lives
February is Heart Month
CoM alum returns to his roots in La Ronge
This story is Part 2 of a series with SaskDocs profiling College of Medicine grads working in Saskatchewan.
New clot-removal therapy benefits stroke patients
Dr. Michael Kelly has completed a medical trial at several sites around the world showing that a clot retrieval procedure known as endovascular treatment (ET) can dramatically impr...
Imaging Platform helping create ‘Google-map’ of cancer, grow cartilage
Dr. Franco Vizeacoumar and his team are working on building a ‘Google-map’ of cancer cells with the help of a high-tech robotic imaging platform
Health Science students bring the market to school
The Healthy Food Booth program is being run by Rac, Beresh, Peterson, and Sarah Finch (Registered Dietitian and a PhD candidate)
Medicine grad enjoying work in rural Saskatchewan communities
This story is Part 1 of a series with SaskDocs profiling College of Medicine grads working in Saskatchewan.
Behavioural neuroscientist wins New Researcher of the Year
In October Howland was awarded the New Researcher of the Year award for his work in behavioural neuroscience.
CoM Student Wins International Poster Prize in Women’s Health
Hunter received one of the top 4 poster awards for presentation of her research at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in Nov, 2014