College News - Archive 2017
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Remote imaging advances medical diagnoses
Patients in remote communities are a step closer to getting ultrasound imaging without having to travel long distances.
New study takes a look at student food insecurity
Limited finances for post-secondary students can sometimes lead to an increase in food insecurity.
Big night for CoM researchers at SHRF awards
The 14th annual Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Santé Awards celebration honoured three College of Medicine researchers, and served to highlight the impact of health resear...
Solving the mysteries of life
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is celebrating two milestones reached by scientists who have conducted research at the national facility at the University of Saskatchewan.
Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation Science
A lot has changed in the 50 years since the first class of physical therapists graduated from the University of Saskatchewan back in 1967, with another major change coming in the s...
HIV virus fighter linked to cancer mutations
University of Saskatchewan researchers have found the onset of breast, lung and other cancers may be connected to malfunctions of the immune system as it combats specific viruses s...
Honourary alumnus commander
Not many budding physicians envision themselves one day joining the military, moving halfway around the world and being deployed to Middle East war zones. But that’s exactly the pa...
Soigner en français
Candina talks about her experience in a bilingual clinic - and it was worth effort!
Drawing a curriculum road map
Dr. Regina Taylor-Gjevre, the assistant dean curriculum, has been busy drawing a program road map for the CoM's MD students
Gamble doubles down on campus collaboration
Multi-college collaboration takes a look at hemodynamic resuscitation
Medical school ready for accreditation visit
The College of Medicine is preparing for a much-anticipated full-site accreditation visit this fall, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, to review the school’s under- graduate medical education (or...
Health care, anywhere
Providing efficient, effective health care to remote communities isn’t unlike travelling to Mars.
Training program enhances resident physicians’ quality improvement skills
Resident physician Dr. Yifan Wang wants to incorporate quality improvement into his medical practice and make changes to improve patient satisfaction, outcomes, and safety.
Cystic fibrosis scientists discover abnormal response to lung infections
The inability to clear bacteria from the lungs is the result of a lack of healthy mucus secreted in the airways of those with cystic fibrosis, according to new research.
Another great year for CoMRAD funding
$870,000 in research funding awarded to faculty
New Cameco chair to improve Indigenous health outcomes
The University of Saskatchewan has appointed its first research chair in Indigenous health
Province restores College of Medicine funding
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan restored $20 million in funding to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Medicine for the 2017-18 fiscal year
U of S researchers named fellows of CAHS
Three University of Saskatchewan researchers with nationally and internationally recognized contributions in the field of medical science have been appointed fellows of the Canadia...
Why Physical Therapy?
Neha, a physiotherapy student, explains what drew her to the career and to U of S
Combining medicine and engineering to repair a damaged heart
Regenerating heart muscle tissue using a 3D printer—once the stuff of Star Trek science fiction—now appears to be firmly in the realm of the possible
Working for change
Palak Suryavanshi is one of many students helping the college to prepare for the October accreditation visit
Three CoM grads honoured with Alumni Achievement Awards
Presented annually, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of University of Saskatchewan graduates
Dean Smith named to provincial health board
Dr. Preston Smith, dean of the College of Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the Saskatchewan Health Authority Board of Directors
Donation supports Crohn’s disease and schizophrenia
An alumnus' donation has established a research fund named for his daughter
Cyclotron helps reduce wait times for patients
A year ago, Royal University Hospital (RUH) patients scheduled for medical scans to detect cancer cells sometimes waited as long as seven weeks.
CoM researchers to increase maternal, newborn survival in Mozambique
University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $16.6 million by Global Affairs Canada to work with Mozambique partners on improving the health and lives of 165,000 Mozamb...
Training, networking, and exploring Europe
Who can imagine that in a period of three weeks you could learn so much, could make deep connections with the researchers from 18 countries, and have so many varied experiences?
SHRF grant gives CF research a boost
The grant is giving a CoM research team a chance to look at chronic diseases in Cystic Fibrosis patients
HIV: A conversation on a Saskatchewan epidemic
An alumni panel discussed the impact on First Nations communities at the 2017 Highlights in Medicine Conference
CCHSA researchers looking at impact of vibrations
Days spent driving around on a tractor contribute to back problems for a significant number of farmers, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found.
Substantial progress made on accreditation
Work of students, faculty and staff garnering results
Examining elderly bullying
Dr. Goodridge and her team have been looking into the prevalence of peer-to-peer bullying in seniors' communities in Saskatoon
Medical education research and scholarship day a success
The first-ever event gave students and residents the opportunity to showcase research projects and results
CoM, RQHR sign agreement of support
10-year agreement formalizes commitment between the college and health region
Ongoing research could change rural mental health care
Newly named as the recipient of the Indiana Small Professorship, Dr. Zhang is hoping his research can help improve mental health treatments
U of S study aims to improve depression treatment
Research may hold promise for producing newer, faster-acting antidepressants using a protein naturally produced by the brain.
Physical therapy alumnus recognized as Fulbright Scholar
A prestigious scholarship leads one physical therapy graduate to Europe and Asia
Communication a big part of accreditation
Dr. Blakley discusses the role student feedback plays in our accreditation process
Lights… Camera… Action!
From rehearsal to centre stage, Josh walks us through his big day at the Indspire Awards.
A day with dignitaries
As one of three 2017 Youth Indspire Award recipients, Josh Butcher shares his experiences in Ottawa for the award ceremony
New MS Chair looking forward to his role
Dr. Levin just moved to Canada to take up the position of the new Saskatchewan Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Chair, and he's looking forward to the transition
Medicine student honoured with national Indspire Award
Third-year MD student Josh Butcher was recently recognized as one of three national Youth Indspire Award winners
CoM students pay it forward
Simon Huang was recently honoured for his exceptional work as a student mentor
MD students working for a healthier Earth
Eco-frendly changes can make a big change - even if they start small
CoM students raise 21K in cancer fundraiser
The group hosted the first YXE Cuts for Cancer fundraiser this week
CIHR grant helping shed light on perinatal access
Canada-wide project aims to look at provincial data to help create a national perinatal health strategy
Interprofessional team claims Provost's Prize
An interdisciplinary team from the College of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and the College of Medicine, have been named as the recipie...
Picture the future of imaging
A collaborative research project with the Department of Computer Science could potentially improve the accuracy of thyroid nodule diagnosis
CoM students honoured during Aboriginal Achievement Week
Both Annette Pegg and Vincent Niccoli were honoured at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
Billroth: A surgeon and an artist
Bringing new methods of investigation and practice
Volunteering found Negraeff
As part of the University of Saskatchewan’s Alumni Association Centennial, the university is creating profiles on some notable alum volunteers.
A shock to the system
Ongoing research at the CoM could potentially help to repair demyelinated central nerves
CoM prepared for mock accreditation
The college will be hosting a mock accreditation visit between February 5-8
CoMGRADs make a big impact
Nearly $600,000 in research funding was awarded in 2016
Medical imaging research at CoM gets a boost
New microPET/SPECT/CT scanner is the first in Saskatchewan, and will help researchers design and produce radio-pharmaceuticals
New research could lead to breast cancer treatment
The discovery will be the first cancer research to go from bench to bedside translation entirely in Saskatchewan