College News - Archive 2018
The Country Doctor
“I always wanted to be a country doctor,” said Dr. Joe Golumbia (MD’48), reflecting on his career as a family physician, which took him to communities across the prairies.
How a three minute conversation can launch a research collaboration
Researchers and patients recently gathered at a speed-networking event hosted by the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research. In Patient-oriented research – or POR – pati...
Support between a donor alumnus and student blossoms into a friendship
SMARoadmap trip provides hands-on experience
My name is Corey Ziegler, a first-year medical student, and I recently had the privilege of being part of the Saskatchewan Medical Association Roadmaps experience up to Buffalo Nar...
Road trip builds appetite for career in rural medicine
I have always known that I wanted to practice rural medicine in some capacity. These small rural communities make up such an important part of Saskatchewan’s backbone. They are ric...
Online course promotes Indigenous wellness
Establishing a safe and welcoming environment plays a significant part in providing health care.
How robots are helping doctors save lives in the Canadian North
It is the middle of the winter and a six-month-old child is brought with acute respiratory distress to a nursing station in a remote community in the Canadian North.
Fighting the opioid crisis
One alumnus is on the front lines helping to battle the opioid epidemic.
Usask health research leaders honoured with SHRF awards
School of Rehabilitation Science associate professor Dr. Brenna Bath (PhD) was one of 10 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers honoured for providing innovative solutions ...
University of Saskatchewan launches new mental health training program for physicians
SASKATOON – A new training program that will better equip physicians to assess and treat mental health conditions in children and youth is launching this week in Saskatoon.
Children with arthritis lack vitamin D
A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially in northern countries.
Top of the class
Rebecca Lascue (MPT’2018) is a student leader, accomplished theatre performer and gifted musician. She’s also the top graduate in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Class of 2018...
Students experience being doctors for a day
A group of Grade 9 students had the chance to experience what it was like to be a doctor during “Take Your Kids to Work Day” on Nov. 14.
Study sheds light on low asthma rates in rural children
An interdisciplinary study has found that rural parents had to travel 30 minutes longer to access healthcare for their children, compared to their city counterparts.
Medical students reflect on volunteering at FSIN celebration
As part of their education and training, medical students learn to give back and take part in community events.
The Humboldt Broncos bus accident rocked the hockey world and beyond. What role did alumni in the Saskatchewan Health Authority take in the face of the tragedy?
U of S and James Smith Cree Nation explore joint research and health care initiatives
SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Medicine, James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN), and JSCN Medical Clinic LP have signed an MOU to collaborate on initiatives...
Medical students chart new learning path
Three medical doctor students at the U of S are making some Saskatchewan medical learning history.
USask study hones in on causes of MS disability
Usask research may lead to better multiple sclerosis treatments.
Future physician in key position for Huskies
Medical student Greg Buckley is proving to be just what the doctor ordered, if you will, for the U of S Huskie men’s soccer team.
Bourassa envisions exciting future for IIPH at U of S
Relocating the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) from Sudbury, Ont., opens up exciting opportunities for both the i...
U of S ‘Father of Agricultural Medicine’ named to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Distinguished Research Chair Dr. Jim Dosman—the ‘father of agricultural medicine in Canada’—is among six Canadians named today to the Canadian M...
Bavarian students visit Saskatoon - part 2
German medical student Julia shares her experience participating in a pediatrics rotation in Saskatoon
Midwifery linked to lower odds of birth complications for low-income women
New research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) is adding new evidence in support of midwives as a safe option for prenatal c...
Bavarian students visit Saskatoon - part 1
German medical students, Pawel and Sebastian, share their experience as participants in a student exchange with the College of Medicine
Non-epileptic seizure patients getting ‘lost in system’
SASKATOON – About 2,000 patients in Saskatchewan and 72,000 across Canada experience seizure-like episodes unrelated to epilepsy, but nearly half aren’t receiving followup care, ha...
Medical school receives international ASPIRE award
The College of Medicine was recently recognized with a major award at a prestigious international conference.
Ground-breaking MS discovery could lead to better treatment
SASKATOON – A new discovery in multiple sclerosis research, that nerve cells in the brains of MS patients contain stress granules that appear to contribute to nerve cell death, cou...
U of S to host CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon become the new home of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH)—one of 13 institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Healt...
Rural clerkship PREP
Before I realized what was happening, there I was holding a beating human heart in the palm of my right hand.
U of S to host scholars from New Zealand
A delegation of a dozen Maori scholars and artists from New Zealand will visit the University of Saskatchewan campus later this month as part of an international trip to Canada.
International ASPIRE award presented to U of S College of Medicine
SASKATOON – The College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan has been recognized internationally through the 2018 ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Social Accountability at th...
Researchers provide new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition
Synchrotron studies of bone and teeth have led a multi-institution team of scientists to conclude that lead poisoning did not play a pivotal role in the deaths of crew members of t...
Communities that inspire
For Dr. Veronica McKinney, health is much more than just delivery of services.
Preparing U of S health-care students for the new reality of end-of-life care
Two years ago, the federal government dramatically changed the health-care landscape by providing patients with the right to choose medical assistance in dying.
Improving concussion tests and treatment
Imagine a portable and inexpensive sideline or roadside test to quickly and accurately determine if you have suffered a concussion in a game or car accident, and a hand-held device...
Dr. Janet Tootoosis firmly grounded in family and rural roots
A College of Medicine alumna and clinical professor brings her health care experience to her rural family medicine practice and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Board of Directors
CoM grads honoured with Alumni Acheivement Awards
Drs. Suzanne Yip (MD'60) and Ivan Jen (MD’60) will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the medical profession and the community
Kimber family tree deeply rooted in the University of Saskatchewan
From the family farm in southwestern Saskatchewan 70 years ago, to a mountaintop wedding in beautiful British Columbia in June, the Kimber family has been connected to the Universi...
The unsung heroes
Adam discusses his experience working with a patient diagnosed with a rare disease, which earned him third place in an essay scholarship competition
Four U of S students awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarships
2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships have been awarded to four top University of Saskatchewan PhD students working in health, water and feral horse conservation research.
U of S awarded $2.4M for Indigenous healthcare, stroke recovery, and cancer research
SASKATOON – Two Indigenous health initiatives are among four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research projects awarded more than $2.4 million by the Canadian Institutes for Hea...
Low oxygen therapy has high potential for spinal cord patients
Expose patient to low oxygen levels intermittently for short time periods. Combine with rehabilitative training. Repeat. They’re simple instructions for treating people and animals...
Faculty development research day a success
The annual research day showcased medical education research and scholarship
Indigenous cancer care, MS among U of S research projects awarded $1.8 million
Several researchers from the College of Medicine are among those awarded Establishment Grants and research fellowships from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
USask researchers win CAS award for work on patient safety
The researchers have interviewed over 200 anesthesiologists across Canada. Many underestimated the risk of airway cuffs pressure beyond safe range.
U of S College of Medicine granted full accreditation
Saskatchewan’s medical school has achieved full accreditation of its undergraduate program from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). The result was c...
U of S student wins CPHA award for researching Saskatoon children’s physical activity
This work holds the potential for helping the design and development of neighbourhoods that encourage active living in all seasons in the city.
Incidence of epilepsy in Indigenous population double the national average
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have discovered that the incidence of epilepsy in the Canadian Indigenous population is twice that of non-Indigenous Canadians.
Fix for synchrotron research flaw could improve results
College of Medicine and College of Arts and Science researchers have worked together to fix a research glitch for the synchrotron.
U of S study targets enzyme’s role in breast cancer
With one in nine women expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, someone close to you could get the potentially fatal disease, as University of Saskatchewan graduate s...
Rehabilitation research is on the move
Exciting research is being conducted in the School of Rehabilitation Science, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work
U of S researchers receive funding to improve health care systems and practices
Three University of Saskatchewan researchers are among six recipients of the Patient-Oriented Research Leader Awards.
Alumni volunteer highlight
Dr. Charles Simpson (MD’71) is a Saskatoon-based obstetrician and gynecologist. Retired from clinical practice, he continues to teach as a clinical professor in the Department of O...
Alumni establish award in employee's memory
A staff member's spirit is kept alive thanks to the generousity of two alumni
Innovative ACU's making a difference
Accountable Care Units: Offering improved patient care and unique opportunities for student learning
Researchers target the most aggressive of breast cancers
More than 25,000 women in Canada are diagnosed every year with breast cancer, with no specific therapy available to target the most aggressive sub-type called triple-negative breas...
New research partnership makes childbirth safer in Mozambique
As the world awakens to deep injustices for women globally, an ambitious project led by University of Saskatchewan researchers in Mozambique is striving to reset the course — reduc...
New U of S CIHR awards help improve health of Canadians
The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded six project grants totalling $4.45 million in the fall 2017 competition of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, nearly doubli...
Understandings of Colonization on Indigenous Health
To be completely honest, amidst the excitement of finding out that I’d be travelling to Canada to complete my second year placement, the first thing I googled was the schedule for ...
CoM students deliver big at charity auction
An annual tradition, College of Medicine students and the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan went all-out in February for their Charity Auction Night.
Seven CoM researchers earn SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grants
Total of 12 grants awarded to University of Saskatchewan researchers
Medical school, advocacy a natural fit for CoM student
It’s been a few months since she was named one of CBC’s ‘Future 40’, but Jacqueline Carverhill’s world hasn’t changed much.
Ice cream rounds help to sweeten residency
It’s not a new program, but it’s one that’s relatively new to the College of Medicine, and the hope is that a successful trial-run with the pediatric residency program will turn it...
Kate Elliott is paving a path for Indigenous students in medicine
This week the University of Saskatchewan is celebrating the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff and faculty through Indigenous Achievement...
Residency program pioneer honoured
Dr. Vincent Matthews' legacy lives on in the College of Medicine.
From Australia to Île-à-la-Crosse
Elizabeth was one of two Australian students to complete a wintertime community placement in Saskatchewan
Improving Indigenous health
It’s been a busy first few weeks on the job for Dr. Alexandra King. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Physicians highly involved in new health authority
Five CoM physicians are taking on leadership roles with the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)