Graduate college awards recognize Indigenous student leadership

By: Frederica Giannelli

University of Saskatchewan (USask) Indigenous students Indiana Best and Cindy Deschenes have been awarded $20,000 each by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) to...

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Thinking and working on a global scale

By: Kristen McEwen

The time Claire Roberts Lamont spent within the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (CH&E) helped launch her global health career path at the United Nations.

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Nutrien Chair to lead improved cancer diagnosis and image-guided surgeries

University of Saskatchewan (Usask) medical researcher Dr. Ron Geyer (PhD) has been named the Nutrien Chair in Clinical Research to lead a cutting-edge five-year research program wi...

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New Indigenous Health and Wellness team to support health needs in First Nations and Métis communities

By: Sarah MacDonald

A new research group aims to change the narrative around Indigenous health and wellness by giving a stronger voice to Indigenous people.

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Building Capacity for Rural and Remote Dementia Care

By: Nikki Desjardins for SHRF

Maybe she’s been having trouble finding the right words or managing bills; or her normally cheerful disposition has been replaced by someone who is often confused and easily upset....

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New program opens doors for student start-ups

By: Federica Giannelli

A University of Saskatchewan student entrepreneur team has applied to incorporate as a business to commercialize a new medical oral airway device that could help save patient lives...

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Keynote speaker credits CH&E as catalyst for current success

By: Kristen McEwen

Data scientist Liyan Liu credits the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (CH&E) with giving her the education and confidence she needed to get to where she is today.

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Medical student receives Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

By: Kristen McEwen

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) medical student is among 17 individuals who are part of a new generation of health leaders and innovators.

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CFI awards USask researchers $1.3M for new tools to advance health, environment and the economy

SASKATOON — Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $1.3 million by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for state-of-the-art equipment to supp...

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USask researchers looking to help transgender patients

By: Kristen McEwen

A University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research team is looking to make navigating the health-care system easier for transgender people in Saskatchewan.

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USask medical team receives $987,000 to test new imaging agents for improved cancer diagnosis

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

A University of Saskatchewan medical research team will receive $987,000 from Western Economic Diversification (WD) towards a $4.55-million project aimed at producing and testing n...

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Pursuing a passion for medicine and education

By: Kristen McEwen

Becoming a doctor was a career path that Dr. Rashmi Bhargava’s (MD’91) father suggested.

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Indigenous-led research centre to address HIV among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

The rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is to be addressed by a new $2.9-million Indigenous-led research cent...

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USask researchers receive $1.18 million in SHRF establishment grants

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Seven College of Medicine researchers have received SHRF establishment grants, which are designed to assist them establish health research programs in the province.

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Celebrating Sharma’s record of research

By: Kristen McEwen

When University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Rajendra Sharma (PhD, DSc) received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2004, he thought back to one of the biggest supporters...

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USask medicine student is travelling Canada in hopes of improving Saskatchewan’s health services

By: CARLEE SNOW

College of Medicine student Kaishan Aravinthan is looking for ways to improve Saskatchewan’s hospitals. Thanks to the support of donors, he’s hopeful his research will help people ...

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Cannabis dosage studied at USask to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Medicinal cannabis oil containing both cannabidiol (CBD) and a small amount of THC (the drug that can cause intoxication) can reduce or end seizures in children with severe, drug-r...

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Physical therapy students earn national award for successful online Shinerama campaign

By: Kristen McEwen

When three master of physical therapy (MPT) students volunteered to work on the Shinerama campaign in 2018, their main goal was to revamp the social media campaign.

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New national Indigenous health research plan prioritizes Indigenous-led agenda

Supporting Indigenous individuals and their communities to drive Indigenous health research is a key goal of the new five-year plan of the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’...

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$6 million awarded for Canada Research Chairs at USask

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – Three new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs)—all held by female academics recognized as potential leaders in their fields—have been established at the University of Saskatch...

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Role models for queer youth are key

By: UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

In celebration of the upcoming Saskatoon Pride Festival, Stéphanie Madill, assistant professor of physical therapy, talks about progress made and the importance of queer youth havi...

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Approaches to conflict resolution, student mental health part of medical education day

By: Kristen McEwen

It was the first time the Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day (MERSD) was held at the College of Medicine Learning Centre campus in Regina.

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Researchers celebrate tri-council funding successes

Thirteen researchers within the College of Medicine have successfully received project grants from across the Tri-Council agencies — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), ...

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New interim provincial head for pediatrics

SASKATOON - Highly regarded physician and medical educator Dr. Ron Siemens, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, has been selected as the interim provincial head of pediatrics beginning June 3, 2019 f...

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Indigenous Wellness program receives national recognition for ingenuity and innovation

By: Kristen McEwen

An online course designed to help shed light on Indigenous experiences with the health care system is being recognized on a national scale.

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Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Concussion symptoms—such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight—can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at t...

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From music to medicine

By: Shannon Boklaschuk

University of Saskatchewan (USask) student Devynn McIntyre is interested in the arts and the sciences.

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Physiology and pharmacology student to receive three convocation awards

By: Shannon Boklaschuk

When Jacques Laniece found out he would receive three top prizes during the upcoming University of Saskatchewan (Usask) convocation, he felt “completely overwhelmed with joy, pride...

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Easing the Journey to an Epilepsy Diagnosis

By: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

How one research team is taking an innovative approach to develop an epilepsy clinic using Telehealth and a portable EEG machine.

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USask Respiratory Research Centre engages and informs Saskatchewan families

By: Britney Duncan

SASKATOON – Patients with asthma and lung cancer had the opportunity to connect with researchers and clinicians specializing in respiratory illness during an inaugural event by the...

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CoM faculty demonstrate 'exceptional skill’ in resident education

By: Kristen McEwen

Six faculty members have been selected to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan (RDoS).

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SHRF, CABHI announce $300,000 in funding for aging, brain health projects

Five health research projects funded to accelerate Saskatchewan aging and brain health innovations

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College staff to learn about Indigenous stories and experiences with health care system

By: Kristen McEwen

College of Medicine personnel are now taking part in an online course to learn about creating a culturally safe environment for Indigenous people.

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CPTE program director recognized as provincial leader in physiotherapy

By: Kristen McEwen

Dr. Stacey Lovo Grona (PhD) was surprised when she learned she was being recognized for her work as program director for Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE).

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USask scholars win prestigious national awards

By: Federica Giannelli

Three outstanding University of Saskatchewan (Usask) researchers have been awarded Vanier and Banting scholarships and fellowships totaling $430,000 for research that will advance ...

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USask employee raising awareness about inflammatory bowel disease

By: SHANNON BOKLASCHUK

As a research technician at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Cell Signalling Laboratory, Ryan Heistad’s work is focused on Alzheimer’s disease.

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La Ronge rural family physician Dr. Sean Groves named 2019 SMA Physician of the Year

By: Saskatchewan Medical Association

Dr. Sean Groves (MD) has been selected as the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) 2019 Physician of the Year.

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Ambulances support USask Mozambique project

By: Kristen McEwen

For expectant mothers in the African country of Mozambique, reaching medical services could mean walking up to 15 kilometres over sandy and difficult terrain.

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Clinical Trial Support Unit celebrates 25 years with silver jubilee bash

By: Kristen McEwen

For the past 25 years, the Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU) has served the research community in Saskatchewan as the go-to resource that helps clinical research projects get off ...

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Viral infections during pregnancy could be linked to behavioural abnormalities in offspring

SASKATOON – Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioural alterations in autism or schiz...

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SHRF and The Lung Association, Saskatchewan Commit $1M to Respiratory Research Funding

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. That’s why two of Saskatchewan’s leading health research funding organizations are looking to the future with a long-term investment o...

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Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research

By: Seokbum Ko

When Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo shockingly defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol in 2016, the terms artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning were propelled ...

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Culturally safe, positive, empowering birth

By: Farha Ahktar

Saskatchewan mothers shaping research aimed at improving the birthing experiences of Indigenous women

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Dr. Vicki Holmes: A career of caring

By: TARYN RIEMER

Dr. Vicki Holmes (MD'73) is now retired from her medical career and is taking advantage of her free time by spending it with family, golfing and painting. Although she describes he...

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Family medicine resident receives leadership award

By: Kristen McEwen

Second-year resident Dr. Mira Pavan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Resident Leadership Award.

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Microbiologist refocuses research on the practice of teaching

By: Meghan Sired

Faculty across the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are working together to publish research on teaching.

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PULSE: Peers share knowledge and give back in new mentorship program

By: Colleen MacPherson for the Saskatchewan Medical Association

The realization that students at different points in their medical training have a great deal to teach each other, and learn from each other, led Adam Neufeld to develop an innovat...

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Aboriginal Achievement: Award winner hopes to make a difference in her community

By: Girard Hengen for the Saskatchewan Medical Association

Medical student Annette Pegg grew up on Kawacatoose First Nation and in inner-city Regina where she witnessed abuse, addictions and intergenerational trauma. Her experiences have s...

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Health care team eases access to care for kids in La Ronge

By: Christine Spetz

There’s one thing Dr. Pat Blakley always does before she travels to La Ronge.

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USask study on opioid use offers solutions

SASKATOON – Better coordination of existing services, a one-stop shop with supervised consumption, and a crisis response plan paired with a long-term provincial strategy are all ne...

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Shooting cancer’s messenger: new USask therapy disrupts communication inside malignant cells

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

SASKATOON – A new breast-cancer treatment which shoots the messenger within cancer cells and halts the growth of tumours is being developed at the University of Saskatchewan (USask...

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Reading software saves students from stumbling over medical terminology

By: Kristen McEwen

Reading is one requirement for studying that is nearly universal for all students. Sometimes students need alternative ways to remember that information.

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Medical hall calls on Dr. Dosman

By: Kristen McEwen

Though he’s known as the “father of agricultural medicine,” Dr. James Dosman (MD) didn’t have rural health care in mind when he started his career in medicine.

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Medical students reflect on advocacy and giving back

By: Kristen McEwen

One Day for Students is the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) annual day of giving, where the campus community, alumni, donors and friends are invited to make a special donation...

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USask researcher creates new medical imaging technology

SASKATOON – As health care has evolved, medical imaging such as X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and MRIs have become increasingly important for diagnosis and treatment of patients. T...

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CoM researcher looks to collaborate on metabolic and neuroscience research

By: Kristen McEwen

When Dr. Scott Widenmaier (PhD) accepted his faculty appointment at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), he anticipated working with the strong network of neuroscientists on cam...

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Rehab dogs help children with cerebral palsy walk

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Dogs can help children with cerebral palsy walk and gain self-confidence and independence, according to new research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Engaging learners a key part of SASKSONO19

By: Kristen McEwen

Ahead of the upcoming SASKSONO19 conference, clinicians, medical students and residents are preparing for the fundamental sessions – with the emphasis on fun.

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Colorectal cancer cells killed by ‘assassin’ antibody, USask team finds

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

A novel treatment for advanced colorectal cancer—using a radioactive antibody that attaches to cancer cells and kills them—is being developed by researchers at the University of Sa...

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USask researchers awarded $4.9 million for Indigenous health research, HIV and cancer

Six College of Medicine (CoM) researchers with projects focusing on cancer, HIV and Indigenous health have received $4.85 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (C...

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CoM physician selected as ‘Educator of the Year’

Dr. Paul Olszynski (MD) has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to ultrasound education for residents in Saskatchewan and across the country.

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College of Medicine employee recognized for outstanding research expertise

By: Amanda Woroniuk

College of Medicine (CoM) research facilitator Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher (PhD) has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Sydney Inskip Award.

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USask researchers receive more than $1.2 million to support patient-driven research

Research teams will be using funding to investigate health challenges such as improving lung cancer diagnosis with artificial intelligence and improving care for those living with ...

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Award-winning paper on low back disorders published in Physiotherapy Canada

The study collected data from Saskatchewan farmers in their daily tasks

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USask discovery may help improve CF treatment

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

A University of Saskatchewan medical research team has made a groundbreaking finding with potential to lead to more effective, longer-lasting and better-tolerated treatments for cy...

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Study looks at arthritis and eye inflammation in children

By: Kristen McEwen

About eight per cent of children who have arthritis also have uveitis – inflammation of the eye.

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Morgan co-authors Canadian dementia care assessment

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) six-person expert panel recommended seven priorities in developing the national dementia strategy.

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USask researchers visit Parliament to highlight need for more cannabis research

By: Sarah Vermette

Two researchers from the University of Saskatchewan were in Ottawa recently to help inform policymaking related to medical cannabis use and veterans.

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The Country Doctor

By: Amanda Woroniuk

“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.

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How a three minute conversation can launch a research collaboration

By: Farha Ahktar

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...

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Cross-continental connections

By: Amanda Woroniuk

Support between a donor alumnus and student blossoms into a friendship

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Online course promotes Indigenous wellness

By: Kristen McEwen

Establishing a safe and welcoming environment plays a significant part in providing health care.

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How robots are helping doctors save lives in the Canadian North

By: Ivar Mendez

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.

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Fighting the opioid crisis

By: Amanda Woroniuk

One alumnus is on the front lines helping to battle the opioid epidemic.

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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 ...

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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.

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Children with arthritis lack vitamin D

By: Alan Rosenberg, Hassan Vatanparast, and Sarah Finch

A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially in northern countries.

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Top of the class

By: Amanda Woroniuk

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...

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Students experience being doctors for a day

By: Kristen McEwen

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.

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Study sheds light on low asthma rates in rural children

By: Federica Giannelli

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.

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Medical students reflect on volunteering at FSIN celebration

By: Kristen McEwen

As part of their education and training, medical students learn to give back and take part in community events.

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Code Orange

By: Ashleigh Mattern

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?

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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...

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Medical students chart new learning path

By: Kate Blau

Three medical doctor students at the U of S are making some Saskatchewan medical learning history.

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USask study hones in on causes of MS disability

By: FEDERICA GIANNELLI

Usask research may lead to better multiple sclerosis treatments.

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Future physician in key position for Huskies

By: James Shewaga

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.

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Bourassa envisions exciting future for IIPH at U of S

By: SARATH PEIRIS

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Medical school receives international ASPIRE award

By: Kate Blau

The College of Medicine was recently recognized with a major award at a prestigious international conference.

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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...

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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...

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U of S to host scholars from New Zealand

By: SHANNON BOKLASCHUK

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.

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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...

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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...

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