Fighting the opioid crisis

By: Amanda Woroniuk

You can hear the passion in Dr. Charles H. Pierce’s (MD’68, PhD’74) voice when he talks about the opioid addiction epidemic, and for good reason. It’s been called one of the worst ...

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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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Communities that inspire

For Dr. Veronica McKinney, health is much more than just delivery of services.

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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.

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Improving concussion tests and treatment

By: JAMES SHEWAGA

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...

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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

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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

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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...

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Four U of S students awarded prestigious Vanier Scholarships

By: FEDERICA GIANNELLI

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.

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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...

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Low oxygen therapy has high potential for spinal cord patients

By: LYNNE GUNVILLE

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...

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Faculty development research day a success

By: Amanda Woroniuk

The annual research day showcased medical education research and scholarship

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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

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USask researchers win CAS award for work on patient safety

By: FEDERICA GIANNELLI

The researchers have interviewed over 200 anesthesiologists across Canada. Many underestimated the risk of airway cuffs pressure beyond safe range.

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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...

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U of S student wins CPHA award for researching Saskatoon children’s physical activity

By: FEDERICA GIANNELLI

This work holds the potential for helping the design and development of neighbourhoods that encourage active living in all seasons in the city.

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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.

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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.

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U of S study targets enzyme’s role in breast cancer

By: FEDERICA GIANNELLI

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...

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Rehabilitation research is on the move

By: Amanda Woroniuk

Exciting research is being conducted in the School of Rehabilitation Science, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work

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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.

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Alumni volunteer highlight

By: Amanda Woroniuk

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...

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Alumni establish award in employee's memory

By: Amanda Woroniuk

A staff member's spirit is kept alive thanks to the generousity of two alumni

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Innovative ACU's making a difference

Accountable Care Units: Offering improved patient care and unique opportunities for student learning

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Researchers target the most aggressive of breast cancers

By: University Communications

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...

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New research partnership makes childbirth safer in Mozambique

By: Nazeem Muhajarine

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...

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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...

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CoM students deliver big at charity auction

By: Marg Sheridan

An annual tradition, College of Medicine students and the Student Medical Society of Saskatchewan went all-out in February for their Charity Auction Night.

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Seven CoM researchers earn SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grants

Total of 12 grants awarded to University of Saskatchewan researchers

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Medical school, advocacy a natural fit for CoM student

By: Marg Sheridan

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.

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Ice cream rounds help to sweeten residency

By: Marg Sheridan

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...

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Kate Elliott is paving a path for Indigenous students in medicine

By: University Communications

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...

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Residency program pioneer honoured

By: Amanda Woroniuk

Dr. Vincent Matthews' legacy lives on in the College of Medicine.

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Improving Indigenous health

By: Lesley Porter

It’s been a busy first few weeks on the job for Dr. Alexandra King. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Physicians highly involved in new health authority

By: Kate Blau

Five CoM physicians are taking on leadership roles with the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)

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Holidays are for family - and treats!

By: Marg Sheridan

From our CoM family to yours!

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Remote imaging advances medical diagnoses

By: Federica Giannelli

Patients in remote communities are a step closer to getting ultrasound imaging without having to travel long distances.

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New study takes a look at student food insecurity

By: Marg Sheridan

Limited finances for post-secondary students can sometimes lead to an increase in food insecurity.

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Big night for CoM researchers at SHRF awards

By: Marg Sheridan

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...

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Solving the mysteries of life

By: Lana Haight

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.

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Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation Science

By: University Communications

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...

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HIV virus fighter linked to cancer mutations

By: Federica Giannelli

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...

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Honourary alumnus commander

By: Amanda Woroniuk

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...

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Drawing a curriculum road map

By: Marg Sheridan

Dr. Regina Taylor-Gjevre, the assistant dean curriculum, has been busy drawing a program road map for the CoM's MD students

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Gamble doubles down on campus collaboration

By: Marg Sheridan

Multi-college collaboration takes a look at hemodynamic resuscitation

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Medical school ready for accreditation visit

By: Kate Blau

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...

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Health care, anywhere

By: University Communications

Providing efficient, effective health care to remote communities isn’t unlike travelling to Mars.

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Training program enhances resident physicians’ quality improvement skills

By: Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Resident physician Dr. Yifan Wang wants to incorporate quality improvement into his medical practice and make changes to improve patient satisfaction, outcomes, and safety.

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Cystic fibrosis scientists discover abnormal response to lung infections

By: Lana Haight

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.

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Another great year for CoMRAD funding

By: Marg Sheridan

$870,000 in research funding awarded to faculty

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New Cameco chair to improve Indigenous health outcomes

By: Kate Blau

The University of Saskatchewan has appointed its first research chair in Indigenous health

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Province restores College of Medicine funding

By: University Communications

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

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U of S researchers named fellows of CAHS

By: University Communications

Three University of Saskatchewan researchers with nationally and internationally recognized contributions in the field of medical science have been appointed fellows of the Canadia...

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Why Physical Therapy?

By: Marg Sheridan

Neha, a physiotherapy student, explains what drew her to the career and to U of S

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Combining medicine and engineering to repair a damaged heart

By: University Communications

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

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Working for change

By: Marg Sheridan

Palak Suryavanshi is one of many students helping the college to prepare for the October accreditation visit

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Three CoM grads honoured with Alumni Achievement Awards

By: University Communications

Presented annually, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of University of Saskatchewan graduates

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Dean Smith named to provincial health board

By: University Communications

Dr. Preston Smith, dean of the College of Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the Saskatchewan Health Authority Board of Directors

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Donation supports Crohn’s disease and schizophrenia

An alumnus' donation has established a research fund named for his daughter

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Cyclotron helps reduce wait times for patients

By: University Communications

A year ago, Royal University Hospital (RUH) patients scheduled for medical scans to detect cancer cells sometimes waited as long as seven weeks.

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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...

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SHRF grant gives CF research a boost

By: Marg Sheridan

The grant is giving a CoM research team a chance to look at chronic diseases in Cystic Fibrosis patients

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HIV: A conversation on a Saskatchewan epidemic

By: Amanda Woroniuk

An alumni panel discussed the impact on First Nations communities at the 2017 Highlights in Medicine Conference

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CCHSA researchers looking at impact of vibrations

By: Federica Giannelli

Days spent driving around on a tractor contribute to back problems for a significant number of farmers, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found.

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Substantial progress made on accreditation

Work of students, faculty and staff garnering results

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Examining elderly bullying

By: Marg Sheridan

Dr. Goodridge and her team have been looking into the prevalence of peer-to-peer bullying in seniors' communities in Saskatoon

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Medical education research and scholarship day a success

By: Amanda Woroniuk

The first-ever event gave students and residents the opportunity to showcase research projects and results

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CoM, RQHR sign agreement of support

10-year agreement formalizes commitment between the college and health region

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Ongoing research could change rural mental health care

By: Marg Sheridan

Newly named as the recipient of the Indiana Small Professorship, Dr. Zhang is hoping his research can help improve mental health treatments

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U of S study aims to improve depression treatment

By: Federica Gianelli

Research may hold promise for producing newer, faster-acting antidepressants using a protein naturally produced by the brain.

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Physical therapy alumnus recognized as Fulbright Scholar

By: Amanda Woroniuk

A prestigious scholarship leads one physical therapy graduate to Europe and Asia

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Communication a big part of accreditation

Dr. Blakley discusses the role student feedback plays in our accreditation process

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New MS Chair looking forward to his role

By: Marg Sheridan

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

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Medicine student honoured with national Indspire Award

By: Marg Sheridan

Third-year MD student Josh Butcher was recently recognized as one of three national Youth Indspire Award winners

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CoM students pay it forward

By: Marg Sheridan

Simon Huang was recently honoured for his exceptional work as a student mentor

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