Webinar answers key COVID-19 questions for healthcare professionals

By: Amanda Woroniuk

With the overwhelming amount information about COVID-19 making headlines every day, it’s important for healthcare professionals to have accurate, current information.

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USask awarded $5 million to lead new CIHR Indigenous health research networks to address health disparities

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a major new national initiative that a...

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Morning Star Lodge and USask health research leader launch “Protecting Our Home Fires” strategy for COVID-19 prevention

University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous community-based health research lab in Regina, are launching a s...

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USask health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic

By: Kristen McEwen

About 200 University of Saskatchewan (USask) health science students in the province are volunteering to help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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USask unites: USask counsellor offers tips on staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

By: Laura Woodward | CTV Saskatoon

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

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USask unites: A USask student has launched a website tracking all cases of COVID-19 in Canada

By: Ryan Kessler | Global News

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support on another in these uncertain times.

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USask unites: Saskatoon distilleries team up to make hand sanitizer

By: ALEX MACPHERSON | SASKATOON STARPHOENIX

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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Saskatchewan government invests $3.6M in USask COVID-19 vaccine research

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $3.6 million in new funding for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Va...

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Mapping the cannabis genome to improve crops and health

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – Unlocking the full potential of cannabis for agriculture and human health will require a co-ordinated scientific effort to assemble and map the cannabis genome, accordi...

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PM announces $12M for new vaccine manufacturing at USask’s VIDO-InterVac, part of $23.3M for the lab to fight COVID-19 and other infectious disease threats

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

SASKATOON – As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to rapidly evolve, the federal government is announcing $23.3 million in total support for the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) V...

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USask convocation cancelled in response to COVID-19 prevention

The University of Saskatchewan will be implementing further preventative measures including, but not limited to: closing all campus buildings with only limited access to employees ...

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USask medical students step up to support healthcare professionals

By: Kristen McEwen

As COVID-19 arrived in Canada, medical students found themselves out of the classroom, watching their teachers and mentors prepare for the impending pandemic.

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USask unites: USask community offers assistance in response to coronavirus

By: University Communications

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

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Elevating patient oriented research

School of Rehabilitation Science’s Dr. Stéphanie Madill is leading a research team that is investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse individuals experiences with healt...

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USask moves to limit access to campus in response to COVID-19

With the Government of Saskatchewan declaring a provincial State of Emergency to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Saskatchewan will be immediately implementing a wo...

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USask issues updates on winter term final exams

Please be advised that final exams in the April 2020 period will be completed remotely and the university will use the existing exam schedule with regard to timing of exams. Specif...

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USask issues additional supports in response to COVID-19 prevention

By: University Communications

Both federal and provincial governments took additional preventative measure related to COVID-19 on March 16, ranging from pre-K to 12 schools shutting down in Saskatchewan later t...

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COVID-19 updated prevention measures

As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation is one that changes quickly and requires equally quick decisions to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and beyond. We wil...

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New USask COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

Message from President Peter Stoicheff.

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Drug-resistant superbugs a growing concern

By: James Shewaga

It doesn’t garner the same mass media attention as the global health emergency of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, but there is another world health threat looming that researcher...

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Cygler’s research targets pathogens at molecular level

By: James Shewaga

On the front line in the battle against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Dr. Mirek Cygler (PhD) is exploring new tactics to combat the growing threat before it reaches pandemi...

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VIDO-InterVac team tackles coronavirus: Researchers developing prototype vaccines at USask

By: James Shewaga

As the world deals with the new pandemic, coronavirus has become the No.1 priority for researchers at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (...

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COVID-19 update and USask response

By: University Communications

I want to provide you with an update about the quickly evolving COVID-19 situation, which has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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The good doctor

By: Greg Basky

Improving end-of-life care for people experiencing homelessness

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USask awarded $3.6M to tackle opioid withdrawal in babies, improve health care for youth and elderly

By: USASK RESEARCH PROFILE AND IMPACT

Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research projects have been awarded nearly $3.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to improve health and...

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Top-notch accreditation results for USask College of Medicine

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) College of Medicine has achieved further strong results from the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), meaning a si...

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USask research projects with the City of Saskatoon awarded nearly $150K to target urban issues

SASKATOON – Measuring pharmaceuticals in Saskatoon’s wastewater, diverting food from the landfill to save money and the planet, and improving property assessment appeals are some o...

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USask pediatric residency program begins in Regina

By: Kristen McEwen

Saskatchewan now has its first Regina-based pediatrics residency program.

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USask kinesiology and medicine researchers examine how diabetes affects bone strength

By: Alyssa Wiebe

Children with Type 1 diabetes (DM1) have a high risk of fracture, but experts don’t know why.

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Staying on track

By: Scott Larson

USask helped Cyprian Enweani chase his Olympic dream.

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Family recovery inspires USask student

By: Ashley Sharp and John Shelling

When Kaili Gilroy’s aunt suffered a traumatic brain injury, the recovery process she witnessed first-hand gave her insight into her future career.

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Study links high stillbirth rates worldwide to gender inequality

By: USask Research Profile and Impact

In the first comprehensive study mapping global patterns of stillbirth rates, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have found that pregnant women who are poor and have lo...

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Bridging medicine and agriculture to prevent age-related illness

By: KATHY FITZPATRICK

If Dr. Christopher Eskiw (PhD) and his co-investigators are correct, the inner workings of brewing yeast could point the way to greater human longevity and the prevention of age-re...

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Bringing a sense of community into work

By: Kristen McEwen

College of Medicine (CoM) staff member Kathy Evans has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Sydney Inskip Award.

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Staying healthy on and off the field

By: Katie Brickman-Young

USask roots run deep for Riders medical staff.

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Chelico looking for answers at molecular level

By: Kristen McEwen

Much of Dr. Linda Chelico’s (PhD) success in her career as a biochemist at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) comes from having an eye for detail.

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ZYUS and USask partner to conduct cannabinoid-based research on possible treatment of brain disorders

Pre-clinical study seeks to determine the impact of cannabis derivatives on mental health conditions.

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New opportunities open with hospital

By: Kristen McEwen

As the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital opens its doors, there may also be a window opening for new research opportunities in children's health.

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Expanding the boundaries of collaboration

By: Kate Blau

Achieving success by crossing traditional lines of collaboration, two partnerships at the College of Medicine offer insights into why these alliances are needed and how they can be...

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MS researcher dedicated to improving lives

By: Kristen McEwen

In nearly 40 years of investigating how the body repairs its nervous system, Dr. Valerie Verge (PhD) hasn’t found all of the answers yet, but she’s getting closer.

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Global impact begins at local level for Muhajarine

By: Kristen McEwen

Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD) felt his family always wanted him to go into medicine, but he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Expanding the boundaries of collaboration

By: Kate Blau

Achieving success by crossing traditional lines of collaboration, two partnerships at the College of Medicine offer insights into why these alliances are needed and how they can be...

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USask app helps read medicine labels

By: Federica Giannelli

New USask smartphone app helps visualize and “translate” difficult information on over-the-counter drug labels in way that is accessible to everyone.

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Driving healthcare innovation

By: Amanda Woroniuk

A health emergency changed the trajectory of Melinda Richter’s career, launching her from telecommunications into medical innovations.

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Grade 9 students try out a career in medicine for a day

By: AMANDA WORONIUK

What if you could get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a day in the life of a doctor?

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College of Medicine researchers recognized for excellence in research

Five College of Medicine researchers and their teams have been recognized for their excellence in research by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF).

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Meet the new Vice-Dean Faculty Engagement

By: Kristen McEwen

Serving as a liaison between the College of Medicine and all faculty, Dr. Marilyn Baetz (MD’93, FRCPC’98) is already a leader in both the academic and clinical worlds.

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Oncology division head focusing on developing research, collaborative network

By: Kristen McEwen

As division head of oncology at the College of Medicine, Dr. Shahid Ahmed (MD) is looking for ways to encourage more research with cancer patients.

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Academic path leads LaFleur around world

By: James Shewaga

Jamie LaFleur’s road to convocation has featured a few stops and starts and twists and turns, but most importantly, a long list of life-changing experiences.

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2019 Fall Convocation award recipients

More than 900 degrees, diplomas and certificates will be awarded to University of Saskatchewan (USask) students at the annual Fall Convocation ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at M...

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When pain in children is caused by more than just an injury

By: Kristen McEwen

If a child experiences pain after an injury for a longer amount of time than expected, it could be due to a pain disorder called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

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Therapy dogs give One Health benefits

By: Jeanette Neufeld

Meet Womble. He’s part of the “PAWS Your Stress” therapy dog program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Understanding and advocating for miyo-māhcihowin (good health and well-being) among Indigenous Peoples living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By: Nikki Desjardins for SHRF

Despite research about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the general population, there is limited-to-no evidence about IBD among Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Beyond a Diagnosis: Looking at New Ways to Support Patients and Caregivers Living with Dementia in Rural and Remote Saskatchewan

By: Nikki Desjardins for SHRF

Those who are living with dementia in Saskatchewan’s rural and remote areas face many challenges, beginning with receiving a proper diagnosis, and continuing with disease managemen...

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People Living with MS Eager to Take Part in Research for Increased Physical Activity

By: Nikki Desjardins for SHRF

College of Medicine researchers Sarah Donkers and Katherine Knox are seeing high recruitment rates for their latest research project -- investigating how people with multiple scler...

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The domino effect

By: Office of the Vice President Research

“Something I could discover may lead to someone else to discover another thing and could lead to a revolutionary change in our understanding of a subject…” Prapti Patel shares her ...

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Graduate college awards recognize Indigenous student leadership

By: Federica 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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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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