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New funding will transform military & veteran health research

November 25th 2014 | 1 Comment

Monday was an extraordinary day at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Toronto, and not just because we had a sold-out crowd of over … Continue reading

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The Meds ’74 40th Reunion Class Gift story

November 17th 2014 | No Comments

The Queen’s Initiative Campaign is the largest fundraising campaign in its history. Since it began, we have received some incredible gifts that are helping develop the next generation of physicians, … Continue reading

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NCIC Lung Cancer Trial: Largest in FHS History

November 10th 2014 | No Comments

I am thrilled to announce that the NCIC Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) has developed and will lead an international clinical trial of a new class of cancer drug aimed … Continue reading

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Mental health medication doubles risk of heart attack

November 4th 2014 | No Comments

For years, researchers have looked at mental illness and the possible link to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have established links between depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders and … Continue reading

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Ideology or Pathology

October 29th 2014 | 11 Comments

This week we mourn the deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (left) and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent (right). These two senseless deaths have gripped the country and provoked a national sense … Continue reading

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Bob Stone: A friend and mentor returns for homecoming 2014

October 21st 2014 | 11 Comments

I always look forward to homecoming weekend, and the opportunity to meet alumni and hear their stories. At this year’s homecoming, we hosted Faculty of Health Sciences alumni going all … Continue reading

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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame to induct Dr. Duncan Sinclair

October 15th 2014 | 6 Comments

As dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, I have the good fortune of meeting many remarkable people. Dr. Duncan Sinclair is one of those remarkable people who I am … Continue reading

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High-Value Care: An essential concept in residency education

October 7th 2014 | 12 Comments

In both Canada and the US, controlling rising health care costs are considered national priorities. The genesis of these rising costs is multi-factorial, and includes important issues such as the … Continue reading

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From Blogging to Tweeting to Facebook

September 29th 2014 | 11 Comments

There is nothing like a millenary milestone in social media to bring about reflection on just what purpose your hundreds of 140-character tweets have served. After reaching 1,000 followers on … Continue reading

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Study shows advantage to baccalaureate-trained nursing staff

September 23rd 2014 | 2 Comments

A recent study published in The Lancet showed that hospitals that have a higher proportion of baccalaureate-trained nurses have a lower mortality rate. The same study showed the nurse to … Continue reading