NOSM Researcher Participating in $55.5M National Dementia Initiative
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a national initiative aimed at tackling the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses and improving the lives of Canadians with these illnesses and their families and caregivers. Kristen Jacklin, NOSM Associate Professor, Medical Anthropology, is one of 47 principal investigators on the CCNA who will be receiving $1 million for dementia care research. Jacklin and her team will investigate issues in dementia care for rural and Indigenous populations.
Brian Stevenson Renewed as Lakehead University’s President
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) congratulates Dr. Brian J.R. Stevenson on his appointment as Lakehead University’s President & Vice-Chancellor for a second five-year term, beginning in August 2015. Dr. Stevenson became Lakehead University’s sixth President in August 2010 and is currently the Vice Chair of NOSM's Board of Directors.
Northern Passages du Nord Summer 2014 Now Available
The Summer 2014 edition of Northern Passages du Nord is now available online. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has published Northern Passages, the School’s external newsletter, since 2002. This month, we roll out a brand-new redesign! Northern Passages will continue to be published four times a year, however we have changed our bilingual layout for easier reading. This fresh new layout allows us to write longer and more in-depth articles on topics relevant to the people and communities of Northern Ontario. We hope you enjoy the newly revitalized Northern Passages!
First Nations Communities Assess Progress at NOSM
From August 13-15, 2014, Chapleau Cree First Nation
hosted the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's (NOSM) fourth Aboriginal
Community Partnership Gathering, called "Walking the Vision." NOSM senior
leaders, faculty, and staff gathered with over 100 Aboriginal community members
from across Northern Ontario to develop, strengthen, and enhance relationships,
provide information regarding past recommendations made to the School at the
last gathering May 2011, report about the tangible progress the School has made
in implementing those recommendations, and seek recommendations about how the
School can refine its practices, activities, and outcomes to ensure that NOSM
continues to meet the needs of Aboriginal peoples across Northern