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NOSM University’s Dr. Erin Cameron awarded national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Posted on September 20, 2023
NOSM University’s Dr. Erin Cameron awarded national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director of NOSM University’s Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare.

Through the one-year Fellowship, Dr. Cameron will explore the role of trust between patients and their health-care providers and will study how recent innovations in AI are transforming these relationships.

Together with AI-NORTH, an established network of clinicians, researchers, educators, students, policy leaders, and community groups, she will host a series of community cafes and workshops that will engage diverse voices and perspectives.

“Innovations in AI are transforming patient care in Canada, but so far, most AI research has occurred in large cities. There are growing calls for AI research that is responsive to the unique needs of rural and Northern Canada,” says Dr. Cameron.

Dr. Cameron is one of AMS Healthcare’s 12 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. Spanning multiple disciples, the Fellows were selected as leaders to transform the ways people think about health care and to address how compassion and technology will work together to address the rapid changes occurring in health care today.

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NOSM University is Canada’s first independent medical university and one of the greatest education and physician workforce strategy success stories of Northern Ontario. More than just a medical university, it was purpose-built to address the health needs of the region. While advocating for equitable access to care, the university contributes to the economic development of Northern Ontario. NOSM University relies on the commitment and expertise of the peoples of Northern Ontario to educate health-care professionals to practise in Indigenous, Francophone, rural, remote, and underserved communities. With a focus on diversity, inclusion, and advocacy, NOSM University is an award-winning, socially accountable organization renowned for its innovative model of distributed, community-engaged education and research.

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