A labour of love: Meet Dr. Naana Jumah, OB-GYN and advocate for Indigenous maternal health
Dr. Naana Jumah, an Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at NOSM University, is an ally and advocate for Indigenous maternal health, and the recent winner of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada’s Carl Nimrod Educator Award. A Rhodes Scholar, PhD in Engineering and Harvard-trained physician, Dr. Jumah has chosen to return home to practise in Thunder Bay, where she grew up after immigrating from Ghana as a child. She’s quick to credit the many role models who have inspired her—starting with Moffat Makuto, organizer of the Regional Multicultural Y...Learn more about Dr. Jumah.
Curated Black History Month collection launches at NOSM University Health Sciences Library
Launched February 1, a new subject guide focused on Black History Month resources is available from NOSM University Health Sciences Library, thanks to a collaboration with the Equity and Inclusion unit. “Our goal in creating this guide is to help NOSM University community members access important learning opportunities in their own time,” says Dr. Joseph LeBlanc, Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion. “We hope people engage with the collection to support their individual learning journeys not only this month, but also into the future.” The subject guide is a curated collection of resources, including e-books, hardcopy b...Read more about the curated Black History Month collection.
NOSM University Elder Frank Ozawagosh honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award from Anishinabek Nation
Husband and wife team Frank and Julie Ozawagosh have been a mainstay at NOSM University since its inception in 2005. Recently, Frank was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Anishinabek Nation—a distinction awarded to Julie in 2015. Recognized as Elders at NOSM University, Frank and Julie prefer to be called by the Anishinaabe words Mishomis (grandfather) and Nookomis (grandmother). Their involvement at NOSM University began when the medical school reached out to them about leading a ceremony at the grand opening. Soon after, Frank and Julie began welcoming medical learners to the Sweat Lodge at their home. “We just...Read more about how Elder Frank Ozawagosh was honoured with award.