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NOSM’s Indigenous Reference Group and Ogichidaang Gagiigatiziwin Meet

Using a combination of web- and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its quarterly meeting of the Indigenous Reference Group (IRG) and Ogichidaang Gagiigatiziwin—NOSM’s Circle of Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers—on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Members began their one-day meeting with an opening prayer from Elder Tom Chisel, followed by a welcome from Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, and Dr. David Marsh, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Community Engagement. Indigenous Reference Group Co-Chairs, Drs. Charles Branch and Shannon Wesley, alumni of NOSM’...

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NOSM Researcher Participating in Nationwide Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) Vaccine Study

Dr. Marina Ulanova, researcher and professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), recently received a grant awarded by the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) for the project titled Studies in support of a new vaccine to prevent invasive Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) disease in Canadian Indigenous communities. The funding is provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to the Canadian Immunization Research Network to support 15 research projects across Canada. Ulanova, one of 15 principal investigators in Canada supported by these funds...

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“I feel a gravitation to small towns because of what you can do…”

Source: Northern Ontario Medical Journal | 2017/07/26 Written by: Norm Tollinsky  “I feel a gravitation to small towns because of what you can do with family medicine in a rural environment,” said Francois, who grew up in Terrace Bay and Marathon. “You can work in the Emergency Department, find a niche and gear your practice to that. Plus, when you are working with a team of physicians in a small town, you really work together as a team to support each other.” Working as a registered nurse with physicians at the Marathon Family Health Team turned out to be a life-changing experience for Francois Doiron. “It wa...

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