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NOSM Recruiting for Two Senior Leadership Positions

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is seeking two dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic leaders to fill senior positions at the School—one for Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs and one for Associate Dean, Research, Innovation, and International Relations. Both Associate Dean’s will become part of NOSM’s Executive Group, the most senior administrative body for operational matters at the School. Associate Dean – Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs posting Associate Dean – Research, Innovation, and International Relations posting...

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New Acute Aortic Syndrome Guidelines Reflect Northern Perspective

A group of clinicians and researchers from Northern Ontario are leading the development of national guidelines for diagnosing and treating acute aortic syndrome. Dr. Robert Ohle, an emergency medicine physician at Health Sciences North and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, received a grant from the Northern Ontario Academic Medical Association (NOAMA) to adapt and improve existing American and European guidelines for acute aortic syndrome. Acute aortic syndrome is a condition caused by a tear in the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. Once the aorta is torn, blood can then leak...

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Research and Reconciliation

Throughout history, health research has largely ignored Indigenous people’s perspectives and knowledge. Outside researchers have often proceeded without engaging with, or gaining informed consent from, the communities or individuals. The Manitoulin Anishnaabek Research Review Committee (MARRC) serves as a community research ethics board for the First Nation communities of Manitoulin Island. The committee, chaired by Dr. Lorrilee McGregor, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Health at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, is comprised of representatives from the Manitoulin First Nation communities including Elders, academic and c...

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