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New members of decanal team announced

Following an extensive search to fill four key leadership roles, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce its new decanal team. “Since July 1, a major priority was to recruit for these key leadership positions,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “I was delighted by the quality of the applicants and am very excited to round out the executive team at NOSM with these high-calibre professionals.” Joining NOSM’s decanal team are: Dr. Rob Anderson, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education and Health Sciences Programs. Dr. Anderson will oversee the academic elements of all...

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Three NOSM recipients take home the 40 Under Forty Award

Dr. Alex Anawati, Dr. Grace Ma and Pamela Haight of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) received the 40 Under Forty Award from Northern Ontario Business. Dr. Alex Anawati is a NOSM assistant professor, alumnus, and emergency physician. Dr. Grace Ma is a NOSM assistant professor, researcher scientist, and surgeon. Pamela Haight is a project manager in Continuing Education and Professional Development at NOSM. The award recognizes emerging leaders who are actively involved in their work and through their contributions to the community. “All three NOSM recipients are very deserving of this award. The entire NOSM co...

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NOSM Welcomes New IMG Coordinator

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is excited to announce that Dr. Chiebere Ogbuneke, Sudbury family physician and NOSM alumnus, is the new International Medical Graduate (IMG) Coordinator for the School’s nine residency programs. Dr. Ogbuneke began his career 20 years ago at the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy in Russia achieving an MD degree with first-class honors. He moved on to a medical internship and family medicine residency in Tanzania before joining NOSM in 2013 as a resident. He graduated from NOSM’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine program in 2017. Dr. Ogbuneke brings a wealth of international...

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Congratulations to NOSM 2019 Family Medicine Award Recipients

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) extends congratulations to several of its alumni and residents who were honoured at the Family Medicine Forum 2019 recently held in Vancouver.   We are very proud that your dedication and ongoing contributions to rural family medicine are recognized on a national scale.            Dr. Crystal Boulianne of Kapuskasing received the Family Medicine Resident Award for the Study of Communities Impacted by Health Disparities.      Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble of Marathon received The Northern, Rural, Remote Family Practice Marco Terwiel Award.      Dr. Tara B...

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Dr. Alexander Moise appointed to national research group

Dr. Alexander Moise has been appointed as a member of the Genes, Cells and Molecules Evaluations Group for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for a three-year term. He will contribute to the national peer review process that ensures the efficacy, health and vitality of Canada’s research community. “NSERC’s success in supporting university research in natural sciences and engineering depends on the voluntary participation of its members in the peer review process, which is highly regarded by the Canadian and international research communities. Its credibility is linked to the participation of ...

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NOSM Board Holds First Meeting with New Dean, President and CEO

Using a combination of web- and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The Board welcomed the Chair, Dr. Robert Haché, President of Laurentian University and Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO for their first meeting of the NOSM Board. Honorary Members Claude Lacroix, Laurentian Board of Governor’s Chair and Ross Murray, Lakehead Board of Governor’s Chair were in attendance for the Annual Meeting of Members. In accordance with Board policy, Dr. Michel Bédard, Luc...

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NOSM names new Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. George Pasut as Program Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, effective June 2019 for the term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Pasut is an accomplished public health leader, having served most recently in executive leadership at Public Health Ontario (PHO) with responsibility for Science and Public Health and Research, Information and Knowledge programs. Having recently transitioned to semi-retirement, Dr. Pasut continues with PHO as the Medical Education Coordinator on a part-time basis. Dr. Pasut has extensive public h...

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NOSM Hosts Discussion with Federal Minister of Health

On Thursday, July 25, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosted a roundtable discussion with the Federal Minister of Health, Sudbury area Members of Parliament, NOSM faculty and medical students. Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO, welcomed The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, Mr. Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury and Mr. Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt. The conversation opened with Dr. Alexandre Anawati (Emergency Medicine Physician at Health Sciences North and NOSM Alumnus and Assistant Professor) speaking passionately about NOSM’s Social Accountabilit...

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