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NOSM Board of Directors
Celebrates Successful Year

Rooted in the North 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 19, 2018.In accordance with Board policy, Dr. Alexandre Anawati, Danielle Bélanger-Corbin, Mark Hurst, and Bruce Sutton were reappointed as Directors. George Payne, NOSM medical student, was appointed as a Director for a one-year term. The audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2018 were approved as presented, and the Board approved the auditors for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2019. ...

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NOSM Hosting Kids & Concussion
What You Need to Know

Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club team doctor to moderate, and players will share personal experiences with concussion The Continuing Education and Professional Development Office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is hosting Kids and Concussion: What You Need to Know, a public education event on concussion. The event is being held in celebration of Coaches’ Week and in recognition of Rowan’s Law Day. Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: Sudbury Arena 240 Elgin Street Media / Conference Room (Off main lobby entrance) Rowan’s Law Day, the last Wednesday in September...

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New study from Dr. Ulanova

  Indigenous populations have stronger immunity to a serious bacterial infection than non-Indigenous populations, regardless of whether they live in an area where the infection is common or uncommon, according to a study published online today in PLOS ONE. Haemophilus influenzae type A (Hia) is a bacterial infection that can lead to serious illnesses including pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and epiglottitis, all of which can result in permanent disability or death. The study compared naturally-acquired immunity to Hia infection in Indigenous adults living in Ojibwa First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario to that of...

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NOSM Congratulates Dr. Mitchell

NOSM congratulates Dr. Doris Mitchell on the Grand Opening of The Sacred Tree Wellness Centre located on the reserve of Chapleau Cree First Nation. Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine MD (Class of 2010) and residency training.   She grew up in Chapleau and has been providing care there since July 2012. Prior to that, Chapleau did not have a permanent doctor for almost seven years. The Sacred Tree Wellness Centre provides primary health care and health promotion services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in collaboration with Chapleau Health Services, Brunswick House First Nation Health Centre,...

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NOSM Academic and Professional Staff, Board Ratify Four Year Collective Agreement

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the NOSM Academic and Professional Staff Union (Unit 1 of Ontario Public Service Employees Union [OPSEU] Local 677) are pleased to announce the ratification of their fifth collective agreement, covering full-time faculty, professional librarians, and professional staff at the School. Both the NOSM Academic and Professional Union's Members and NOSM's Board of Directors voted in favour of ratifying the new collective agreement today, June 29, 2018. The agreement covers four years and is in effect from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. It provides for annual wage increases of 1.7% in the...

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Alumnus takes on Leadership Role

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Miron as Program Director of the School’s Family Medicine Residency Program, effective June 30, 2018. Miron—an alumnus of NOSM’s MD program—is a family physician and clinician-educator who practices in Timmins, Ontario where he has been the Family Medicine Residency Program Site Director for the past four years. He obtained his faculty appointment at NOSM five years ago and has been teaching medical students and residents in the classroom and clinical setting ever since. As Site Director, Miron undertook a comprehensive review and...

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Northern Constellations 2019

NOSM will host its 8th annual Faculty Development Conference Northern Constellations 2019, on May 3-4 in Sudbury, Ontario. The annual Northern Constellations Faculty Development Conference welcomes faculty from across Northern Ontario for a two-day conference that offers a wide variety of innovative and interactive workshops planned to meet the learning needs of each individual faculty member. These workshops give faculty multiple forums to share experiences and challenges along with opportunities to improve specific skills in the areas teaching and preceptoring, educational and administrative leadership, along with scholarly and r...

Northern Constellations 2019

Save the date: NHRC 2018

The next Northern Health Research Conference is being held in Kenora, Ontario on September 21-22, 2018. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's Northern Health Research Conference—more commonly known as the NHRC—has been held annually since 2006. It is hosted in communities across NOSM's wider campus of Northern Ontario and provides an opportunity for researchers in the region to present their research and exchange research ideas. This conference demonstrates NOSM’s commitment to research, health care, and education to the people of Northern Ontario and beyond. The NHRC explores research activities arising from community-ba...

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