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NOSM celebrates launch of
new health data centre

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences’ (ICES) sixth and final satellite site opened today at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI). ICES North is a joint collaboration between HSNRI, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Laurentian University. ICES is a not-for-profit research institute that uses population-based health information to produce knowledge on a broad range of health issues. NOSM, HSNRI and Laurentian University have worked together to bring an ICES satellite to Sudbury to advance research opportunities for scientists, clinicians and learners. In the past, researchers had to leave Sudb...

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Dr. Sandra Cameron
appointed as Program Director

Dr. Sandra Cameron appointed as Program Director for NOSM Internal Medicine Residency Program, taking over for Dr. Kim Tilbe, the School’s longest-serving active Program Director The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandra Cameron as Program Director of the School’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective September 1, 2018. Dr. Sandra Cameron moves from her position as the program’s Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit Director at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Dr. Cameron brings a wealth of experience in structuring excellent clinical training opportunities ...

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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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