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Four New Members Appointed to NOSM Board of Directors

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members meeting and Board of Directors meetings yesterday. These meetings were video-linked between the School’s West Campus at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and its East Campus at Laurentian University in Sudbury, with other Directors participating via teleconference. At the Annual Members Meeting, which involves one representative each of Laurentian University and Lakehead University, the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2007 were approved, and members of the Board of Directors for 2007 - 2008 were appointed. The following new Directors w...

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NOSM Welcomes Associate Dean of Continuing Health Professional Education

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Wayne Bruce to the new post of Associate Dean of Continuing Health Professional Education. In this new position, Dr. Bruce will be responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating Continuing Health Professional Education, including continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) for physicians, other health professionals, health professional education programs, Interprofessional Education, and Faculty Development training and activities of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. These programs ...

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Sioux Lookout Welcomes Four NOSM Medical Students

This week, four third-year medical students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) are beginning their Comprehensive Community Clerkships (CCC) in the community of Sioux Lookout. Jessica Moretti, Lise Mozzon, Elaine St. John, and Tracy Michano-Stewart will be learning in the community’s principal health-care facility, the Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre. An affiliation agreement between NOSM and Meno-Ya-Win has been signed, solidifying a partnership between the two institutions and allowing NOSM medical students to gain valuable hands-on practical experience in the community. To welcome the four medical stud...

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Strengthening the Health and Prosperity of Northern Families – Ontario Invests $2.2 Million Towards A Cancer And Cardiac Research Centre

The Ontario government is strengthening the health care and prosperity of northerners by investing in a new Cancer and Cardiac Research Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today. "All of us know family and friends receiving cancer or cardiac care, and we all know how important research is to bringing our loved ones back to full health," said Premier McGuinty. "This research will not only benefit northerners, but Ontarians and Canadians whose health care could depend on the answers this type of research will provide." The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation will provide $2,214,167 to make the form...

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Harmful or Therapeutic? Debating the Recreational Drug, Ecstasy

Dr. Stephen Kish will be the guest speaker at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s monthly Symposium on April 21, 2005. Dr. Kish’s presentation, “The Recreational Drug Ecstasy (MDMA): Brain Neurotoxin or Therapeutic”, will review the “science” of ecstasy, and assess the strength of the evidence of neurotoxicity in humans and the possibility that the drug might be helpful in the treatment of patients with some anxiety disorders. It is not uncommon for family physicians to encounter young patients with a wide range of psychiatric complaints, who suggest that their condition is a direct consequence of repeated exposure t...

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The Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine and NORTH Network will present a symposium via video conference and webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2004 from noon to 1:30 pm. Guest Speaker Michael Farkouh. MD, is returning to his hometown of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, to address the connection between heart disease and diabetes. Incidence rates of both heart disease and diabetes are higher in Northern Ontario than in the rest of the province. Dr. Farkouh is internationally known for his work on the management of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency room. He has a special interest and expertise in the field of cardiovascular disease in d...

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