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Spotlight on Research

Curated Black History Month collection launches at NOSM University Health Sciences Library 

Launched February 1, a new subject guide focused on Black History Month resources is available from NOSM University Health Sciences Library, thanks to a collaboration with the Equity and Inclusion unit.   “Our goal in creating this guide is to help NOSM University community members access important learning opportunities in their own time,” says Dr. Joseph LeBlanc, Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion. “We hope people engage with the collection to support their individual learning journeys not only this month, but also into the future.”  The subject guide is a curated collection of resources, including e-books, hardcopy b...

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NOSM University researcher and partners develop groundbreaking heart attack classification 

A new clinical classification is a gamechanger in the way that medical providers assess heart attacks. Released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), the classification is based on research by Dr. Andreas Kumar, Associate Professor at NOSM University and Cardiologist at Health Sciences North, along with his colleague Dr. Rohan Dharmakumar at Indiana University School of Medicine. NOSM University MD student Suzanne Betteridge-LeBlanc, cardiac surgeon and NOSM University Professor Dr. Rony Atoui, and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Main were also authors on the classification, alongside a team of Canadian and American experts.  A powe...

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New Book Calls for Socially Accountable Approaches to Violence 

A new book by Dr. Maxwell Kennel, a Senior Research Associate at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, seeks to reframe how we think about violence.   Ontologies of Violence: Deconstruction, Pacifism, and Displacement, published by Brill in July 2023, explores how violence is a term for something more than physical force or visible expressions of power. The research examines texts by philosophers and calls for taking approaches to defining and resisting violence that are socially accountable to the people most affected.  Plans for a book launch and online symposium are underway, and the book is available for order from...

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