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NOSM University’s Dr. Erin Cameron awarded national Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director of NOSM University’s Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare. Through the one-year Fellowship, Dr. Cameron will explore the role of trust between patients and their health-care providers and will study how recent innovations in AI are transforming these relationships. Together with AI-NORTH, an established network of clinicians, researchers, educators, students, policy leaders, and community groups, she will host a series of community cafes and workshops t...

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Researchers at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity receive $2.43M SSHRC grant to address local health priorities

A new project, led by Dr. Erin Cameron, Academic Director at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity at NOSM University, has received a $2.43-million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address local health priorities. Dr. Cameron and her team will foster relationships between communities and academics. The project will study how academic institutions can direct their education, research, and service activities to address community needs, both locally and globally. The growing global social accountability research movement urges academics to heed this call. “Social accountability as...

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NOSM University receives transformational $10 million gift from Temerty Foundation

Centre for Social Accountability named Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity in recognition The Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, has made a $10 million gift to support NOSM University medical students and to advance and grow social accountability and health equity initiatives. In recognition of this transformational gift, NOSM University’s Centre for Social Accountability will be named the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity. Dr. Gilles Arcand was Mrs. Louise Temerty’s brother, a physician who, among other things, practised rural medicine in Northern Quebec. He was dedicated to serving ma...

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