In the Spotlight
Helping close the gap on psychiatry shortages
Dr. Zoe Michano-Furlotte, NOSM alumna (MD 2016, BScN Lakehead University), completed her fourth year of residency in psychiatry in Thunder Bay and is entering her fifth and final year. Zoe is a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and is from the town of Caramat, which is now part of the community of Greenstone. “I’m hoping to work at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and provide outreach care with regional Indigenous communities to work together to improve access and mental health services,” says Zoe. “I have a bigger dream to expand my practice to specialize in Indigenous mental health and women’s perinatal and...Read more
Nurturing diabetes care and community-based nutrition
Building meaningful relationships in small communities is what Sheila Byrne valued most about her experience at NOSM. Sheila is set to graduate from the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP) this summer. Originally from Pickle Lake, she recently accepted a full-time role as a Registered Dietitian at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. “As I start my career with a focus on diabetes, I plan to stay connected to the professionals I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from,” says Sheila. “With the many complexities associated with diabetes, I aim to take a gentle approach, one that values individua...Read more
Changing leadership for NOSM’s dietetic internship program
Cara Green has accepted the position of Program Manager of NOSM’s Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program (NODIP). Beginning Monday, July 5, 2021, Cara will work closely with the current Program Manager, Denise Raftis, until Denise’s retirement in August. A Registered Dietitian (RD), Cara completed her dietetic practicum training at London Health Sciences Centre in 2001 and a Masters of Health Studies in 2016. With more than 20 years of experience as a RD, educator and mentor, Cara has been an active clinical and administrative leader with NODIP since its inception. Cara has previously worked as a clinical dietitian and in th...Read more.