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Hello. Bonjour. Aaniin. Boozhoo. It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that this week, I assume my role as Dean, President and CEO of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Thank you for the many words of welcome and well wishes I’ve received over the past few months. I look forward to meeting you, if I haven’t already. About me I am a proud Canadian. The third child of an immigrant, a single parent from Delhi, India. Influenced by the fight for independence from British colonialism and Gandhi’s peace movement, my mother raised our family to be good citizens, to serve our community and to have strong values, ...

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NOSM announces Dr. Barb Zelek as Division Head of Clinical Sciences

It is an honour to welcome Dr. Barb Zelek as the new Division Head, Clinical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) starting September 1, 2020. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Dr. Zelek completed her family medicine residency at Queen’s University. She has worked in Marathon since 2002 as a rural generalist family physician, clinical teacher, and more recently has taken on increasing leadership in academic medicine. Since 2015, Dr. Zelek has been an Associate Professor and Co-Chair for the Section of Family Medicine at NOSM. She has been the Chair of the Joint and Stipendiary Promotions Committee and also...

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NOSM and Associated Medical Services Announce Historic First: Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Traditional Medicine

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Associated Medical Services (AMS) are pleased to announce the historic appointment of Dr. Darrel Manitowabi as the NOSM-AMS Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Indigenous Traditional Medicine for a five year renewable term effective July 1, 2020. “The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is deeply honoured to have Dr. Darrel Manitowabi take on this valuable position,” says Dr. Sarita Verma, NOSM Dean, President and CEO. “We are taking another major step in addressing how colonialism has affected the health and wellbeing of First Nations communities by no longer a...

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