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Recruiting students for research

Dr. Jian Wang is recruiting students (both master thesis and PhD) to join his research team. The selected student(s) will obtain a stipend from one of his research grants. The amount of the stipend will be based upon the student’s experience and academic performance as well as availability of funding. It is expected that a PhD student will be supported for 50-80% of their total costs from the grant. The selected students will have higher chance of funding success from the Tri-council and other sources.

Dr. Jian Wang’s research is funded by grants from NSERC and CIHR and covers 3 major areas: (1) cochlear gene therapy against cell death induced by noise, ototoxic drugs and aging, (2) physiology and noise induced damage of ribbon synapses between sensory cells of hearing and primary auditory neurons, and (3) the impact of hearing loss on cognitive function.

Infant hearing awareness

The Hearing Foundation of Canada, in conjunction with SHCD professor Dr. Steven Aiken, has launched an infant hearing campaign for the month of May. Hearing loss in babies is invisible, and many babies live for months or even years without a diagnosis. This can cause preventable and unnecessary cognitive and developmental setbacks. May is “Speech and Hearing Month,” the ideal time to approach the Canadian Government with our voices united on behalf of babies. Every baby in Canada deserves a chance to hear and to communicate. For more information and to sign the petition, please visit tinyears.ca.

A 'win-win' for all

Second-year audiology students from the School of Human Communication Disorders provided audiological assessment services to Special Olympics athletes on Saturday, March 25.  

Antigonish audiologist (and School alumnus) Nadia Tymczyszyn, who received training in Philadelphia for the Special Olympics “Healthy Hearing” program this past year, provided overall supervision. The event was coordinated by Sport Nova Scotia’s Tom Fahie and Duncan Floyd from the School’s audiology faculty.

Interested athletes received a thorough assessment of their hearing systems. It was a “win-win” for all involved.

SHCD welcomes visiting Otologist

The School of Human Communication Disorders welcomed visiting Otologist Dr. Doreen Nakku in June for training in auditory electrophysiology with Dr. Steve Aiken. Dr. Nakku will be conducting a study investigating the impact of HIV on childhood hearing in her home country of Uganda using advanced audiological measures to distinguish and characterize auditory deficits stemming from disease processes and drug-related toxicity. This work is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Shown in the photo (L-R): Lauren Dunphy (Research Assistant), Dr. Steve Aiken, Dr. Doreen Nakku, Dr. Ganesh Attigodu Chandrashekaran (Post-doctoral Fellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilary Buckle(left) and Shally Yuan, members of the 2nd year Audiology class get ready to greet the athletes.

News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Monday, August 14, 2017
Read "The World Bank in Kagame’s Rwanda" Lancet Global Health Blog - August 14, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Chris Simms: Brexit and the vengeance of unintended consequences
Monday, July 17, 2017
Dr. Lynn Shaw, Assistant Dean, Dal Health/Director, School of Occupational Therapy is exploring the changing world of work in Canada by studying over 200 songs from 1800 to the present.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Chris Simms: Canada at 150, the racialization of healthcare
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
On June 5th, students from eight professions spanning the field of health participated in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Simulation Day in Yarmouth.
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Trudi Smith  –  Dal Health in the News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Read "The World Bank in Kagame’s Rwanda" Lancet Global Health Blog - August 14, 2017
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  Dal Health in the News
Friday, July 21, 2017
Chris Simms: Brexit and the vengeance of unintended consequences
Terry Murray-Arnold  –  Dal Health in the News, Research
Monday, July 17, 2017
Dr. Lynn Shaw, Assistant Dean, Dal Health/Director, School of Occupational Therapy is exploring the changing world of work in Canada by studying over 200 songs from 1800 to the present.
Laura Hynes Jenkins  –  Health Professions in the News, Dal Health in the News
Friday, June 30, 2017
Chris Simms: Canada at 150, the racialization of healthcare
Laura Hynes Jenkins  –  News
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
On June 5th, students from eight professions spanning the field of health participated in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Simulation Day in Yarmouth.
View more Faculty of Health Professions News