Each year, the Dalhousie Impact Awards recognize outstanding student leaders for their contributions to the community. This year, nine Dal Health students walked away from the March 22nd ceremony with honours, and we couldn't be prouder!
Congratulations are in order for second year PhD in Health candidate Justine Dol. She has received a grant from the Nowegian-based Laerdal Foundation to her dissertation research on improving maternal and newborn health.
When clients come to the Dalhousie Social Work Clinic, they are often in crisis. They may be without shelter, food or money. They might be dealing with untreated physical or mental health issues. It might be all of these things, and more. Whatever the issues, whether straightforward or complex, the Community Clinic is there to help.
Radiology is a part of nearly every segment of health care, including pediatrics, obstetrics, medicine and surgery - yet many underserved communities in Canada and abroad don't have access to this technology. Dal's new chapter of the charity RAD-AID is working to solve this problem.
Members of the Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia were on the Dalhousie campus on January 18 to present funds they raised for the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program (DHAAP), offered by the School of Human Communication Disorders. DHAAP provides refurbished hearing aids to low-income seniors who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
The School of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lung Association and the Lions Clubs to help Nova Scotians breathe better. Students in the Respiratory Therapy program are helping to refurbish Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPap) machines for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia’s Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program.