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Friday, June 21, 2019
Dal Health contributes to Canada's first "State of the Nation" report on children's physical literacy
Dal Health researchers contribute to large national research project led by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute.
Dal Killam Scholar and PhD Health student Phillip Joy's research focuses on how narratives and images around sexuality, heteronormativity and body image can influence nutritional choices that gay men make and affect their access to adequate health care and educational supports.
Emily Drake (PhD in Health) and Perri Tutelman (PhD in Clinical Psychology) are in two different Dal programs, but their skills and research interests complement one another. Recently, the students were invited to speak at CancerCon in Denver, Colorado. They were two of only three Canadians invited to speak at the conference.
The inaugural year of the Professional Development Fund for Staff has been hugely successful. The $15,000 fund has been almost entirely utilized, providing a wide range of professional development opportunities for Faculty of Health staff.
Circumstances forced Dal’s School of Physiotherapy to become virtually paper free, but now that they have, they’re not looking back. And, we're challenging our other Schools and College to do the same! Read Physio's story, get inspired, and join the Dal Health Paper Free Challenge!
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.
In the age of ‘fake news,’ relying on research and fact-based data to make decisions about our health is more important than ever. Health Mythbusters is a regular column in which Dal Health researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Dr. Tannis Jurgens and Dr. Anne Marie Whelan look at green tea products for weight loss — do they really work?
A group of Dal Health researchers, including Sara Kirk (Health and Human Performance, Healthy Populations Institute), are part of the team behind the award-winning Froogie app.