“Building relationships is incredibly important,” says Nursing professor, Dr. Megan Aston. “It’s a two way street when it comes to learning and teaching.” This philosophy is the basis of a successful 30-year partnership between Dal and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that has impacted the lives and careers of Nursing students from both institutions.
Matt Numer, assistant professor in the School of Health and Human Performance and chair of the prEP Action Committee, recently spoke to a number of media outlets about the increase in HIV cases in Nova Scotia.
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.
Dal Crossroads is an annual student-led interdisciplinary health research conference hosted by the Graduate Student Society at the School of Health and Human Performance. The first Dal Crossroads was held in 2002, making it one of the longest-running events of its kind.
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.