Osteoarthritis (OA) is thought to be a ‘wear and tear’ disease that affects older adults, but this disease also affects people early on in adulthood. Experts say that OA is reaching epidemic proportions in Canada, negatively impacting mobility and leading to significant health care costs. Researchers and other delegates from across the country met at Dalhousie on October 25-26, 2017 for GaitNET OA; a two-day summit representing the first steps towards a national OA strategy to improve mobility and joint health in those with OA.
Health mythbusters is a regular column in which Dal Health researchers challenge widely held beliefs about health issues. This month, Health Administration's Dr. Chris Simms looks at the relationship between natural disasters and health epidemics, and examines how they can be prevented.
The Research Profile is an in depth look at research being conducted in the FHP. Each profile highlights the research achievements, goals and interests of a faculty member in their own words. This month - Steve Aiken from the School of Human Communication Disorders
From September 27th-30th, Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health hosted three prominent Scottish thought leaders in primary care, with the aim of learning from each other’s experiences and developing innovative ways to improve health.
Dalhousie recently joined The Conversation Canada, a new-to-Canada media outlet providing independent, high-quality explanatory journalism reaching millions of readers around the world. Dal Health researchers are invited to contribute articles.
Each year, up to three Dalhousie academics are named University Research Professors, recognizing the significant contribution to research and scholarship they have made throughout their career. This year, Pharmacy's Ingrid Sketris was one of those receiving this prestigious honour.
The Research Profile is an in depth look at research being conducted in the FHP. Each profile highlights the research achievements, goals and interests of a faculty member in their own words. This month - Dr. Jeff Karabanow from the School of Social Work.
This year’s Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference was a real milestone. The event celebrated its 15th anniversary – making it one of the longest running student-led conferences of its kind - with the largest number of delegates and attendees in its history.