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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
COVID-19 has caused disruption to our lives in many ways, including how we access health care. Many walk-in clinics and family practices were closed, pharmacies have restrictions on patient interactions and as a result of public health protocols, many of us are now meeting with our family doctor through a computer screen or by phone call, instead of face-to-face.
Katrina Philopoulos (BScPT 00) has been the Director Physician Recruitment at Nova Scotia Health for about a year and has had to adapt her work during the global pandemic. She says her background in physiotherapy prepared her for this challenge.
Growing up in a rural community of Creignish, Cape Breton, Catherine MacPherson (MHA’07) knew she wanted a career in health care. She completed her undergrad at McMaster University but returned home to the Maritimes for her masters. “I recall reading a Dal pamphlet when I was in high school outlining the MHA program and being drawn to the curriculum. There was no other school for me to explore than Dal,” she says.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Researchers from Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority are leading projects which received a $1.1 million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia as part of a May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity.
Alumni Profile ‑ Brian O’Rourke: Successful Military Career leads Pharmacists to the International Scene
Brian O’Rourke (BScPH’80) had no real knowledge of or interest in the profession of Pharmacy growing up, and no family member or relative was working in the health care sector. A chance encounter with a guidance counsellor in Grade 9 who mentioned Pharmacy sparked an interest and he decided to pursue this career choice.
Dr. Matthew Numer (Associate Professor, School of Health and Human Performance) describes his educational background as diverse, which explains his research portfolio. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Dr. Numer taught social studies to middle schoolers and high schoolers and pursued his Masters in school counselling. A friend of his had connections to Dalhousie, so he travelled to Halifax and completed an interdisciplinary PhD in Sociology and Health on history of HIV and gay men in Nova Scotia.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The Clinical Vision Science Program is a small program with two admin and eight students. Because of the clinical nature of the program, and our usual proximity to each other at the IWK Health Centre, we are accustomed to seeing each other daily. One admin came up with a novel way to keep students engaged, and not to bore them with a daily "How are you doing?"