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Recruiting students for research

Dr. Jian Wang is recruiting students (both master thesis and PhD) to join his research team. The selected student(s) will obtain a stipend from one of his research grants. The amount of the stipend will be based upon the student’s experience and academic performance as well as availability of funding. It is expected that a PhD student will be supported for 50-80% of their total costs from the grant. The selected students will have higher chance of funding success from the Tri-council and other sources.

Dr. Jian Wang’s research is funded by grants from NSERC and CIHR and covers 3 major areas: (1) cochlear gene therapy against cell death induced by noise, ototoxic drugs and aging, (2) physiology and noise induced damage of ribbon synapses between sensory cells of hearing and primary auditory neurons, and (3) the impact of hearing loss on cognitive function.

Infant hearing awareness

The Hearing Foundation of Canada, in conjunction with SHCD professor Dr. Steven Aiken, has launched an infant hearing campaign for the month of May. Hearing loss in babies is invisible, and many babies live for months or even years without a diagnosis. This can cause preventable and unnecessary cognitive and developmental setbacks. May is “Speech and Hearing Month,” the ideal time to approach the Canadian Government with our voices united on behalf of babies. Every baby in Canada deserves a chance to hear and to communicate. For more information and to sign the petition, please visit tinyears.ca.

A 'win-win' for all

Second-year audiology students from the School of Human Communication Disorders provided audiological assessment services to Special Olympics athletes on Saturday, March 25.  

Antigonish audiologist (and School alumnus) Nadia Tymczyszyn, who received training in Philadelphia for the Special Olympics “Healthy Hearing” program this past year, provided overall supervision. The event was coordinated by Sport Nova Scotia’s Tom Fahie and Duncan Floyd from the School’s audiology faculty.

Interested athletes received a thorough assessment of their hearing systems. It was a “win-win” for all involved.

SHCD welcomes visiting Otologist

The School of Human Communication Disorders welcomed visiting Otologist Dr. Doreen Nakku in June for training in auditory electrophysiology with Dr. Steve Aiken. Dr. Nakku will be conducting a study investigating the impact of HIV on childhood hearing in her home country of Uganda using advanced audiological measures to distinguish and characterize auditory deficits stemming from disease processes and drug-related toxicity. This work is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Shown in the photo (L-R): Lauren Dunphy (Research Assistant), Dr. Steve Aiken, Dr. Doreen Nakku, Dr. Ganesh Attigodu Chandrashekaran (Post-doctoral Fellow)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilary Buckle(left) and Shally Yuan, members of the 2nd year Audiology class get ready to greet the athletes.

News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On May 17, 2017, a diverse group gathered in Halifax for Primary Health Care Research Day to discuss some of the most complex issues facing the Nova Scotia Health Care system.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Read "Russian dolls—revealing Trump’s diminution of the common good" BMJ Opinion Blog - June 14, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Congrats to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends on their recent achievements.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dalhousie University faculty and students are leading an IWK Health Centre initiative to bring the neonatal intensive care unit closer to parents through technology.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
One of Dal’s smallest programs, the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Respiratory Therapy may only graduate a dozen students each year, but alum Brandon D’Souza says they are essential to healthcare delivery.
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News from the Faculty of Health Professions

Terry Murray Arnold  –  News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
On May 17, 2017, a diverse group gathered in Halifax for Primary Health Care Research Day to discuss some of the most complex issues facing the Nova Scotia Health Care system.
Trudi Smith  –  Health Professions in the News
Monday, June 19, 2017
Read "Russian dolls—revealing Trump’s diminution of the common good" BMJ Opinion Blog - June 14, 2017
Laura Hynes-Jenkins  –  FHP Achievements
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Congrats to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends on their recent achievements.
Piper MacDougall  –  News
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dalhousie University faculty and students are leading an IWK Health Centre initiative to bring the neonatal intensive care unit closer to parents through technology.
Colleen MacDonald  –  Alumni & Friends
Thursday, June 15, 2017
One of Dal’s smallest programs, the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Respiratory Therapy may only graduate a dozen students each year, but alum Brandon D’Souza says they are essential to healthcare delivery.
View more Faculty of Health Professions News