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February 6, 2019

Posted by Darcy MacRae on February 6, 2019

Please find below suggested Dalhousie University experts on current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Young people’s push for perfectionism is exhausting and dangerous
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Simon Sherry, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry. 
Research Specialties: Clinical psychology, depression, anxiety, personality, perfectionism, psychopathology, suicide, eating disorders, alcohol problems.
Contact: Simon.Sherry@dal.ca and 902-494-7719/902-466-2789.

Is it time to assess the environmental impact of ‘Roll up the Rim’ campaign? 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Food Distribution and Policy, Faculties of Management and Agriculture.
Research Specialties: Food distribution, food policy, food safety, food security, traceability.
Contact: sylvain.charlebois@dal.ca and 902-222-4142. 

Polarized reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union Address 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies.
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979.

Flu vaccine shortage frustrates Nova Scotia parents 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Scott Halperin, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Research Specialties: Vaccinology, pertussis, clinical trials, immunization, meningococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine.
Contact: scott.halperin@dal.ca and 902-449-8502.

Halifax still hopeful CFL team and stadium will become a reality 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Liesl Gambold, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Economy, work and development, critical health studies, migration – immigration, political economy.
Contact: liesl.gambold@dal.ca and 902-494-3689.  

Frustration and angst out west could lead to formation of Western Canada political party
Dalhousie Expert: 
Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, and public engagement. 
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca and 902-494-6605.

Research aims to improve quality and marketability of Canadian apples 
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Sean Myles, Associate Professor, University Research Chair, Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences. 
Research specialties:Genomics, population genetics, genetic mapping, apples.
Contact: seanmichaelmyles@dal.ca and 902-365-8460/902-690-7093. 

Healthier chickens, happier farmers? Responsible use of antibiotics will lead to sustainable chicken production
Dalhousie Expert: 
Dr. Deborah Adewole, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture. 
Research specialties: Antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in poultry production, evaluation of alternatives to antibiotics in poultry, dietary manipulation and management strategies to enhance gut health of poultry, dietary strategies towards antibiotics-free poultry production, poultry nutrition and the environment.
Contact: deborah.adewole@dal.ca and 902-893-8023.