Faculty of Health Professions News & Events Update - April 2017
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Faculty of Health Professions News & Events Update

Looking back: How the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative helped prospective students pursue careers in health

Since 2009, the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative has provided support to students from Indigenous communities across the region pursuing careers in health. Read more...

Featured Stories

200 Health Achievements - Celebrating our past and looking toward the future
Throughout 2018, the Faculty of Health Professions will be highlighting 200 health achievements from our Faculty’s rich history of teaching, scholarship and service. We invite submissions from all members of the Health Professions community.

Supporting wounded soldiers through sport
On March 6, 2017, the Faculty of Health Professions welcomed a panel exploring the unique opportunity the Invictus Games provide to support soldiers and their families -  and to enable research on the impact of adaptive sports.

Building a better world - Rose Mlay
Rose Mlay (BScN’91, MN’98) is working to make childbirth safer for the women and children of Tanzania. She is National Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Tanzania.
Innovation takes time, patience and collaboration. Just ask Dr. Ingrid Sketris from Dalhousie’s College of Pharmacy who participated in a series of studies over ten years involving a team of researchers and student trainees from diverse academic backgrounds. Their aim? Changing the way children with a wheezy illness are treated in the emergency department at the IWK.
Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, recently traveled across Canada to learn about innovations in mental health. One of these innovations, the Bloom Program, is a mental health and addictions community partnership that's the only one of its kind in the world.
Health Promotion student Nicole Doria is a recipient of a 2017 Dalhousie Governors’ Award, the university’s top honour in student life, recognizing her exceptional contributions and leadership in the extracurricular realm.
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.
Students from the Faculty of Health Professions were among the exeptional students who were recognized for their service - both on and off campus - at the 6th Annual Dalhousie Student Impact Awards on March 23.
In 2013, the Faculty launched the Employee Milestone Recognition Program. This program recognizes employees with 10 and 20 years of continuous service with the Faculty. This month, we're profiling Dr. Brenda Sabo from the School of Nursing.
Congratulations to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends on their recent achievements.

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Health Institute

Dal's Health Institute offers opportunities for students, alumni and practicing health professionals to enhance their knowledge and careers through credit, non-credit and online courses.  Now accepting registration for Spring/Summer 2017.


PhD in Health and Healthy Populations Institute present: Scotland - New Scotland
April 6, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Dr. Renee Lyons shares her research findings.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
April 8-9, or April 25-26
Learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at risk.

Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research Open House
April 25, 2017
12:00 - 1:45 pm

Prep Graduate Student Research Day
May 16, 2017

Primary Healthcare Research Day
May 17, 2017

Explore our events calendar for the latest on what's happening in the Faculty.  Have an event you'd like to see listed?  Submit it!

FHP in the News

Check out media appearances by our faculty, staff, alumni and students this month in Health Professions in the News.

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