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Volume 23, Number 2 | September 10, 2014  

Message from the Dean

Proceedings Report on Fulfilling Our Potential

Classes have resumed and the campus has sprung to life. It is a pattern that repeats year after year, but alongside that repetition our Faculty is constantly evolving. We make plans and decisions based on our strategic priorities, but we remain responsive to the changing needs of our students, faculty members and staff. We identify those needs by asking difficult questions of ourselves: What are the next steps forward for our Faculty of Medicine? Are we truly integrating and collaborating — across disciplines and institutions — as effectively as we could be? How do we continue to improve the health of individuals and populations while positioning ourselves in the increasingly competitive global markets of medical and life science education and biomedical research? 

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How to Calm Back-to-School Stress

The heavy academic pressures so common today raise back-to-school stress like never before —  and it’s not just high school seniors or university students who are feeling it right now. 
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The ABC's of Getting 40 Winks

How early is too early for school? No matter what time the bell rings at your child’s school, there are ways of encouraging healthy habits to help maximize his or her sleep. 
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Women with Severe, Chronic Health Issues Are Screened for Breast Cancer Less Often Than Healthier Women

Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study by Dr. Sara Guilcher has found.
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Faculty of Medicine Researchers Redefine our Understanding of Blood Clots

Professor Heyu Ni and PhD candidate Yiming Wang (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology) have discovered the key role that fibronectin — a protein — plays in helping the body form blood clots. The discovery could lead to better treatments for heart attack and stroke patients with bleeding disorders.
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Joint Centre for Bioethics Celebrates Students, Graduates, Faculty, and Ethicists

The Joint Centre for Bioethics honoured the accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty members and ethicists at the annual JCB Honours and Awards Day.
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On Campus: Students Start a New Year

The new academic year is in full swing. Erin Howe spoke to incoming Undergraduate Medical, Postgraduate Medical Education and Graduate and Life Sciences Education students about what they’re most looking forward to at the Faculty of Medicine.
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Trillium Health Partners’ Institute For Better Health Announces New Leader

Trillium Health Partners announced the appointment of Marilyn Knox as the new President of its Institute for Better Health. 
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Dr. Anna Banerji: From Calcutta to Iqaluit

When then 11-year-old Prof. Anna Banerji visited Calcutta for the first time, her mother took her across the city’s famous Howrah Bridge. There she noticed a man on side of the road, nearly naked and bleeding from his head. “He was lying in the gutter and nobody stopped,” she remembered.  
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October 6, 2014

Join the Department of Psychiatry for MindFest, an annual mental health and wellness fair to mark National Mental Illness Awareness Week.
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2014 Anne and Max Tanenbaum Symposium on the Frontiers of Science

September 30, 2014

Learn about the molecular building blocks of living systems at this year’s Tanenbaum Symposium, hosted by Prof. Oliver Ernst, the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Chair in Neuroscience.
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Oncology Continuing Education Rounds — Thoracic Imaging for Oncology Patients: Past, Present, Future

September 19, 2014

Prof. Narinder Paul will lead an Oncology Continuing Education Round on thoracic imaging for oncology patients.
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Essentials of Simulation

September 22 to 23, 2014

The Essentials of Simulation covers the basic elements of simulations for learners. Participants will learn about various forms of simulation as well as how to run simulations, essential educational factors for success, and the use of simulations in research and interprofessional team training.
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Honours and Awards

2014 Royal Society of Canada Fellows

Four Faculty members have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Profs. Philip Marsden (Department of Medicine), Andras Nagy (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Michael Fehlings (Department of Surgery) and Peter Zandstra (Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering) join an elite group of experts who are considered the best in their fields.
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Erin Howe

2014 Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals Videographer Award of Distinction 
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Call for Submissions


International Conference on Residency Education's Digital Visual Art Show 

Do you have a flair for art? Submit your work for the International Conference on Residency Education's Digital Visual Art Show.
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In Memoriam


Professor Emeritus Earl Dunn

Department of Family and Community Medicine Professor Emeritus Earl Dunn passed away on September 3, 2014. Prof. Dunn was renowned for advancing academic family medicine in Canada and internationally. He was instrumental in bringing telemedicine to Canada, starting IV therapies in hospital and in homes and furthering primary care research together with his early family medicine research colleagues.
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Call for Nominations


Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards

The Faculty is calling for nominations for the Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards.
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In the News

Sports Concussions in Kids Preventable by Game Changes, Doctors Say

Prof. Ross Upshur on CBC
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Low-Carb Diets May Beat Low-Fat Options for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Prof. David Jenkins on Reuters
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Toronto Doctor’s iPhone App Diagnoses Alcohol Withdrawal

Prof.  Bjug Borgundvaag in the Toronto Star
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Dairy lovers find greener pastures with Rolling Meadow

Prof. Richard Bazinet in the Globe and Mail
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A Bridge to Peace Built in Toronto: Fiorito

Prof. Arnold Noyek in the Toronto Star
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Addressing Youth Mental Health Key to Tackling Suicide Prevention

Prof. Peter Szatmari in the Globe and Mail
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How Do You Know If a School Backpack Is Too Heavy?

Profs. Debra Cameron and Mark Erwin in the Huffington Post
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Recently Awarded Research Grants


Upcoming Award Deadlines


Funding News and Opportunities — Local, National, International


Departmental News and Events


Updates from the CIHR University Delegate

Next issue publication date:
September 24, 2014
Submission deadline:
September 17, 2014

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Faculty of Medicine MD students take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS Canada.  
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