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A mother's road to medical school

When she was working as a welder in northern Alberta after graduating from high school, Dawn Armstrong had no idea that she would one day go to medical school. She wouldn’t even really start to think about pursuing a career in medicine until several years later, when she was in her late 20s with three children working towards a bachelor’s degree at Acadia, double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology and completing an honours thesis. Now, at the age of 31, Dawn is a mother of four, a strong aboriginal woman, and a first-year medical student at the Queen’s School of Medicine.

Is an exercise-related hormone the new frontier in Alzheimer's treatment?

Last week, our winter term got off to a fabulous start with some great news out of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Fernanda De Felice, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies,  co-authored a paper with collaborators at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro that appeared in Nature Medicine, a prestigious journal of medical research.  

The importance of compassionate care
Hilary Machan, Lecturer in the Queen's School of Nursing, writes a guest post on compassionate care inspired by the Margaret Leith Bruce Faculty Award in Compassionate Care. Her piece is prefaced by a brief introduction from Dean Reznick.
How the power of teamwork drives the Faculty of Health Sciences

It is hard to believe that another year is almost over already. Since things are going to be relatively quiet around Queen’s starting next week, this is going be my last blog post of the year. I want to take the chance now, then, to offer my best wishes to all of you for the holiday season and the new year, and also to unveil this year’s issue of the Dean’s Report, which you can find here: https://healthsci.queensu.ca/administration/reports/deans-report

Dr. Richard Reznick

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University


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