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Join the Neuro Half Marathon and 5K on May 7th

Guest blog by Ilan Mester, student communications ambassador for the Faculty of Health Sciences and OT ‘17

Running played a key role in Kyla Tozer’s recovery from a brain tumour. Now, things are coming full circle for the Kingston native; she’s giving back to the hospital that helped save her life by launching an ambitious charity run for Kingston General Hospital’s neurosurgery unit.

A big thank you to David Zelt and Jim Flett

It was almost a year ago that Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) held a press conference to announce that a monumental change was underway: the two hospitals would be integrating. A lot has happened since Iblogged about it about it in July;

Breaking down barriers for women in science

Just last week, the School of Rehabilitation Therapy shared the news that Heidi Cramm was honoured by Esprit de Corp for her work towards understanding and improving Canadian military families’ access to healthcare services. Heidi was named among 25 women in Canada’s defense sector for “Breaking Down the Barricades”

Renewed funding for research in frailty

What are the implications of a frail 90-year-old living at home? How will our healthcare system cope with an aging population that is estimated to grow by 30% in the coming years? What is frailty and how do we identify it?

The Power of Advocacy and Civic Professionalism

I am thrilled to share the following guest blog by Dr. Chris Simpson, Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine and Medical Director, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) who profiles the important work of Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer who serves as Head, Department of Oncology.

A Miracle of Modern Medicine at KGH

This past week, Toronto Star reporter Mary Ormsby, had a feature story that speaks to so many  important issues. The article, which details a miraculous medical event, speaks openly about mental health, speaks magnificently about the marvels of modern medicine, and speaks glowingly about Kingston General Hospital and its staff.  The full article is available online and I encourage readers to access it as Ms. Ormsby writes beautifully about the dramatic story.

The OMA in crisis; a sad day for the profession

Yesterday the OMA executive resigned.

In my personal view, this is a sad day for the profession and one that leaves physicians in a fractured and disadvantageous position. It may well be true that it is the only way that we can move forward at this point. But that notwithstanding, we should never have been here in the first place.

Renewed partnership in Mental Health Research

In 2012, building on the success of its Let’s Talk campaign, Bell Canada pledged funding to support research that tackled mental health stigma. Heather Stuart, an internationally renowned professor in community health and epidemiology here at Queen’s was a natural fit for the role, and was named the Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair, the first of its kind in the world.

New Partnership to Develop Transformational Leaders in Ethiopia

For this week’s blog, I am thrilled to share a guest post from Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy who shares some exciting news from the school.

Queen’s graduate students are paying it forward

When PhD students Piriya Yoganathan and Mathieu Crupi learned that funding for the Queen’s Transdisciplinary Training Program in Cancer Research would be challenged in 2018, they couldn’t sit back and watch the program close.

“The Transdisciplinary Program is what attracted me to Queen’s,” says Piriya, “it’s such an invaluable program, and having been through it, Mathieu and I feel passionately about making sure that it continues.”

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