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Health careers beyond academia: exploring connections with industry

Our number one goal for our students has always been to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will allow them to sustain a fabulous career in their particular field of interest. Graduate studies is one area where our strategy for achieving this is changing rapidly and requires constant re-evaluation. For some of our graduate students, a career as a university scientist is the end goal.

Tragically Hip honoured for contributions to brain cancer research

On April 5th, the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) honoured the Tragically Hip for their contributions to brain cancer research, and presented the band with a commemorative plaque.

In the research world we talk a lot about the importance of collaboration in driving research breakthroughs. Today, no researcher would question that pooling expertise, trading ideas and sharing resources is a better way to solve problems or answer difficult questions than working alone.

The Integration of Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals

Saturday was an auspicious day for the patients of Kingston, for our health system and for Queen’s hospital partners. On Saturday April 1, 2017, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital officially integrated their functions, and a new corporation was born. The integrated hospital will adopt a new “legal name” the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, pending a full analysis over the coming months of a permanent “business name”, by which the hospital will operate.

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.

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