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AI empowers early diagnoses

How artificial intelligence is helping physicians diagnose skin cancer.

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Dalhousie leads transformative medical research to improve maternal, child health

When Dr. Tobias Kollmann envisions the future of maternal and child health, he can clearly see a path forward through research that could save millions of lives.

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AI, radiation therapy promise new treatments for cardiac patients

Regulating arrhythmias and preventing cardiac arrest is Dr. John Sapp’s job, as a leading cardiologist and researcher at Dalhousie University.

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Open Dialogue Live: Innovative solutions to improve pediatric health

More than 30,000 children in Nova Scotia alone lack a family doctor or nurse practitioner, Dr. Brenda Merritt, the Dean of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health, told an Open Dialogue Live audience in Theatre C at the Charles Tupper building on February 21. Another 116 people watched online.

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Take Advantage of Current Tax Benefits Before Changes in 2024

Upcoming changes in Canadian tax laws could potentially impact how you give to your favourite charities. The impending changes to these rules could significantly affect your philanthropic gifts of securities, especially if you are in a high tax bracket.


Author of new diabetes book hopes to demystify disease and improve care

Dr. MengHee Tan has one central message for people living with diabetes mellitus: The future is brighter.

“So many advances in diabetes care have been made, especially during the past 50 years,” he says.

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A Dal Alum's path to med school

After being the first in her family to graduate high school and attend university, Kaylin Dean’s path to medical school was anything but straightforward. Now she’s giving it her all, with the support of her family and the generosity of donors propelling her forward.

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Dal Medicine grads donate to cutting-edge cancer therapy

Mark Johnston and Ann Swain have the best reason in the world to be giving back to Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine: medical research saved their son Ewan’s life.

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Supporting Medical Research: Molly Appeal Luncheon 2023

Molly Luncheon brings donors, researchers, and medical trainees together.

Medical research trainees and the importance of supporting their work and education was the focus of this year’s Molly Appeal Donor Appreciation Luncheon, held in person for the first time since the start of the global pandemic.


Molly Appeal 2023: Investing in Research Trainee Success

This Fall’s Molly Appeal Campaign is focused on raising funds to invest in research trainees at the Faculty of Medicine. Graduate studies in the faculty are intensive, hands-on specialty programs in which students are developing and facilitating ground-breaking medical research day-in and day-out. Guided by our world-leading research supervisors and highly skilled research teams, research trainees are critical to the work at the research bench and are the true driving force behind medical breakthroughs made at Dalhousie University.

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Simulation-Based Education: Training the Highly-Skilled Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow

When you think of simulation you probably imagine a fighter pilot or astronaut sitting in a simulated cockpit practicing emergency landings. Simulation-Based Education (SBE) does get its origins from such flight-based training and this experiential teaching-learning methodology has rapidly become an essential component to training doctors and other healthcare providers to master technical life-saving skills, enhance their teamwork skills essential for today’s collaborative healthcare settings, and even enrich their critical interpersonal skills which enhances the patient experience.


The Way Forward: I3V in 2023 and Beyond

Earlier this year, the Faculty of Medicine’s Infection, Immunity, Inflammation, and Vaccinology (I3V) team held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the Dalhousie University campus. Made up of researchers from Dal and other affiliated health organizations, the I3V team’s mission is to develop new approaches to preventing and treating infectious diseases, chronic inflammation, and cancer.

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A New Normal: Giving Voice to Women with Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Donor Feature: Dr. Michael Herrick

In October of 2021, at the age of 70, Lynda Campbell passed away from liver cancer, connected to her decades-long battle with endometriosis and abdominal pain. Through her husband, Dr. Michael Herrick’s generosity, philanthropy is making it possible for Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine researchers to better understand the under-researched area of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.

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More than Medicine: Community Engaged Service Learning

Where academics meets community service.

There is more to being a physician than the skills needed to diagnose and treat disease. Critical thinking, patient advocacy and communication, collaboration, and community building are competencies that cannot be fully taught in the classroom. At Dalhousie Medicine, medical students have the opportunity to build these integral abilities through the Community-Engaged Service Learning Program.

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Dal Med Student Rides the Rock for Cancer Research

Over $66,000 raised for cancer research!

This year’s The BIG RIDE was an epic ride through Gros Morne National Park in stunning Newfoundland, where riders took part to “Ride the Rock.” Participating in the 2023 ride, cycling over 300 kilometres along the roads leading into, within, and around the park over four days in June, was Dalhousie medical student, Ashley Osa-Peters.

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Local Researcher Wins International Award

An undeniable link between insulin resistance and bipolar has been discovered—bringing about incredible patient impact.

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Dal Alumni Among Medical Humanities Award Winners

The Gold Headed Cane Award is presented annually as part of the Humanities HEALS Program at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine.


Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine Launches New Strategic Plan

The Faculty of Medicine is embarking on a new era, one defined by ambition, boundless possibilities, and our commitment to impact.

For the last several years, we have worked tirelessly toward fulfilling our vision of becoming an international leader, responsive to health needs across the Maritimes. Now, poised for even greater accomplishment, we will build upon our strong foundations, and forge ahead, guided by our new strategic plan – Realizing Our Ambition.

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Congratulations Dr. Morgan Langille

Congratulations to Dalhousie’s Dr. Morgan Langille on winning a $75,000 grant at the fall 2022 DMRF Influencers for Health Research grant competition! Dr. Langille's research helps us understand human-microbial interactions and their impact on human health. Learn more about his cutting-edge work here.

Thank you for your inspiring work, Dr. Langille!

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Milestone Integration of DMRF and Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine Team provides critical support to local health research by fundraising to attract the best resources available to bolster their leading-edge work.

Whether it’s talent, equipment, training, or space, our goal is to strengthen this research to positively impact health outcomes regionally, nationally, and internationally. Collaboration is vital to our success and we nurture strong relationships with research institutes locally, and across geographic borders, who share our quest for innovative outcomes.

Learn more about the milestone integration of DMRF and Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine.