New X-Ray Machine from Bruce Power Will Advance Cancer Research at NOSM
NOSM recently received a state-of-the-art x-ray irradiator. The x-ray irradiator machine, generously donated by Bruce Power, has been installed in NOSM’s medical school building in Sudbury.
The x-ray irradiator is able to expose cells to x-ray radiation, the same type and dose of which a patient would receive if undergoing diagnostic x-ray testing at the hospital. The new instrument will allow researchers and students to study factors that lead to cancer, as well as how the disease progresses. The x-ray irradiator will be used in a number of research projects, led by Dr. Doug Boreham, Bruce Power Chair in Radiation and Health at NOSM and taking place in Sudbury, many in collaboration with the SNOLAB. Among these projects will be the investigation of the health of miners and the effects of radon gas on the body.
Northern Ontario School of Medicine hosting northernmost premiere of Bending the Arc
On Thursday, March 22, 2018, NOSM will be hosting the northernmost premiere of the documentary Bending the Arc since its first screening at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. The event is open to the public and free with a donation to local food banks. Members of the media are welcome to attend. Bending the Arc tells the story of doctors and activists Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, who founded Partners in Health and started a movement that changed global health forever.
Registration for NOSM’s CampMed Now Open
This year, will mark the thirteenth time that NOSM has hosted week-long summer camps for high school students interested in a career in health care. Formerly known as NOSM’s Health Sciences Summer Camp, CampMed features new branding and a renewed focus on four core learning areas: interprofessionalism, leadership, culture, and clinical skills. Held July 9 – 13, 2018 at NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury and from July 16 – 20, 2018 at NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, CampMed provides high school students with an opportunity to explore a variety of health-care careers, obtain hands-on experience, and find a student-mentor.
Ovide Mercredi Speaks to NOSM Community about First Nations Health Transformation
Ovide Mercredi, Canadian First Nations leader, visited NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Mercredi spoke to NOSM learners, residents, and faculty about what they can, as health-care learners and practitioners, contribute to First Nations health transformation. Mercredi shared with those in attendance his belief that the country is still young, and that it's not too late to be shaped. He said that health transformation is more than just a transfer of programs; communities themselves need to make decisions based on their beliefs. Mercredi, a laywer, politician, and former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, met with Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, and the Co-Chairs of NOSM's Indigenous Reference Group, Drs. Charles Branch and Shannon Wesley, earlier in the day.