Entries Tagged as 'Medicine'

Manitoba Housing residents face challenges

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Social Work, economics, human ecology

A student-led study on social housing by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine found that Manitobans living in social housing face challenges accessing information about services available to them. The survey-based study follows the 2013 MCHP report Social Housing in Manitoba, which analyzed health data on […]

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Three UM women among Canada’s most powerful and influential

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News Release, Outreach, Peers, Research, Staff, business, human ecology, psychology

Three University of Manitoba researchers with international reputations in their respective fields have been named some of Canada’s most powerful and influential women.
Drs. Joan Durrant, Joanne Keselman and Samia Barakat have been named as recipients of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, these […]

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National team seeks to cure HIV

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Research

The Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE), a collaboration of leading Canadian HIV/AIDS researchers, will undertake an innovative research program to find new effective approaches to cure HIV infection in humans. The project, led by Dr. Éric A. Cohen in Montréal and nine principal investigators across the country-including the University of Manitoba’s Dr. Keith Fowke-received $8.7 […]

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Research team finds mechanism responsible for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments · Biology, Health, Kinesiology, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine, News Release, Nursing

A team of researchers at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, has discovered a mechanism by which a mutated gene called TLS/FUS causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is the first report describing how, at the molecular level, genes such as TLS/FUS cause ALS, and opens up avenues to possible new treatments.
Dr. Geoff Hicks […]

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Report says Manitobans getting healthier, but…

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Health, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Research

A study by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba has found that most Manitobans are living longer and the prevalence of many diseases has decreased. However, the study, which measured the health of Manitobans and their use of healthcare services also found that the health of those living in […]

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Presentations on maternal, newborn and child health

October 24th, 2013 · No Comments · Medicine

A traveling lecture series held at universities across Canada will make a stop at the U of M’s Bannatyne campus today.
The Aga Khan Foundation Canada in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre is pleased to present an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the public to interact with development practitioners and learn more about […]

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Informing the medical community on forced organ harvesting

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Medicine, Outreach

The University of Manitoba’s Social Work Student Association and Graduate Student Association are organizing a workshop for Winnipeg’s medical community on Oct. 11; the topic is forced organ harvesting in China.
The workshop is sponsored by the Faculty of Social Work, Department of Sociology, Asian Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies, Arthur Mauro Centre of St […]

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