Faculty of Medicine in the Media: December 2017

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Here is a highlight of where our faculty members, learners and alumni have appeared in the news this month.

Week of December 22 – 31

Fighting HIV: novel approach shows great promise (RCI)
Dr. Jonathan Angel, in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, talks about using one virus to kill others in the fight against HIV.

Space Aging and Psychology Among Experiments for Canadian Astronaut (Space.com)
Dr. Guy Trudel, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and Odette Laneuville, Faculty of Science, aim to establish if microgravity causes fat accumulation in the bone marrow and impacts the production, function and destruction of red and white blood cells.

Children who drink fruit juice have a higher risk of developing asthma (Daily Mail)
Dr. Shawn Aaron, Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, explains that doctors are too often diagnosing their patients with asthma without doing the proper tests.

Week of December 15 – 21

How medical tourism - a hot-button issue - could help Canada's economy (The Globe and Mail)
Dr. Ronald Labonté, Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, comments on how medical tourism could help Canada's economy.

 'In love with the heart': Meet Canada's first Inuk cardiac surgeon   (CTV News Toronto)
Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, a fourth-year cardiac surgery resident at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon.

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it (TVN)
Dr. Lynn Megeney, Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, is the senior author of a study that shows how the cardiotrophin 1 protein might have the same positive effects on the heart as exercise.

Week of December 08 – 14

A reality check on the debate over regulating food marketing to kids (Maclean’s)
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine, shares his thoughts on a bill wending its way through the House of Commons to regulate food advertising to children.

Johnson: City budget – Ottawa still lags on climate action (Ottawa Citizen) 
Dr. Ken Johnson, Adjunct Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, shares his thoughts on the city of Ottawa lagging on investment in energy conservation and climate action.

Vertigo doesn't have to rule your life - Here's how to cope (MSN)
Dr. Matthew Bromwich, Assistant Professor in the department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, shares his expertise on vertigo.

Study asks if vaping can help homeless give up cigarettes (Ottawa Citizen) 
Dr. Smita Pakhalé, Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, is about to launch a clinical trial aimed at finding out whether e-cigarettes can help homeless people quit smoking.

Week of December 01 - 07

How researchers and institutions can help stop the spread of fake science (CTV News Toronto)
Dr. David Moher, Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, says predatory journals are corrupting science.

Canada's 1st Inuk Heart Surgeon Hopes More Inuit Kids Will Pursue Their Passions (HuffPost Canada)
Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, a fourth-year medical resident here at our Faculty's Postgraduate Medical Education program is Canada's first Inuk heart surgeon.

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