ICU admission linked to higher rate of future suicide compared with other hospitalizations
According to the first study of its kind published in the medical journal The BMJ, the highest rates of suicide were seen in younger patients (ages 18-34), those with pre-existing diagnoses of depression, anxiety or PTSD, and those who received invasive procedures.
Nominations are now open for the Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Recognition Program
Recognize the exceptional achievements and humanitarian efforts of Faculty of Medicine faculty members, learners and staff who have gone above and beyond during COVID-19. Faculty, learners and staff are invited to submit 250-500-word nomination stories about individuals or teams by August 31.
Technology + creativity = Online education in the age of COVID-19
With online education emerging as the new norm, Faculty of Medicine professors are extending the role of technology while adapting traditional course design to meet the challenges of distance learning.
Four Faculty of Medicine researchers receive Ontario COVID-19 funding
Drs. Jean-Simon Diallo, Smita Pakhalé, Derek So, and Duncan Stewart received funds to advance their respective research programs, which seek to develop tests and treatments for COVID-19, and to study the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations.
In two recent journal articles, Dr. Marc Ruel explores how hospitals worldwide scaled back on heart surgeries as the pandemic hit, and how they can resume those operations in a world still plagued by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Caring for the homeless through COVID-19 and beyond
Clinicians, researchers and students at the Faculty of Medicine are turning their attention to helping society’s most vulnerable through the pandemic—and learning broader lessons through the experience.
As the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Ottawa continued to rise in April, Dr. Lorne Wiesenfeld, vice-dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, gave us glimpse of life as a practicing emergency physician.
uOttawa MD students pitch in to help frontline health workers during COVID-19
uOttawa MD students are reaching out to support health care professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, from helping them with child care, groceries and errands outside of work to donating much-needed medical supplies for the frontlines.