Through the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Ottawa has become the first Canadian university to endorse the Brocher Declaration, a new set of principles intended to guide policy on short-term global health work, which too often fails to consider the needs of a host community and occasionally causes more harm than good.
A new academic year can be exciting but also daunting. To help cheer on our learners, we would like to share some tips and encouragement from fellow students and teachers at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine.
uOMedTalks: Quarterly summary from the Executive Leadership Team (September 2021)
Updates from the Executive Leadership Team on the Centre for Indigenous Health Research and Education, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health, new global health partnership initiatives, the proposed Centre for Innovative Medical Education and more.
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.
uOttawa-led pan-Canadian network receives $9 million from CIHR to track COVID-19 variants of concern
A project spearheaded by a researcher at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine has been awarded $9 million in Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to create a national network for better researching and responding to the global threat COVID-19 variants pose.