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The Measure of Maltreatment

July 13, 2020 — 
For nearly two decades, Dr. Tracie Afifi has studied the ways in which adults abuse children, the harms that can result, and what can be done to keep kids safe.

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UM's 2020 Vanier Scholars from left to right: Javad Alizadeh, Ashley Hayward, Belal Zia, Rachel Nickel, Sarah Turner.

Five Vanier Scholars will call UM home in 2020

June 19, 2020 — 
Considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, these $150,000 awards will help recruit and keep top doctoral students from across the country and around the world

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Dr. Verena Menec, Dr. Harvey Chochinov, and former MP Joy Smith

Aging adults’ experience during COVID-19

April 22, 2020 — 
This collaborative research project will examine the experiences of older adults during the coronavirus pandemic, exploring how they cope, the impacts on their physical and mental health, and changes to how they access health-care services.

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Businesses should continue to follow public health orders, says UM population health expert

April 14, 2020 — 
Dr. Joss Reimer, Manitoba's medical officer of health and director of undergraduate medical education in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, believes that re-opening the province for business following the peak of COVID-19 will be challenging.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

The science behind the social determinants of health

March 10, 2020 — 
Dr. Sharon Bruce, new head of community health sciences (CHS) in the Max Rady College of Medicine, is taking the lead of a growing and changing department situated within an evolving discipline.

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Michelle Driedger (community health sciences) with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty, Sheila Carter and Julianne Sanguins.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations.

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A woman holding laptop leans against a wall, with computer servers for artificial intellegence on the other side.

Building equitable AI for public health

January 17, 2020 — 
Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

First Addictions Awareness Day advocates for ending stigma around addiction

December 2, 2019 — 
A new event on campus is aiming to spread awareness and reduce stigma around addiction and substance abuse.

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Dr. Tracie Afifi

Gold Leaf Prize recognizes excellence

May 23, 2019 — 
Professor Tracie Afifi, an international child maltreatment and mental health researcher, and advocate for children’s rights, has received the Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator

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U of M’s Evelyn Forget selected for Donner Prize shortlist

April 2, 2019 — 
As the Donner Canadian Foundation has announced, Evelyn Forget an economist and professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, has made the short list for the Donner Prize

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