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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

Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan (centre) at U of M Health Sciences campus for announcement of CFI-JELF awards.

Research and International

Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI

March 14, 2019 — 
More than $1.1 million in support of seven U of M research projects in areas such as disease, food processing and supercomputers

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

The Conversation: No vacation? Find serenity with these five financial wellness tips

February 27, 2019 — 
Have you been thinking about money lately? Wondering where to find more?

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The Conversation: Fighting tuberculosis: Databases are new and powerful weapons

January 30, 2019 — 
'Partnerships with communities most impacted by TB are essential to ending TB through earlier diagnosis'

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Adult holds newborn baby's hand. // Image from iStock.

The Conversation: Huge disparities in C-sections highlights inequalities in healthcare

January 18, 2019 — 
Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible, but they aren't

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