Caring for others is a part of being a nurse that appeals to those who choose this career. That is exactly what Daenera Morton, 1st year Nursing student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, is doing. She is currently employed as a custodian at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, her hometown, and has been trained in multiple areas in the hospital including the COVID-19 unit and assessment clinic.
Dr. Lara Pilutti, an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, is trying to break down obstacles for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), by adapting exercise interventions and lifestyle changes to meet the needs of this population.
Decision aids are effective interventions to support patients and families making decisions. Dr. Stacey and her team developed decision aids about whether or not to temporarily moving out of retirement homes, assisted living homes, long term care homes or nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. These tools were developed using the well-tested Ottawa template (based on the Ottawa Decision Support Framework, tested in >25 RCTs) in response to an identified need indicating this is a difficult decision. Our team included 4 different professions, researchers, and senior administrators at the Champlain LHIN.
Dr. Stacey is part of the Canadian COVID-19 response as a member of the CanCOVID Expert Network, organized by Canada’s Chief Science Officer.
To help alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment, the Faculty of Health Sciences has donated its equipment used for teaching purposes to hospitals in Ottawa. During the month of March 2020, more than 20,000 pairs of gloves, 1,000 protective masks, hydroalcoholic gel and dressings were donated to the Ottawa Hospital, which will oversee the distribution within the region.
Congratulations to our researchers, all from the School of Nursing, who collectively were awarded over $1.2 million in the Fall 2019 CIHR Project Grant competition. The FHS’s rate of success was 27.3%, the University’s 17.3% and the National 17.6%.
The Faculty of Health Sciences proudly recognized the students who demonstrated academic excellence throughout their studies. During the evening of November 28th, 2019, Dean Thibault, Faculty and students reunited to hear an inspiring speech by guest speaker Suzanne Pinet, discover our graduate programs and attend a networking session. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event a success!
The Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award (KMbE Award) is designed to recognize researcher’s excellence in knowledge mobilization.This award will contribute to the promotion and recognition of KMb excellence at uOttawa, while offering financial support for continued KMb efforts.