Isabelle Giroux, Full Professor at the School of Nutrition Sciences, and Vice-Dean Academic (student and professional affairs) at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ottawa is named as a Fellow of Dietitians of Canada.
A registered dietitian, Professor Giroux has devoted her whole career to the education of dietitians, advancing dietetic research and knowledge, as well as the promotion of the dietetics profession and its importance in the promotion of health, the prevention and management of disease. Professor Giroux leads research to evaluate the impact of simulated experiential learning on the development of professional competencies, including interprofessional collaboration, which has helped to move dietetic education forward. For over two decades, she has been actively involved in professional affairs as a dietetic educator, a dietetic program accreditation surveyor, a member of the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) of Canada and its Accreditation Standards Development Working Group and a founding Chair of the French Network of Dietitians of Canada.
Dr. Dawn Stacey, Full Professor in the School of Nursing and University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients, is one of two laureates of the 2020 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research.
The fundamental characteristic that drives Dr. Stacey’s achievements in research is her profound wish to improve healthcare services and systems, through shared decision making, particularly empowering the patient – health professional interaction.
Janet Squires, Full Professor in the School of Nursing and University Research Chair in Health Evidence Implementation, was selected for the 2020 University of Ottawa Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, Pure and Applied Sciences.
Dr. Squires’ research program aims to increase research use by healthcare professionals in clinical practice to improve healthcare quality, patient outcomes, and the sustainability of healthcare systems. Her efforts are critically important to enhance optimal use of research evidence in healthcare settings, by supporting implementation of new practices, as well as reduce the use of existing ones that may add little value or are harmful.
Congratulations to Chibuike Udenigwe, Associate Professor in the School of Nutrition Sciences on being selected for membership in the Global Young Academy
The GYA membership will allow Dr. Udenigwe to pursue his goal of fostering the global food system from a multidisciplinary perspective. Dr. Udenigwe hopes to provide expertise in food and nutritional sciences in developing transversal strategies for addressing the Zero Hunger target of the GYA and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Congratulations to Dr. Glen Kenny and his collaborators! Their project titled Operation Heat Shield Canada – Protecting Human Health on a Warming Planet was funded by the CFI Innovation program.
In a press conference on March 3rd, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the teams funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation 2020 competition one of which is co-led by the Faculty of Health Science’s Dr. Glen Kenny and Ms. Carolyn Tateishi, Director of Health Canada, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau. This collaborative research initiative unites academic researchers, knowledge users and technology experts.
Dave Holmes is fearless in fighting for the health rights of marginalized populations, from challenging psychiatric and public health practices to advocating for more compassionate care for mentally ill inmates.