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.
Research on the health benefits of physical activity pre and post cancer diagnosis earns Dr. Jennifer Brunet a prestigious award
Jennifer Brunet, Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics has received the prestigious Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Physical Activity Promotion for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship for her work in the interdisciplinary field of behavioural medicine.
Jennifer's field of research is critically important in today’s context of an increasing aging population, the growing burden of cancer in Canada, and the ongoing epidemic of physical inactivity. Beginning in February 2019 and for the next five years, this award will support her research project to answer two important research questions: What are the determinants of physical activity in people diagnosed with cancer? and What are the outcomes of physical activity for people diagnosed with cancer?
Eight current and three past Faculty of Health Sciences researchers ranked among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists
The recently released list, by Stanford University’s Professor John Ioannidis and his team, represents the top 2 percent of the most cited scientists in various disciplines. The large database, uses a composite indicator based on standardized citation metrics, including the number of citations, h-index and co-authorship. The study analyzed data from 1965 to 2019, covering ~ 7 million scientists in 22 major fields.
Congratulations to Josephine Etowa, full professor in the School of Nursing, recipient of an Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Chair in Black Women’s HIV Prevention and Care, part of the OHTN’s HIV Endgame Program.
Dr. Etowa is a recognized expert in research on health services for the Canadians of African Descent community (CAD), with a focus on HIV-related issues. The program of work, supported by her OHTN chair, aims to improve HIV and health services for CAD women in their reproductive ages through the implementation of community-informed interventions that address the multiple and intersecting factors impeding access and utilization of HIV prevention, testing and treatment.