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Celebrating Staff Achievements at the Faculty of Medicine

Last month, the Faculty of Medicine held its fourth annual staff recognition barbeque to honour the efforts and hard work of the Faculty’s administrative, technical and research staff.
Aug 17 / 2016

One Person's Junk is Another's Treasure

Remember when we thought 98 per cent of the human genome was junk DNA? That “junk” is proving a rich treasure trove for scientists like Professor Hanson He. Professor Hanson He
Aug 15 / 2016

Faces of U of T Medicine: Umberin Najeeb

Dr. Umberin Najeeb, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, wants to understand the experiences of International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians in Canada. An IMG physician herself, Najeeb has been conducting education research to enhance our understanding around challenges and issues surrounding IMG education and training. She is also involved in curricular design and implementing strategies to provide greater support. She has shared her work at national and international conferences like the Canadian Conference of Medical Education and the International Conference on Residency Education, as well as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Najeeb spoke to U of T Medicine about her research and how she’s applying the lessons learned. 
Aug 8 / 2016

Sport, Disability and Media: How Are the Paralympic Games Covered?

With the 2016 Paralympic Games rapidly approaching in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18, writer Alyson Musial sat down to chat with Nancy Quinn, a sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate who researches the intersection of sport, disability and media. Nancy is a veteran of six Paralympic Games and has received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the Paralympic movement in Canada. Alyson also spoke to Nancy’s advisor, Department of Physical Therapy Professor Karen Yoshida, about how Paralympic athletes are represented in the media.
Aug 4 / 2016

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