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Department represented at the 22nd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time in Denmark

Department represented at the 22nd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time in Denmark


MSc candidate Jill Korsiak and her supervisor Kristan Aronson recently attended the 22nd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time in the city Elsinore, which is approximately 30 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The scope of the symposium was to address challenges and solutions for healthy working hours. The symposium embraced the organization of optimal designs of working schedules considering biological mechanisms that compromise health such as restitution and sleep as well as personal preferences for social life.

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IMPACT Award funds First Nations diabetes research partnership

A new research project that will take a closer look at diabetes within Ontario’s First Nations peoples and help develop new programs and policies has received funding that will allow it to move ahead.

The project, led by Mike Green, an associate professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University, is the recipient of a $770,000 IMPACT Award from the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU).

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Joy Shi successfully defends her MSc thesis

Joy Shi successfully defends her MSc thesis ​


On Monday June 15, 2015, MSc candidate Joy Shi successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Joy's thesis title was Genetic variation in vitamin D-related genes among European and East Asian women and risk of breast cancer and breast tumour subtypes. She was supervised by Dr. Kristan Aronson, and her examiners were Drs. Rosemary Lysaght (School of Rehabilitation), Will Pickett (PHS), Keyue Ding (PHS), and Lois Shepherd (Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine). Congratulations Joy. 

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Eighteenth Annual Scientific Meeting for Health Science Research Day

Public Health Sciences students attend the Eighteenth Annual Scientific Meeting for Health Science Research Day


The Department of Public Health Sciences was well represented at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting for Health Sciences Research Trainees on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. This all-day meeting provided a forum for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research project students, medical students, and clinical residents of the Faculty of Health Sciences and related Schools/Faculties at Queen's University to discuss their recent research findings. 

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Spring Convocation 2015

Spring Convocation 2015


On June 3, 2015 the Department of Public Health Sciences held a Convocation Reception for recent MPH, MSc (Epidemiology), MSc (Specialization in Biostatistics) and PhD (Epidemiology) graduates. Department Head, Will Pickett, noted: "I am very proud of our graduates, who all are a credit to the Department. Congratulations on this important accomplishment". 

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Outdoor play keeps the doctor away

Outdoor play keeps the doctor away


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ViewPoint: Crowd-sourcing nearby heroes

ViewPoint: Crowd-sourcing nearby heroes


Here at Queen’s University, there are thousands of students, faculty, and staff with up-to-date CPR training. As a community, we have the opportunity to change the cardiac arrest statistics in our city and save more lives. If you are interested in learning more about PulsePoint, I encourage you to come out to the Queen’s launch of the app where we will showcase how it works first hand. We are hosting it on April 7 in the ARC main gym from 1:30-2 pm. In the meantime, you can follow the key steps outlined below to get PulsePoint up and running on your phone.
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Atif Kukaswadia successfully defends his PhD thesis

Atif Kukaswadia successfully defends his PhD thesis


On Friday, March 27, 2015, PhD candidate Atif Kukaswadia successfully defended his PhD thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Atif's thesis title was Acculturation and Health Experiences Among Young Immigrant Canadians. He was supervised by Drs. Will Pickett and Ian Janssen, and his examiners were Drs. Chris Ardern (School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, York University), Lucie Pelland (Rehabilitation Therapy), Audrey Kobayashi (Geography), ​Patti Groome (PHS), and Will King (PHS). Congratulations Atif. 

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