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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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Nicollette Kwon successfully defends his MSc thesis

Nicollette Kwon successfully defends her MSc thesis ​


On Friday February 13, 2015, MSc candidate Nicollette Kwon successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Nicollette's thesis title was Mapping the risk of breast cancer to exposure from traffic related air pollution using land use regression in Vancouver BC. She was supervised by Drs. Harriet Richardson, Michael McIsaac and Dongmei Chen, and her examiners were Drs. Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof (School of Nursing), Will Pickett (PHS), Will King (PHS), and Paul Villeneuve (Carleton University). Nicollette has gained employment with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as a Data Analyst. Congratulations Nicollette. 

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Let's Talk: Queen's Prof Helps End the Stigma on Mental Health

Department of Public Health Sciences Professor Dr. Heather Stuart is the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair.

Dr. Stuart's five basic anti-stigma mental health tips have shaped the current Bell Let's Talk ad campaign.

http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/taking-talk-another-level?utm_sour...

Today is Let's Talk Day! http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/end-the-stigma/

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