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Department of Public Health Sciences thanks Empire Life

Department of Public Health Sciences thanks Empire Life


On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Department welcomed four representatives from the Head Offices of Empire Life for a luncheon and presentation. This was to honour the contributions of Empire Life, who have provided 21 graduate research fellowships between 2003 and 2015 in our department.  Our two current Empire Life Fellows (Jonathan Kwong and Farzana Haq) presented their current work in the areas of child health, Jonathan in his research on adolescent risk-taking and school injury, and Farzana in her work in the field of understanding child hunger.  We were joined by Mr. David Young from the Faculty of Health Sciences Advancement Office for this day. Representing Empire Life were Julie Tompkins (Vice-President, Human Resources & Communication Services), Gordon Stienburg (Learning and Development Consultant), Caroline Keyes  (Director & Chief Underwriter) and Seva Golosky, (Vice-President, Compensation & Organizational Effectiveness).  Representing the Department of Public Health Sciences were Dr. Will Pickett (Head of Department and MSc program Director), Dr. Duncan Hunter (Graduate Coordinator), and Dr. Colleen Davison (Assistant Professor).  As Dr. Pickett related, “in our department, we have a tremendous respect for what Empire Life has done as a corporation in terms of community outreach, and specifically in terms of the support of our students and their supervisors throughout the years; we are very grateful.”
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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 kilometers 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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Yvonne Murray successfully defends her MSc thesis

Yvonne Murray successfully defends her MSc thesis ​


On Tuesday April 22, 2015, MSc candidate Yvonne Murray successfully defended her MSc thesis to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Yvonne's thesis title was Comparing the Responsiveness of Two Health-Related Quality of Life Instruments in a Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial of Men with Prostate Cancer (NCIC CTG PR.3) The QLQ-C30+3 with PR17 Trial Specific Checklist Versus the Fact-P. She was supervised by Drs. Harriet Richardson and Michael Brundage, and her examiners were Drs. Joan Tranmer (School of Nursing), Will Pickett (PHS) and Joan Almost (School of Nursing). Yvonne will continue in her role as Study Coordinator in NCIC Clinical Trials Group, Queen's University. Congratulations Yvonne. 

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Outdoor play keeps the doctor away

Outdoor play keeps the doctor away


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