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NOSM Board of Directors Celebrates Successful Year– Every Piece is Essential


Using a combination of web- and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. In accordance with Board policy, Ken Boshcoff, Pierre Dumais, Gary Boissoneau, and Derek Handley were reappointed as Directors. Dr. Moira McPherson and Dr. Pierre Zundel, Board Chair and Vice Chair respectively, will extend their roles until January 2018 as Zundel settles into his new role as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor at Laurentian University.

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Dean Inducted as Fellow Into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences


On Thursday, September 14, Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM’s Dean and CEO, was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) at a ceremony in Ottawa. The CAHS brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians. These Fellows, drawn from all disciplines across Canada’s universities, health care and research institutes, evaluate Canada’s most complex health challenges and recommend strategic, actionable solutions. Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. CAHS Fellows, who serve as unpaid volunteers, are nominated by their institutions and peers and selected in a competitive process based on their internationally recognized leadership, academic performance, scientific creativity, and willingness to serve. Congratulations, Dr. Strasser!

Register Now for Third NICHE Conference in North Bay


Registration is now open for the third Northern Interprofessional Collaborative in Health Education (NICHE) Conference, to be held in North Bay on October 19-20, 2017. NICHE is a group of inter institutional leaders, including faculty members, who hold key educational and clinical leadership roles in enhancing and advancing an interprofessional approach to learning, practice, and research in Northern Ontario. The goal of the conference is to strengthen and build NICHE as a pan-Northern academic consortium pursing excellence and fostering scholarship in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across Northern Ontario. Please visit nosm.ca/niche for more information.

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NOSM Researcher Participating in Nationwide Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) Vaccine Study

Dr. Marina Ulanova

Dr. Marina Ulanova, researcher and professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), recently received a grant awarded by the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) for the project titled Studies in support of a new vaccine to prevent invasive Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) disease in Canadian Indigenous communities. The funding is provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to the Canadian Immunization Research Network to support 15 research projects across Canada. Ulanova, one of 15 principal investigators in Canada supported by these funds, received $423,518 of the budget allocated for the NOSM project for a period of two years.

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