Dr. Behzad Bashiri awarded a SHRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Behzad Bashiri awarded a SHRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Behzad Bashiri has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. This two year award will support his project titled: "Shake and Break: The Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Farm Machinery Egress"

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Ergonomics Symposium: Guest Speakers

Ergonomics Symposium: Guest Speakers

On behalf of the U of S Ergonomics Lab, we invite you to an Ergonomics Symposium with two outstanding Speakers: Dr. Linda Rose of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Dr. Amin Yazdani of the University of Waterloo (See attached poster for bios). When: Friday July 28 from noon-1:30 Where: Room 3450 of the Health Sciences E-wing (in the School of Physical Therapy, 2 floors up from the Health Sciences Library).

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Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship 2017 Winner

Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship 2017 Winner

We are happy to announce that April Liu, PhD student in the joint Biostats program under the supervision of Dr. Punam Pahwa, was recently awarded a 2017 Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship. Congratulations to April Liu!

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Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Trask

Dr. Catherine Trask - Faculty at the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine- was awarded the Best Research Presentation title in the Biomedical and Population Health Category” during the Department of Medicine Research Retreat, College of Medicine on May 30, 2017. The presentation title was “Predicting whole body vibration exposure in Canadian Prairie farmers” and presented research conducted with collaborator and CCHSA alumni Xiaoke Zeng.

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CCHSA researchers on the news: Vibrations can be bad for farmers’ backs

Researcher Catherine Trask and recent master’s graduate Xiaoke Zeng at the Canadian Center for Health and Safety in Agriculture have found that common activities on a farm such as riding horses or driving farming machinery can contribute to back problems such as back pain. Details of their research can be found via these links:

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CIHR National Research Poster Competition

CIHR National Research Poster Competition

CCHSA student presented poster in the CIHR National Research Poster Competition at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum. Adriana Angarita Fonseca, PhD student under the supervision of Catherine Trask and Brenna Bath, was nominated as being within the top 5% of doctoral students for participation in the CIHR National Research Poster Competition at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, June 7, Winnipeg, MB. She was awarded CIHR travel funding of $1000 CAD to reimburse her travel and accommodations expenses for her participation in this meeting. While at the conference she presented the poster entitled: “Does moving more improve back health?: Physical activity and chronic back disorders in Canadian adults”​

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CCHSA graduate students attend the 2017 Life and Health Sciences Research Expo

CCHSA graduate students attend the 2017 Life and Health Sciences Research Expo

The two-day Life and Health Sciences Research Expo held on May 4-5, 2017 facilitated by the Office of the Vice-Provost Health acknowledged exemplary research and learning activity at the University of Saskatchewan. This event was successful with a formal networking dinner on May 4 and followed by a poster session on May 5 together with keynote and symposia speakers. Some CCHSA graduate students attended and presented posters in this event with the participation of their supervisors

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Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarships winner

Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarships winner

Luan Manh Chu, PhD student in Health Sciences program, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, has been awarded the $20,000 Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship by the College of Graduate Studies and Research. These scholarships support innovative research in the University of Saskatchewan’s signature areas and recognize graduate students who have demonstrated research potential and academic excellence. Mr. Chu is working towards his PhD research under the supervision of Drs. Joshua Lawson and Donna Rennie. His project, titled Farm exposures and prevalence of atopy among school-aged children in agricultural settings, aims to evaluate the role of farm-related environmental and lifestyle factors and the nature of atopy in school-age children (Grades 1-6) in Hutterite and non-Hutterite rural populations in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. Congratulations to Mr. Chu!

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Congratulations Dr. Lawson!

Congratulations Dr. Lawson!

Dr. Josh Lawson wins the Best Supervisor Award On May 4, 2017, in a formal networking dinner of the two-day event of the Life and Health Sciences Research Exposition (formerly the Life and Health Sciences Research Day), Dr. Josh Lawson, Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Canadian Center Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan was recognized with the 2017 Best Supervisor Award. As mentioned in the nominations, Dr. Lawson demonstrates excellence in scholarship and serves as an extraordinary role model for his students.

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Weekly Seminar

Weekly Seminar

Joint modeling of longitudinal measurements and survival data with competing risks: application to HIV/AIDS study

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Behzad Bashiri wins COMGRAD Postdoctoral Award

Congratulations to Dr. Behzad Bashiri, winner of University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine Postdoctoral Award!

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INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH PROGRAM STARTS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR

The “Invest in Your Health” program is an Occupational Health and Safety program for the students of agricultural colleges.

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The first ever 2nd Floor Health Sciences Research Day

In order to celebrate collaboration in research, on March 3, 2017, the first ever 2nd Floor Health Sciences Research Day was held at the University of Saskatchewan

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Weekly Seminar:Longitudinal Data Analysis Methods – A Selective Review

Weekly Seminar:Longitudinal Data Analysis Methods – A Selective Review

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, March 14, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Punam Pahwa speaking on the topic of "Longitudinal Data Analysis Methods – A Selective Review" All are welcome!

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Weekly Seminar: Surveillance of Influenza Viruses in Western Canadian Swine and People

Weekly Seminar: Surveillance of Influenza Viruses in Western Canadian Swine and People

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, March 7, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Diana Murcia Rodriguez speaking on the topic of:" Surveillance of Influenza Viruses in Western Canadian Swine and People". All are welcome!

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Weekly Seminar: Development of therapeutics for the treatment of asthma and food allergies

Weekly Seminar: Development of therapeutics for the treatment of asthma and food allergies

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, February 28, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Wojciech Dawicki speaking on the topic of:"Development of therapeutics for the treatment of asthma and food allergies". All are welcome!

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CCHSA faculty evaluating Telehealth for treating back pain in rural Saskatchewan

Dr. Bath speaking about the telehealth study on CTV Saskatoon

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Weekly Seminar: Estimating the burden of injuries among the Métis Nation of Alberta, Canada

Weekly Seminar: Estimating the burden of injuries among the Métis Nation of Alberta, Canada

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, February 14, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Diana Sanchez Ramirez speaking on the topic of:"Estimating the burden of injuries among the Métis Nation of Alberta, Canada". All are welcome!

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Weekly Seminar: An international research program in childhood asthma

Weekly Seminar: An international research program in childhood asthma

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, February 7, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Josh Lawson speaking on the topic of:"An international research program in childhood asthma". All are welcome!

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CCHSA Faculty received the Department of Medicine Research competition awards

As announced on December 19, 2016 by the Chair of the Department of Medicine Research Committee, University of Saskatchewan, 10 awards were granted to 10 high quality research proposals. This was an extremely competitive process and highlights some of the excellent research being conducted in the Department of Medicine. There are 3 faculty from the CCHSA who made it through a thorough review process.

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Weekly Seminar: Supporting early childhood educators in rural communities to improve their personal health and wellness

Weekly Seminar: Supporting early childhood educators in rural communities to improve their personal health and wellness

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, January 31, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Amanda Froehlich speaking on the topic of:"Supporting early childhood educators in rural communities to improve their personal health and wellness". All are welcome!

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CCHSA Visiting Lecturer Dr. Diana Sanchez Ramirez: February 14-16

Dr. Diana Sanchez Ramirez is a Senior Research Associate in the Injury Prevention Centre at the University of Alberta. She is visiting CCHSA February 14-16. During her visit, she will be presenting a special seminar through CCHSA Seminar on February 14. She will also be speaking at the Ergonomics Lab meeting to the ergonomics folks. If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Sanchez Ramirez, please contact Adriana Angarita (adriangarita@usask.ca).

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Weekly Seminar: Environmental Scan of Telehealth use in Rural and Remote Practice and Education

Weekly Seminar: Environmental Scan of Telehealth use in Rural and Remote Practice and Education

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, January 24, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Rashmi Patil speaking on the topic of:"Environmental Scan of Telehealth use in Rural and Remote Practice and Education" All are welcome!

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Weekly Seminar: Social Media in Research: Why, Who, and How

Weekly Seminar: Social Media in Research: Why, Who, and How

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) will be hosting the weekly seminar on Tuesday, January 17, 14:30-15:30 p.m. at James Dosman Boardroom 1254. This week's seminar presenter will be Marg Sheridan and Andy Sargent speaking on the topic of "Social Media in Research: Why, Who, and How". All are welcome!

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Dr. Brenna Bath CBC Radio Interview

Using teams and technology to improve access to health care for rural residents with chronic low back pain. Dr. Brenna Bath, School of Physical Therapy and Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, was recently interviewed on CBC radio about her research investigating the use of technology and health care teams to improve access to physical therapy care in underserved rural communities.

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