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