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Leslie Holfeld, RN, BScN

Address
104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4

Background Education, Training, Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (University of Saskatchewan in 1990).  
  • 2003 – Audiometric Technician Course (Grant McEwan College)
  • 1995 – Clinical Drug Trial Coordinating Training Seminar (Saskatchewan Drug Research Institute)

Role at the Centre:

Leslie is a research nurse who started at the Institute in 1996.   She has assisted with various research projects related to respiratory health and dementia.

Current Research Project:

Leslie currently coordinates the Rural and Remote Memory Clinic.
  • Strategies to Improve the Care of Persons with Dementia in Rural and Remote Areas.  (Funded by CIHR Institute on Aging, CIHR Institute of Health Services & Policy Research, CIHR Rural & Northern Health Initiative, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, University of Saskatchewan; Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan; and Telehealth Saskatchewan).

Past Research Project:

  • Coordinator:   Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem (PHARE) Graduate Training Program
  • Air Quality and Respiratory Dysfunction in Workers in the Poultry Industry in Western Canada
  • Prairie Ecosystem Study (PECOS)
  • Positive Human Health Effects of Dust Suppression with Canola Oil in Swine Barns

Publications:

Senthilselvan A, Y Zhang, JA Dosman, EM Barber, LE Holfeld, SP Kirychuk, Y Cormier, TS Hurst, CS Rhodes (1997). Positive Human Health Effects of Dust Suppression with Canola Oil in Swine Barns. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 156: 410-417.
Contributed Papers in Published Conference Proceedings and Abstracts:

Kirk, A., Crossley, M, Harder, S., Basran, J., Dal Bello-Haas, V., Morgan, D., Stewart, N., D’Arcy, C., Biem, J., Forbes, D., & Holfeld, L.  Design of a rural and remote memory clinic using telehealth technology. Canadian Association on Gerontology 34th Annual Scientific & Education Meeting, Halifax, NS, October 20-23, 2005.

Crossley, M., D’Arcy, C., Morgan, D., Kirk A., Forbes, D., Stewart, N., Biem, J., Harder, S., Basran, J., Dal Bello-Haas, V., & Holfeld, L.  NET reflections: What have we learned and where will it take us?  Canadian Association on Gerontology 34th Annual Scientific & Education Meeting, Halifax, NS, (October 20-23, 2005).

McDuffie HH, Semchuk KM, Cessna A, Irvine DG, Senthilselvan A, Rosenberg, A, Crossley M, Dosman JA, Hanke P, Laxdal VA, Ledingham DL, Holfeld L, Hagel L, Masley M.  The Prairie  Ecosystem Study (PECOS):  Environmental Pesticide Exposure and Human Health:  Characterization of Exposure by Questionnaires.  Presented International Congress on Ecosystem Health – Managing for Ecosystem Health, Sacramento, California, August 15-20, 1999.

McDuffie HH, Semchuk KM, Cessna A, Irvine DG, Senthiselvan A, Rosenberg AM, Crossley M, Dosman JA, Hanke P, Laxdal VA, Ledingham DL, Holfeld L, Hagel L, Masley ML.  PECOS:  Environmental Pesticide Exposure and Human Health:  Characterization of exposure by Questionnaires.  Presented Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, May 1997;  London, ON.

Senthilselvan A, Dosman JA, Semchuk KM, McDuffie HH, Cessna A, Irvine DG, Rosenburg AM, Crossley M, Laxdal VA, Holfeld L, Masley ML, Hagel LM, Ledingham DL, Hanke P.  PECOS:  Environmental Pesticide Exposure and Human Health:  Changes in Pulmonary Function.  Presented Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatics, may 1997;  London, ON.