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Years of PSHL research and stakeholder input have gone into the establishment of a virtual health centre for New Brunswick children with complex health conditions.
In January 2017, NaviCare/SoinsNavi became available to the public!
In December, PSHL member Julie Lewis successfully defended her MSc thesis supervised by Dr. Vett Lloyd from Mount Allison University's Biology Department.
In October, Dr. Azar travelled to the European Academy of Paediatric Societies' annual conference in Geneva to present the preliminary results from the Quick-Strike team's research. She was also invited to present at the AMC-Emma's Hospital in Amsterdam.
On December 3rd, Dr. Azar will be hosting this engaging event. All members of the community are welcome! Sponsored by RSC-Atlantic.
It's September and classes are in full swing again. Dr. Azar would like to offer her best wishes for the fall term to her students:
Dr. Azar attended an NBHRF press conference at Université de Moncton to announce funding for provincial youth mental health initiatives. Dr. Shelley Doucet (Dr. Azar's co-PI) spoke about two of PHSL's projects, the NB Navigation Centre for Children with Complex Health Conditions and CHILD-BRIGHT.
PSHL honours student Sarah MacCallum was awarded the annual George J. De Benedetti Book Prize (presented by De Benedetti, himself) for her leadership and devotion to social activism. Congratulations!
Dr. Azar with her students who presented their work at Research Day.
Our search for NB families to interview is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated!
May your days be merry and bright. See you in the new year!
The The MTA Breakfast Chat on Miscarriages: Breaking bread and taboos to move forward was well attended by more than 30 members of the local community.
Earlier this fall, Dr. Rima Azar presented a poster at the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The "New Brunswick Virtual Health Centre" will be the first centre of its kind to offer more coordinated and convenient care to children with complex care needs. Our heartfelt thanks to the New Brunswick Children's Foundation for this donation, which shows how much our province cares for its children!
The NB tripartite leadership team (B. Miedema, B. Davies, K. Wilson), the co-investigators (S. Doucet, R. Azar, T. Rickards) and the participants (several stakeholders across sectors) will go forward with the second funding step to build the network.
The Psychobiology of Stress and Health Lab is thrilled to welcome new members Megean Blacquiere and Nina Hindrichs
She will be assessing the risk of Lyme disease in New Brunswick under the supervision of Dr. Lloyd. Along with Dr. Aiken and Dr. Beaton, Dr. Azar will serve on her thesis supervisory committee. The PSHL members would like to congratulate Julie and wish her all the best!
Dr.Azar participated in the first Workshop in Saint John.
Dr. Rima Azar and her team (Drs. M. Belanger, N. Letourneau, & M. Sermer) have been awarded with the NBHRF Operating Grant (2013-2014).
This café which is entitled: "Empowering our village to raise a child: Working together for child and youth mental health" will be moderated by Dr.Azar in Fredericton on April 23rd, 2014.
The PSHL would like to congratulate Kate and Alyssa for their thesis presentation during Research Day, an event organized by the Psychology Department at Mount Allison University. We are wishing you both a bright and prosperous future!
In the Mount Allison University setting, Dr.Rima Azar discusses her fascination with stress, the main project of the lab (Psychoneuroimmunology of Pregnancy), and the importance of funding research in our community.
Dr. Azar, along with the other members of the Institute Advisory Board, will offer advice to the Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH).
The Psychobiology of Stress and Health Lab is thrilled to welcome new members Alyssa James and Kate Stymiest. Both researchers will advance the Psychoneuroimmunology of Pregnancy project by completing related work tailored to the individual researcher's goals.
The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) recognizes Dr. Azar and the ongoing Psychoneuroimmunolgy (PNI) of Pregnancy Project.
While many enjoy end-of-year holidays and view them fondly, this is not the case for all. Dr. Azar explores with CTV's live at 5 why the holidays may be difficult, and shares tips on managing a potentially stressful time.
Dr. Azar hosted and moderated a CIHR Café Scientifique in Sackville. She was joined by Dr.Looper, a psychiatrist, and Dr.Kouassi, a pharmacist, from Montreal. This event was attended by fifty participants, which is a big turnout for this small town's first Café Scientifique! It raised local awareness on the connections between stress, depression, inflammation, and health.
To celebrate the Year of Science and Discovery, university leaders and research council executives toured Mount Allison's labs, including PSHL.