CSM

Cumming School of Medicine

Reimagining Health for All, Ahead of Tomorrow | Strategic Plan 2023


Changing lives in our community and around the world

At the Cumming School of Medicine, we don't wait for change, we make change — with our thriving three-year medical program that attracts the brightest students, faculty and staff and through innovative discovery research and testing of new medical treatments that improve patient care at home and around the world.

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Alumni Engagement

Our MDBHScMScPhDMBT and BCR alumni are making significant impacts across the globe.

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Awards and Recognition

The CSM's Awards and Recognition Committee honour faculty members and their achievements. Awards and honours range from early career awards and community honours, to distinguished achievement awards such as Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships.

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Indigenous, Local and Global Health Office

Our team provides community engagement guidance and assists our communities achieve their goals through networking, strategic planning, project management, learning and research.

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Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives

We foster and sustain meaningful relationships between medical educators, healthcare professionals in training and individuals and families living in rural Alberta. Our commitment to education and research results in the recruitment and retention of dedicated, skilled rural physicians.

Rural Medicine in action


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Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu discusses anti-racism & medical education

Senior associate dean of Health Equity and Systems Transformation Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu is interviewed by Dr. Robert Sternszus in this Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Health Professions Education Podcast: From racism to anti-racism - examining the past and designing the future of medical education, with Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu.

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University of Calgary Medical Group (UCMG)

The UCMG provides billing, accounting and transcription services to its physician members.

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Research Institutes, Centres and Departments

Our institute is devoted to child health research in a wide spectrum of disciplines – all focused on better lifelong health and well-being for children, families and communities.

Institute Director: Dr. Susanne Benseler 

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute brings together scientists and physicians to integrate research and care across disciplines – from understanding and preventing cancer, to transforming its detection and treatment, to improving life with and after cancer.

Institute Director: Dr. Jennifer Chan

The Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases is a research facility at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine focused on advancing modern medicine’s capacity to ease the burden of chronic and infectious disease.

Institute Director: Dr. Derek McKay

Our mission is to inspire discovery and apply knowledge towards innovative solutions for neurological and mental health disorders.

Institute Director: Dr. David Park

A research institute that champions research to promote population health and high-quality sustainable health care for all.

Institute Director: Dr. Tom Stelfox

We will leverage our unique capabilities to advance patient-centered, value-based “next” practices that will enhance patient reported outcomes, increase access to care, and improve quality at the same time as reducing costs.

Institute Director: Dr. Paul Fedak

We are a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and engineers working together to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint conditions.

Institute Director: Dr. Steven Boyd

  1. Centre for Advanced Technologies (CAT)

    The essential technologies administered under CAT support contemporary biomedical research across diverse areas, including genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and cellular and medical imaging.

  2. Centre for Health Informatics (CHI)

    CHI brings together data assets to foster collaboration among investigators, support grant development, recruit faculty and students, develop cutting-edge analytics, and build capacity in data science and machine-learning.

  3. Calgary Centre for Clinical Research (CCCR)

    CCCR provides support services and guidance to investigators, staff and study teams as they conduct clinical research (including clinical trials).

  4. Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

    CRU provides statistical support for clinical trials (study design, randomization, and statistical analysis) as well as observational studies (administrative data requests, cohort extractions, statistical analysis).

  1. Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Department Head: Dr. Gary Dobson 
    Contact: Website

  2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Department Head: Dr. Sarah Childs
    ContactWebsite

  3. Cardiac Sciences

    Department Head: Dr. Vikas Kuriachan
    Contact: Website

  4. Cell Biology and Anatomy

    Department Head: Dr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson 
    Contact: Website

  5. Clinical Neurosciences

    Department Head: Dr. Nathalie Jetté
    Contact: Website

  6. Community Health Sciences

    Department Head: Dr. Fiona Clement
    ContactWebsite

  7. Critical Care Medicine

    Department Head: Dr. Dan Zuege
    Contact: Website

  8. Emergency Medicine

    Department Head: Dr. Eddy Lang 
    Contact: Website

  9. Family Medicine

    Department Head: Dr. Sonya Lee
    Contact: Website

  10. Medical Genetics

    Department Head: Dr.  Kim McBride
    Contact: Website

  11. Medicine

    Interim Department Head: Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
    Contact: Website

  12. Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

    Department Head: Dr. Nathan Peters
    Contact: Website

  13. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Department Head: Dr. Erin Brennand
    ContactWebsite

  14. Oncology

    Department Head: Dr. Donald Morris
    Contact: Website

  15. Pediatrics

    Department Head: Dr. Antonia Stang
    Contact: Website

  16. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Department Head: Dr. Dylan Pillai
    Contact: Website

  17. Physiology and Pharmacology

    Department Head: Dr. Robert Newton
    Contact: Website

  18. Psychiatry

    Department Head: Dr. Valerie Taylor
    Contact: Website

  19. Radiology

    Department Head: Dr. Manish Joshi
    Contact: Website

  20. Surgery

    Department Head: Dr. Kevin Hildebrand
    Contact: Website

News

In the News Alan Santinele Martino and Eleni Moumos writing in The Conversation Canada

Showing love on Valentine’s Day by embracing disability

Outstanding 2023 arts co-op participants recognized for work term excellence

Employers praise students’ leadership, professionalism, and creativity

Empowering the future: Black Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program transforms lives

Program increases youths’ confidence that they would go to university, be accepted into their program of choice, and graduate

In the News Nabilah Gulamhusein and Sandi Dumanski writing in The Conversation Canada

It’s time for a heart-to-heart about women’s cardiovascular health, unique risk factors and symptoms

UCalgary professor aims to level the playing field for Indigenous organ transplant and donations

Online event Feb. 27 addresses barriers for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples