UCalgary Medicine

Cumming School of Medicine - 2018

The magazine demonstrates how our students, faculty, staff and alumni are bound by a commitment to pursue excellence in health-care research and education. Combine their commitment with tremendous philanthropic support, and our progress is inspiring.

Dr. Jon Meddings, MD

Dean, Cumming School of Medicine

Supporting traumatized refugees

Supporting traumatized refugees

By  Kyle Marr

A 28-year-old woman hyperventilates before collapsing as she recounts horrific experiences while being held captive by the Islamic State. As medical professionals rush to her aid, today she is safely at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, a refugee resettlement agency in downtown Calgary.

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Supporting vulnerable populations through research

Supporting vulnerable populations through research

By Mark Witten

Dr. Katrina Milaney, PhD, knows the longer you’re homeless, the worse your health becomes.
Improving the health of chronically homeless Calgarians is the driving force behind her research.

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A novel APPROACH

A novel APPROACH

By Mark Witten

When Dr. Merril Knudtson, MD’75, launched the APPROACH cardiac registry in 1995, he had a vision to improve care and transform outcomes for Albertans with heart disease. 

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Medicine Walk

Medicine Walk

By Kyle Marr

Indigenous elder Lloyd Ewenin guides a group of students from the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) through a Medicine Walk in Nose Hill Park. The journey of discovery explored meaning and methods in the collection and application of natural plant medicines. 

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philanthropy

Creating a culture of philanthropy

By Steve Macfarlane

An inspiring number of faculty and staff decide each year to contribute to the University of Calgary’s success in ways beyond their everyday roles on campus — including philanthropy. 

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Precision medicine in action

Precision medicine in action

By Dr. Signe Bray, PhD

Every year, more and more children in Canada are being born early, with thousands born more than two months before they are considered full-term.

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Participate in Research

Participate in Research

By Christina Reynolds

NASA astronauts are doing it. So are members of Canada’s national figure skating team.

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Freda Miller

Freda Miller | “An Accidental Scientist”

By Leigh Hurst

An a world of competitive grant writing, the push to publish papers and enormous pressure to make the next big discovery, Dr. Freda Miller, PhD ’84, is remarkably humble. 

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Canada’s first adult cured of sickle cell anemia

Meet Canada’s first adult cured of sickle cell anemia

By Laura Herperger

Speaking softly, she has a conference room full of international medical experts hanging on her every word. There is barely a sound aside from a quiet, thoughtful voice sharing a remarkable story of pain, resilience and recovery.

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surgical research

The trials and tribulations of surgical research

By Rosey Hwang

Medical researchers leading clinical trials play an essential role in creating new approaches to treat illness and disease. 

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research around the world

Improving medical education and research around the world

By Kyle Marr

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) students and faculty travel the world, seeking to improve medical education and health outcomes, particularly in low and middle income countries. 

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Accredited simulation lab offers dynamic training tool

Accredited simulation lab offers dynamic training tool

By Kyle Marr

A 43-year-old woman is rushed to emergency complaining of chest pain. She’s been in pain for the past three hours. It started while doing dishes. 

As her doctor, what happens next is up to you. So, now what?

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Program paying dividends for students

Success program paying dividends for students

By Kelly Johnston

On the journey to become a doctor, all undergraduate medical students in the country are required to pass a test of their medical knowledge and decision-making.

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