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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Rachel Almaw named 2022 Faculty of Health Co-op Student of the Year

Rachel Almaw

Health Studies student Rachel Almaw was selected as the Faculty of Health's 2022 Co-op Student of the Year.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Long COVID linked to lower brain oxygen levels, cognitive problems and psychiatric symptoms 

Microscopic COVID particle

Long COVID is associated with reduced brain oxygen levels, worse performance on cognitive tests and increased psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety, according to new research studying the impacts of the disease. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Inaugural Graham Seed Fund recipients announced

Lili Liu, Charity Oga-Omenka and Monica Maly

Three Faculty of Health researchers have received grants from the newly created Graham Seed Fund: Dean Lili Liu and Charity Oga-Omenka from Public Health Sciences and Monica Maly from Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

This is Health in 3D

Collage illustration of brain, nutrition, recreation and other health-related symbols.

See how researchers in the Faculty of Health tackle problems and create impact in areas such as health technology, aging, brain and body, mental health, environment and communities writ large. Health in 3D is a research impact report that showcases how the Faculty's three academic units work to address physical, mental and social well-being.

Monday, December 12, 2022

New partnership allows medtech startups to train surgeons

Surgeons and others around a table in the Anatomy Lab

A University of Waterloo teaching lab is helping the medtech community in southwestern Ontario make great strides in their medical research. The Faculty of Health’s Human Anatomy Laboratory, which is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, offers the perfect location for surgeons to test procedures on cadaver donors.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Researchers seek new ways to detect bone fragility, prevent fractures

bones

Engineering and Health experts at the University of Waterloo are collaborating on research that may lead to breakthroughs in preventing a serious, all-too-common injury — broken bones. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New method for public health analysis shows trends in substance use among high schoolers

Sharing cigarettes

High-school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being black and eating breakfast daily were factors associated with a smaller chance of transitioning to multiple use.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Faculty of Health researchers among one per cent of highly cited in the world

Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond and Geoffrey Fong

Three researchers affiliated with the School of Public Health Sciences Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed from Psychology) – made the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list again this year, along with 11 others from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Postdoc advances research and lands professorship, thanks to inaugural AMTD fellowship

Kemi Amodu

Oluwakemi (Kemi) Amodu is dedicated to advancing the reproductive and sexual health of the Hausa women in displaced persons camps in northern Nigeria. After devoting her doctoral research to revealing the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this population, she has now built on that research as an inaugural recipient of the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Improving workplace injury compensation requires input from vulnerable workers

Image of Work Injury Claim Form

Understanding the ways in which workers in precarious employment react to work injury and claims processes they see as unfair can help employers, legal representatives, physicians and others respond appropriately, according to a new study.

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