News archive - November 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Faculty of Health researchers among top-cited in the world

Sharon Kirkpatrick, David Hammond, Geoffrey Fong

Three of the University of Waterloo's nine researchers who made a most-cited researchers in the world list are affiliated with the Faculty of Health's School of Public Health Sciences: David Hammond, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Geoffrey Fong (cross-appointed to the School).

Monday, November 15, 2021

Researchers launch new tools to help people with dementia find their way forward

Two older women laughing, two older men walking behind

Often, when a person is diagnosed with dementia, available supports are not enough. Most people feel overwhelmed, and they don't get the support, resources and help they need. A new five-country collaboration has developed Forward with Dementia to fill in those gaps and provide the individuals and their families the tools they need to move forward with their lives.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Faculty and staff recognized for remote teaching and mentorship

Narveen Jandu and Doris Makowich

Last year, the Faculty of Health Teaching Fellows created a one-time Remote Teaching and Mentorship Award to honour the valuable contributions that our faculty and staff make towards creating a vibrant, collegial, supportive, engaging remote learning environment during this unprecedented year.

Congratulations to the award recipients in the School of Public Health Sciences!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Craig Janes receives medical anthropology career award

Craig Janes

Craig Janes, director of the School of Public Health Sciences, received the 2021 George Foster Practicing Medical Anthropology Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology this week. The career award “recognizes those who have made significant contributions to applying theory and methods in medical anthropology, particularly in diverse contexts, to multidisciplinary audiences, and with some impact on policy.”

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Study finds excess use of non-emergency restraint among older psychiatric patients

Hospital bed in room

Restrictive interventions like acute control medications and restraints are more likely to be used in non-emergency situations among older psychiatric inpatients than younger ones, a study shows.

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