health



Psychotropic drug use among kids affected by pandemic

Christine Leong, an assistant professor in the college of pharmacy, is the first author of a recently published research letter in JAMA Pediatrics, published by the American Medical Association, comparing psychotropic drug use among children and adolescents prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.


NDP proposes plan for return to in-person learning

The Manitoba NDP released a statement Jan. 10 calling on the PC government to adopt “measures to make schools safer and ease the burden of at-home learning” on families, and proposed five solutions the provincial government could implement to help families manage the delay to in-person learning.


Exploring a holistic approach to wellbeing

Angie Woodbury, a student in the Max Rady college of medicine, is part of Parks Prescriptions, or PaRx, a project prescribing time in nature as a medical treatment. PaRx started as an initiative of the BC Parks Foundation and is led by Melissa Lem, a clinical assistant professor in the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine.


Researcher honoured for Indigenous data collection app

Moneca Sinclaire, an interdisciplinary researcher at the University of Manitoba, has received the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation —Indigenous for her involvement in a project that created a smartphone application empowering Indigenous communities to conduct research in health and social issues and retain ownership of the data. 


Petition for inclusive health care to be read in legislature

Healthcare For All, a coalition made up of 15 grassroots organizations, called for Manitoba’s health-care program to be expanded to include international students, migrant workers, refugees and undocumented people at a press conference last Thursday.


U of M team awarded grant to study long COVID-19

A team of U of M researchers have been awarded a $202,005 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study the effects of long COVID. Alan Katz, director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and professor of community health sciences and family medicine, is one of the principal investigators for the project.