Dr. Vernon Curran, Faculty of Medicine, is one of three experts from Canada participating in the World Health Organization’s study group to examine interprofessional education and collaborative practice. In May 2006 the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for a rapid scaling-up of health workforce production to address an estimated worldwide shortage of almost 4.3 million doctors, midwives, nurses and support workers. The importance of interprofessional education and collaborative practice has been recognized by WHO’s Human Resources for Health Department as one of the innovative approaches that can help tackle the global health workforce challenge.
Stephen Goodman, a student of German in the Faculty of Arts, was awarded a university summer course grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients DAAD). He will complete two credits needed for his bachelor of arts at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. DAAD, a German national agency, provides scholarships to foster international academic cooperation, primarily in areas relating to the literature, culture, politics and economics of contemporary Germany. In the fall, Mr. Goodman will start graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston.
Dr. Amin A. Muhammad, professor of psychiatry, has been selected as a reviewer for the British Medical Journal.