A message from the dean

As part of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), I am pleased to share with you a report developed under the guidance of the Schirle Working Group, chaired by Jackie Gruber, director of EDI. The data analysis was prepared by Helen Mawdsley, educational specialist and assessment and evaluation lead in the Office of Education and Faculty Development.

This report compares compensation patterns for Rady Faculty female and male faculty and staff members in five groups: University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), research academics, other academics, Excluded Management, Administrative and Professional Staff (EMAPS) and the Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES).

It is vitally important that we identify and eliminate barriers to achieving gender equity in compensation. We must work to eradicate gender-based pay gaps so that the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is an equitable workplace.

The key conclusions of the report are:

• Overall, females are represented more in the instructor ranks and assistant professor ranks, and males are represented more in the associate professor and professor ranks; however, this varies by college.

• More males than females increase their UMFA rank over the course of their career.

• Structured salary scales, as found in EMAPS and AESES, have a relatively comparable distribution of salary across genders; however, research academics and other academics have a greater representation of males at higher salaries.

Building on these insights, the working group plans to further examine application processes and the career impacts of time off. Next steps will include, but are not limited to:

• Review the promotion and tenure environment to explore why some seek an increase in rank, and some may pause on that.

• Review the ability and autonomy of research academics and other academics to negotiate their salaries, including merit increases.

• Dialogue with faculty and staff of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences about their experiences in pay, promotion and tenure.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this important document. It will assist the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in understanding the current compensation picture and taking the next steps to ensure equity of opportunity and fair treatment for all.

Read the Shirle Summary Report

Dr. Brian Postl

Dean, Max Rady College of Medicine; dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and vice-provost (health sciences) 

Blood thinners decreased need for life support, improved outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Full dose anti-coagulation (blood thinner) treatments given to patients hospitalized for COVID-19 reduced the requirement of vital organ support in a large clinical trial conducted worldwide. With large numbers of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization, this treatment is expected to reduce the pressure in intensive care units around the world.

“In a disease with a limited number of effective therapies, our results have the potential to define a new standard of care for moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients around the world,” said Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, associate professor, hematologist and critical care physician at the University of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba. Read the full story

New Canada Research Chairs awarded 

Eleven new Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) have been awarded to University of Manitoba (UM) professors and seven of those are Max Rady College of Medicine faculty members. The new CRCs include Drs. Kristine Cowley, Britt Drögemöller, Terry Klassen, Zulma Rueda, Souradet Shaw, Elizabeth Wall-Wieler and Galen Wright. Read the full story


Study discovers new targets for MS treatment and potential early disease marker

Max Rady College of Medicine researchers have discovered that a specific protein has the potential to be used as a treatment for multiple sclerosis and could one day predict whether someone may develop the disease.  

The senior author of the study is Dr. Soheila Karimi, professor in the department of physiology and pathophysiology and senior scientist at the Regenerative Medicine Program, and the first author is Dr. Hardeep Kataria, a research associate on Karimi’s team. Read the full story

First Nations children face large gaps in health, well-being compared to other Manitoba kids

From a significantly lower rate of being breastfed at birth to much higher rates of diabetes, teen pregnancy and substance use disorders, the health of First Nations children is far from equal to that of other Manitoba children, a new study shows. The study is a joint project by the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM), the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) and the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. Read the full story

Rehearsing for Reality

Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, professor of clinical health psychology, and anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, is preparing to study the use of virtual reality to ease the apprehension that many patients with breast cancer feel before surgery. Read the full RadyUM story

Global Health Citizen

As a renowned epidemiologist, Prabhat Jha [MD/88] leads massive research studies around the world, including projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India. But when COVID-19 struck, he turned his attention to Canada. Read the full RadyUM story

Manitoba Virtual Care study needs to hear from you

Researchers studying Virtual Visits and Management of Primary Care in a Pandemic Environment, are seeking the input of primary care providers on the use of virtual care in Manitoba. You can participate in a focus group, by piloting a patient feedback system or attending a capstone event to develop recommendations. For additional information or to participate, please contact Alanna.Baldwin@umanitoba.ca.

MPAS students ‘change, adapt, achieve’

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program has the motto “Change, adapt, achieve.” While the motto has been used by Canada’s only graduate-level physician assistant program since its inception in 2008, the message is an important reminder in the age of COVID-19 for what’s needed to persevere during the pandemic. Read the full story

2021 CPD Specialist Needs Assessment Survey

As an ongoing commitment to providing continuing professional development (CPD) to all physicians in Manitoba, the CPD Medicine Program is reaching out in hopes that you might assist in distributing the 2021 CPD Specialist Needs Assessment Survey.

This needs assessment survey is designed to seek feedback regarding the CPD needs of specialist physicians in Manitoba, by identifying gaps in existing CPD resources and provide direction for improvement in the field. It is requested that your administrative staff forward the following survey link to faculty members in your department: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTHCPVL. If you have any questions please contact Jeff Toews, CPD Education Director at jeff.toews@umanitoba.ca or (204) 789-3241.

Grad students use infectious disease know-how during pandemic

Graduate students in the Max Rady College of Medicine’s department of medical microbiology and infectious diseases have been busy during the pandemic putting their expertise to excellent use. The students have formed local and international collaborations and worked on COVID-related research, outreach and knowledge translation. Read the full story

Read the new issue of RadyUM magazine

The latest issue of the RadyUM magazine is digital only and now available online. This is the seventh edition of the publication that celebrates the successes of the thriving Rady Faculty of Health Sciences community. Read the magazine

Dr. Brian Postl, dean, Max Rady College of Medicine; dean, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and vice-provost (health sciences), was appointed to the Order of Canada for his leadership of and involvement in the advancement of clinical and academic health care in Manitoba.

Three Max Rady College of Medicine professors were named among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020, by Women’s Executive Network. Drs. Meghan Azadassociate professor of pediatrics and child health, Sara Israels, professor of pediatrics and child health, and vice dean (academic affairs) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Soheila Karimi, professor of physiology and pathophysiology, and a senior scientist in the Regenerative Medicine Program, received the honour in three categories, respectively: Emerging Leaders, Professionals, and Science and Technology. Read the full story

Dr. Joan Durrant, professor of community health sciences, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has also received the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award: Bowman Established Researcher Rh Award.

Dr. Noralou Roos, a professor emerita of community health sciences, was awarded the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s Vanier Medal. The award is given to a person who has shown great leadership in public administration and public service in Canada, or who has made a significant contribution in the field of public administration or public service in Canada. Read the full story

Meghan Azadassociate professor of pediatrics and child health, was awarded the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Joe Doupe Young Investigators Award.

Natalie RodriguezAzad Lab program director, was named a finalist for this year's CBC Manitoba Future 40 Awards.

Dr. Tracie Afifi, professor of community health sciences, has been named president of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology. She will be the first Manitoban to be president of this important and prestigious association. And congratulations to Dr. James Bolton, associate professor of psychiatry, who was named co-president elect.

Dr. Mahmoud Torabi, professor of community health sciences, is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. 

Dr. Joel Kettner, associate professor of community health sciences, was part of a virtual panel discussion on Dec. 10, 2020, hosted by the Winnipeg Free Press titled 'Manitoba’s Pandemic, What went wrong and how do we make things right again?'

Dr. Marcelo Urquia, associate professor of community health sciences, has been elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Dr. Verena Menec, professor of community health sciences, has been named a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), recognizing her dedication to improving the lives of older Canadians.

Dr. George Zhanel, professor of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, won the 2020 Jim Parker Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine Undergraduate Student Teaching Award (selected by the Med 1 and Med 2 class).

The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards has honoured the Kidney Check program with two international prizes. The Kidney Check team, which brings preventive kidney care to rural and Indigenous communities across Canada, was honoured with the Best of North America award and was one of three teams to receive UNIVANTS’ highest honour, the Global Winner award. Read the full story.

Dr. Soheila Karimi, professor of physiology and pathophysiology, scientist with Regenerative Medicine Program and CHRIM, was awarded $399,400 from the MS Society of Canada for Role and Therapeutic Potential of Neuregulin-1 in Multiple Sclerosis.

Weston Brain Institute, Ji Hyun Ko, assistant professor of human anatomy and cell science (PI), 08/2020 – 11/2023. Transformational Research: Canada 2019 (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases). Changes in metabolic activity and gait function by dual-task cognitive game-based treadmill system intervention. Project Award: $1,499,758 (CAD). 

Dr. Souradet Shaw began an appointment as an assistant professor of community health sciences, and a Tier 2 CRC in Global Public Health, at the Institute of Public Health, on January 1, 2021. Souradet received his PhD in 2018 from the University of Manitoba in the department of community health sciences. His PhD dissertation focused on gaining a deeper understanding of complexity in the epidemiology of sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections in Winnipeg, from the lens of context-based analyses.

In October 2020, two new staff members joined the Azad Lab: Larisa Lotoski, research associate, and Nicole Fiorentino, project coordinator.

Suzanne Doyle is retiring as manager, education programs  Internal Medicine, on Feb. 26, 2021. Melissa Franzmann has been hired effective Oct. 5, 2020 to replace her.

Practical Strategies for Meaningful Allyship in Indigenous Health and Beyond

Pediatrics Medical Education Interest Group Continuing Professional Development presents this two-part series.

Facilitated by: Linda Diffey, Community Health Sciences & Ongomiizwin-Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing and Dr. Ming-Ka Chan, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health and Office of Leadership Education, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Learning objectives: By the end of the session, the participant will be able to:

• Define the concept of allyship and how it is distinct or complementary to other related concepts in medical education.

• Provide examples of how to enact allyship as it relates to Indigenous Health.

• Describe and practice strategies to build and enact allyship within their teams and/or organizations. 

Friday, February 12 and February 19
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture:

Health Resilience in the Age of Fear & Misinformation

Presented by the Department of Clinical Health Psychology

Speaker: Timothy Caulfield, professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He is also the host and co-producer of the award winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.

Thursday, February 18
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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Lunch & Learn Book Club

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Family Centre is offering a six-session book club based on the book, Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting by Dr. Joan Durrant, a clinical-child psychologist and Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UM.

Facilitator: Dr. Ashley Stewart-Tufescu, assistant professor, Faculty of Social Work

Dr. Stewart-Tufescu is a parent educator and child development specialist with extensive experience supporting families in their caregiving journey.  She is also a Master Trainer in Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting and has worked with parents around the world.

Starts Wednesday, February 24
11:45 - a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Doyle CM, Lix LM, Hemmelgarn BR, Paterson JM, Renoux C. Data variability across Canadian administrative health databases: Differences in content, coding, and completeness. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2020;29(Suppl 1):68-77. DOI: 10.1002/pds.4889

Kingwell E, Zhang T, Zhu F, Walld R, Carruthers R, Evans C, Marrie RA, Tremlett H. Short-term laboratory and related safety outcomes for the multiple sclerosis oral disease-modifying therapies: An observational study. Expert Opin Drug Saf 2021;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/14740338.2021.1867536

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Rosella LC, Kornas K, Sarkar J, Fransoo R. External validation of a population-based prediction model for high healthcare resource use in adults. Healthcare (Basel) 2020;8(4):537. DOI: 10.3390/healthcare8040537

Secrest MH, Platt RW, Dormuth CR, Chateau D, Targownik L, Nie R, Doyle CM, Dell-Aniello S, Filion KB. Extreme restriction design as a method for reducing confounding by indication in pharmacoepidemiologic research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2020;29(Suppl 1):26-34. DOI: 10.1002/pds.4708

Taillieu TL, Brownridge DA, Brownell M. Screening for intimate partner violence in the early postpartum period: Maternal and child health and social outcomes from birth to 5-years post-delivery. Child Abuse & Neglect 2020;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104865

Bernstein CN, Hitchon CA, Walld R, Bolton JM, Lix LM, El-Gabalawy R, Sareen J, Singer A, Katz A, Marriott J, Fisk JD, Patten SB, Marrie RA. The impact of psychiatric comorbidity on health care utilization in inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based study. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2020;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1093/ibd/izaa310

Bolton JM, Leong C, Ekuma O, Prior HJ, Konrad G, Enns J, Singal D, Nepon J, Paile MT, Finlayson G, Nickel NC. Health service use among Manitobans with alcohol use disorder: A population-based matched cohort study. CMAJ Open 2020;8(4):E762-E771. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20200124

Durand M, Schnitzer ME, Pang M, Carney G, Eltonsy S, Filion KB, Jun M, Kuo IF, Matteau A, Paterson JM, Quail J, Renoux C, Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) Investigators. Effectiveness and safety among direct oral anticoagulants in non valvular atrial fibrillation: A multi-database cohort study with meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2020;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/bcp.14669

Jack EM, Chartier MJ, Ly G, Fortier J, Murdock N, Cochrane B, Weenusk J, Woodgate RL, Munro G, Sareen J. School personnel and community members' perspectives in implementing PAX good behaviour game in First Nations grade 1 classrooms. Int J Circumpolar Health 2020;79(1):173502. DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2020.1735052

Mahar AL, Davis LE, Kurdyak P, Hanna TP, Coburn NG, Groome PA. Using additive and relative hazards to quantify colorectal survival inequalities for patients with a severe psychiatric illness. Ann Epidemiol 2020;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.10.008

Marrie RA, Maxwell C, Mahar A, Ekuma O, McClintock C, Seitz D, Webber C, Groome PA. Cancer incidence and mortality rates in multiple sclerosis: A matched cohort study. Neurology 2020;Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011219

Shaffer SR, Nugent Z, Walkty A, Yu BN, Lix LM, Targownik LE, Bernstein CN, Singh H. Time trends and predictors of laboratory-confirmed recurrent and severe clostridioides difficile infections in Manitoba: A population-based study. CMAJ Open 2020;15(1):E737-E746. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20190191

Moossavi S, Fontes M, Rossi L, Fusch G, Surette M, AZAD MB*. Capturing the diversity of the human milk microbiota through culture-enriched molecular profiling: a feasibility study. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 2021 Jan 8;fnab001. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnab001. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33417698.

AZAD MB*, Dharma C, Simons E, Tran M, Reyna ME, Dai R, de Souza Reast, Becker AB, Marshall J, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Moraes TJ, Lefebvre DL, Subbarao P, Sears MR. Reduced peanut sensitization with maternal peanut consumption and early peanut introduction while breastfeeding. J DOHaD. 2020 Dec 9:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S2040174420001129. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33292902. Tweetorial

AZAD MB*, Nickel NC, Bode L, Brockway M, Brown A, Chambers C, Goldhammer C, Hind K, McGuire M, Munblit D, Patel AL, Pérez-Escamilla R, Rasmussen KM, Shenker N, Young BE, Zuccolo L. Breastfeeding and the Origins of Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Priorities. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2020 Nov 19:e13109. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13109. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33210456. Tweetorial

Laforest-Lapointe I, Sycuro L, Becker A, Mandhane P, TurveyS, Moraes T, Sears M, Subbarao P, AZAD MB*, and Arrieta MC. Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy is associated with infant gut microbiota modifications and increased infant body mass index. Gut Microbes 2020. (Accepted 11/20).

Muthumuni D, Miliku K, Wade K, Timpson NJ, AZAD MB*. Enhanced protection against diarrhea among breastfed infants of non-secretor mothers. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2020. (Accepted 10/20).

McClarty LM, Kasper K, Ireland L, Loeppky C, Blanchard JF, Becker ML. The HIV care cascade in Manitoba, Canada: Methods, measures, and estimates to meet local needs. J Clin Epidemiol 2021;132:26-33.

Singh DP, Biradar RA, Halli SS, Dwivedi LK. Effect of maternal nutritional status on children nutritional status in India. Child Youth Serv Rev 2021;120.

Prakash R, Beattie TS, Cislaghi B, Bhattacharjee P, Javalkar P, Ramanaik S, et al. Changes in Family-Level Attitudes and Norms and Association with Secondary School Completion and Child Marriage Among Adolescent Girls: Results from an Exploratory Study Nested Within a Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial in India. Prev Sci 2020;21(8):1065-1080.

Skipper CP, Pastick KA, Engen NW, Bangdiwala AS, Abassi M, Lofgren SM, et al. Hydroxychloroquine in Nonhospitalized Adults With Early COVID-19 : A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med 2020;173(8):623-631.

Bhattacharjee P, Ma H, Musyoki H, Cheuk E, Isac S, Njiraini M, et al. Prevalence and patterns of gender-based violence across adolescent girls and young women in Mombasa, Kenya. BMC Women's Health 2020;20(1).

Huang VS, Morris K, Jain M, Ramesh BM, Kemp H, Blanchard J, et al. Closing the gap on institutional delivery in northern India: A case study of how integrated machine learning approaches can enable precision public health. BMJ Glob Health 2020;5(10).

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Targownik LE, Benchimol EI, Bernstein CN, Singh H, Tennakoon A, Zubieta AA, et al. Combined Biologic and Immunomodulatory Therapy is Superior to Monotherapy for Decreasing the Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Related Complications. J Crohn's Colitis 2020;14(10):1354-1363.

Smittenaar P, Ramesh BM, Jain M, Blanchard J, Kemp H, Engl E, et al. Bringing greater precision to interactions between community health workers and households to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in india. Glob Health Sci Pract 2020;8(3):358-371.

Halli SS, Prasad JB, Biradar RA. Increased blood glucose level following hysterectomy among reproductive women in India. BMC Women's Health 2020;20(1).

Reza-Paul S, Lazarus L, Haldar P, Reza Paul M, Lakshmi B, Ramaiah M, et al. Community action for people with HIV and sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. WHO South East Asia J Public Health 2020;9(2):104-106.

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Lorway R. Experimental Entanglements: Surveillance Science, Sex Worker Activism, and Evidentiary Politics in Kenya. Med Anthropol Q 2020;34(3):398-419.

Huaman B, Kitayama K, Bayer AM, Condor DF, Segura P, Cárcamo CP, et al. Filling the gaps in the Peruvian care continuum for HIV-infected pregnant mothers: a case–control study in metropolitan Lima-Callao, Peru. Int J STD AIDS 2020;31(10):982-988.

Lother SA, Abassi M, Agostinis A, Bangdiwala AS, Cheng MP, Drobot G, et al. Post-exposure prophylaxis or pre-emptive therapy for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized-controlled trial. Can J Anesth 2020;67(9):1201-1211.

Helfinstein S, Jain M, Ramesh BM, Blanchard J, Kemp H, Gothalwal V, et al. Facilities are substantially more influential than care providers in the quality of delivery care received: A variance decomposition and clustering analysis in Kenya, Malawi and India. BMJ Glob Health 2020;5(8).

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Doshi M, Macharia P, Mathenge J, Musyoki H, Amico KR, Battacharjee P, et al. Beyond biomedical and comorbidity approaches: Exploring associations between affinity group membership, health and health seeking behaviour among MSM/MSW in Nairobi, Kenya. Global Public Health 2020;15(7):968-984.

Biradar RA, Singh DP, Thakur H, Halli SS. Gender differences in the risk factors for high and very high blood glucose levels: A study of Kerala. Diabetes Metab Syndr Clin Res Rev 2020;14(4):627-636.

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Bhattacharjee P, Isac S, Musyoki H, Emmanuel F, Olango K, Kuria S, et al. HIV prevalence, testing and treatment among men who have sex with men through engagement in virtual sexual networks in Kenya: a cross-sectional bio-behavioural study. J Int AIDS Soc 2020;23(S2).

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Ramesh BM, Dehury B, Isac S, Gothalwal V, Prakash R, Namasivayam V, et al. The contribution of district prioritization on maternal and newborn health interventions coverage in rural India. J Glob Health 2020;10(1).

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Mcclarty LM, Cheuk E, Ireland L, Kendall C, Bibeau C, Loeppky C, et al. Cohort profile: The LHIV-Manitoba clinical cohort of people living with HIV in Manitoba, Canada. BMJ Open 2020;10(5).

Huynh A, Ramanaik S, Nargarchi D, Lazarus L, McPhail D, Collumbien M, et al. Exploring male adolescents' perceptions of gender relations in South India: A project ethnography of the Parivartan program. Health Soc Care Community 2020;28(3):781-790.

Halli SS, Biradar RA. Age at marriage and HIV vulnerability among young married women living with HIV in northern Karnataka, India. Child Youth Serv Rev 2020.

Bhattacharjee P, Emmanuel F, Kioko J, Musyoki H, Kaosa S, Ongaro MK, et al. Mapping virtual platforms to estimate the population size of men who have sex with men (MSM) who use internet to find sexual partners: Implications to enhance HIV prevention among MSM in Kenya. Gates Open Res 2020;4.

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Odinga MM, Kuria S, Muindi O, Mwakazi P, Njraini M, Melon M, et al. HIV testing amid COVID-19: Community efforts to reach men who have sex with men in three Kenyan counties. Gates Open Res 2020;4.

Macharia P, Moore S, Mathenge J, Ndunda E, Lazarus L, McKinnon LR, et al. Sexual health among Kenyan male sex workers in a time of COVID-19. Health Educ J 2020.

Sankaran D, Sharma P, Lazarus L, Swain T, Pilli B, Kumar PM, et al. Visualizing participant experiences in maternal and child nutrition studies using timeline mapping. Gates Open Res 2020;3.

Lazarus L, Reza-Paul S, Rahman SHU, Ramaiah M, Venugopal MS, Venukumar KT, et al. Beyond remedicalisation: a community-led PrEP demonstration project among sex workers in India. Cult Health Sexual 2020.

Huynh A, Yu N, Zhang J, Chevrier C, Lazarus L, Blanchard J, et al. Money boys in Chengdu, China: migration, entrepreneurial precarity and health service access. Cult Health Sexual 2020;22(12):1333-1348.

Cameranesi, M., Ripat, J., & Piotrowski, C. C. (2020). “I wouldn’t be here without them”: Resilience in youth exposed to intimate partner violence. Adversity and Resilience Science, Online First 14 October 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s42844-020-00023-5

Cameranesi, M., & Piotrowski, C. C. (2020). Critical review of theoretical frameworks elucidating the mechanisms accounting for the adverse developmental outcomes observed in children following exposure to intimate partner violence. Aggression & Violent Behavior, 55. DOI:10.1016 /j.avb.2020.101455

Piotrowski, C. C., Warda, L., Pankratz, C., Dubberley, K., Russell, K., Assam, H., & Carevic, M. (2020). Children’s perspectives about barriers to and facilitators of bicycle helmet and booster seat use. Child: Care, Health & Development, 46(5), 591-598. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12791.

Russell, K., Selci, E., Piotrowski, C C., McFaull, S., Richmond, S., & Snider, C. (2020). Child Injuries in land vehicles that do not require restraints. International Journal Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 27(3), 347-354. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2020.1778039.

Piotrowski, C. C., Warda, L., Pankratz, C., Dubberley, K., Russell, K., Assam, H., & Carevic, M. (2020). A comparison of parent and child perspectives about barriers to and facilitators of bicycle helmet and booster seat use. International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 27(3), 276-285. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2020.1760308. 

Stoesz, B., Chimney, K., Deng, C., Grogan, H., Menec, V., Piotrowski, C., Shooshtari, S., & Turner, N. (2020). Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of work-related injuries among older workers: A review of research from 2010-2019. Safety Science, 126. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104668.

Cameranesi, M., Piotrowski, C. C., & Brownridge, D. (2020). Profiles of adjustment in children and  adolescents exposed to intimate partner violence: A scoping review investigating resilience processes. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. ISSN 2587-0130.

Durrant, J.E., & Ensom, R. (2020). An Eriksonian perspective on corporal punishment and its impacts on mental health. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 73, 30-45. doi: 10.1080/00797308.2020.1690866

Durrant, J.E., Stewart-Tufescu, A., Ateah, C., Holden, G.W., Ahmed, R. Jones, A., Ly, G., Plateau, D.P., & Mori, I. (2020). Addressing punitive violence against children in Australia, Japan and the Philippines. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 14, e19. doi: 10.1017/prp.2020.12

Szturm T, Beheshti I, Mahana B, Hobson DE, Goertzen A, Ko JH, “Imaging glucose metabolism during dual-task walking in patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Journal of Neuroimaging, in press.

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Wright N, Alhindi AF, Millikin C, Modirrousta M, Udow S, Borys A, Anang J, Hobson DE, Ko JH, “Elevated caudate connectivity in cognitively normal Parkinson’s patients”, Scientific Reports, vol. 10(1), pp. 17978, October 2020.

Liu Q, Leung CK, Hu P. A Two-Dimensional Sparse Matrix Profile DenseNet for COVID-19 Diagnosis Using Chest CT Images. IEEE Access 2020; 8:213718-213728. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3040245.

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Decolonizing Discipline: Children, Corporal Punishment, Christian Theologies, and Reconciliation. V. Michaelson & J. Durrant (Eds.). Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press, 2020.

Marcus C. Ng, associate professor of neurology, coauthored the book Atlas of Intensive Care Quantitative EEG.  

Book chapters

AZAD MB, Atkinson S, Geddes D. Human Milk: Sampling and Measurement of Energy-Yielding Nutrients and Other Macromolecules. Chapter 1: Collection and Storage of Human Milk for Macronutrient and Macromolecule Analysis – An Overview. Academic Press. 26 Nov 2020. Paperback ISBN: 9780128153505. eBook ISBN: 9780128157077.

Durrant, J.E. (2020). Corporal punishment: From ancient history to global progress. In R. Geffner, V. Vieth, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L.K. Hamberger, & J. White (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal violence across the lifespan. New York: Springer Nature.

Durrant, J.E. (2020). Corporal punishment. In D.T. Cook (Ed.). Sage encyclopedia of children and childhood studies. London, UK: Sage.

Durrant, J.E. (2020). More than a symbol: Canada’s legal justification of corporal punishment of children. In T. Waldock (Ed.), A question of commitment: The status of children in Canada, 2nd ed. (p. 179-203). Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Durrant, J.E. (2020). Policy and punishment: The struggle for children’s rights to protection in Canada.  In V. Caputo (Ed.), The children’s senator: Landon Pearson and a lifetime of advocacy (p. 98-112). Montreal, QC & Kingston, ON: McGill-Queens University Press.