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TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations – 2nd installment

February 1st 2018 | No Comments

In the 1st edition of this blog, I introduced TIME, the Translational Institute of Medicine, an initiative being launched in the DOM in 2018. TIME includes a new Graduate program … Continue reading

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TIME for Translational Medicine at Queen’s University: A road map from Molecules to Populations

January 23rd 2018 | No Comments

In 2018 we are launching the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME) at Queen’s, beginning in the Department of Medicine. Like all good ideas TIME was born from a conversation over … Continue reading

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The flaw in ourselves: a Shakespearean guide to improve preclinical research

November 28th 2017 | No Comments

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
 but in ourselves, that we are underlings. Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2, 135–141 You encounter a common headline, “Doctors have … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) But Were Afraid to Ask. A guest blog by Dr. David Taylor with introduction by Stephen Archer

November 20th 2017 | 1 Comment

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon’s (RCPSC) has a new model for postgraduate medical training that is called Competency by Design (CBD). The program that realizes CBD is referred … Continue reading

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Cognogens—Disease-Causing Beliefs Can Be Addressed Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

October 4th 2017 | 4 Comments

Definition*: Cognogen—Cog-no-gen: A belief that contributes to psychological or physical pathology*The term cognogen is a neologism. We are all familiar with the idea of diseases being caused by bacteria and … Continue reading

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The Oft Forgotten “Innovation” in Patient Centred Care: Curing Atrial Fibrillation through I-PCC

September 5th 2017 | No Comments

Atrial fibrillation affects 350,000 Canadians and triples risk of stroke–Heart and Stroke Foundation Patient Centred Care (PCC), a phrase that means different things to different people. Too often it is … Continue reading

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Creating a Live Renal Donor Program: Overcoming the 4 hurdles to achieve excellence

June 28th 2017 | No Comments

This is the story of how we are beginning to perform live donor renal transplant (LDT) at Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC). Like many of the stories in this News … Continue reading

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Bone Marrow Transplantation: Who, What When Where Why and How

May 26th 2017 | No Comments

Q: What could be worse than having leukemia? A: Learning that there are long delays in accessing potentially curative therapy (and/or that to be treated you must go to the … Continue reading

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Claire and the House of Miracles

May 11th 2017 | No Comments

Despite the flaws and frustrations of our health care system and the challenges faced by our crowded hospitals, we should not lose sight of the miracles that are accomplished in … Continue reading

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Home Made Treatment for Congenital Heart Disease-Aymara Women Knit Devices to Close the Patent Ductus Arteriosus

March 27th 2017 | No Comments

“The most complex problems in our time can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream.” – Dr. Franz Freudenthal The ductus arteriosus is a vital fetal blood … Continue reading

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Dr. Archer, Dept. Head
Dr. Archer, Dept. Head