Do the COVID-19 state of emergency measures impact infant feeding in Nova Scotia?

Halifax, NS (May 08, 2020) “The COVID-19 virus outbreak has triggered orders to limit social contact, impacting wages, as well as access to goods and services,” says Dr. Whitfield. “While we know that these emergency measures could change how Nova Scotians feed their babies, we haven’t experienced an emergency like this before.” Dr. Kyly Whitfield…

The ties that bind: interpersonal relationships as a source of risk and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Karen Blair, assistant professor of psychology, St. Francis Xavier University Halifax, NS (May 7, 2020) Dr. Karen Blair, assistant professor of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University, and Dr. Kathryn Bell, assistant professor of psychology at Acadia University, are co-leading a study that will explore how Nova Scotians are coping during times of physical distancing…

Preventing burnout among front-line care workers to fight covid-19: screen and intervene

Halifax, NS (May 5, 2020) Dr. Debra Gilin, a professor in Saint Mary’s University’s Faculty of Psychology, is leading a study that will rapidly develop tailored screening and intervention tools to support mental health and prevent elevated job burnout or safety risks in COVID-19-responding health care staff in Nova Scotia.“For Nova Scotia to successfully fight…

New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition announces COVID-19 Funding Recipients

HALIFAX, NS (May 4, 2020) In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real-time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond to…

New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition responds to global pandemic with $1.5 million investment

HALIFAX, NS (April 17, 2020) In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. The Nova Scotia research community has come together to respond…