The most viewed stories of 2017

A spotlight on students and ground-breaking new research are among 2017's top stories.

Shelby Soke - 18 December 2017

Our health sciences students are leaders in their communities and the future of our health-care system. It's no surprise to see that student stories are among our most viewed of 2017.

Also popular in 2017 was world-class research done by faculty members working to improve the health of Canadians. Take a look at some of our faculty's successes over the past year.

1. FRESH FACES II Getting to know the new arrivals in our MD program

With the beginning of a new school year, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes several new MD students into the fold.

2. Solving the puzzle of Alzheimer's disease

UAlberta scientist Jack Jhamandas seeks to neutralize "rogue" protein believed to be a key player in development of Alzheimer's.

3. Innovative program puts medical students in the patient's shoes

The Patient Immersion Experience Program pairs medical students with patient-mentors to help them learn what it's like to live with chronic illness.

4. Good health beings in the gut

UAlberta scientists and clinicians explore how gut bacteria may lead to a healthy life and invited the public to learn more at our first Festival of Health in June, 2017.

5. Nothing short of a miracle

Scholarship support for Shahed Bayesteh allows him to give back to his community.

6. Convocation 2017 Spotlight Series | Ian King

Physician. Mental health advocate. Optimist. Ian King is inspired to help those in difficult circumstances.

7. UAlberta research may provide solutions for the future treatment of diabetes and insulin resistance

Jason Dyck's research points to how a new therapy to treat the effects of diabetes could reside in the feces from resveratrol-fed donors.

8. This week's Vitals: Better now

Author and outspoken MD Danielle Martin shared her six big ideas for a healthier Canada on Feb. 9, 2017 as part of the Dean's Lecture Series.

9. FRESH FACES || Getting to know the new arrivals at the School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes new faces into the Doctor of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene programs.

10. Alumni Q & A: Mary-Pat Schlosser welcomes new residents to Ottawa

Get to know the pediatric oncologist and her advice to new residents at the past welcome event Oct. 15.