We believe that discussion of research findings and issues is an important part of conducting research. Dr. Leah Cahill has media training and interview experience promoting public health and nutrition across media channels including radio, TV, and print. 


Leah Cahill on mindful eating over the holidays:

Sharing our results from the Canadian component of the Global Burden of Disease Study:

CBC Radio Maritime Noon phone-in with Leah Cahill:

Selected Past Stories/Interviews Disseminating our Research Findings

Celebrating our Team!

Allie Carew

Allie Carew presents her findings in Greece

April 2024 Allie Carew traveled to Greece to present her research at the European Preventive Cardiology 2024 meeting.

Samantha Lavallée

Samantha Lavallée wins an award for her podium presentation at the Dalhousie Department of Medicine 2024 Research Week

April 2024 Samantha presented some of her interesting thesis finding to a local medical audience and won an award for top presentation by a graduate student.

Samantha Lavallée

Samantha Lavallée wins an award for her poster at Nova Scotia's Cardiac Research Day 2024

Samantha presented her poster entitled, 'Haptoglobin phenotype, intensive blood pressure control, and risk of incident cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and stroke within the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) randomized control trial' in March 2024.

Jim Grove, Leah Cahill, and Karen Tang

Nourish team co-present together at the CIHR New Principal Investigator Meeting

Three of our team members co-presented a talk entitled, "Patient engagement in nutrition and genetics research" at the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes – CIHR Institute of Genetics New Principal Investigators Meeting in October 2023.

Nourish team sighting?

Some familiar-looking fruit and vegetables were seen on the Dalhousie Campus in September 2023. What were they doing and why do they look so serious? 

Allie Carew giving a talk at the Faculty of Medicine Research Day where she was presented with her award. Her first in-person talk in 3 years!

Allie Carew receives 2023 Excellence in Research Award for PhD Student (Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University)

Congratulations, Allie!

Medical students Sidra Sarfaraz and Joe Loung's research receives a lot of media attention

With the release of their co-first authored paper in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (link to paper), Canadian popular media outlets were interested in helping them disseminate their research findings.  Here is Sidra being interviewed on TV by Global News about their project: 

New TRIC Funding for research to prevent hospital malnutrition

In early 2021 we heard that we were successful in receiving a Translating Research Into Care (TRIC) Grant from the QEII Foundation (thank you!) for the More-2-Eat Implementation project in Nova Scotia. Part of a national study to implement screening and diagnosis of malnutrition in Canadian hospitals, this work aims to confirm the resources and investments required to support a sustainable integrated nutrition pathway for acute care (a malnutrition screening, diagnosis and treatment system) and to determine whether improvement in detection and treatment of malnutrition leads to positive patient and hospital outcomes. See list of all recipients and a description of our project here. Read more about the More-2-Eat study here and here.

New Research Nova Scotia Funding

We are very thankful to Research Nova Scotia for the New Health Investigator Award! See a list of all 2020 recipients and a description of our project here.

CIHR Project Grant

We are very grateful to have received a spring 2020 Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). It was our first large national grant competition and our application ranked in the top 5%. This competition was almost cancelled due to the pandemic, but then CIHR admin and thousands of reviewers rallied together and met virtually to make this round of funding possible, and we are so thankfull! Our project is a collaboration between nourish's Leah Cahill, Allie Carew, Rachel Warren, and skilled researchers from several Universities worldwide: Oxford (UK), University of South Wales (Australia), Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, University of Arizona, and University of Alabama (USA), and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel). Thank you CIHR for making this research project possible! 

Allie Carew and Rachel Warren in Banff

Allie Carew and Rachel Warren: selected for 2020 cardiovascular Trainee Symposium

Research Associate Allie Carew and MSc Candidate Rachel Warren were selected to attend the Libin Institute's International Trainee Symposium 'Research is Better with Sex & Gender' in February 2020.

Rachel Warren and Supervisor Leah Cahill

Rachel Warren: 2019 BrightRed Student Research Award

In November 2019, MSc Candidate Rachel Warren accepted a BrightRed Student Research Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for her thesis work entitled, "Haptoglobin phenotype, HDL-cholesterol raising therapy (fibrate), and risk of incident cardiovascular disease within the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) randomized control trial."

Dr. Melissa Andrew presents the award to Leah Cahill

Leah Cahill: 2019 Research Excellence Award

In November 2019, Leah Cahill received a Research Excellence Award at the Assistant Professor Level from the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

Samiah Alam and the other Scholarship Recipients

Samiah Alam: 2019 Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship 

In November 2019, Samiah Alam received a Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for her research in Tanzania.

Kat Eckert received her MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University.

Katherine Eckert: 2019 MSc Thesis Defense

In July 2019, Katherine Eckert, our first graduate student, successfully defended her thesis entitled, 'Meal regularity and mental health in Nova Scotian children' . Everyone agreed that she did a great job.

Allie Carew: 2019 Best Oral Presentation Award 

In spring 2019 at Dalhousie University's Department of Medicine Research Day, Allie's abstract was selected for an oral presentation and then her oral presentation scored the highest and she received the day's top honour of the best oral presentation award.