The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine was established in 1967 and renamed the Cumming School of Medicine in 2014. The Cumming School of Medicine is a national research leader in brain and mental health, chronic diseases and cardiovascular sciences.

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  • Differentiating cognitive or motor dimensions associated with the perception of fall-related self-efficacy in Parkinson's disease 

    Chomiak, Taylor; Watts, Alexander; Burt, Jacqueline; Camicioli, Richard M.; Tan, Sun Nee; McKeown, Martin; Hu, Bin (Nature Publishing Group, Cumming School of Medicine, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Open Access: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, 2018-01)
    In Parkinson's disease (PD), concurrent declines in cognitive and motor domain function can severely limit an individual's ability to conduct daily tasks. Current diagnostic methods, however, lack precision in differentiating ...
  • A Borrelia burgdorferi mini-vls system that undergoes antigenic switching in mice: investigation of the role of plasmid topology and the long inverted repeat 

    Castellanos, Mildred; Verhey, Theodore B; Chaconas, George (Wilery, Cumming School of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/licensing/self-archiving.html, Post-print, 2018-09)
    Borrelia burgdorferi evades the host immune system by switching the surface antigen. VlsE, in a process known as antigenic variation. The DNA mechanisms and genetic elements present on the vls locus that participate in the ...
  • Analysis of recombinational switching at the antigenic variation locus of the Lyme spirochete using a novel PacBio sequencing pipeline 

    Verhey, Theodore B; Castellanos, Mildred; Chaconas, George (Wiley, Cumming School of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/licensing/self-archiving.html, Post-print, 2018-01)
    The Lyme disease spirochete evades the host immune system by combinatorial variation of VlsE, a surface antigen. Antigenic variation occurs via segmental gene conversion from contiguous silent cassettes into the vlsE locus. ...
  • Intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences via maternal depression and anxiety and moderation by child sex 

    Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Dewey, Deborah; Kaplan, Bonnie J.; Ntanda, Henry N.; Novick, Jason; Thomas, Jenna C.; Deane, Andrea J.; Leung, Brenda My; Pon, Kylie; Giesbrecht, G. F.; APrON Study Team (Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Pre-print, 2018-07-23)
    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of parents are associated with a variety of negative health outcomes in offspring. Little is known about the mechanisms by which ACEs are transmitted to the next generation. Given that ...
  • Maternal sensitivity and social support protect against childhood atopic dermatitis 

    Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Kozyrskyj, Anita L.; Cosic, Nela; Ntanda, Henry N.; Anis, Lubna; Hart, Martha J.; Campbell, Tavis S.; Giesbrecht, G. F.; APrON Study Team (Springer Nature, Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, University of Calgary, https://www.springernature.com/gp/policies, Pre-print, 2017-05-26)
    Background: Many studies have identified associations between qualities of maternal–child relationships and childhood asthma, but few have examined associations with childhood atopic dermatitis (AD), a common precursor to ...
  • Adverse childhood experiences and HPA axis function in pregnant women 

    Thomas, Jenna C.; Magel, Chantelle; Tomfohr-Madsen, Lianne; Madigan, Sheri L.; Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Campbell, Tavis S.; Giesbrecht, G. F.; APrON Study Team (Elsevier, Cumming School of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Pre-print, 2018-05-28)
  • Social buffering of the maternal and infant HPA axes: Mediation and moderation in the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences 

    Thomas, Jenna C.; Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Campbell, Tavis S.; Giesbrecht, G. F.; APrON Study Team (Cambridge University Press, Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, University of Calgary, https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/open-access-policies, Pre-print, 2018-08-02)
    Supportive social relationships can reduce both psychological and physiological responses to stressful experiences. Recently, studies have also assessed the potential for social relationships to buffer the intergenerational ...
  • Biological embedding of perinatal social relationships in infant stress reactivity 

    Thomas, Jenna C.; Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Bryce, Crystal I.; Campbell, Tavis S.; Giesbrecht, G. F.; APrON Study Team (Wiley, Cumming School of Medicine, Nursing, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, University of Calgary, Arizona State University, http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-826716.html, Pre-print, 2017-02-21)
    Whereas significant advances have been made in understanding how exposure to early adversity "gets under the skin" of children to result in long-term changes in developmental outcomes, the processes by which positive social ...
  • Vitamin D Deficiency and Antenatal and Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review 

    Aghajafari, Fariba; Letourneau, Nicole Lyn; Mahinpey, Newsha; Cosic, Nela; Giesbrecht, G. F. (MDPI, Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, University of Calgary, https://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess, Publisher's version, 2018-04-12)
    Vitamin D has been implicated in antenatal depression (AD) and postpartum depression (PPD) in many studies; however, results have been inconsistent due to the complexity of this association. We searched the MEDLINE, Embase, ...
  • Short-term autonomic nervous system and experiential responses during a labyrinth walk 

    Behman, Philip James; Rash, Joshua A.; Bagshawe, Mercedes; Giesbrecht, G. F. (Cogent OA, Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, Memorial University Of Newfoundland, University of Calgary, https://www.cogentoa.com/faq, Publisher's version, 2018-07-10)
    The labyrinth is a simple geometric form with one path leading to the centre and out. It is often used in religious and health-related institutions for quiet walking and meditation. It is considered a convenient tool for ...

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